Norwalk

About Norwalk Store

Beadworks Norwalk celebrates over 27 years of creativity in historic South Norwalk! Come in and experience this landmark bead store for yourself. Beadworks is very close to the popular Maritime Aquarium and some of the best restaurants in Fairfield County so bring the family and make a day of it.

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Amber – More than just a pretty stone

In honor of Arbor Day, let’s discuss amber. Amber is one of the rare semi-precious gemstones created by plants. Resin is a substance found in most plants and is used much like platelets in to scab over wounds. It protects the plant from invading bacteria and insects trying to get under the bark to eat the delicious wood. Ever touch a ...
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Classes, Consultations, and Sales, oh my! – April Announcements

April may bring showers, but we’re celebrating spring with wonderful classes, exciting sales, and unbelievable deals all month! Massive Gemstone Strand Sale! It’s that time of year. Time to clean out your stash and restock for all your upcoming projects. Luckily for you, all our gemstone strands are on sale. Yes, all. The rondelles, faceted strands, rounds, even the ones in ...
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Things you didn’t know about Pyrite: (April) Fool’s Gold

Fool’s gold, or “pyrite”, fools fools who are looking for gold in all the wrong places. It has a brassy color that can appear yellow, but that’s where the similarities end. Part of the reason fool’s gold can fool an untrained eye is because it can be found near or in small deposits of gold. Those deposits also tend to ...
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The Power of the New Moon – New Beginnings and Fresh Starts

The new moon is all about new things. A surprise, I know, but stick with me. Just like the full moon, the new moon refers to the three days before, day of, and three days after the actual new moon. It’s the perfect time for fresh starts and finding new hobbies, as well as starting things. Starting something is not ...
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What is a Rune and how can it bring Happiness, Luck or find missing keys?

A rune can be a lot of things. In this case it’s a letter from the old viking language that you see all over Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer in the Marvel movies, as well as artefacts from that era. There’s an extensive list of uses for runes, and their history is just as varied. What exactly is a rune? That actually ...
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Talismans, charms, amulets…What’s the difference?

Everyone knows someone who has a lucky rabbit’s foot and someone else who just knows that you need a piece of quartz to set your energy to rights, making life just a little bit better. Those are charms and talismans, and they can actually give you a little help. Here’s why: Intent The most important thing about talismans and charms ...
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Green Language – Why green is so influential

Let’s talk about the color green. It’s the first color of the year after the browns and greys of winter, it’s the color of nature, growth, and new things. It can influence emotions, bringing an end to the winter blues. Have you ever thought about the influences of color on language? For English speakers, even the word “green” has an ...
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Bead Weaving – What Is It?

The Art of Bead Weaving There are endless ways to create beautiful beaded jewelry and one of the techniques that we haven’t talked much about is Bead Weaving. This technique is exactly what it sounds like, you weave beads together on string. There are a few different methods but the most common is using a loom and seed beads. We ...
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Gem Grading: What is important?

What is involved with Gem Grading? Gems are graded by four characteristics known as the “four C’s.” Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat, (size). Learning a bit about gem grading is helpful for assessing how valuable a gemstone is. In our quest to learn more about gem grading we went online to The International Gem Society website to look at how the professionals ...
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