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Why us

Beadworks offers genuine semi-precious gemstone beads, precious findings, plus jewelry making supplies for creating one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry.

With so few bead stores in the nation, we’re always on the hunt for unique beads and treasures that you can’t find online or anywhere else. Beadworks has all the jewelry making supplies, gemstone beads, magical charms, and jewelry findings you’ll ever need to bring your jewelry ideas to life. We’re 100% female-owned and operated. Our team consists of creative and talented women who are independent jewelry makers. We also offer jewelry making parties, classes, design consultations, and repair services. 

Our bead stores, based in Norwalk, CT and Philadelphia, PA, are filled with a vast selection of semi-precious gemstones and precious findings such as sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, and vermeil. Labradorite, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Larimar, Rose Quartz, and Amethyst are just some of the many gemstone beads we carry.

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Strands of gemstone beads

Premium Semi-Precious Gemstone Beads

We’re known for our exceptional quality of semi-precious gemstone beads. We offer high-quality AAA+ gemstone beads that are available in many faceted cuts, shapes, and sizes. We carry smooth and faceted rondelles, round beads, briolettes, nuggets, and so much more. Shop for premium quality Pink Tourmaline rondelles, genuine Sky Blue Topaz nuggets, Chrysoprase rounds, and the list goes on.

Jewelry Making Classes

We relish teaching jewelry-making techniques. Beadworks offers a variety of jewelry-making classes for novice and experienced jewelry makers. Learn how to properly attach a lobster clasp onto a beaded necklace or dabble into the art of wire-wrapping. The possibilities are endless! We offer group classes, private lessons, and virtual jewelry making classes. Click the buttons below to get started and to learn how to make your own jewelry at either of our two locations.

Take a Class at our Norwalk Store

Take a Class at our Philly Store

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Smooth Rounds & Healing Crystals

Our endless selection of smooth round gemstone beads are perfect for making beaded bracelets, malas, buddha bracelets, and metaphysical handmade jewelry for a fraction of the cost. One strand is usually enough to make two beaded bracelets! Whether you’re making gemstone jewelry for the metaphysical healing properties or for self-adornment, our smooth rounds is a cost-effective and beginner friendly option for jewelry design. Some of our most popular gemstone beads include Black Onyx, Lava beads, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and more.

Assortment of boho pendants featuring horn, bone, shell, Labradorite, etc.

Wood Beads, Pendants, and African Beads

We’re constantly on the hunt for unusual charms and one-of-a-kind pendant pieces. Our bead stores are loaded with cool treasures from around the globe. We carry an ever-changing selection of Afghani coin pendants, brass Ankhs & Oms, Buddha heads, hand-carved Jade pendants, hand-carved bone beads, and so much more. We also offer natural wood beads, recycled African glass beads, African Christmas beads, as well as many other fair-trade African beads.

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Miyuki Seed Beads

We exclusively carry Miyuki seed beads because we believe it’s the best brand for high quality glass seed beads. Our seed beads are perfect for making waist beads, peyote stitch patterns, and inexpensive yet stylish jewelry. Explore our colorful wall of seed beads available in basic, matte, AB, silverlined, and metallic finishes.

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Bead Shows and Events

Our Bead Shows provide our customers with the opportunity to shop through our newest inventory of gemstone beads, precious findings, charms, and pendants. We host Bead Shows and special events throughout the year at both of our bead store locations. Click the buttons below to visit our store sites. Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list for updates and exclusive invites!

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Beadworks' Repair Services

Repair Services & Design Consultations

Interested in up-cycling your old jewelry or fixing your broken pieces? We’ve got you covered. Beadworks offers jewelry repair services for most broken jewelry. We can also bring your jewelry designs to life! Stop in during store hours to talk with any one of our staff about your repairs or custom jewelry ideas. Feel free to contact us and send us pictures of your broken jewelry or design ideas.

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Jewelry Findings & Chains

Chain and jewelry findings, such as lobster clasps, toggle clasps, jump rings, and ear wires, are absolute necessities when it comes to making jewelry. Beadworks offers a vast selection of findings and chain in both plated and precious metal. Choose from ,925 sterling silver, Thai silver, 14k gold-filled, vermeil, or plated base metal. We offer jewelry chain available for purchase by the inch, foot, or yard. Our selection includes rolo chain, cable chain, snake chain, and much more.

Make the jewelry you want to wear.


Beadworks Norwalk

  • 139 Washington Street Norwalk, CT 06854
  • (203) 852-9194




Beadworks Philadelphia

  • 619 E. Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • (215) 413-2323