Know Your Gemstones: Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a beautiful gemstone known for its varying colors. Its name originates from the Singhalese phrase “tura mali”, which means “stone mixed with vibrant colors.” ┬áThis magical gem can be found in shades of blue, pink, green, and even black. Tourmaline can also have a chatoyancy similar to a cat’s eye or tiger’s eye. … Continue Reading

NEW Class: Semi-Precious Wire Wrapped Ring

Expand your jewelry making┬áskills 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