Designer: We are the mother/ daughter team of Glenda and April.
Company: Rouge River Beads and Bijoux Designs For You
State/Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What would you like to be known or recognize as a crafter/artisan?
We love beads as much as we love creating and our goal is to bring other artisans quality beads, charms and findings at reasonable prices! Additionally, we want those who don’t make their own to able to find fashionable, fun products for even those on the tightest budgets to be able to enjoy.
What motivates or inspire you to do crafting?
Sometimes inspiration comes from making a piece for myself to match an outfit, sometimes it’s a great bead or charm, sometimes you just wake up at 3am with an ah-hah moment! We both just enjoy making pretty things and hope to be able to share them with others.
Given today as a day you can do whatever you like, how would you spend today?
I have a 7 month old so my ultimate dream would be to sleep in!!! Lots of baby hugs and kisses and in my perfect dream world it would be warm outside and we could spend the afternoon swimming and at the park. I would follow that by a nice dinner out with my hubby and maybe going to a theatrical production.
What are your favorite designs/creations?
I’m a sucker for earrings, whether they be my own creations or someone else’s. Anything with the word Mom or Grandma also captures our attention. I adore making bookmarks and the pink and white MOM one in our shop is my current fav, closely followed by Spring Cascade. I remember scouring book fairs as a kid looking for fun bookmarks and now I can’t stop making them!
Where can they see your crafts and designs?
You can find our jewelry and gifts at
You can visit our supplies store at
What’s the best customer service you can offer?
We stand behind our products, want to make sure that every customer is satisfied and are honest and respectful in our business. We strive to ship quickly and offer our products at competitive prices.
What’s your hopes and desire for your crafting?
The ultimate dream would be to have our own little gift/bead store. We are slowly but surely working towards that goal and just learning, creating and enjoying our journey!
Can you share a message to fellow crafters/artisans?
Believe in yourself, work hard, and be patient. Learn and grow every day and enjoy your journey!