Dendrite Opal: Nature’s Stone

Dendrite is the term used to describe the tree-like inclusions found in some Opals. These beautiful dark marks appear due to the prescence of manganise oxides or silicates. Dendrite Opal is usually gathered from the mines of New Mexico. It is widely believed that this stone promotes spirtual growth and balances both yin/yang energies. Some … Continue Reading

Amazonite: The Stone of the Amazon River

Amazonite, often called the Stone of Courage, was named after South America’s Amazon River, despite never actually being found in the river. Instead, it was discovered in places around Brazil. Today, Amazonite can be found in Brazil, the United States, Russia, Australia, and Zimbabwe. Amazonite is a feldspar, which is a large and common family … Continue Reading

Labradorite: The Northern Lights Stone

Labradorite has been a very popular stone since it was first discovered in 1770 on the isle of Paul in Labrador, Canada. Since the discovery of Labradorite, it has been found in parts of Russia, Madagascar, Australia, and Finland. It is a feldspar, meaning it is a rock that consists of aluminosilicates of potassium, calcium, … Continue Reading

Expert Guide to Beadalon Wire

Beadworks is proud to carry Beadalon because we believe it is the best beading wire in the industry. It is the only company that manufactures its own beading wire and micro cable. Choosing the right Beadalon spool can be a tricky task, but we’ve got tips and tricks that will help you make the right … Continue Reading

Calipers – The most useful tool in your box

Calipers have a bit of a reputation for being intimidating. It’s not obvious how to use them, or how to read them, and their name isn’t a basic vocabulary word (so don’t feel bad if you didn’t now what they were) – BUT they’re possibly the most important tool to have. Calipers can measure the … Continue Reading

The Beader’s Toolbox: Who’s Who?

Having the right tools and knowing how to use them is an important part of the journey to becoming an expert beader. Here is our go-to guide for putting together your toolkit and know exactly which tools you’ll need to complete your next project! Needle nose plier Use this plier to get a good grip … Continue Reading