Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for admission to a beading class or workshop (a $45 value)
- $10 for $20 worth of beads, classes, and gifts<p>
Classes such as Beading Basics and Softwire cover techniques for both beginning and advanced bead crafters, and the shop’s two locations stock a wide selection of beads ($.05+) and finished jewellery ($14.95+). Clases are only held at the Glebe location.<p>
The Sassy Bead Company
Greg Best and Natalie Szabo founded The Sassy Bead Company in the early ’90s, creating a sanctuary for more than 3,000 types of beads from seed beads to semiprecious stones. They also fill their shelves with rarer bead types, including Swarovski crystals, Japanese delicas, and freshwater pearls, available individually or as part of finished bracelets, necklaces, or toupees. Along with beads for purchase, the duo accepts beaded jewellery for repair, and crafts custom pieces for special occasions such as weddings and proms.