Bead or kNot was born in 2013 as an outlet for hand crafted, quality natural gemstone jewelry and other items for myself and those around me. What started as an expression, became a passion. The use of gemstones and complimentary fine beads and metal became my way of creating wearable jewelry. The “kNot“ in the name encompasses all our other passions of macrame, sewing, repurposing, woodworking, painting and whatever draws our interest. We are a small venture, a mother and daughter team with shared values. In today’s world we can often forget the beauty in natural and handmade.