Greetings Beading Friends,

It is our anniversary month: 37 years young! And we are thrilled that our new improved website is ready to launch! When we embarked on this project, we thought it was going to take just 2-3 months but it has been much longer than that. Those of you who use phones or tablets to access the website should find it much easier to use. For those who browse by computer, there are lots of improvements for you as well. And checkout will be much easier and faster.  There is no need for you to do anything if you have already been a website customer, as all your information is automatically transferred. We are working with the same company we have been with since 2011. We do know there is still some tweaking to do, in particular some photos to redo. Some have served us very well dating from 2007, the last time we printed a catalogue! Our hope is that you find it an improvement.

This statement from John Steinbeck frequently rings true for us: “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” Hopefully with the better weather, outdoor activities are giving you new ideas about colours and textures for your creative endeavours.

We usually celebrate our anniversary around June 15th. It would be a nice anniversary “present” this year if the government’s plan to allow limited re-opening of non-essential businesses on June 14th actually happens! We really miss seeing people in person. The people doing curb side pick-ups do give us a reprieve but it is not the same as the in store dialogue. We have lots of new things and more are coming! Details of our 37th anniversary will be finalized soon and we will let you know.

Have a creative month of June.

Meredith, Brent and Carrie