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  • Why are diamonds different colors?

    Image of black diamonds

    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 …

  • How to write Rune Scripts

    Image of rune script

    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 …

  • Rare Green Gemstones

    A pile of various green gems

    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, …

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year!


    Chinese New Year: Year of the Fire Rooster

    Beadworks loves celebrating multi-cultural holidays and we are anticipating the upcoming Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year begins on January 28th, with the festivities typically starting the day before the New

  • Tricky Turquoise


    How do you tell the difference between genuine Turquoise and Dyed Howlite or Dyed Magnesite?

    Turquoise is one of the most common gemstones that gets imitated in the jewelry design industry. It is often dyed Howlite or dyed Magnesite.…

  • Vogue Report: Jewelry for 2017


    The latest jewelry report from Vogue says gemstones are in!

    Vogue is without a doubt one of THE guides for all things fashionable. Just off the latest Spring/Summer runway shows, Vogue has confirmed gemstones are a big hit in …

  • Leather Wrap Bracelet Class

    Fun Leather Wrap Class This January!

    Within minutes you can make a unique, hand-made leather-wrap bracelet that is sure to impress. In this class you will learn how to make simple, easy-to-do woven bracelets combining leather and beads. The class …