Introduction to Soldering: A beginner’s guide to metal jewelry

Torch soldering is one of the more advanced classes we offer at Beadworks, but it’s also one of the most useful skills you can learn! Torch soldering can be applied to repairs or fashioning uniquely intricate pendants. You can solder chain to the back of a pendant, ensuring you’ll never lose the priceless piece. If … Continue Reading

Proud Purveyor of Pairs and Pendants!

We here at Beadworks are proud purveyors of breathtaking beads in every shade, shape, and size. To celebrate our soft spot for striking stones, we’re having a satisfying sale! All this month, you can buy any one of our pairs or pendants and get 10% off. If you find a matching pendant to that perfect pair, … Continue Reading

Celebrate National Small Business Week with Us!

National Small Business Week is dedicated to celebrating enthusiastic entrepreneurs and their achievements as small business owners. It’s held during the first week of May, sometimes including the last days of April, and started in 1963 with President John F. Kennedy calling for the celebration of small businesses. Every year since, there have been functions and … Continue Reading

Thomas Midgley, Jr. – The Real Inspiration for Earth Day

Earth Day is observed by 192 countries around the world. It’s a day dedicated to spreading awareness of humanity’s effects on the planet and the million little ways we can counteract the bad. It supports everything, from minor changes like carpooling to work or buying locally to reduce car emissions, to major orchestrated protests and … Continue Reading

April Announcements: Sales, Classes, and Consultations

April has started, and spring along with it. To celebrate the beautiful warm weather after the rather wet winter, we’re offering fantastic deals all month. All Gemstone Strands on Sale! That’s right, all our gemstone strands are on sale. The rondelles, faceted strands, rounds, even those spectacular precious gemstones in our case. If you buy 2, you … Continue Reading

Why are diamonds different colors?

Diamonds are universally acknowledged as one of the hardest substances on earth. In fact, this knowledge is so common, the word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adámas” for unbreakable. Throughout history, diamonds have been used as tools for cutting and engraving, starting with their discovery in India around the 9th century BCE. Because diamonds … Continue Reading