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

More About Waist Beads

The history and modern uses of waist beads Waist beads have been worn by women for as long as time has been recorded. Their history dates back to the early Egyptians as well as tribes in Western Africa. They were used for many reasons, mainly to symbolize status, entice the opposite sex, celebrate a young … Continue Reading

Know Your Symbols: Ankh

What does the Ankh symbolize? The Ancient History Encyclopedia defines an Ankh as a symbol from ancient Egypt, dating from the Early Dynastic Period and it is known as the “key of life” or “the cross of life”. The Ankh is seen most of the time in the hand of a god or worn on … Continue Reading

How to use Silver Blackener

A few tips on blackening silver Sometimes things are easier than we make them out to be… oh isn’t that too true for so many aspects of life? I’m sure we can all relate but for right now, lets talk about making jewelry simpler!! Blackening your silver isn’t hard at all and comes in handy. … Continue Reading