Monica De Wit's Profile

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Greetings one and all....
Hmmm...where to start. Ever since I've been a child I've enjoyed working with my hands. My high school art teacher said I should have gone into fine arts instead of Dental Hygiene at university but I didn't want to be a starving artist. Over the years I've done everything from sewing my own wedding dress to dying silk scarves, teaching tole painting classes (three different kinds), floral photography, orchid growing and judging and on and on. I still do most of the above and now I have this yen to make jewelry with beads etc (mainly to pay for my orchid addiction). My favorite items to work with are natural semi-precious stones as they impart an artistry all of their own.

News flash...I have discovered paracord. A couple of things I didn't mention in the above list of interests is macramé and weaving. I did tons of it as a teenager and now I have…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 17
  • Joined January 9, 2011

Favorite materials

semi precious stones, crystals, silver, fabric, leather, pearls, coral, paracord

About

Greetings one and all....
Hmmm...where to start. Ever since I've been a child I've enjoyed working with my hands. My high school art teacher said I should have gone into fine arts instead of Dental Hygiene at university but I didn't want to be a starving artist. Over the years I've done everything from sewing my own wedding dress to dying silk scarves, teaching tole painting classes (three different kinds), floral photography, orchid growing and judging and on and on. I still do most of the above and now I have this yen to make jewelry with beads etc (mainly to pay for my orchid addiction). My favorite items to work with are natural semi-precious stones as they impart an artistry all of their own.

News flash...I have discovered paracord. A couple of things I didn't mention in the above list of interests is macramé and weaving. I did tons of it as a teenager and now I have discovered a new medium, i.e. parachute cord or "paracord". I find it's good physio to keep my hands in shape for my job plus there are hundreds of colors to work with! Bonus!

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