With an innate talent, Ileana began with courses that taught her to perfect her technique. She says “All of my pieces are completely made by hand, and I take great care in the level of quality of each one. I work carefully on each design, creating sketches on paper until I discover the best option for the materials, always taking into consideration the conservation of our environment. With the courses that I have taken, I have been able to create pieces that can appeal to any type of client, from the most demanding to the most conservative of tastes.
“All of my materials are purchased from local distributors with the principal goal that we can help each other. I firmly believe that even small gestures can help the progress of our country, which it needs desperately.
“I dream that with my work I will be able to grow even more, and with this power, give work to many others. I am thankful for this magnificent opportunity so that my works will be known by many around the world, and with this raise the status of my beautiful country.”
5 items by Ileana Ríos
Ocean GlamourCrystal and Glass Beaded Y-Necklace from Costa Rica
Beauty of CrystalBlue Glass and Crystal Pendant Necklace from Costa Rica
Colorful EggsColorful Glass and Crystal Pendant Necklace from Costa Rica
ReefLapis Lazuli and Glass Beaded Pendant Necklace
Gleaming SpheresGlass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Costa Rica