Fairfield

The newest member of the Beadworks family, our Fairfield store is perfectly situated on the Post Road in Fairfield, nestled between Hands on Pottery and Bodega, so plan to spend the afternoon with us. Beadworks Fairfield is an energizing and creative experience for novices of all ages as well as a comprehensive resource for professional designers. Birthday parties and Ladies Night Out are just a few of the special events hosted at Beadworks Fairfield. Come in to create something on the spot or call 203-955-1550 to plan an event of your own.

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Heavenly Turquoise

Rocks made from the Heavens Turquoise is one of the most unique gemstones because of it’s heavenly hues and rare geographic origins. It gets its name from the French word for Turkish, since the first turquoise brought to Europe came from Turkey. Who knew? The formation is almost completely dependent on weather and local minerals. For example, turquoise will form ...
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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 you’ve been making jewelry for ...
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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, you can buy both for ...
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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 conventions held to promote small ...
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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 walks to draw attention to ...
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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 get 20% off; buy 3 ...
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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 are so hard to even ...
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How to write Rune Scripts

Runes have been used for centuries as in jewelry and armor, starting with the Vikings. They can be found in writings, as bindrunes on jewelry, or as rune scripts on armor. A rune script is a series of runes that is a direct request. They are best for jewelry or tattoos, something the owner can keep on themselves at all ...
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Rare Green Gemstones

Quick! Name three green gemstones off the top of your head! Here’s a guess at what you thought of: emerald, jade, agate (if specifically moss, give yourself extra points). If you guessed something different, like green jasper or green sapphire, you get an extra point. If you guessed a green pearl, that’s not a gemstone, and neither is amber, but’s ...
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