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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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Power of the Waning Moon – Protection and Healing

The waning moon is just as important to talismans and charms as the full or new moon. Talismans or charms made now should be dedicated to protection and healing, banishment and ends. Protection & Banishing Protection is ever present through the moon’s cycle because of how much it can help weary travelers lost at night. For this phase, it’s about keeping ...
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Nephrite vs. Jadeite: What’s the difference?

Jade is a popular gemstone with a wide variety of colors, translucency, and uses. People love it as ornaments and jewelry, but not many know that Jade isn’t actually the name of the gemstone. It’s referring to two different minerals; Nephrite and Jadeite. So, what’s the difference between them? Jade Jade has a long history of use as tools and ...
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Azurite and Malachite: copper based gemstones

Azurite and Malachite are cousins in the mineral world. They’re both copper based minerals, though with slightly different ratios. Azurite Azurite was originally called “kuanos”, the Greek word for deep blue, in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia, and the root for the green blue color cyan. The name Azurite, and its color azure, come from the Persian word “lazhward”. Persia was ...
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Join us at our Design Your Own Earrings Studio Event!

Have you ever seen something in a store and thought “I can probably do that”? Well, let us show you how! This month, we’re holding a Design Your Own Earrings Studio event where you come in and design your own earrings. Maybe they’re a replica of a pair you saw in a store, but with Lapis Lazuli instead of Diamonds ...
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Girls and Their Pearls!

This month we’re celebrating the precious Pearl with our Girls and Their Pearls event! We’ll be showing our entire collection of Pearls, exhibiting just how varied the humble Pearl can be. Our Pearls cover every shape, size, and color we can get our hands on, making them one of the most versatile gemstone we carry. They work in just about ...
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The Power of the Full Moon – Charms and Talismans for Completion

The moon is full, so it’s the perfect time to finish all languishing projects and tie up loose ends. Traditionally, the full moon doesn’t refer to just the night of the full moon, but the three days before and after the full moon. Completion and Culmination Leading up to the 4th day of the full moon, it is best to make ...
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Learn how versatile Traditional Silk Knotting really is!

Knotting string is one of the easiest techniques to learn if you’re a beginner. It can also make beautiful statement pieces that look far more complicated than they actually are. Silk knotting can be used to create bracelets, necklaces, or earrings with any bead that can fit on silk, cotton, or even leather cord. It can be used to create ...
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Everything you didn’t know about emeralds

Emeralds are renowned for their beautiful green color and unique cut. They’re a popular gemstone that looks fantastic against every skin tone and suits every occasion. Emeralds are a beryl crystal, putting them in the same family as aquamarines and morganite, and are naturally hexagonal in shape. Emeralds get their color from trace amounts of other elements, just like diamonds or ...
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Marvelous May Sale! – Gemstone Pairs and Gemstone Pendants

All of our gemstone pairs and pendants are on sale for May! Buy any one pair of gemstones or pendant and get 10% off. If you find a matching pendant to a pair of citrine tear drops, you can buy the 2 for 20% off. If you can’t help yourself, you can buy three or more of our pairs and ...
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