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With a degree in Nursing and 28years experience in the Emergency Department, I am still deciding where I want to be and what I will be doing when I grow up!
In 1989 I opened a retail needlework store and was delighted to be surrounded by all the threads and fabrics and accouterments for creating my chosen craft. By 1993 I had designed and published my first original piece, out of frustration of not being able to find "just the right" piece. Today I have closed the retail store front, but have over 100 original designs to my credit, and still peddle them in the wholesale world of needlework.
But! while sitting on my sunporch idlely toying with a new beaded bracelet I decided that it was "just not right", so out the door I went and returned with beads, silver and cording. A new outlet to release my flair for color and texture was begun. About 2009 I discovered another new medium - Fine silver - Precious metal clay - and I…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 13
  • Joined July 31, 2008

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silk, linen, silver

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With a degree in Nursing and 28years experience in the Emergency Department, I am still deciding where I want to be and what I will be doing when I grow up!
In 1989 I opened a retail needlework store and was delighted to be surrounded by all the threads and fabrics and accouterments for creating my chosen craft. By 1993 I had designed and published my first original piece, out of frustration of not being able to find "just the right" piece. Today I have closed the retail store front, but have over 100 original designs to my credit, and still peddle them in the wholesale world of needlework.
But! while sitting on my sunporch idlely toying with a new beaded bracelet I decided that it was "just not right", so out the door I went and returned with beads, silver and cording. A new outlet to release my flair for color and texture was begun. About 2009 I discovered another new medium - Fine silver - Precious metal clay - and I create original designs in this fine silver - rings, charms, pins and needleminders.
I do still design needlework but I am surrounded now by not only threads and fabrics, but beads, charms, silver, wire, cording.... -well- you get the idea!! So -Welcome to My Porch!!

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