An avid beader since 1993, my brick-and-morter shop, Beadweaver's, has been offering Northeastern Pennsylvania the widest range of high quality beads and beading supplies in the area, along with a fabulous selection of distinctive, handcrafted jewelry, since 2001. Knitcessories was started in 2010 by me, as a way to combine my passion (beading) with my obsession (knitting). As owner, operator, designer, teacher, and jack-of-all-trades at Beadweaver's , I have more recently turned to knitting in my *cough* spare time. It wasn't long before my entrepreneurial spirit took over, and in my hobby of knitting I began to see the seeds of another business venture.
In my Etsy shop, you will find some of my favorite pieces from my ever-evolving exclusive line of jewelry, handcrafted right here, in NEPA. I offer a wide range of distinctive jewelry made with the finest beads from around the world. I like to mix things up, and blend color and texture with vintage inspiration and attention to detail, to get a contemporary look that is casual, elegant, and fun. My jewelry is crafte from the highest quality materials, like vintage & antique components, precious metals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal, and glass beads, and I love scouring the earth for just the right treasures to use in your jewelry.
When I took up knitting, I immediately started to see ways to incorporate beads into my knitting and knitting into my jewelry. I hope to bring inspiration from my needles to yours with my line of funky & functional stitch marker jewelry and accessories. And stay tuned because there are more knitting patterns on the horizon (and perhaps one or two beading kits as well). I hope that my passion for design helps to inspire an even greater love of knitting in you! Are you on Ravelry? You can purchase my patterns there in my Ravelry pattern store, and be sure to friend me...I am knitbeadlove. Are you a knitter interested in beads but not sure where to start? Check out the other pages of this site and Ravelry Group for lots of info on beads in knitting (links below).
My entire line (including all the items on Etsy) is available year round at Beadweaver's, as well as at the select arts & crafts festivals in Pennsylvania. For more information about my show schedule or shop, please visit Beadweaver's website and Facebook page.