I thought for this blog, I would tell you a little about the background behind my business.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved jewellery and anything sparkly, I am immediately attracted to it.
For a lot of my working life I have been in administration, however that was never fulfilling my need to be creative or my ambition to run my own business. The events of last year saw me without a job for the first time, it gave me the push I needed to go ahead with my dream, sometimes you have to make a positive out of a negative.
Its been a lot of hard work, but I have loved every minute of it and I am really pleased with how far I have come so far.
I have a small workshop, where my ideas and designs start to come alive. Sometimes, I might just play around with a piece of silver to see where it goes, but most of the time, I have an idea already in my head. I enjoy both ways, its really gratifying seeing your ideas take shape and having something beautiful to show for it at the end.
Of course, all the jewellery I make, I love. I have always been very specific on the jewellery I own and wear, that's because jewellery is very personal and individual, we don't all like the same thing and why would we? It's all about creating your own look, and jewellery is very good at doing that.
I have pieces that I consider my signature look, that I will wear everyday. That will be stacking bangles and a statement ring or lots of thinner band rings and of course, hoops earrings.
I feel so honoured and privileged that my customers find pieces they love from my jewellery range and get pleasure from wearing them. It's such a compliment and makes me very proud.
When you buy Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery from Live & Love by Maxine, you are not only supporting a small business, which is so important and appreciated very much by small business owners, you are supporting a dream and you are getting a piece of jewellery that will will love and treasure for years to come and, because no two pieces will be exactly the same, you will have your own special piece, how fantastic is that!
I hope you will check out my website https://www.iveandlovebymaxine.co.uk I'm sure you will find something either to treat yourself or a gift for a loved one. If you have anything you would like to ask me, please contact me, details are on my contact page.
As always, take care.
Love Maxine x