About the Creator

Hecho en Harlem is the brainchild of artist Ifétayo Abdus-Salam who designs and crafts each piece by hand in her Harlem studio. Jewelry making has been a life long process for Ifé who began bead work as a young girl, expanding into metal work at Moore College of Art and later, as an undergrad at New York University. 

After 11 years of working as an Arts Educator and public high school at teacher the pull of creative practice has brought Ifé back to the jewelry bench. Hecho en Harlem was born from the vision of a beauty that is bold, elegant, angular, and polished—just like the women she knows and loves.