Hamsa Hand: The Hand of God

The Hamsa Hand is a symbol that originated from the Jewish and Muslim religions. Since then, it has become a popular good luck symbol worldwide. In all faiths, it is a protective sign that brings happiness, health, and fortune to its owner. Sometimes, you will see an evil eye symbol within a hamsa. It is … Continue Reading

Amethyst: The Stone of Protection

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz that was first discovered around 3000 BC. It is the birthstone of February, and usually appears in shades of light violet to deep grape purple. Amethyst has the ability to balance mood swings, alleviate anger and sadness, and dissolve negative energy. Because amethyst is such a calming stone, it … Continue Reading

Precious and Plated Metals

Guide to Precious and Plated metals: When working with high quality gemstones, you want your piece to last. There is nothing worse than your favorite necklace changing color right before your eyes so we are here to make sure you choose the right chain when creating your masterpiece! Here is a guide to Rose Gold … Continue Reading

Karma Mala – Using Creativity to STOP Girl Trafficking

Beadworks is proud to support the one-woman, non-profit Karma Mala. Karma Mala raises money for The American Himalayan Foundation’s program to STOP Girl Trafficking. Phyllis Kurzer is the dynamo who powers the whole Karma Mala enterprise. STOP Girl Trafficking prevents girls in Nepal from becoming victims of their family’s poverty by putting them in school. … Continue Reading