Summer Jewelry – Anklets

Anklets have been around far longer than we have, and I think its safe to say they’re going to always be “in”. One of the earliest recordings of an anklet making its debut is by the Sumer civilization dates c. 4500 – c.1900 BC. Ancient Egyptians also wore anklets, which reflected ones social status. Making … Continue Reading

Waist Beads 101

Waist beads are typically eclectic small colored glass beads on a wire or string that’s worn around the waist – commonly used as a decorative symbol tied to femininity. Though they have gained major popularity in America, the eccentric jewelry started in Africa. Many African women will wear waist beads to connect to their culture – … Continue Reading

We <3 Our Neighbors

 We just want to give a shout out to one of our favorite neighbors being Philly Aids Thrift store – selling used clothing, furniture, art, and home decor, with proceeds distributed to local AIDS organizations. Just a couple blocks from us with 2 floors packed to the max. My favorite winter coat was purchased here … Continue Reading


We’ve missed you, come on in! After many long weeks on lockdown, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be officially reopening our storefront on Thursday, June 4th. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we’ll be implementing new store rules regarding face masks, capacity limit, and more. The store has been loaded up with tons … Continue Reading

Virtual Shopping Sessions

Virtual Shopping Visits We’ve created a fun virtual Beadworks experience to get you laced up with pretty gems, charms, and jewelry making supplies. Jewelry designers, hobbyists, and novice beaders can now shop for beads through Virtual Shopping Sessions. Here’s how it works: Select your appointment time. We’ll video call you via FaceTime or Google. Then, … Continue Reading

Take a Virtual Jewelry Making Class

Learn Jewelry Making from Home We’re now offering virtual jewelry making lessons! Now is the perfect time to learn a new creative skill from the comfort of your home. Video lessons start at $15 for a 30-minute private session. First and foremost, you’ll definitely want to be in a quiet space with good lighting (a … Continue Reading