About Us

Beadworks began in 1983 when American jewelry designer Nancy Wall teamed up with the English company behind the Bead Shop in London, England. To the original concept of an open display bead store, she added her own sense of fashion and artisanship. The company has grown from its simply mail order beginnings to multiple stores and e-commerce website.

Beadworks' products are selected by a team of experienced jewelry makers dedicated to providing the finest in materials to support and inspire the creation of both amateur and professional designers. While classic and traditional designs form a core of our range, contemporary fashion is always the driving force in our search for new products. Beadworks buyers regularly travel to Europe and Asia to meet with producers and to obtain the best beads and other components at source.

Our internet store focuses on gemstone beads, semi-precious beads, fine lampwork glass as well as unique findings and chain. Our retail stores add to this choice with an eclectic and ever-changing mix of beads displayed in a pleasant and inspirational setting.

North American General Offices:
Beadworks & Beadworks International
139 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT USA
Tel. (203) 642-3141
Email: beads@beadworks.com