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Beadworks Philadelphia is celebrating over 20 years in the South Street /Queens Village area. A full service bead store with fresh ideas and a knowledgeable and helpful staff, Beadworks Philadelphia has everything you need to create the jewelry you want to wear.

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Jet – The other coal you can wear as jewelry

Today’s Arbor Day! The day to celebrate trees and their many gifts to humankind. Everyone knows they produce amber, even if it is over the course of millions of years. Not everyone knows that they are also the source of the black gemstone jet. Jet differs from a lot of gemstones because it’s not actually a rock. It’s one of the ...
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April Cuspians

April 21 was the first day of Taurus, the first earth sign of the Greek Zodiac. People born between April 20 and May 20 are generally patient, reliable, honest as they are practical, and welcome hard work. However, this patience can turn to an uncompromising stubbornness, since they will never quit, even when they really should. They’re considered “fixed” because ...
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Coming this April: Gemstone Strand Sale and Brand New Classes!

We love spring! Just to prove it, this April we’re having a sale to jump start creativity and, if that doesn’t work, we’ve got brand new classes coming your way. Sale on All Gemstone Strands! Nope, that’s not an April Fool’s joke. This month, all our gemstone strands are on sale. If you buy 2, you get 20% off; buy 3 and ...
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What is a bindrune? How does it work?

Runes are everywhere. The strange “B” symbol for Bluetooth is made up of runes. Videogames use them in their skill trees. They are everywhere in the form of tattoos. So, what are they used for? They’re largely used for talismans, a token to help the user find better luck, love, or their missing keys. There are two main ways runes ...
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Green, Color Theory, and You

It’s that time of year again! The time of year for spring cleaning and maybe repainting a room, or two, since you’re rearranging everything, anyway. Or maybe you’re thinking of replacing a few items in your closet that’s starting to look a tad shabby. Maybe you want to start a new project and just don’t know which gemstone you should ...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibit: Lino Tagliapietra

Inspiration for Glass Bead Jewelry: Glass Painting with Lino Tagliapietra While Beadworks is known to carry a variety of gemstones and semi-precious beads we also have a huge selection of the bead classic–glass beads. Glass beads are typically more affordable than stones and have an enormous range of colors, shapes and styles. The beads are made through skilled glassblowers and ...
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Creative Inspiration – Where to Start?

Get creative with these tips! Being a designer sounds fun 24-7 but it is actually a lot of work and can sometimes be challenging when you get a creative block. Every great design starts with a great idea and occasionally your inner “creative well” runs dry. We have a few tips to help get the ideas flowing for coming up with beautiful jewelry ...
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Gem Show

Gem Show This Weekend! We had planned for our gemshow to be in March but we just can’t wait any longer, the gem show is happening this weekend! Friday, February 17 from 12-6pm and Saturday February 18 from 11-4pm. We have a massive selection of sparkling gemstones, a rainbow of rondelles, large hole pearls, amulets, pendants, tons of new leather colors and ...
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Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: Year of the Fire Rooster Beadworks loves to celebrate all different holidays and the upcoming Chinese New Year is one we are especially excited about. Chinese New Year begins on January 28th, with the festivities typically starting the day before the New Year and continuing until the Lantern Festival which is February 15th. In the Chinese zodiac, each ...
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