At Bijoux Design Creations, a basic bead-stringing class runs $25 plus the cost of the beads you choose, and it typically takes an hour and a half to complete a necklace you can wear with pride. Chandelier earrings classes will set you back only $30, and you can make a beautiful tree of life pendant for $40. Classes are offered on an appointment basis, Tuesday through Friday. Visit www.bijouxdesigns.com. At Bead Me (5704 Bird Rd., Miami), classes cost $20 to $25, and the store is open both Monday and Tuesday just in time to make Mom a pretty Swarovski crystal necklace. Single beads sell for just 8 to 60 cents, and strands run $2.90 to $30.
Mon., Dec. 22, 2008