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AnaBakana started years ago in Spain, when I learned to crochet with my mom next to the pool on hot summer days. I was 8, so mainly everything I made was pink and frilly and worn by my younger sis, then 4.
Years later,, when the Material Girl attacked worldwide. I made my own material girl accessories cutting up skirts, scarves and whatever else I could get my scissors on.
To my surprise, mom, not only didn't discourage but applauded such originality, picking up odds and ends that could be turned into earrings,my favorite accessory at the time
I came back to New York in 1988, studied Fashion merchandising and marketing to realize that the only part I liked of the industry was making things by hand, and in my own style.
I studied jewelry design at Parsons, to end up as an actress in Ecuador, my second home.
I continued my activity selling in flea markets. I…

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  • Born on May 21
  • Joined November 24, 2010

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AnaBakana started years ago in Spain, when I learned to crochet with my mom next to the pool on hot summer days. I was 8, so mainly everything I made was pink and frilly and worn by my younger sis, then 4.
Years later,, when the Material Girl attacked worldwide. I made my own material girl accessories cutting up skirts, scarves and whatever else I could get my scissors on.
To my surprise, mom, not only didn't discourage but applauded such originality, picking up odds and ends that could be turned into earrings,my favorite accessory at the time
I came back to New York in 1988, studied Fashion merchandising and marketing to realize that the only part I liked of the industry was making things by hand, and in my own style.
I studied jewelry design at Parsons, to end up as an actress in Ecuador, my second home.
I continued my activity selling in flea markets. I have received old necklaces, earrings, bracelets from friends. Different people have brought me back beads from their travels to Bolivia, Peru, Greece . I have inherited costume jewelry from aunts, great-aunts and other peoples' grandmothers and aunts.
I relearned how to crochet for a short film named "Emilia" wich my friend Carla Valencia directed, making hoodies for hens!
Now everything I make is recycled, up cycled,or re purposed from my bin collection, even most findings. There is some much stuff in the world I think we wouldn't need to buy anything new for 5 generations.
In the last months I added something "new": plastic bags: Both my mom and dad have plastic bags from that store they went to the year I was born, the year they went to the Tower of London, from a bazaar in Istambul or the corner drugstore, throwing a bag away was considered high treason to family history.
So I have ended up with my own personal collection as well as a concern for all those lone plastic bags tumbling down, beaches, wire fences and subway stations. May they all lead a new life in something prettier.

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