Boca Loca Beads -- one of my favorite spots for jewelry-making classes -- is celebrating its 20th anniversary in September. In honor of the occasion, the store is holding an open house and party on Saturday, Sept. 12. It's not on the store's calendar, but I've been instructed to watch my e-mail inbox for details, and I'll pass them along.
Meanwhile, take a minute to peruse the store's upcoming classes in glass, metal and silver. I took the beginning bead-stringing class back in April, and I actually wear the bracelets we made. Next up for me: creating my own glass beads in an introductory lamp-working class.