Magpies will gravitate toward the shimmering host of funky-to-elegant beads (5¢ to $650), which are grouped in terra-cotta bowls and hang in strands from the walls. Sourced from around the world, the global theme continues with ethnic art from Africa ($200 and up) and silk scarves ($18 to $85) from Thailand, which you can purchase along with bauble trimmings such as silk and leather cords (from $3). What’s more, if you’ve mangled the back of your favorite earrings, they offer jewelry repair services.
There’s something about New York that gets the creative juices flowing. Incredible art galleries and crafty flea markets alone inspire us to get our hands covered in clay, hot glue and glitter. Sure, not all of us are bona fide artists once we get behind an easel or a sketch pad, but with the right tools, anything is possible, right? From necessary supplies to cool classes for DIY-ers, these arts and crafts stores are the first stop for channeling your inner Picasso.
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