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A baker's dozen

July 30, 2015 - 11:08am -- sue

A baker’s dozen

Against all odds, 13 has always been my lucky number.

As a child, you are always asked your favorite color and number. I chose sky blue and 13.

Did you know buildings often do not have a 13th floor? Owners have trouble renting on the 13th floor as residents are afraid they are inviting bad luck if they live there.

Liking the much-dreaded number 13, is all part of other qualities I have: I often root for the underdog, I love odd numbers in design and I am drawn to the quirky odd-ball in the room.

You're in luck

June 16, 2015 - 4:12pm -- sue

Sometimes I look around at my competitors and friends and I think, “Wow! She’s so lucky.”

It’s easy chalk others’ success up to ‘good luck’, as though their efforts had nothing to do with the accomplishments and constant kudos’ and compliments that they attract.

Perhaps equating someone else’s success with “luck” makes it easier for us to deal with where we’re at in our own lives and/or businesses.

As you’re creating your lifestyle and/or business, why not learn to CREATE a little luck of your own?

Taking action also creates clarity.

Start with the tiniest step

May 30, 2015 - 7:30am -- sue

I wonder what would have happened if I said yes to going back to my career in TV communications in 2008 (when I need a full-time job) and said “no” to turning my hobby into a business.

Sometimes I picture my soul poking me in some other way and I would have found my path.

Eventually you have to give in to your heart.

What is whispering inside of you right now?

“What you focus on on expands,” a friend once reminded me when I was going through a hard time.

Glitz and Glam at Cannes

May 27, 2015 - 10:57am -- sue

If we’ve learned anything from the Cannes Film Festival it’s that glitzy statement jewelry is very much having a moment.

Case in point: The crystal-embellished chokers spotted on more model-slash-It-girls than we can keep track of.

As the Zoe Report says, "The bold bauble is a fail-safe way to add glitz to your black-tie ensemble, be it an embroidered gown or a razor-sharp tux look but believe it or not, we love the statement-making piece best paired with distressed jeans and an easy tee. (Talk about a killer off-duty look.)"

Reach for light

May 25, 2015 - 4:56pm -- sue

We love many of our designs but this Rachel ring is one of our prouder moments.

We designed this signet in collaboration with actress Rachel Skarsten (Lost Girl, 50 Shades of Grey, Reign).

I loved that she was so clear about where she wanted to go with this.

The ring is all about growth and celebrating Rachel's Canadian Roots. The tree itself represents a maple tree.

Ring in a new trend this spring!

April 13, 2015 - 7:09pm -- sue

There is a new craze sweeping the Western world and it includes the most traditional of rings worn around the less traditional areas – above knuckle and also across all the fingers. It's not for everyone but here are some ideas for the new midi ring if you are willing to have an open mind:

My secret

April 1, 2015 - 10:08am -- sue

As Suetables celebrates its 10th birthday, I am reflecting on where we have come and the “why” in all of this. It’s pretty personal and I have a secret to share.

My business was born in 2005 out of pure desperation for something creative. It came from a need for something to call my own.

I had a burning desire to create something beautiful that was not made with lego or that would wilt or leave a stain on the sofa.

Spring please!

March 3, 2015 - 2:26pm -- sue

Spring please!

It’s that time in the winter when you just want to forget it’s winter.

And it doesn’t look like we’re anywhere close to spring yet. Not at our head office in Toronto or in Charlotte, NC (Mooresville actually) where we run Suetables US. Wendy, our Sales Manager in the US, tells me there are consecutive SNOW DAYS this winter in North Carolina!

In Toronto, there’s constant snow and ice on the ground, and it keeps trying to melt, making the walkways super slippery - when I walk the dogs at frigid temperatures every morning.

#FOCUSonwhatmatters

January 28, 2015 - 10:33am -- sue

To express our gratitude and thanks to our jewelry reps, I wanted to gift them something meaningful.

We have over thirty five reps, mostly mompreneurs, that sell Suetables jewelry from their homes, at local markets and gift shows across North America. I am truly grateful for their contribution to our success.

So, we asked them to dig deep.

Declare it.

January 7, 2015 - 9:48am -- sue

Every year, I ask myself: what do I want, what do I really want?

I know this bit of truth lives inside me. I am just waiting for the right moment for it to be ignited.

Last year, my word was ‘rooted’.

I committed it to sterling silver with a hammer. Bang! I wore it close to my heart.

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