KnotJustBeads

Orders $35.00 or more ship FREE

Milwaukee, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2009

6,596 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

KnotJustBeads

Orders $35.00 or more ship FREE

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 6,596 Sales

Announcement    If a color you are interested in is Sold Out, please message us and we'll contact you once it's back in stock. We are currently shipping Tuesday through Friday. 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 May 6, 2020

If a color you are interested in is Sold Out, please message us and we'll contact you once it's back in stock. We are currently shipping Tuesday through Friday. 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 KnotJustBeads

Sales 6,596
On Etsy since 2009

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!

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  • 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.

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Find KnotJustBeads at the following upcoming markets!

  • BEAD and Button Show - CANCELED
    Wisconsin Center
    400 W Wisconsin Ave
    MILWAUKEE, WI

    Aug 27–29

    The Bead&Button Show is for you! Hope you are able to join us in Milwaukee to kick off your summer for some great jewelry-making classes and shopping. Beads, metal, enamel, wire, polymer, gems, stones, fiber and more! Classes are offered in a huge variety of techniques, skill levels and price points. The Expo has all the supplies and materials you need to make your own jewelry, plus so many unique finished jewelry directly from the artists.

  • ART GLASS & BEAD SHOW
    Alliant Energy Center
    1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
    MADISON, WI

    Nov 21–22

    Join us for our 15th year! Fun and exciting things taking place at this year's show. Sales, Classes, Make & Takes, Demos, freebies, and much more!

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