Jewelry is often passed down through a family due to its sentimental value and because only people who are related to each other have the same-sized necks and wrists. Wear and share with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $17 for a summer jewelry-making class for one child with materials (a $35 value)
- $20 for a jewelry-making class for one adult with $10 worth of materials and select beads (a $45 value)
- $29 for a summer jewelry-making class for two children with materials (a $70 value)
- $39 for a jewelry-making class for two adults with $10 worth of materials and select beads per person (a $90 value)
- $95 for a birthday party for up to five children (a $175 value)
During jewelry-making classes, kids design and create two bracelets with soft flex wire, crimp beads, and a clasp. Adults, meanwhile, can choose a basic beading class to learn the fundamentals of stringing together beaded necklaces or earrings using an array of materials and tools. Adults also can participate in the earrings workshop, where they practice techniques for assembling a unique pair of drop or hoop earrings.
For the birthday party, youngsters use one large and two small charms to decorate a necklace and a choice of a bracelet, pair of earrings, key chain, bookmark, or anklet. Parents may bring cake, drinks, and snacks to the party. Groupon customers are not required to pay a $10 party-cleanup fee or perform the birthday song on a kazoo.
TiaMarie Beading Studio
Tia Harris, a mother and a Montclair resident since 2008, couldn't have predicted that an activity she enjoyed as a relaxing hobby would later become her full-time career. She was laid off from her previous job in 2011 and found herself turning to beading as a stress-reducing creative outlet. Embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, Harris decided in 2012 to open TiaMarie Beading Studio, where she shares her passion with other jewelry enthusiasts. She told Barista Kids that "We are striving to create a sense of community and a fun place for creative ideas to come together."
To accomplish the studio’s goal, Harris handpicked her team of multitalented instructors, which includes a former interior designer, a certified fine-arts teacher and writer, and a graphic-design expert. In addition to teaching classes, the friendly crew regularly hosts birthday parties and girls' nights out, where ladies can learn the art of wire wrapping—one of the oldest known jewelry-making methods next to training cobras to coil around your wrist.