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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Happy September! Sale on ALL Gemstone Strands

September is finally here, which means there’s a new, special sale. For the entire month, we are having a blow-out sale on all of our semi-precious and gemstone strands excluding our smooth and faceted rounds. That means anything from high end almond  teardrops to german cut saucer beads. 2+ gemstone strands = 20% OFF 3+ gemstone … Continue Reading

Beads Galore: Fall Gemstone Show

The changing season means cooler weather, new fashion trends, Autumn leaves, and new beads! Beadworks Norwalk will be having our Fall Gemstone show on Tuesday, Sept. 13th from 10am – 6pm and Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 10am – 3pm. We just received huge shipments of new treasures and we are excited to share them! You don’t … Continue Reading

Know Your Rocks: Pyrite

Pyrite, also known as “Fool’s Gold”, is literally a strikingly magnificent semi-precious gemstone. Pyrite earned its name from the Greek term “pyros”, which means fire. When struck together or against a hard surface, it has the ability to emit sparks. Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold”, due to notoriously being mistaken for actual gold. In … Continue Reading

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Deb Fanelli

Beadworks is proud to support our customers and their endeavors. We will like to take a moment to acknowledge the great accomplishments of one of our talented customers. Deb Fanelli is a Vermont based jewelry designer and founder of “From The Heart Studios”. She has always had a passion for wood, metal and the art … Continue Reading