KnotJustBeads

Beading patterns, Czech glass, Japanese seed beads.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin · 4237 Sales

KnotJustBeads

Beading patterns, Czech glass, Japanese seed beads.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4237 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(720)

Announcement   Welcome to Knot Just Beads' Etsy site. We are the oldest bead store located in the area. We are located in Greenfield, WI and have been in business since 1993.
You will find unique & hard to find vintage items here, as well as one of a kind beading items and supplies. All of our vintage items are N.O.S., new old stock, never been used. In many cases we have taken them directly from their original packaging.

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2018

Welcome to Knot Just Beads' Etsy site. We are the oldest bead store located in the area. We are located in Greenfield, WI and have been in business since 1993.
You will find unique & hard to find vintage items here, as well as one of a kind beading items and supplies. All of our vintage items are N.O.S., new old stock, never been used. In many cases we have taken them directly from their original packaging.

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About

How it all began...

Once upon a time, there was a girl with a passion for beads like no other. She sold beaded rings at the neighborhood koolaid stand, they were a nickel. Her Uncle said “You won’t make any money doing that.” She didn’t care, it was her passion - they were beads.
She went through life, beads in tow. In 1993, while fairly successful in the homogenized corporate world, she declared, “Stop the bus I’m getting off.” She had decided, much to the dismay of family and friends, to open a bead store. One of her friends said “What’s the big deal, they’re just beads?” To which she said “Oh but they’re Knot Just Beads!” And so it began with a small shop at the corner of 80th & National, in West Allis WI. The neighboring businesses thought - beads? She’ll never make any money doing that. She didn’t care, it was her passion - they were beads.
In 1998 she moved to a larger store in Wauwatosa. Her new landlord said “You sell what?”
Then in 2008, while once again caught in a homogenized world, now of beads ....she declares - “Stop the bus we’re making a U turn!” Why? Because it’s her passion and they’re KNOT JUST BEADS!!!
So if you too have a passion for beads and the art of bead work, hop on board and travel with us at our new location at, 4309 So. 76th street, Greenfield WI. Where that little girl who once sold beaded rings for a nickel has bought a building and will take you on a journey through beads and bead work like no other!
And so it continues...
Now referred to as the Mothership, and the Knot Whisperer, she has a passion for beads that is never ending!

Shop members

  • Kim aka Betty, aka The Mothership, aka The Knot Whisperer

    Owner, Designer, All Of The Above

    Affectionately referred to as "the mother ship" & the 'knot whisperer", Kim loves all things beady. Beads have been a life long passion. Kim left the corporate world in 1993 to open her bead store, Knot Just Beads, she's never looked back.

Local

Find KnotJustBeads at the following upcoming market!

  • 22nd Annual Milwaukee Bead Show
    Greenfield Community Center
    7215 W Cold Spring Rd
    GREENFIELD, WI

    Oct 21

    22nd ANNUAL MILWAUKEE BEAD SHOW - Sunday Oct 21, 2018 Greenfield Community Center 10-4 just $2.00 FREE parking. Vendors from across the mid west selling everything beady. There is also a Bead lounge so shoppers can relax between shopping, grab a bite to eat, and of course Bead!

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Last updated on February 8, 2011

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits