Moody Beads (New Westminster)

Guess where I am :) #NewWest (and stay tuned for my giveaway!)One of the things that makes me most excited about my blog is to have the opportunity to showcase local businesses (in particular, small enterprises). Every time I walk on Columbia Street in New Westminster, I have the opportunity to pass by Moody Beads, a crafts store that sells beads, offers classes, and all sorts of supplies for people who love doing crafts. What a great hobby to stay offline for a while!

Lynn Roxanne Quesnel is a connoisseur of beads. With a background in project management and over 18 years experience creating beaded jewellery and crafts, her passion for beads has advanced from home based entrepreneur, to storefront business owner.

Having a storefront operation allows her to share her enthusiasm for beading with others, as well as inspire fellow crafters and artists. Lynn offers new customers an existing and truly unique creative beading experience: beads that create a mood. She invites you to come and enjoy the comfortable and inspiring atmosphere at Moody Beads.

Moodybeads (New Westminster)

I love Moody Beads. That’s where I got the necklaces for the hummingbirds that Minna, Arieanna and I got for myself (yeah, I have a few hummingbird necklaces!)

Moodybeads (New Westminster)

They even have mood beads, etc. I love the creativity that Lynn puts into her store. Motivational charts and all!

Moodybeads (New Westminster)

And for a lucky reader of mine, I have a $25 gift certificate to Moody Beads to give away. All you need to do is tell me about what kind of crafts you like doing with your hands (maybe knitting, maybe beading and making your own jewelry, etc). An additional entry for maximum of up to 2 entries can be gained by posting the following on Twitter:

Shared with @hummingbird604 my crafts interests for a chance to win a gift certificate to @moodybeads

I will draw a random winner on January 19th at 2pm. Good luck everyone!

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Comments (28)

Lorene OikawaJanuary 7th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I don’t have much time now, but I love making jewellery. I make pieces using all sorts of material including beads, silver, leather, wood, and have made my own beads from clay and glass. And a gift certificate to Moody’s would provide great inspiration for some new designs.

Tooth FairyJanuary 7th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I enjoy sewing and as a Certified Dental Assistant I must also be crafty with my hands, believe me! Tooth Fairy tweeted @toothfairycyber

C EdwardJanuary 8th, 2012 at 6:07 am

I’m a collector of hobbies… Beading, sewing, cross stitch, photography…. Any creative outlet I am in the mood for. My last project was thank you cards with my new son’s footprint on the cover!

LoriJanuary 8th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

My step-daughter and I try every craft we can get our hands on, such as making earrings with beads (initially clip-ons, now converting them to shepherd hooks), sewing a stuffed cat, rug hooking a dog pillow, photography, making L’il Missy dolls with sequins (kits from the 70′s – still a hit), making fleece throws (no-sew), knitting…we keep adding to the list as it’s all so much fun to do together!

TeresaJanuary 8th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I love drawing!

DeidreJanuary 9th, 2012 at 9:02 am

Embroidery -my mother taught me when I was quite young.

AnnaJanuary 9th, 2012 at 9:04 am

I love to make my own braclets and necklaces from special beads.

Rina LiddleJanuary 9th, 2012 at 11:27 am

I love knitting anything rectangle and making Elizabethan collars! Thanks for asking :)

Nicole PJanuary 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am

I really enjoy making specialty cake toppers with both edible and non edible materials. I have also just taken up making dream catchers.

DeniseJanuary 10th, 2012 at 1:05 am

I like photography and making hair accessories out of recycled material
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VinceJanuary 10th, 2012 at 9:22 am

I like woodworking and making things with my hands.

JuliaJanuary 10th, 2012 at 9:23 am

I make my own neckalces using beads – this would be great chance to make a new one!

JenniferJanuary 10th, 2012 at 11:58 am

I enjoyed learning to knit from my grandmother, and learning to make bead earrings from a friend of mine. Alone I’m not much use at crafting, but that’s okay because it’s more fun to do it with someone else anyways!

Lori-Vancouver BCJanuary 10th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I’ve done and still do some of these crafts: knitting, crocheting, candle making, magic bags (the kind you warm up in the microwave to keep you warm), greeting cards, photography, bath bombs, angels, blah blah blah…but I haven’t done beading since I was a little girl.

LoisJanuary 10th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I almost feel like a fraud posting this, because it’s been so long. But two things I like: knitting, and making bread with hand-kneading.

mariaJanuary 11th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I like making jewellery so this would be perfect!

SanazJanuary 12th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love painting but also love to make my own jewelry

lorJanuary 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

cross stitch, sewing, making jewellery, painting

JanJanuary 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I used to make a lot of earrings and would like to start again.

LlynJanuary 14th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

The older I get the craftier I discover I am … baking, beading, viking weave, woodburning, writing with wire, dreamcatchers, etc …
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CarolJanuary 15th, 2012 at 9:21 am

I have a deep love of colours. I love to experiment with different combinations of colours and materials. My favourite hobbies are flower arranging and knitting with beads.

RoJanuary 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I’d love to explore the texture of different beads to create an elegant piece of jewellery for my mother.

Kim PlumleyJanuary 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Totally into needle felting right now. My kids, 7, 9 and 10 are into it as well. It is fantastic, fun, creative and a little bit dangerous! Those needles are SHARP! We have made a number of things and we are all very proud of our handiwork.

Skye DonaldJanuary 16th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I’m a fibre artist. I dye, spin and knit. I raise alpacas and sheep, so I sometimes process the fibre right from washing through to a finished item. I’ve also done a bit of sewing & needlepoint, a bit of scrapbooking & card making. One craft that I really miss doing is making porcelain dolls. I’ve also done a few fused glass art projects, and I really, really like the medium.
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RebeccaJanuary 17th, 2012 at 2:39 am

Sewing and drawing

Melaney G LyallJanuary 18th, 2012 at 2:49 am

I’m learning how to carve small pieces of wood into Salish designs!!

Shannon MacJanuary 18th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I love beading and especially silversmithing. Making shiny rings and pendants!

RaulJanuary 19th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

UPDATE: Winner is @melaneyglyall (entry via Twitter). Congratulations! Contact me through email raul(@)hummingbird604(.)com. I will have the certificate mailed to you early next week. I will need your mailing address. Congratulations!

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