It’s difficult to stand out while walking down a crowded street, unless you dress with panache or yell with pizzazz. Express yourself with this Groupon.
- $20 for $40 worth of vintage-inspired jewelry
May be redeemed online at the Vintage Jewels online store, or at a trunk show.
The abilities of the artisans behind Vintage Jewels can be seen in the ornate twists of their work. Those pieces might combine Victorian and vintage influences with contemporary gloss and technique. More concretely, they'll also incorporate vintage components such as swarovski crystal, czech glass beads, and bits of antiques. The jewelry pops up at trunk shows, in an online shop, and in a permanent retail location.
At that location, the artists and affiliates at the nonprofit organization behind Vintage Jewels also get the creative gears turning in children's brains with bead-related classes and events that emphasize improving art education for the DC-area youth. The Bead Studio hosts seasonal festivals spotlighting a slew of artisan-bead vendors to raise money for their mission and benefit other philanthropic, bead-related foundations such as Beads of Courageand BeadforLife. More than a dozen types of workshops led by instructors with impressive portfolios also benefit these causes, covering kid-centric beading techniques and business-related tips for adults wishing to start their own bead shop or kids looking to barter with the local ice-cream man.