Tina Dillingham's Profile
I knew since I was very young that I wanted to be a designer. I remember cutting the legs off an old beat up pair of jeans and transforming them into overalls. I thought that was “jean-ious”! My mom pushed me hard to pursue my dreams. I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in Manhattan doing what I loved for 9 years. In 2005, I was recruited to Tampa, FL as a fashion designer for one of the worlds largest apparel manufacturers.
It wasn’t until later in life I discovered my true passion. I wanted a way to challenge my skills and expand my creative opportunities. I soon found jewelry making, and it wasn’t long before I moved beyond simple beading to a more unique aspect of the craft. Being an apparel designer by trade, it was only natural I wanted to incorporate fabric into my designs, thus Lily Dilly Designs was born.
- Born on January 1
- Joined June 26, 2010