Greetings to all our Beading Friends


Here we are in June and looking forward to celebrating the 34th year of Canada Beading Supply! This is always a time of reflection as we are unwinding and unpacking from the busy spring show marathon and doing a mid-year review of where we are at and where we want to go. We have seen many changes over these 34 years!

One big change for all of us is the resignation of Irina. Irina has been with Canada Beading since September of 1999 and has been a great influence and inspiration to many of our customers. Her design, technique and colour skills solved problems for many. She will be very difficult to replace. If anyone wants to send a message for her, please send them to and we will collate them for her.

We read creative, inspirational quotes from time to time. These two seem to go together and we hope they give you a boost. Pablo Picasso said "Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up."  We often hear people say that during their childhood, they got the impression (often from teachers) that they weren’t artists. Vincent van Gogh has this advice: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint’, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” Van Gogh’s idea can obviously be adapted to any creative endeavour. Several of us are going to remember this as we experiment with the new TOHO Treasures which have just come in and learn how to use them in William Hodge’s workshop on “How to Bead a Portrait”.

We send you our very best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy June!


Meredith, Brent, Carrie