PetraMonaco

Pyrography, Paintings, Crochet and Jewelry

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Pyrography aka wood-Burnings, crochet, jewelry, and paintings. Handmade creations for your home (living room, family room, bedroom, nursery, halls, den, home office, craft room, bathroom, etc.), vacation home, home office, and more.

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Art is like breathing from the center of my soul for me. It’s the process in where I get lost and forget about the world for just a little while. This became even more important as my family faced some challenges when the youngest of our 4 kids was facing a rare genetic disorder and living and surviving three liver transplants. But beyond that…

… I believe that handmade is the way to go when it comes to giving and that the gift you choose is a way of expressing the connection between you and the receiver.

And, if you like my style, I'm more than happy to create something special just for you. Please contact me so we can begin a creative collaboration.

Besides my family and creations, I love coffee, crime + mystery shows, and paranormal fiction romance books. I coach and teach creatives, multi-passionate how to create the life they want I love.

I love making art that people proudly show off in their homes but also give as gifts to friends and family.

Two of my big dreams include living on a small farm with a few horses and anything else my partner will tolerate ha!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I'm a real person and I will definitely reply. I've been selling my art online, and locally, since the early 2000s.

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2021

Get a 10% OFF YOUR ORDER right now! Copy and paste this link into your browser ☞ ☞ ☞ https://sendfox.com/lp/19yvln

(This link will take you to the signup page for my Newsletter; where I will share with you all the best sales and discounts, sneak peeks, and behind-the-scenes).

Pyrography aka wood-Burnings, crochet, jewelry, and paintings. Handmade creations for your home (living room, family room, bedroom, nursery, halls, den, home office, craft room, bathroom, etc.), vacation home, home office, and more.

You can enter my shop here petramonaco.etsy.com

Art is like breathing from the center of my soul for me. It’s the process in where I get lost and forget about the world for just a little while. This became even more important as my family faced some challenges when the youngest of our 4 kids was facing a rare genetic disorder and living and surviving three liver transplants. But beyond that…

… I believe that handmade is the way to go when it comes to giving and that the gift you choose is a way of expressing the connection between you and the receiver.

And, if you like my style, I'm more than happy to create something special just for you. Please contact me so we can begin a creative collaboration.

Besides my family and creations, I love coffee, crime + mystery shows, and paranormal fiction romance books. I coach and teach creatives, multi-passionate how to create the life they want I love.

I love making art that people proudly show off in their homes but also give as gifts to friends and family.

Two of my big dreams include living on a small farm with a few horses and anything else my partner will tolerate ha!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I'm a real person and I will definitely reply. I've been selling my art online, and locally, since the early 2000s.

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Petra Monaco– inspiration to craft the life you want

Petra Monaco is a writer, artist + creator, teacher, and creative business consultant. Her path includes time selling art at Festivals and Farmer’s Markets, running a brick + mortar store to support local artists within her community.

She has a BS in Accounting and MS in Mental Health Counseling and runs The Rebels Den Life + Business Blog! She launched the Create a Handmade Life to share her passion for all things arts + crafts and creating a handmade business. Everything arts + crafts related will funnel into this blog!

But let’s get personal
and if you sang that as “let’s get physical” – you are my people!

I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t creating.

I spend my childhood escaping the harsh reality of living in foster care through art. During my adolescent years, I got away from it for a bit but found myself pregnant at 17 and semi-retiring my party days. Next thing I knew I was on the couch, crocheting doilies and making special gifts for the people in my life.

And browsing through the crafts store I discovered plastic cross-stitch and needlepoint and my life started to revolve around creating arts + crafts and exploring what I could make next.

I immigrated to the US from Germany in 93 and my obsession with creating didn’t stop – it became my obsession. And so, every birthday and Christmas people would receive handmade creations from me – personalized cross-stitch samplers, crochet blankets, and custom-designed placemats.

In 2005, I decided to stop giving things away for free (although I still do) and start building a business around my handmade crafts. Since then my business went through multiple transformations and this is where we are today.

During that time, however, I juggled being a single parent, going to college and becoming a special-needs parent (you can read all about it here). During my journey as a special-needs parent, I realized that working a traditional job wasn’t going to work in the long run (doctor’s appointments made this almost impossible) and explored ways I could be the parent my kids needed me to be and create an income that allowed me to have the flexibility I required.

I opened a brick and mortar business, selling and promoting local artists and their creations but within a year discovered that being tied to a store for 8-10 hours a day wasn’t working the way I had opened and decided to close it a year later.

But as a dreamer, visionary, a bit of a rebel and non-conformist, I found the art of coaching and consulting and threw myself into the work of being a life coach and learning everything there’s to learn (and keep learning about life + business) and launched The Rebel’s Den as a life + business magazine where I am able to offer my services.

Creating handmade art however is never too far away and I set out to find ways on how to make my multiple passions and talents work. What you will find at the Create a Handmade Life is the result of my creativity.

When I am not creating or working you will probably find me at a local heavy metal show, traveling to a festival or reading paranormal fiction romance.

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    Creating handmade art is never too far away and I set out to find ways on how to make my multiple passions and talents work. What you will find at the Create a Handmade Life is the result of my creativity.

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Last updated on August 7, 2021
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International and Canadian orders need to have phone numbers and province names for customs forms.

Also, note that due to Covid-19 shipping may be delayed beyond my control!
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It is the buyer’s responsibility to contact customs if any issues arise. Original shipping charges are not refunded for buyers who refuse items due to not wanting to pay the customs charges applied by their country. This also applies, if, for any reason, customs officials refuse to forward your order, and said refund will occur - minus a 25% restocking fee - only after the order has returned to us completely. If the issue is rectified and order is to be resent we will waive the restocking fee but shipping costs will need to be paid again.