Classes, Events & Inspiration

Brand New Mini Clinic!
If you are interested in learning specific jewelry techniques, but don't have time to sit in for a 90-minute class, then consider our new 20-minute lessons for $15. These quick lessons are more technique-oriented and less project-detailed. Check our schedule online to learn more and register for classes!

February babies rejoice, your birthday month is here and so is a sale on your birthstone Amethyst! All Amethyst strands, whether green, pink or purple are 30% off. The name Amethyst comes from the ancient Greek word "a" (not) and "methystos" (intoxicated). The belief was that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. So buy some Amethyst and have a toast to our February sale!

Gemstone of the week: Pearls
A pearl is produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate which has been deposited in concentric layers. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, but are extremely rare. Cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters and freshwater mussels make up the majority of those currently sold.

Check out our new and improved Class Schedule!
Every week, we offer beginner jewelry making classes to those who have never made jewelry before, or for beaders who would just like to perfect their skills in bead stringing or wire wrapping. For students who have already mastered these skills, we also offer advanced jewelry making classes every week, such as Macrame on Sundays or Traditional Knotting on Tuesdays. Check out our new and improved class calendar to see new times, prices, as well as what each class entails.

Be Sweet to Yourself on Valentine's Weekend
Some of us have a Significant Other who has planned the romantic weekend of our dreams. The rest of us need to be sweet to ourselves. Beadworks has lots of zero-calorie self-indulgence and for Valentine's, we're offering free 15min design consultations to help you create a showpiece. Please call to RSVP and reserve your time in either Fairfield or Norwalk.

Creative Corner: Cluster Earrings
Cluster earrings have become increasingly popular throughout these past few seasons. We love to mix different gemstones together to create the perfect pair of high energy, contrast earrings. To create this look, we used our Mystic Labradorite faceted heart pairs along with our 2mm smooth Ruby round beads, which can be found in our rondelle section. We used a total of 16 headpins in 26 gauge to wire wrap each ruby (2 per headpin) and 26 gauge half-hard round gold-filled wire. All materials can be found in both Norwalk stores. 

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