in Naperville has a girl's night out event and one on 11/13/09. I went it is a create your own event with little instruction.
1st pick your beads, then the assistant will give you a wire to string them. They will tie the ends for you and add the clasps.
I thought I would learn how to do the ends.
2nd The prices on beads seemed a bit high (compared to ebay or other stores. ie price per bead .25 cents -.60 each for smaller items.
3rd love my piece.--oop $37
I'll post a picture if I can figure out how.