After 15 years in the industry, Auckland Beads founder, Norbert Csatary has sold his business – one of New Zealand’s leading wholesale beads and accessories suppliers to the fashion industry. New owner, Laurence Jorieux-Lequitte is turning her passion for custom jewellery into a career. Migrating to New Zealand in 1997, the French native is a graphic designer, jewellery maker and businesswoman who has worked with top brands such as L’Oreal. Taking on Auckland Beads was an easy decision for Jorieux-Lequitte and one she felt very strongly about. Both her grandmother and mother have instilled her with a love of craft, fashion and fine art from a young age and she is self-taught in polymer clay art. Jorieux-Lequitte will continue to build Auckland Beads into a premium destination with a variety of beads and accessories from all over the world available at wholesale prices. Changes to the business will be listed on its new website and Facebook page.