We are Simon and Sarah Peacey, living on a bend of the Wairua River, west of Whangarei. At Wairua Wood and Wax we love crafting beautiful creations from wood and beeswax for you to enjoy.
Simon is a wood turner and wood artist, using swamp kauri (which has been buried for thousands of years), recycled and fallen native timbers. He makes a range of items ranging from beautiful Coffee Tampers through to high end carved and turned winged bowls. Sarah creates luminaries, candles and other products all made from pure beeswax (from our own hives) and vegetable based dyes. Luminaries are thin walled, translucent beeswax “bowls”, that are often highly coloured and each one is unique. A tealight is placed inside and the colours come to life. They are beautiful by day and stunning at night.
We enjoy working together to find new ideas, products and designs combining the beauty of both wood and beeswax. At the moment, we are developing a series of LED lamps (floor, table, sconces etc.) that combine the beauty of the wax luminaries with our glorious native woods.
We were commercial beekeepers from 1999 to 2020 raising queen bees, pollinating orchards and producing gorgeous Northland honey (which we still have for sale). At the peak we ran about 1100 hives, which was exciting, exhausting and, eventually, caused a bunch of back problems. We’ve sold all but a few of our hives to concentrate on wood and beeswax.
We enjoy living in Northland amongst God’s extraordinarily beautiful creation and we’re fascinated in, and gain inspiration from, the shapes and designs that come from nature.
Contact us by phone: Sarah 021 0319129 (Wax) Simon 021 858648 (Wood).