NEW Class: Semi-Precious Wire Wrapped Ring

Expand your jewelry making skills in our new, intermediate wire wrapped ring class. Beadworks’ instructor Nour Qutyan will be teaching students how to create this unique, wire wrapped piece in a 2 hour workshop Saturday afternoon, 8/27 and 9/10, at 1pm. Due to the difficulty level of this class, we recommend taking our Introductory to Wire … 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

Om: The Sound of the Universe

Om is a sacred sound/mantra and an important, spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism. Today, it is fairly recognizable symbol worldwide. It often appears in the beginning and end of most Sanskrit prayers. Many people believe that this slow, calming chant is the sound that was made when all of creation came into existence. People … Continue Reading

Buddhism: The 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

Creative Spotlight: Jim Loewer Glass Co.

Philadelphia’s art scene is filled with talented artists of many different fields. We are lucky to be within the same vicinity as Jim Loewer’s glass blowing studio. Located at 1241 Carpenter St., Jim Loewer Glass Co. offers a variety of lampworking classes. For beginners with little to no experience, Loewer offers a glass pendant class … Continue Reading

New Class: Cage Wrapping

Guest Instructor and Beadworks Alumni, Shawn Rybacki, has been cage wrapping stones for many years. She is hands down one of the best, self-taught wire wrappers in the Philly scene. With her love for stones and her keen eye for design, her pieces are truly a work of art. We are pleased to announce that … Continue Reading