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Hi! My name is Alina. Creativity has been in my blood from the day I was born. My first art project was at the ripe age of 3 when I broke into my Mother's makeup and gave my infant sister a makeover. At age 5 I took a stab at hair styling when I gave my sister her first mullet haircut. Needless to say, my parents were not happy. My Mom could tell I had a passion for art when I would hyper-focus on artistic projects at school, and although I did well in academic subjects, they bored me to a point where I would draw out elaborate pictures and scenes that sometimes got me into trouble with adults who did not "get" my imagination.

Things started to look better for me when I was in 5th grade and my Mom introduced me to macrame weaving which at the time, was a huge trend- at the mall simple hemp macrame braided necklaces with glass blown pendants went for about $20-25 and bracelets for $15. Naturally as…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 11
  • Joined September 20, 2011

Favorite materials

crystals, freshwater pearls, turquoise, bullet casings, metal blanks and stamps

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About

Hi! My name is Alina. Creativity has been in my blood from the day I was born. My first art project was at the ripe age of 3 when I broke into my Mother's makeup and gave my infant sister a makeover. At age 5 I took a stab at hair styling when I gave my sister her first mullet haircut. Needless to say, my parents were not happy. My Mom could tell I had a passion for art when I would hyper-focus on artistic projects at school, and although I did well in academic subjects, they bored me to a point where I would draw out elaborate pictures and scenes that sometimes got me into trouble with adults who did not "get" my imagination.

Things started to look better for me when I was in 5th grade and my Mom introduced me to macrame weaving which at the time, was a huge trend- at the mall simple hemp macrame braided necklaces with glass blown pendants went for about $20-25 and bracelets for $15. Naturally as soon as I completed my first design I was obsessed and every night for a couple weeks I would come home from school and make bracelets and necklaces (after homework of course). It wasn't long before I started bringing my creations into my class and sold them for $5 a piece. 2 years later my Mom enrolled me into an after school art class, where everyone was years older than me and I felt so self conscious.. in the end my painting got sold at the end of course art show- which was of a very vividly colored rabbit. I think the theme was our Chinese Zodiac sign.

In high school and college I unfortunately lost touch with my creative side and focused on school work and sports. During my last 2 years of college I felt the itch to create again when Pinterest emerged but was too busy writing papers and studying my life away to act on it. Finally after graduating and sitting around after work became boring I took a leap of faith and went by the craft store to buy some basic jewelry making supplies. I told myself if I succeeded in my first project, I would go on to make something real of it.

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