Isela Arredondo (Marysol’s Jewelry) was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) and has been a jewelry designer since 2004. She attributes her emotional healing and self esteem to her art and finds joy in helping others see the beauty and value of the creations of their hands. Like in life, she takes comfort and pleasure in taking different pieces of jewelry and making something whole out of something that was not. Isela finds her inspiration in being a strong role model for her daughter. She is the first in her family to attend college and is pursuing a profession as a massage therapist. Isela exemplifies the “pay it forward” philosophy of H*Art Gallery by having taught her art form to other women who have experienced her former situation through our H*ArtWorks program, in an association with Partnership for Children, Families, and Adults.