Know Your Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful, rich blue stone mainly found in Afghanistan, Italy, Egypt, Russia, and the US. This gorgeous semi-precious stone earned its name from the Persian word “Lazur”, meaning “blue stone.” Lapis Lazuli dates back to 3000 B.C. Some ancient jewelry pieces were even found in King Tut’s tomb. Lapis Lazuli, or Lapis … Continue Reading

Inspiring Jewelry Designers: Deb Fanelli

We love seeing our materials come to life, and Deb Fanelli is a customer Beadworks is proud to support. We absolutely love her work, so we wanted to take a moment to give her the recognition that she deserves. Deb is a Vermont based jewelry designer who founded “From The Heart Studios”. She has always … Continue Reading

Join Us at Our Bohemian Chic Show!

On Thursday August 11th, Beadworks Fairfield will be having a fabulous Boho-Chic Tribal Show, where we will be featuring beautiful African trade beads, recycled glass beads, unique pendants, metal beads, and much more. These beads come from all over the world and holds significant meaning to its respected origin, thus making it even more special. … Continue Reading

Symbols in Buddhism: Endless Knot

The Endless Knot is a universal symbol of peace and enlightenment influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism’s “Eight Auspicious Symbols”. It is often used in jewelry, tapestry, and other art forms. The intertwined lines that overlap without a beginning or an end represent Buddha’s endless wisdom and symbolizes how all life matter on Earth are related … Continue Reading

Agate: The Stone of Strength

Agate belongs in the family of the Quartz. It is known for its ability to balance energy, invoke the creative mind, and bring courage to its wearer. For centuries, agate has been associated with strength. During ancient times, warriors would wear agate on the breastplates of their amour to encourage victory at every battle. Agate … Continue Reading

Moonstone: A Crystal of Calmness

Moonstone was the stone of the Goddess, Diana. It has feminine energies and is most powerful during full moons. Like amethyst, moonstone is a great stone for protection, especially during pregnancy, childbirth, and traveling land and sea. Some people believe that it can help strengthen the intuition and can bring love and success in romantic … Continue Reading