Beads, Braids & Knots Ltd is a one-woman craft business based in the UK Midlands, specialising in custom Paracord and Biothane canine and equestrian gear. I make dog collars, dog leads, headcollars, lead ropes, bridles, reins, breastplates, cordeos, balance straps, and a few accessories for humans, too.
My name is Stefanie. I'm in my early 30s, mum of one, stepmum of two. In my not-so crafty day job, I'm an early career academic in Information Science/Linguistics/Cyberpsychology (my research is rather interdisciplinary). I set up this business in September 2017, when my three year PhD scholarship funding ran out (but I wasn't quite ready to submit yet). When I'm not braiding, knotting, teaching, or writing, I make (mostly folk & americana) music and swim long distances (preferably in open water). I have two dogs: Heidi, a young Black and Tan Coonhound, and Cooper, an 8-year old rescue Beagle Harrier. I love horses, but I don't currently ride. I get to spend a lot of time around horses though, as my kids and several close friends are super keen horse riders, which is also how I got into tack making.
The exitement about orders from complete strangers will probably never wear off.
Beads, Braids & Knots Ltd is a UK registered private company, fully insured for product and public liability.