Hi! Welcome to the home of The Faidrin Bear. Make yourself at home…Can I interest you in a complementary digital Cupcake and Cup of Tea?
I know the feeling of curiosity that overcomes you when you are visiting a page like this. You want to know who is behind the pages and the items. You basically want to know who is asking you to spend your precious money on them. Something that is of course understandable. I myself use online shopping as my main source for anything I purchase for the shop or my home.
So, please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Athina. I am the founder, CEO, designer, creator and pretty much everything else behind The Faidrin Bear.
I am a 27-year-old creative young woman. I am happily married since early 2015 and we recently welcomed our baby girl into our little family. We use to live on a farm in a small village in Western Greece but recently moved to a small suburb in Melbourne, Australia.
I am an avid reader and will happily spend 5 hours straight reading a novel without thinking twice.
As odd as it may seem I am also an avid video gamer. Nintendo, PlayStation, PC games you name it. I loved playing all the classics and even now I will not turn down a good game.
And as if all the above is not enough, I absolutely love baking. Cookies, cupcakes and so much more.
As the odd cookie that I am (you have already realized I am sure), I loved all things creative. I had a dream since I was young and my mother had to leave for work almost as soon as we came home from school. That dream was to be able to have a job that allowed me to be at home with my children and be the person who tucks them in bed and kisses them goodnight.
So that is where my creative side kicked in. I stumbled across polymer clay in early 2013. I was 22 years old and studying to be a Preschool Teacher. I remember being so surprised that there was such a material as versatile as polymer clay. The day I made my first miniature I felt like I had achieved all my life time goals. It was so awesome!
I started selling to friends and then friends of friends. The way people showed their fascination for my creations just made me so happy. This feeling of happiness made me start thinking of ways to make this grow.
From that point in 2013, I reached 2015 and opening my own website. I naturally sold on other marketplace platforms in the years in-between but this was my very own website. I am so proud to say that I am a small business owner and a one-woman show. I work away on my miniature foodie jewelry with the ultimate goal of re-creating the smiles and fascination that I received when I first started selling.
So I think the only thing I really want you to know is that I am one person working as hard as my little hands can go (and they are little, trust me) to make you and your sweet ones smile and laugh. The word Faidrin derives from an ancient Greek word for happiness. This is something we all can never get enough of.
It could be a pick me up gift, a thank you gift, a just because I love you gift or even a good job self-gift. It is that special little thing you buy in order to smile and reward yourself for being you.