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Get Heirloom Quality with 14k or 18k Findings

Beading Classes at Beadworks

Did you know that Beadworks carries a selection of 14k and 18k findings and beads in addition to our other precious Sterling Silver and Gold-Fill? If you’re creating a future heirloom, consider upgrading to solid gold findings. We are also always happy to special order something specific for you including White Gold or Rose Gold – […]

Macrame: a Summer Classic!

A student at Beadworks during a macrame class using druzy gemstone beads

Macrame for Easy and Fun Projects! When you hear the word macrame, you might think of 70’s wall hangings and puka shells. I’m here to tell you that macrame can be modern and cool! It’s a great technique to incorporate into your handmade jewelry. Since it’s so easy to learn, it makes the perfect Summer […]

Celebrate Summer Solstice!

solar quartz pendants perfect for Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is the Longest Day of the Year! Isn’t that something to celebrate? The sun will be showing her bright and shining face from about 5:30 am until 8:30 pm. Let’s make the most of the Summer Solstice by making some sun-inspired jewelry! As you know, certain gemstone beads represent different things. Some stones […]

Statement Earrings in the trendy Shoulder Duster Style

Shoulder Duster statement earrings made at Beadworks with freshwater pearls and labradorite gemstone beads

Statement Earrings are where the advantages of handmade jewelry really shine. Shoulder duster earrings are simply statement earring so long that extend down so low they could touch your shoulders. These statement earrings are showing up everywhere from the ears of models to someone walking down your street. They are a fun jewelry trend and a perfect […]