Beadworks Norwalk, the flagship store of the Beadworks family, proudly stood at the corner of Washington and Water Streets in the heart of the historic SoNo neighborhood from 1987 until December 2022. As a cornerstone of the vibrant SoNo neighborhood, Beadworks Norwalk was more than just a store; it was a hub for creativity and inspiration. The store’s dedication to providing top-quality gemstone beads, charms, gold and sterling silver findings, and jewelry chains made it a go-to destination for both professional jewelry designers and avid hobbyists.
As Beadworks Norwalk closed its doors in December 2022, the company would like to express its deepest gratitude to the creative community of Fairfield County for their unwavering support throughout its 35-year journey. The bonds forged in this historic neighborhood will continue to inspire Beadworks as it transitions to an online platform, ensuring that the company’s legacy of providing high-quality materials and exceptional service to the jewelry-making community lives on.
In 2005, Beadworks continued its expansion with the opening of the Fairfield, CT location. Situated in a quaint downtown area, the Beadworks store in Fairfield provided a welcoming and inspiring environment for jewelry makers to explore their creativity. In addition to providing high-quality materials, Beadworks Fairfield was known for its regular classes and workshops, where customers could learn from expert instructors and develop their skills in various jewelry-making techniques.
After six wonderful years in business, Beadworks Fairfield permanently closed in August, 2019. Our Post Road location was a staff favorite and we remain grateful to the creative community that supported us in Fairfield and braved 95 South to visit our sister store in Norwalk.
The Beadworks store in Philadelphia, PA opened in 1992. Located in a vibrant and artistic neighborhood, Beadworks Philadelphia quickly became a hub for creative minds. The store offered an impressive array of beads, gemstones, and jewelry-making supplies, satisfying the needs of artisans at all skill levels. Like its sister stores, Beadworks Philadelphia was dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, offering personalized consultations and expert advice. The store also hosted a variety of classes, workshops, and events, encouraging the local community to engage in creative pursuits and share their passion for jewelry making.
After 30 years of business in the heart of Queen Village, our Philadelphia location closed its doors in February 2022. We are grateful to have been a fixture in the local creative and artistic community since 1992 and thank all of our amazing customers and friends who supported us throughout the years.
Following the success of the Norwalk location, Beadworks expanded its presence in 1992 with the opening of Beadworks stores in Boston including Cambridge and Newbury Street. Nestled in the heart of the city, Beadworks Boston offered a unique shopping experience that combined the charm of a local boutique with the resources of a large supplier.
The store attracted a diverse clientele, including students from nearby art schools, tourists, and professional jewelry designers. Like its sister stores, Beadworks Boston provided a wide array of beads, gemstones, and other materials sourced from around the world. The location also hosted events, workshops, and demonstrations to engage the local creative community and foster connections between jewelry makers.
Beadworks was proud to have had a network of franchise sister Beadworks stores in cities throughout the country including Atlanta, Boston, Cambridge, Dallas-Fort Worth, Providence, and White Plains. While economic circumstances changed and these stores have closed, the creative legacy of these stores remains strong in the hearts of the beaders that they touched.