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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 :

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlmostPrecious

My mother brought me to the USA when I was just a…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 18
  • Joined July 20, 2011

Favorite materials

art glass beads, murano glass beads, sterling silver wire, crayons and coloring books, pearls and shells

About

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 :

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlmostPrecious

My mother brought me to the USA when I was just a toddler and unfortunately I do not speak Italian. For that my mom can be blamed as she insisted only English be spoken in our home ... someday I may forgive her, but I doubt it!
Though I do many different crafts my passion is working with beads and creating jewelry. Most of my designs are classic, contemporary, on occasion I think outside the box and find myself creating a bit of whimsical fantasy. It’s nice to do something unusual once in a while.
I also like to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, paint and more, perhaps too much more.

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