Just looking is goo, but I won't shop here..
It's true. They are way overpriced. They do have good selection of variety of stones, but everything is way too expensive. Instructor is nice, but that's because you pay so much for classes. Other sales girls are just there to watch the store, not to help you.
Go with your wife.
I promised my wife we would do whatever she wanted and she chose Bead Boutique. I thought I would hate it but after awhile I really had fun. Now my wife wears the bracelet that I made all the time.