Maxine started beading at a very young age and has been beading for over 60 years. Beading is her way of life and she enjoys it very much. Her work is done with cut beads and brain tanned buckskins. She is best known for her dancing feathers and her other beading creations including medallions, buckles, and billfolds. Maxine enjoys the finished product and hopes it makes her buyers happy. She considers herself a contemporary artist.