Upon my first day at the gallery I was honored to meet Desiree Castro, designer of Mano y Metal jewelry. Her jewelry, which is featured in Elephant Room, consists of metal stamped bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, hair pins, pendants, and tie clips. Each piece of work is hand- crafted with style and love. Desiree is an energetic and bubbly artist, whose love for her work shows through her personality.
Castro, a Chicago native, taught herself to make her unique jewelry. She incorporates themes such as urban influences, chicago,life, amor,and insanity for a playful and vibrant trend. The line, Mano y Metal, started in 2010 and has been growing ever since. Her pieces are definitely one of my favorites to look at and admire!
Mano y Metal can be find at numerous stores in Chicago, including Elephant Room, Inc. Check her out!