Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Best wishes from Sasha+Max

Wishing you and your loved ones the best for Christmas. Thank you for your support over 2015, and wishing you the best of creativity and handmade for 2016.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas gifts at sasha+max studio

I've been a busy beader -  both the Etsy and Madeit stores are filled with lots of lovelies for your holiday gifts. Shop sasha+max at


Saturday, 24 October 2015

Technologically challenged?

Hi there, why is my post thus named Technologically challenged you might ask?
Well I've been trying to work on a mail chimp database to get my act together with a quarterly newsletter. I've added a button the top right hand side of this blog....I'd really love it if you can give it a whirl then we can see if the thing's working!! I also need to get my act together on Instagram... working on it!

Here are some new bits of eye candy. The first features a gorgeous bead made by an Australian lampworker, bought at a Sydney bead show  - have hoarded this for 12 months... meet Flower bed necklace.

flowerbed necklace

 The second is named Shades of Grey. It features Kazuri beads with some recycled wooden ones from a broken 'Elk" necklace. Nice and chunky.
Shades of Grey

 These Sorrel earrings have the most amazing lemon lime beads, a bit hard to photograph but wow, they are intricate.


And these Sierra ones are some nice modern geo fun
Have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Spring Necklaces

Some little treasures from this weekend's beading table efforts.
A weekend of beading, friends to dinner, quality Main Coon cat time, and some gardening in our new courtyard as we recently moved from an apartment to a townhouse (my new project- the courtyards are very grey, think prison exercise yard aesthetic! Need some TLC and I think I need to hire a landscape designer).

The necklaces are in the Sasha + Max Studio Made it store
I'm "modelling" them with my new fake suede top from David Jones's Studio W label- it was a total bargain and will be a steady favourite this spring. Reminds me of Labrador puppies.. weird I know.

Cactus bead is from the very talented Nancy of Round Rabbit.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Geo necklaces

Simple, bold, colourful, affordable..great gifts.. meet Geo.

They can be found at my Madeit store

Wont be making too many of these as everyone else seems to be doing some variation of the bib necklace.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Jewellery with Samunnat Tibetan beads

I've developed an obsession with Nepalese Samunnat beads, These beauties are hand made polymer hand painted beads made with such dedication by Nepalese women who have sought refuge from difficult vulnerable living and domestic situations.

No two beads are alike, so if you want exacting perfection, these are not for you.
I love the variation and the odd finger print. I find that simple is best when designing with these to let the beads speak for themselves.

You can buy the beads from Antelope Beads in the US. The earrings are listed in the Sasha + Max Made it store

Red and White Flower