A fixture of the creative and artistic community of Philadelphia, Beadworks has been Philly’s favorite local bead store for over 25 years. Our journey began in 1992 on South Street. Today, Beadworks is conveniently located in the heart of Queen Village, just one block away from Jim’s Steaks on South Street and a short walk from the Liberty Bell in historic Old City. We have been in our current location for 10 years!
Beadworks is dedicated to providing the finest in materials to support and inspire handmade jewelry created by beginners and professional jewelry designers. While classic and traditional jewelry designs form a core of our range, contemporary fashion is always the driving force in our search for new merchandise. We regularly travel to India and the Far East to ethically source the best beads and jewelry supplies.
Beadworks is open to the public and caters to all customer bases; tourists, locals, retailers, Philly art students, experienced jewelry-designers, and wholesalers are welcome to shop with us. We specialize in providing high-quality gemstone beads, semi-precious beads, and jewelry-making supplies for all of your beading needs. Beadworks also carries an eclectic selection of unique lampwork glass beads, seed beads, sterling silver, gold-filled, and vermeil chains and findings, as well as an array of plated chains and findings. In addition to providing beads and jewelry-making supplies, Beadworks also offers private and group jewelry-making classes, private jewelry-making parties, and an open-studio space complete with jewelry-making tools and staff assistance.