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This is an index of posts, and I'll update it as I add more.

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Are you looking for beautiful, beaded jewellery which has been designed and crafted 
with care & attention, by an award-winning artisan?

Do you have an interest in Metaphysics and the benefits of Gemstones, Colours.
Would you like to know which Stones or Colours may assist your well-being?

Why Should I Join?

Gain special access to new designs and Members only events.

As an “Insiders Club” member, you’ll have first access to beautiful and exclusive OOAK jewellery designs you know you wont see anywhere else.

All my designs are handmade by me in my studio in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. Other than custom orders, each design is one-of-a-kind (OOAK) so you can be confident knowing you are the proud owner of an original design.

I offer fast, friendly customer service where you will be treated as an individual. Delighting customers and building a base of trust are priorities of my business so I offer efficient service, well-crafted designs and a 12-month guarantee. So, sit back and relax and let me spoil you!

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Welcome

Delight yourself or someone you love!

Hello! Welcome to the MaxineFaye’s “Insider’s Club”!

As a member you receive sneak peeks of upcoming designs and find out what goes on behind the scenes.

You will have first access to purchase new designs and Exclusive Member Only Sales and Giveaways!

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The stitched rope section of this bracelet is quite firm and holds its shape beautifully. A spiral of beads creates a wonderful pattern
The feature of this necklace is a mix of lamp-work glass beads featuring spots or raised bumps in a combination of white, blue, yellow and pale tea

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The Education Hub

Welcome to the Education Hub

Where I share heaps of handy hints and tips.

  • How to clean and care for your jewellery – different metals, gemstones and other beads.
  • Learn some of the jargon and words used in the beading industry.
  • You can find what the correct length of necklace or bracelet to suit your needs and how to measure for a custom-made design.
  • See the designs that have won awards and find out more about them.
  • Find out more on the various services I offer – Custom-made creations, repairs, remodelling, gift wrapping and classes.
  • Birthstones and Anniversary gift ideas.
  • Discover interesting attributes about your favourite gemstones.
  • Understand how colour may affect your mood.
  • And much more.

Click on the following links to find the posts of interest

These links will take you to the relevant post in The Education Hub, once they have been uploaded.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

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Metaphysical Properties

General index

Unsplash_1t2Kjo4Smpc Metaphysical properties

I love Colour and Light

I studied Colour Therapy, under the Aura Soma system, to the Advanced Level.
Therefore on The Metaphysical Properties of Colour page
you will find information on the strengths and needs of the colours you are drawn to.

Gemstones, Crystals & Minerals

The Properties of Gemstones, Crystals & Minerals

I have included properties and information on some of my favourite or interesting Crystals, Gems and Minerals.
I have collected this from several sources over many years and hope you find it interesting. The colour of the piece will generally indicate as to which chakra they may benefit.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact a Colour Therapist.

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The earthy colours of the natural gemstones in this Unakite & Silver bracelet is contrasted by small round shiny silver beads.  These beads are not treated.
Four delightful highly patterned round antiqued silver beads are spaced between sets of Purple Aventurine gemstones to create this beautiful bracelet.

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Beehive

A bit of random information

Hubby has always had an interest in bees and is now an apiarist with one hive in the back yard and we are setting up a couple of native bee hives in other parts of the garden. While researching suitable spots for the hives we came across this information about some WA or Perth bees that live in the ground.

honey bee yellow flower

As they apparently find it hard to burrow through the mulch, we have left a couple of sections in the garden free of it to encourage them in.

Among the exclusively Western Australian bees is the Dawson’s Burrowing Bee which inhabits areas of the north-west and mid-west of WA and is among the State’s largest bees.

The Green Burrowing Bee, notable for its wholly iridescent green body, is restricted to inland heaths of southern Western Australia. Females are ground-nesting and two species are known to burrow to depths of 2.7-3.2 metres, the deepest known burrows of any Australian bee. Males are `super bees’ that patrol areas of heath so fast that they may scarcely be glimpsed, although they are clearly audible.

At least fifty species of bees inhabit the bushlands around Perth and several occur quite commonly in suburban gardens and city parks.

Blue-banded bees are the most likely to be seen. About the size of a honeybee, they are distinguished by their rotund form and black-and-white-banded abdomen, the white bands often tinged with a bluish iridescence. They visit flowers of many garden ornamentals, both native and exotic, in spring and summer. Their flight is noisy and characterised by alternate hovering and darting. The commonest species makes its shallow nests in sandy soil while a related species in the Darling Range nests in harder soils and may colonize mud-brick walls.

yellow daisy flower

Leaf-cutter bees build linear nests in any suitable hollows using pieces of soft, thin leaves. They cut circular or oval pieces from leaves with their mandibles and curl them between their legs for the flight back to the nest. While nest sites are frequently existing holes above ground, some species excavate shallow burrows in the soil. Many other species chew the leaf-tissue into a paste or scrape resin from plant stems and use these materials to build their cells in borer holes in dead-wood or any other suitable holes they can locate.

Some Burrowing Bees push up conical heaps of loose soil at the entrances of their shafts as they burrow down to depths of up to a metre. They prefer bare ground and often nest close together. Their males may hover about over the nesting areas awaiting the emergence of unmated females. A species with a blue-black abdomen commonly nests in Perth lawns in spring creating volcano-like mounds of yellow sand.

honey bee pink flower

I hope you found this page interesting.

I would love to hear about your beekeeping journey and what pearls of wisdom you have to share.

 

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FREE Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping is available on all purchases and there are several options. You can choose simple tissue paper or brown Kraft paper (like the picture) with or without a ribbon. I also have a range of “fancy” wrap that might be more what you are after, or you can request a particular theme – Mothers Day, Birthday, Christmas etc.

Little organza bags are a great way to gift and store jewellery and will continue to protect the piece while in storage or a jewellery box, while tins are another option.  These are a great idea for gifting some of my unisex or men’s range.  Again you have the options of ribbons and I have some lovely metallic stickers that look great on the lids

Gift cards are also available

Small gift cards can be included in your parcel

Gift cards can be written in your words and sentiments.  This is a great option if you are running short on time and want to have the parcel sent to the lucky recipients address.

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Sophia earrings
gold rush earrings

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Award Winning Designs

Designed and Created by Me

Several of my designs have won awards which is always an honour when competing with peers.  

I enjoy competing in these exhibitions and competitions, as some have a theme to adhere to and that is a great way to get out of my comfort zone and learn a new technique or use a new material.

Immogen

1st Place - Jewellery Category - Perth Royal Show

Award winning design
Award certificate

Links of Artistic wire in Gunmetal were hand formed on a WigJig. They are linked to the Gunmetal wire wrapped Czech Jablonex Vitrial bicones by Boho Gold jump rings.

13 more Jablonex Vitrial bicones dangle from Boho Gold headpins. Satin ribbons form the clasp enabling the design to be worn at a range of lengths. 

Citrus Garden

2nd Place - Beading Category - Perth Royal Show

Award winning citrus garden design
Award certificate

More than 130 single Xilion cut 4mm Swarovski crystals in Jonquil, Light topaz, Sunflower and Swarovski 5301 in Sun are matched with Miyuki 11/0 Transparent AB Green Delicas in this gorgeous necklace. 

Swarovski Crystal diamantes and a faceted teardrop complete the design.

Tropical Adventures

3rd Place - Original Design Category - Perth Royal Show

Award winning design: Chenille stitched long necklace
Award certificate

Sections of tubular chenille stitch in yellow and green are punctuated with sections of Czech druk beads and tiny silver stars. 

A beautiful Lamp-work bead (looks a bit like a pineapple) and beaded tassel hangs from a Peyote stitched bail.

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Betty

1st Place - Beading - Woven (on or off Loom) Division

Award winning design

This gorgeous bracelet received 1st Place in the Beading – Woven (on or off Loom) Division of the 2018 West Australian Lapidary and Rockhunting Clubs Annual Awards.

Transparent cherry red glass beads & opaque metallic gold mix glass seed-beads are combined with stitching and wire to create this cheerful bracelet.

5 sets of “cherry” charms are created using the same red glass beads and Czech pressed glass leaves.

A lobster claw clasp and extension chain complete the design. From the extension chain drips another red glass bead.

Frances

2nd Place - Beading - Woven (on or off Loom) Division

Award winning design

Like a wild but contained garden. Gorgeous transparent Czech pressed glass bell flowers and leaves drip from these spirals like buds bursting into bloom.

I am excited to say this beautiful Frances Green Spiral Rope Necklace has just been awarded 2nd place in the Beading – Woven (on or off Loom) Division of the 2018 West Australian Lapidary and Rockhunting Clubs Annual Awards.

Petra

2nd Place - Wired or Strung - Ready to Wear Division

the West Australian Lapidary and Rockhunting Club's 2018 Annual Competition. Category 8: Beading A piece of jewellery wired or strung together. Jewellery must be ready to wear. Judging is based on aesthetics, originality and design. I am excited that this piece I designed and created using Czech pressed glass beads and USA made bead-cones was awarded 2nd prize in this category for 2018

the West Australian Lapidary and Rockhunting Club’s 2018 Annual Competition.

A piece of jewellery wired or strung together. Jewellery must be ready to wear. Judging is based on aesthetics, originality and design.

Awards and Trophy from the West Australian Lapidary and Rockhunting Club’s 2018 Annual Competition

Lapidary & Rock Hunting Club of WA Inc Award winning beading designs.

Ceres

2nd Place - Theme (Scarecrow) - Perth Royal Show

Award winning design
Perth Royal Show 2nd place award for beading

To honour the Year of the Farmer, the theme for this competition was “Scarecrow”.

Winning Second Place in the Perth Royal Show for Ceres was a very happy and humbling experience, as there are some fabulous beaders in our community.

Wanting to do something out of the box, I consequently came up with this design and hence called her Ceres.  Which I thought was especially relevant as she was the Goddess of sowing and reaping.

Each wooden scrabble tile was hand-drilled to create the thread-path I wanted, as a result all the threads are internal and can not be seen outside the tiles.

Beach Bag

Joint Award Winner - Theme (Summer) - Bead Guild of WA Inc

Beach Bag, joint first prize award winner, Bead Guild of WA
Close up of beach bag, joint first prize award winner

“Summer” Theme Bead Guild of WA challenge – This colourful Beach Bag design was chosen as a joint winner!

The title of the Bead Guild Members “Challenge” was ‘Summer’ and most noteworthy, members could make anything they wished from the beads supplied.

They could use as much or as little as they like from the kit, and in addition they could add more from their own stash but earnt points for each bead/item used from the kit.

When telling us the outlines of the challenge, Di did say that she could be evil, and on seeing the amount of fibre and the colour combinations – I am apt to believe her. Still, challenges and competitions are a great way of getting the creative juices flowing.

The kit contained, memory wire, chain, seed-beads, lamp-worked beads, bugles, crackle beads, pearls, flower beads and 5 different forms of fibre.

Deandra

First Place Award Winner - Cockburn Community & Cultural Council Inc

Award winning brass and crystal necklace
First Prize award winner brass and crystal necklace

My piece, “Deandra” won First Place at the Cockburn Community & Cultural Council Inc Awards in the Jewellery – Wearable division.

Diamond shaped components are joined with handmade links of wire and Czech fire-polished glass. A pressed brass stamping creates the base of the pendant. In addition, it is highlighted with Czech Jablonex Vitrial bicones and Boho Gold round corrugated metal beads.

Furthermore, additional drops of Vitrial bicones and Boho Gold metal beads are suspended from many of the jump rings creating lots of movement and sparkle to the design. Finally, a neck ring is wrapped with Gunmetal coloured wire while the centre features more sparkling Vitrial bicones.

Monocco

First Place Award Winner - Non Seed Bead Division - Bead Guild of WA inc

Cherry wood and crystal necklace, First prize award, Bead Guild of WA
first place award winner, Bead Guild of Western Australia

The piece “Morocco” won First Place in the non-seed bead category.

I was excited with the result as the Judges were leaders in their fields and I was competing against some wonderful beaders.

This design was made from lazer cut Cherry wood components linked with wire wrapping and Swarovski Crystals.

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Rae Screw-back earrings

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Suncatcher brooch decoration bug dragonfly butterfly classes

Suncatcher Classes

These classes are suitable for most ages and abilities

Wire wrapping classes are a fun and relaxed way to learn a new skill.  You can bring your own beads and make your very own butterfly or dragonfly (or your own crazy bug) and use it as a suncatcher, ornament, plant decoration or even a brooch.   

Individual classes can generally be adapt to suit your abilities and you can choose which classes to participate in and when.

Don't have the time to do one of my full 2-hour class?

Suncatchers can generally be completed in under an hour.

Cost is $10 plus the materials used (there is a range to choose from – acrylic for the younger creative through to Swarovski crystal to the more discerning artist).

Yes – Children can do the classes.  An Adult will need to stay during the lesson to provide assistance if required, but will not be charged.   Wire is used to create these delightful creatures so very young children may find it a difficult media to work with.

Yes – this class can be arranged for small groups and can be booked as part of a birthday party or other celebration.  Extra travel costs may be involved, but please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Suncatcher brooch decoration bug dragonfly butterfly

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Bands of rainbow coloured beads blend into each other and end with a section of gold glass beads in this flat chenille stitch
The stitched rope section of this bracelet is quite firm and holds its shape beautifully. A spiral of beads creates a wonderful pattern

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Exhibitions, Events & Stockists

That I have my designs featured

I participate in events and exhibitions throughout the year where my designs can be viewed.  This includes the Perth Royal Show which is held annually at the end of September to the beginning of October, starting over the WA Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend.

As event dates come closer I will add them here.

Perth Royal Show

25 September – 2 October, 2021

I will share details on the item I have submitted as this date gets closer.

Cockburn Community & Cultural Council

October 2nd - 3rd, 2021

The annual Arts & Crafts Exhibition is held at the Spearwood Dalmatinac Club.

Stockist List

West Perth Collective

If you would like more information on any of these events or to become a stockists please contact me.

The yellow-orange of the 10mm Aragonite stones contrast well with the opaque blue-green of the faceted Amazonite beads.
Three strands of glass beads in Opaque Rose Gold Topaz lustre are paired with gold flattened bead-cones with an etched leaf design and the colours echo that of the facades of the Rose City

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What Length Should I Order

How to choose the necklace slength that suits you.

Names of some Standard Necklace Lengths

  • Collar – this style fits closely around the neck 
  • Choker – sits around the base of the neck and is a 
  • Princess – sits on the collarbone and is a popular length
  • Matinee – Falls below the collarbone and above the bust
  • Opera – falls below the bust
  • Rope / Lariat – Falls towards the naval.  These are the longest style with the rope not having a clasp while the lariat does.

These longer styles can be worn long as a single strand, wrapped two or even three times for a layered look or knotted.

Standard necklace length and names

Standard Mens Necklace Lengths

  • 18 inch – sits at the base of the neck.
  • 20 inch – sits at the collarbone
  • 22 inch – sits below the collarbone
  • 24 inch – sits above the sternum
  • Over 24 inch sits on or below the sternum

How to measure for a custom necklace

The fall of the mentioned lengths will be determined by your height and fullness of your neck and chest.

Decide where you would like the necklace to sit, then take a piece of string or similar and drape it around your neck.  Bring the string together at the point on your chest you would like the necklace to sit.  Not this on the string with a marker, or by cutting it at that point.  Lay the string out flat and measure.  This is the length to request your necklace be made to.

Please remember this does not include the additional length of any pendant or tassel which you will need to be mindful of.

I hope you found this page helpful.

For more information on Jewellery terms, jargon, cleaning and other information check out my other posts.  While you are here check out the gorgeous items I currently have available at my online store.

 

The feature of this necklace is a mix of lamp-work glass beads featuring spots or raised bumps in a combination of white, blue, yellow and pale tea
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How I made Beeswax Wraps

One of the many ways to make these wraps

This is totally NOT beadwork related, but was a bit of fun.  Hubby has a beehive in our back yard, and as a surprise after a harvest, he triple cleaned the wax and made little honeycomb shaped moulds for me.  They have been just waiting for me to get organised and make some wax wraps to replace our old ones.  This is a run-through of the recipe I used.

How to make Beeswax wraps

Preparing the Fabric

Pine resin is very sticky so I lined a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.  I reused the sheet several times. I preheated the oven to approx. 150 Celsius and laid the washed and dried fabric onto the parchment paper. 

I used a lightweight 100% cotton with a tight weave and as beeswax has a yellow tint, I tried to find prints that would work with this.  Darker prints may also hide stains left by juices from some fruits and vegetables.

Wash the fabric before cutting into the required sizes.  I did this back-to-front and ended up with lots of frayed edges to sort out.

Melt the Ingredients

I combine the beeswax, food grade pine resin and jojoba oil in a double boiler and melted it over low-moderate heat, stirring occasionally to combine.  This took some time because of how large my chunks of wax and resin were. (I had read that the resin may caramelise if heated over too hot hot a heat and will not then melt).

Large chunks of resin will take a long time to melt – I put them into a cloth and hit with a hammer to make them smaller, avoiding inhaling the small particles of resin. (A hint I read was to store it in the freezer to make it more brittle and easier to smash).

Do not melt resin directly over a flame as it is highly flammable.

Ingredients & Ratio

The amounts used in the 4:4:1 ratio below will be enough for one 25cm square.  I adjusted the amount to use the full 100ml of oil I had and poured the leftover mixture into silicon moulds to cool. I can now grate and use for re-waxing worn wraps or grating over new fabric to create more wraps in the future.

40g beeswax
40g pine resin
10g jojoba oil

The mixture was very sticky so I was glad I used an old bowl as the top of my double boiler that can be reserved just for this use.

Don’t use your good cookware, cloths or clothes.  It wasn’t the easiest thing to get off everything and if using an iron, maybe get an old one.  I used a piece of cloth over the handle of mine, but it still got sticky.  I am a messy cook so obviously a messy wax wrapper too.

I didn’t strain the mixture before using or pouring into a mould to remove any unmelted or caramalised lumps, but it might have been the thing to do.

Triple strained wax from our own hive poured into cute bee and honeycomb moulds

Wax the Fabric

I painted the mixture onto the fabric with an old basting brush.  A little went a long way and it didn’t need to go right to the edges as it melted further while in the oven.  I placed the tray in an oven for a few minutes on low heat while I painted the next lot.  When some of the fabric was larger than the baking sheet I folded it into halves or quarters to fit and turned it over during its time in the oven to let the wax reach the other side evenly.

Another option I tried was to place the fabric between two sheets of parchment and use a hot iron to spread.  

When I had added too much mixture, which resulted in a thick, hard wrap that was difficult to use, and cracked when folded, I placed another piece of fabric over or under the first and reheated in the oven, and for some extra juicy ones, with the iron.

Cool the Wrap

When I removed the trays from the oven, checked that the wax had saturated the fabric evenly and fixed any dry patches by adding more of the mixture and reheating and was happy with the result, I pegged to an clothes airer to let cool for a few minutes. Some of the bigger sheets, I just draped over.  Remember, it is still sticky so protect your airer with some old cloth or paper.

Caring for your Beeswax Wraps

Bees wax wraps are not designed to be used to cover hot foods or foods with lots of liquid.  You can however use them to cover a bowl of food (such as stew) once it has cooled.

Use the warmth of your hands to shape the wrap around the bowl or item and to activate the stickiness to seal to itself.

Wipe over used wraps with tepid soapy water, rinse and let dry before storing.  Your wax wrap will melt in hot water, they therefore cannot be used with raw meats or other items with high bacterial loads.

When your wax wrap starts to show signs of wear, just place it back in the oven (on parchment paper as before) and reheat.  If it has “bald spots” add a little more grated wax to that area and again using parchment paper, melt with the iron.  Once the wrap has reached its end, don’t throw it away, add it to the compost.

Bees-wax-wraps-and-left-over-wax-in-moulds.

Suggested uses for Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax wraps can be used to cover cut fruit and vegetable ends, they can be folded into a pocket to store a sandwich, used to cover bowls of salads, cooled leftovers, and for proofing bread.  Breads and baked goods can be wrapped in them.

I hope you found this page helpful.

If you have a favourite method of making these wraps, I would love to hear it.

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Gift Certificates

Gift giving couldn't get any easier!

Gift Certificates are a great gift giving idea.  They enable the recipient to purchase a design they love.  Furthermore, they may wish to participate in a class or make an appointment to arrange a bespoke design.

The Gift Voucher is valid for 3 years (36 months) therefore the recipient has plenty of time to decide how they wish to use them.

Vouchers can be made to any amount you wish.  The following are some of the most frequently requested amounts. You can arrange for the gift certificate to be sent to your address or if you are in a hurry, it can be forwarded directly to the lucky recipient.

Printed Gift Certificate & Matching Envelope

You can arrange for it to be posted directly to the lucky person.

Too many designs to choose from?
Don’t know their favourite colours or styles?
Purchase a Gift Certificate and send it (or have it sent) to the lucky recipient.

These beautiful Certificates are professionally printed onto card, (not paper), and come with matching envelopes.

Digital Gift Certificates

Can be sent by SMS or email to you or your lucky recipient.

Don’t have time to wait for a Gift Certificate in the mail?  Then this might be your answer.
You can have a certificate sent to your email or messenger (or directly to your loved one) for any amount you choose. 
This will contain a Coupon Code for use during checkout.
You can choose the wording and ribbon colour to suit (and can remove the bow if you wish a more minimal look).

The Certificate will have an expiry date of three years from your purchase date.

If you would like to purchase a Gift Certificate for an amount different to the amount listed, please contact me to arrange it.

  • Please note – both styles of these Gift Certificates / Coupons are transferable so please keep them safe. 
  • If you lose one, please contact me as soon as possible so it can be cancelled and another re-issued.  This option is only available if the original coupon has not previously been used.

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An Australian Owned and Made business

Australian Owned

I am extremely proud to have an Australian owned and made business

How exciting. I have received my Australian Owned number and logo.
I am No.1906 and have been certified as an Australian Owned business.

If you are an Aussie business, pop over to https://ausowned.com.au/ and see if you qualify.

It’s fairly easy to do and will make it easy for buyers to know they are supporting Australian Owned businesses and keeping the money in our communities.

I love our Aussie country and took this photo while traveling around the outback for a couple of years with Hubby.  It is on The Great Central Highway going into Kata Tjuṯa from the WA goldfields.

So I am extremely proud to have an Australian owned and made business.  All my handcrafted beaded jewellery is made in my home studio at Bibra Lake.  While you’re here I invite you to have a look at the gorgeous products I currently have available in my online store.

They are generally one-of-a-kind, which means that once it sells there are no more so don’t miss out on this opportunity.  You can also join up to my email list to keep up with new releases and special offers.

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I have a fabulous range of original and unique one-of-a-kind pieces currently available in my online store or you can contact me to arrange a custom made piece – just for you.

 

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Beading classes are available

Beading Classes

1:1 or small groups. Suitable for many ages and abilities.

These beading classes are a fun and relaxed way to learn a new skill.  You can bring your own beads or old jewellery and create something new.    Individual classes can generally be adapt to suit your abilities and you can choose which classes to participate in and when.

Classes can be run during the day, in the evening or on a week-end.

Classes are generally 2 hours sessions although this can be adapted to suit your circumstances.

Some of the Classes available are:

  • Stringing and crimping a simple necklace
  • Making wire loops for earrings
  • Wire wrapping a charm bracelet
  • Peyote stitched cuff bracelet (simple)
  • Peyote stitched cuff bracelet(embellished)
  • Using other stitching techniques
  • Simple wire weaving
  • Multi-strand necklace
  • Spiral rope necklace
  • Suncatchers / Brooches
  • Plus many more. If you have a request that is not on the above list, please ask

Prices

Individual (1:1) Classes

$40.00 for each 2-hour class.  This includes the use of tools and light refreshments.

Small Group Classes (2 - 6 people)

Save between 5% - 25% by bringing a friend or small group.

The small group class is a great option for making jewellery for your Bridal party.

What to Bring?

  • Bring your own tools and beading materials if you have them.  The price doesn’t include beads and materials and you are welcome to bring your own.
  • I have a selection of tools and beading mats that you may use during the class if you don’t have your own, so don’t stress.
  • Many beads and findings are available for sale before or after the class, but it is not essential to purchase from me to take the class (although it would be great).
  • Please bring a container with a secure lid, to transport your beading piece and supplies (Take-away container or zip-lock bag is suitable).
  • Classes can be run at your venue. Please contact me for further information and pricing.

Do you have a wedding coming up?

I would love you to bookmark it for the future, or even better, share it!

white charm bracelet
pastel glass pearl waterfall necklace

I have a fabulous range of original and unique one-of-a-kind pieces currently available in my online store or you can contact me to arrange a custom made piece – just for you.

Join the Insider's Club to shop first on new designs and exclusive sale events
Feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange to visit the studio.
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