I first learned about Mano y Metal when I saw a friend with an awesome two-finger ring on with some really witty quote and I was all like “Girl! Where did you get that ring!” Turns out, Des of Mano y Metal is not only an amazing new jewelry designer but lives right in my Hood. Does it get any better than that? I think not. Pilsen is just full of so many awesome artists! Everywhere you turn there they are. And this chica, actually lives like a block from me so we met up for coffee to talk shop.
Des is an inspiration to us all. Trust me if you meet her you will just love her. Beautiful and contagiously bubbly the Chicago native somehow manages working a day gig, her 4 year old son and diving head-first into her new passion, jewelry-making. Mano y Metal, which is all hand-made and custom-made if you wish, will be celebrating it’s very first anniversary this August. To celebrate her amazing success thus far we decided to do a stylish photoshoot in Pilsen and are offering a fabulous giveaway that is open to Pilsenites and non-Pilsenites alike.
Although her work can be customized Mano y Metal also offers hand-made earrings and pre-made double-finger rings and cuff bracelets with sayings like “Artists make creative lovers” and my personal favorite “Do the damn thing”
So here’ s how you can enter to win your very own custom piece:
First log on to Facebook and “Like” both of our Facebook Fan pages
- double finger ring
- single band ring
- thin cuff bracelet
- medium cuff bracelet
- wide cuff bracelet
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