Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of The Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, and jewelry-making classes at Twisted Jeweler on Hay Street.
The dexterous staff at Twisted Jeweler spreads its appreciation for the jewelry-constructing craft by vending premade jewelry and tools for its genesis. A pair of amethyst earrings ($15), delicately capped in silver, saves ear accessorizers from fashion faux pas, and a garnet chip rope necklace ($19.99) serves a dual purpose as a neck decorator and training equipment for featherweight boxers.
Forge an embellished menagerie of glistening chains with unique coins ($2.50–$50), bone beads ($0.15–$6), and Swarovski crystal spacers. Twisted Jeweler even employs instructors to teach classes in pearl-earring assembly, crystal-bead-bracelet creating, and Cheerio-necklace eating.
The designers at Twisted Jeweler aren’t afraid of the competition—in fact, they'll train competitors themselves. While crafting pearl bracelets and 14-karat-gold-filled Daddy Hug Me rings, which bear the birthstones of both a child and a parent deployed in the military, they'll also teach crafters of all ages to string beads and sculpt with wire. Once they've learned the basics, fledgling artisans can sort through sparkling rows of loose Swarovski crystals and jewelry-making supplies such as clasps and head pins. Supplementing a sparkling array of handmade pendants and earrings, the jewelers take on custom design projects to create pieces not found in department stores or the jewelry box of one's elementary-school rival.
311 Hay St.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301Get Directions