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Welcome to My Blog
At MaxineFaye I believe in encouraging each person to
express themselves and celebrate their uniqueness.
Lets get to know each other!
Here's a bit about me.
The combinations of colour, texture and the “feel” of the beads are what inspire my original designs and as a beaded jewellery artisan I love working with colour and light, The unique shapes and colour combinations of lamp-work and art-glass, the precision and sparkle of Swarovski crystal and the organic feel of semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, and metals ae all considered in my designs.
I’ll add some information on how to care for and clean your beaded jewellery and gemstones. New collections will be showcased and you will be kept in the loop with upcoming events and awards
If you have any suggestions or requests, I would love to hear from you
Beaded Jewellery is a bit of an obsession
I took a course at a local Recreation Centre and was hooked immediately. I have always been crafty and have dabbled in Folk Art, Macramé, Decoupage, Lead-lighting, Woodwork and many other forms or creativity.
But being able to design and create beautiful Jewellery with the colours and stones I love is amazing.
Seeing other people enjoying and wearing my designs is very exciting and I love receiving testimonials from my happy customers.
I have been honoured to win awards for my beadwork and enjoy the excitement of the challenge. Using materials or techniques that I wouldn’t generally incorporate in my designs is stimulating.
Bespoke and commissioned work, repairs and remodelling of customers’ existing pieces and classes are other services I offer. Contact me to arrange an appointment.
You can view (and hopefully purchase) my designs at Markets around Perth, Western Australia or from the Bibra Lake studio.
You may also receive free standard postage within Australia when you purchase online.
Due to my attention to detail, adding extras like crimp covers and wire guardians, all my original designs come with a 12-month guarantee.
Our environment is also a passion.
Much of my packaging is recycled. Both to keep down the costs and to reduce waste.
Some of my designs use recycled or up-cycled materials. This is always clearly indicated in the description of the piece.
Our house is set up as energy saving as we are able. We have solar hot water, solar energy, water saving taps, toilet and shower and an inline water filter for the whole house. LED lighting, ceiling fans for both relief in summer and to keep the heat down during winter further reduce the running costs.
The garden follows a general permaculture / no dig practice. We harvest our own avocado, mango, citrus and other fruit and vegetables.
Vegetables and herbs which benefit from shade sit under some shrubs, while the heat loving plants find their spots on the edges of the gardens. The garden isn’t always tidy, (who am I kidding – it is seldom tidy) but the bees and butterflies (and children) seem to enjoy it.
The chooks have yet to read the “no dig” agreement though! They help dispose of the kitchen waste and reward us with eggs, so are generally forgiven. When they stop laying, they enjoy their retirement foraging around the back yard. We could never eat them.
Hubby has recently set up a flow-hive for the bees in the backyard so we are looking forward to harvesting our own honey. He has also set up some native beehives in the front yard. These aren’t for the honey, but to encourage them to stay in the garden to protect it from pests and to help pollinate the plants.
Family, Friends & Community
Friends, family and community are important to me. My favourite way to spend an evening is with family and friends.
Throw in a bottle of wine and some cheese and I am over the moon. Also, Bundy and chocolate wont be scoffed at.
I donate Gift Vouchers, Jewellery items and Class Certificates to Community Groups to assist with their fund-raising. I also donate time and materials at Community events where I teach visitors (young and young-at-heart) to make their own beaded sun-catchers.
What's your passion/s?
Now you know about me. Tell me a bit about yourself.
Do you have a favourite hobby? Is there a cause you are ardent over?
I would love to know what things you enjoy. What makes you want to leap out of bed in the morning?