Meet the maker Maxine Veronica

Artist, designer and typical Welsh Mam. I have had a life long love affair with all types of crafts inspired by my dearly missed and adored Gran.

Trading on Folksy since 2010, this is my 3rd shop on Folksy, I used to have two shops one for Jewellery and one for Art, both under Maxine Veronica but in 2013 Folksy updated their software allowing me to separate my work with shop collections and categories and I wanted to have a single presence here making easier for people to find me, so I opened Paper, Chains & Beads.

I love to paint, using all types of media including watercolour, ink, pastel and acrylic, often combining them for mixed media pieces. My artworks range in size from tiny dolls house works 1 inch square up to A4.

My jewellery is all one off creations and I love to combine my skills including art in pendants and creating wire and beaded mini sculptures, my favourites are butterflies and dragonflies.

I also create scrapbooks and albums using mixed media techniques and offer a commission service as well as ready to ship books in a range of sizes and for differing uses from photograph albums to mixed media art journals.

Everything I create is completely unique and to my own design, inspired by the materials I am working with and the world around me. I have a real passion for vintage, I especially love to incorporate old, broken and unloved vintage bits, bobs into my designs particularly buttons and old books, you'll find scraps of old books in virtually all of my work.

Commissions welcomed.

All items are made and stored in a non smoking and pet free home.


I am insured for Public and Product Liability and all transactions will comply fully with the distance selling regulations as applicable.