Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Seriously Impressed

Well, I have to say, I am really impressed with the jewelry supplier Rio Grande, I ordered some items yesterday afternoon, decided to ship UPS as it was cheaper than regular post (go figure) and the parcel showed up this morning!! Wasn't even delayed at the border! I hadn't even had time to go out and buy the vice that I need to use with my new supplies.
Soon I'll, hopefully, be making my own jumprings instead of having to purchase so many. Should save myself some money. Now, if I can just manage to wrap my head around the Aspect Ratio problem :-(

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Aahhh, I Forgot Someone!

I'd realized after I'd finished my first post that I totally forgot to thank Beatrice Politi, also a reporter at Global News. She purchased a couple of pairs of earrings from me at Christmas time and wears one of them on the air. Her short hair shows them off to perfection :-)

I've realized since opening the online store that I'm really going to have to make more items to sell. The quality is really important as I don't want somebody to return an item of jewelry as they aren't happy with it.

The chainmaille items are becoming a favourite of mine, however time consuming they may be. Have had to purchase a tumbler to make sure they are nice and shiny once I've finished using my tools on them.

Monday, July 28, 2008

My First Post!

Well, I've finally joined the community of bloggers with the encouragement of my friend Ioan who persuaded me that it will help to bring exposure to my new jewelry business.

I started making jewelry in 2006 after my lovely friend Diane showed me the ins and outs of designing and creating jewelry. She took me to my first bead show and I was hooked from that point.

I started my business in 2007 after my first designs were tested on friends and relatives as gifts for Christmas 2006. Their reactions pushed me to open Lasuz Creations. In case you're wondering, Lasuz is a combination of my first two names, Laura Suzanne.

I have been lucky enough, so far, to sell my creations at my full-time job at Global TV in Toronto. Several colleagues have purchased items and I really have to thank Susan Hay, Christina Stevens and Allison Vuchnich for purchasing and even wearing my designs on-air.

I have recently started selling my jewelry online at a fantastic website which is for business which focus on handmade items of all kinds, My store is located at

The picture is one of my creations and are Byzantine Rose earrings which are made using the chainmaille design called.......Byzantine Rose ;-) Chainmaille designs consist of jump rings which are individually opened and closed together in various different designs. It can be quite time-consuming but the final results are always worth it.

Well, that's my first post, will update periodically.