Greetings to all our Beading Friends!

We hope you all celebrated Halloween in the spirit of your choice! See the photo of Canada Beading Supply’s costumed crew below! For some of us it is always a challenge to think of something creative/easy/not too cumbersome to work in etc ... but it is fun to do something completely different for a day and surprise people.

On different occasions this past month, two of our good friends, Garrie Bea Joyce (Ontario) and Su Hood (Nova Scotia), were commenting on the creative forces affecting individual endeavours. Both times we were wishing that we could speed write to capture their ideas for others. What a neat surprise to find this quote from Steve Jobs recently which captures their ideas but in a different way: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty, because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect their experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things”.  To us this reinforces the value of exploring as many creative opportunities one can in order to broaden one’s “fountain of things to connect”.  Hope this inspires you!

Now it is time to turn to the preparations for the final sprint through the fall shows as we head into the holiday season. With three shows this month…Guelph, London and Montreal…we will be kept busy and we will look forward to seeing some of you at those shows.

Have a wonderful November everyone!


Irina, Brent, Meredith & Carrie (In order of the photo below)