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

Wooden Beads: the Versatile Superstar

Wooden Beads You know we love our gemstone beads here at Beadworks, but we want to take some time to shine the spotlight on one of our other favorites, wooden beads! Our natural bead selection is truly vast and there are tons of different varieties to choose from. We have Rosewood for a light feminine … 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