Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 is almost here!

Wow, this year just flew by. Lots happened, some happy, some not so happy. One of my cats was diagnosed with cancer so I know that 2011 will bring some sadness into my life when I eventually have to say goodbye to my darling girl.

I did have the opportunity to be in Vancouver for three weeks for work during the Vancouver Olympics, such an amazing, yet very tiring, experience. Who said Canadians aren't patriotic? If you'd been in Vancouver you'd have been amazed.

I had a fabulous, relaxing week in Antigua. Sun, sad and quiet, just what my friend and I needed after Vancouver. Nice to be at a resort where music wasn't pumping all day long, the quiet was so relaxing!

I thank each and every one of the people who shopped at Lasuz Creations this year and hope that you return in 2011!

All the best to everyone in the coming year :-)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Less Than Two Weeks Till Christmas!

Can't believe that Christmas is now so close. Am I ready, heck no! Hope everyone else is doing better than I am about getting ready.
At least it now looks like the Christmas season with a bit of snow on the ground here in Toronto :)

Don't remember that jewellery makes an excellent gift ;-)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Feature Added!

To make it easier for you to buy any items you see I've added Rapid Cart, just click on the item you like, click the picture and it will take you to my Artfire Store where you can continue the purchase. Hoping you find this useful!

Also available is Pocket Shop which shows you items from my Etsy store, click and it takes you directly to my Etsy store!

Monday, November 29, 2010

26 Days Till Christmas!

Well, the days are racing past so quickly that Christmas will be here before you know it. Must get cards out to my overseas friends and relatives or they'll turn into New Years cards!

Have added a couple of new items to my shops, the previously shown Green Amethyst bracelet:

and a Purple Amethyst and Lampwork pair of earrings.

Hopefully I'll have a successful Christmas season!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well the Christmas season is almost upon us which means I'm very busy trying to get new jewellery items completed.

I've finally used the Green Amethyst that I purchased ages ago. I absolutely love the colour of this stone. It reminds me of the colour of the Indian ocean off the coast of Kenya. When I was on holiday there I tried and tried to capture the true colour of the ocean in a photograph without any success. Green Amethyst (also known as
prasiolite) matches it perfectly. Will be making some items of jewellery with this stone for myself, just to remind me of the lovely, restful time I had in my cottage by the beach.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Inspiration Strikes By Unexpected Source

Had a message from Twitter today telling me that I had a new follower. Couldn't believe who it was, the Doobie Brothers! Wow!

Have always loved their song "Black Water" and was inspired to create a bracelet with that name.

Uploaded a photo onto Facebook of the finished bracelet, hadn't uploaded to my Etsy or Artfire shops yet and it's already been sold to one of my friends!

Thanks Doobie Brothers!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Earrings, Earrings, Earrings

Been busy with earrings these past few days. Did up two pairs of copper plated earrings and one amber with sterling. Love them!

Also a custom order for a friend, love when friends come and ask you to create something for them :-)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coiling and Cutting Rings

Have been making sterling silver rings so I can create a few Celtic Star pendants. I'd show a picture but don't have one yet. They are a pretty popular pendant. The first one I made is one that I wear quite often and always get good comments about it.
There is a variation of the pendant that doesn't use the outer small rings, it's then called a Tudor Rose as it looks quite similar.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Great Weekend!

It was Thanksgiving weekend in Canada this weekend and I had a great one. Dinner at my Dad's which my uncle, visiting from England, attended. Nice to catch up with the family.

Then I woke up this morning, checked my Blackberry to discover two items sold. Truly something to be thankful for :-)

Let's hope this trend continues!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Are We Thinking Christmas Yet?

It's that time of year when we all start thinking towards Christmas. What to buy for that picky sister or aunt? How about that nephew who's into Goth. Well, chainmaille items are unique and will fit all sorts of personalities, from sweet and innocent to funky and mainstream.

Why not check out Etsy



to pick up some interesting presents this year!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Copper, Copper and More Copper!

Gorgeous shiny copper rings were the focus of my Saturday afternoon. Managed to come up with a couple of pairs of earrings and a bracelet.

The bracelet is the Double Spiral pattern, just love the feel of this rope pattern as it rolls between your fingers.

The earrings are in the patterns Barrels and Byzantine, with the Byzantine ones given a twist by adding a Swarovski Crystal Butterfly on the end of each.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Earrings

Have just added a few new pairs of earrings to my Etsy and Artfire shops.
These earrings were all created using antique copper finish findings and I matched them with turquoise, amazonite and amber beads.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Custom Bracelet

I've been working on a custom bracelet which a friend of mine has requested. She's a lover of amber and I've put together a bracelet incorporating 14mm and 10mm brown amber beads with bali silver beads and spacers. A large bali bead which was purchased at the Toronto Jewellery, Gem and Mineral show is the focal point. It's easy to get carried away when creating a design, using lots of materials, but you have to be careful with it as sometimes the price point can become too prohibitive for the client. This is what I've got so far, am waiting for the exact size of her wrist to finish it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Snagged A Treasury!

Well my patience paid off and I managed to snag a Treasury on Etsy. It's all chainmaille with crystals incorporated from various members of the Etsy Chainmaillers Team :-)

Here's the link to the Treasury, it only lasts a couple of days.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Etsy Treasury

I'm now sat at my computer waiting for a Treasury to open up on the Etsy site. A treasury is a member picked selection of items which are available for purchase on Etsy. However, it's tough to snag one as there are only so many available. I've got my selection picked out just waiting for a Treasury spot to open up. I'm trying to feature chainmaille items which incorporate crystals (mostly Swarovski) as I love to use them myself.
Now wish me luck that I can snag a Treasury!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

To Antique or Not to Antique

Having a bit of a conundrum, I love the shiny new copper rings which I just purchased but I also love the antiqued look of copper. Do I do more items in the shiny or the antique? A bit of both? Decisions, decisions. Hopefully will make a few of each and decide from there.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Copper is Coming!

Have decided to branch out into the realm of copper. Lots of new supplies have been ordered from some Etsy sellers and I can't wait to use the creative juices that are flowing to design some new jewellery.