Silk Used in Jewelry

Silk Cord The softness and stability Silk provides is one of the reasons it is very popular among beaders. You can make a simple necklace by stringing gemstone beads on the cord and finishing it off with a nice clasp. If you want to take it a step further knotting in-between each bead can create more … Continue Reading

Beadalon, Beads’ Best Friend

Beading with Beadalon Beadworks is proud to carry Beadalon because we believe it is the best beading wire in the industry. It is the only company that manufactures its own beading wire and micro cable. Choosing the right Beadalon spool can be a tricky task, but we’ve got tips and tricks that will help you make … Continue Reading

Jewelry Pliers: Get to Know Them!

Pliers are probably the most well known and well-used tool. They can be used for holding screws or nails for home repairs, as a grip on a slippery pipe, or to hold delicate projects steady. There are many different types of pliers, here’s a guide to the most common types of jewelry pliers that we … Continue Reading

Make Your Own Statement Earrings with Chain

Make a Statement with some Statement Earrings Shoulder duster statement earrings is a trend that we have been super excited about at Beadworks lately. They are so versatile and there are endless ways to make a pair that is one-of-a-kind. Here, we’ll be walking you through the steps to make some simple earrings with a … Continue Reading

Nailing Knotting Beading Technique- Silk Knotting- Prayer Beads- Custom Jewelry

Nailing Silk Knotting Stringing beads on silk and knotting them can take your custom jewelry and beading to the next level. It not only protects your gemstones but it also makes them more fun to wear! This is a beading technique and DIY jewelry making skill has been used for many many years and is … Continue Reading

Jewelry Making Tips and Tricks- DIY Jewelry Making Tips

Beadworks offers a ton of great beading classes, however it’s great to get back to basics sometimes too. It’s very easy to get so caught up with learning new things in our beading classes that we forget about our favorite beading tips and tricks.   Don’t use clear nail polish…ever! When making a stretch bracelet … Continue Reading