My name is Anna Maria but my middle name is Della ... Anna Maria Della - yes it is a mouthful. I was born in Messina, Sicily and since della in Italian means of or from, it seemed appropriate to call myself DellaMessina. Sicily is the island off the toe of the Italian boot and, much like Italy, the people there tend to be very artistic and creative. Perhaps that explains why I'm so fond of art myself.
I've always enjoyed creating with beads, shells and lovely found treasures, even as a child I would take apart broken trinkets and redesign them into whatever suited my fancy. To me they were masterpieces, though I think my mother thought otherwise. My shop, AlmostPrecious is my special place to showcase and hopefully sell my work :
My mother brought me to the USA when I was just a…
- Born on December 18
- Joined July 20, 2011
- Bradenton, FL, United States