Greetings Beading Friends!

Good bye March. Welcome April!

April always seems such a joyous month as we look forward to spring flowers and blossoms as well as seeing new born animals and birds. On Saturday, one of our youngest customers (5 years old) who loves gemstones and who always is happy when he comes to the store, was sparkling in his excitement to be going next to the Experimental Farm to see lambs, chicks and piglets. His exuberance was infectious and so mirrored our feelings about the arrival of April.

Spring growth gives us the brightest colour palette of the year so this may give you inspiration to try a new approach to what you are creating. If the spring colours are not your usual choices, think of this quote from Masura Ibuka, one of the founders of Sony: “Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience”. Often exploring the natural world can lead to interesting discoveries which we can use in our creative work. And remember Sylvia Plath’s comment, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt”.

We have a number of new products this month which we hope will spur your creativity.

Very best wishes for a joyous April!

Meredith, Brent and Carrie