Unleash your creativity with our insightful posts on various jewelry making techniques, tools, and trends. From beginner-friendly tips to advanced design ideas, our blog equips you with the knowledge and inspiration to craft stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces. Delve into the enchanting world of gemstone beads, as we explore their vibrant colors, unique properties, and metaphysical properties

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Metaphysical Properties of Carnelian

Stunning stack of three carnelian handmade necklaces

Boost Your New Year Resolutions with Carnelian When it comes to getting (and staying) motivated to achieving our goals, we will take all the help we can get! In addition to adding extra sparkle to your everyday, wearing crystals to boost your energy is a powerful addition to your New Year toolkit, and help encourage […]

Metaphysical Properties of Apatite

Gorgeous strands of Apatite stones in the sunlight

Metaphysical Properties of Apatite Blue Apatite is known for its glowing ocean blue color, as well as being a stone that holds intense power to clear confusion and negativity, and promote manifestation. Use Apatite if you need help with creative problem solving. It is connected to the Third Eye Chakra and will aid in providing […]

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 […]

Beading Tips and Tricks

Beading Tips and Tricks- DIY Jewelry Making

While we love teaching beading classes, we also know that a well-timed beading tip can be equally helpful to first-rate jewelry making. Here are just a few of the beading tips and tricks that we rely on. Clearly, have the right jewelry making supplies is a must! Don’t ever use clear nail polish – Use Hypo-Cement When […]

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads

Prayer Beads Necklace

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads We all love making long silk knotted necklaces with gemstones and even adding tassels to them. We have tons of them! When we get new rounds in- of course, we all have to make ourselves a new silk knotted tassel necklace. Have you ever called one of these a mala […]

Tourmaline: The Gemstone of Many Colors

Tourmaline is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous and versatile gemstones known to mankind. Its name originates from the Singhalese phrase “tura mali”, which means “stone mixed with vibrant colors.” That’s because this semi-precious gemstone can be found in shades of blue, pink, green, and even black. Tourmaline can also have a chatoyancy similar […]

Symbols in Jewelry and Buddhism: Endless Knot

The Endless Knot is a universal symbol of peace and enlightenment influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism’s Eight Auspicious Symbols. It is often used in jewelry, tapestry, and other art forms. The intertwined lines that overlap without a beginning or an end represent Buddha’s endless wisdom and symbolizes how all life matter on Earth are related […]