by April Mitchell-Boudreau
Wearing April’s pieces has given me confidence-both on stage and off. One necklace or pair of earrings with any outfit not only completes my outfit, but makes my ‘skin glow’, my eyes ‘brighter’, my posture ‘straighter’. I think any woman who says that she dresses well for a man is not telling the whole truth-I believe we do dress with a man in mind, but our accent pieces are all about letting other women know who we are and how we want to be approached. April’s design aesthetic works for me; her ability to know which items will look best on me—even when I’m doubtful—translates into me expressing myself more fully. What’s even more interesting is seeing other women acknowledging and appreciating that...never do I get as many compliments from my audience members and women in my every day life—and approached by as many other ‘jewelry designers’—as when I have on a Bead Queen piece.
Getting outfitted in new jewelry from Bead Queen is an event in pampering. Not only does April care deeply about the elements of the earth that she is stringing together (exotic stones, seeds, shells, etc.) but she also cares about how they connect with those who are wearing them. I have, on a number of occasions, taken an outfit for a special occasion to April to have jewelry matched to it. Even when it wasn’t easy, April stuck with the task until I was completely happy. She is committed to quality products and to service without ever pressuring. April might also be one of the kindest people I know and just discovering her works of art with her is a lot of fun!
BeadQueen, Thank you so much for the jewelry that you made for my wedding. The bracelet, necklace and earrings complemented my wedding gown wonderfully. I had so many compliments on the jewelry all day long! I also bought another necklace which I wear all the time to dress up any outfit, and I love it. You’re really great at what you do!
April you made me sparkle and shine the day of my wedding, both my Mother and I received so many comments on our gorgeous unique necklaces. I love how you get to know the person than create this beautiful perfect piece for them to wear for years to come. I am so happy to have found you.