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The newest member of the Beadworks family, our Fairfield store is perfectly situated on the Post Road in Fairfield, nestled between Hands on Pottery and Bodega, so plan to spend the afternoon with us. Beadworks Fairfield is an energizing and creative experience for novices of all ages as well as a comprehensive resource for professional designers. Birthday parties and Ladies Night Out are just a few of the special events hosted at Beadworks Fairfield. Come in to create something on the spot or call 203-955-1550 to plan an event of your own.

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Sterling Silver and Thai Silver

Sterling Silver and Thai Siver are used in jewelry making just as much as gold is and it’s just as versatile. A lot like gold, there are different types of silver, including plated silver, sterling silver and Thai Silver. Obviously, plated silver is just a layer of the precious metal over a base, but what are the other two? Sterling Silver Sterling ...
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Nailing Knotting Beading Technique- Silk Knotting- Prayer Beads- Custom Jewelry

Nailing Silk Knotting Stringing beads on silk and knotting them can take your custom jewelry and beading to the next level. It not only protects your gemstones but it also makes them more fun to wear! This is a beading technique and DIY jewelry making skill has been used for many many years and is traditionally seen on freshwater pearls ...
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Jewelry Making Tips and Tricks- DIY Jewelry Making Tips

Beadworks offers a ton of great beading classes, however it’s great to get back to basics sometimes too. It’s very easy to get so caught up with learning new things in our beading classes that we forget about our favorite beading tips and tricks.   Don’t use clear nail polish…ever! When making a stretch bracelet or finishing off your prayer ...
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Gold Fill v. Gold Plated v. Vermeil – How to tell which is right for you

Gold is as valuable as it is beautiful, but there are limits to what it can do. Gold is one of the softest solid metals on the planet, with only lead or cesium edging it out of the top spot. Mercury doesn’t count since it’s liquid at room temperature and that’s cheating. To get around this, gold is often mixed ...
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Buddhist Prayer Beads – Learn to Make Your Own Meditation Beads

Anatomy Of Prayer Beads The Beadworks team has been so inspired to make Buddhist prayer beads or meditation beads lately. We have been attending classes at Kaia Yoga in Westport and really working on wellness too. During our classes, we have learned that all the parts that make up the Buddhist prayer beads all have meaning. It’s so interesting and ...
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Greek Worry Beads

What are worry beads? Worry beads are traditionally from Greece. Worry Beads make great gifts too! Everyone in Greece carries glass or gemstone beads strung on a cord. They are usually strung very loose so they can be flipped around your hand throughout the day. Worry beads are great for people with anxious or busy minds. These are a wonderful ...
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Come in for Black Friday Sales!

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and we’d like to give thanks for all our amazing customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do the things we love. We are so thankful that you allow us to talk about gemstones surrounded by gemstones all day, that we’re offering amazing Black Friday Sales! We’re opening a 10:30 am Friday, ...
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Host holiday parties at Beadworks!

It’s almost the holiday season, which means holiday parties and presents. Holiday parties are hard to plan since you have to somehow appeal to everyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s for work, friends, or family, it’s going to be awkward and uncomfortable. If only there was a way to avoid all that. Luckily, Beadworks is here! If you bring the ...
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Learn how to make a diffuser bracelet this season!

There’s a new craze this season, and it’s diffuser jewelry. Come to Beadworks today to learn how to make a diffuser bracelet just in time for the holidays. Diffuser jewelry is a great gift to give anyone, they’re so easily customized to suit any occasion. In our class, you’ll learn how to use Lava or wood beads as the diffuser ...
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