This is the Treasury Department: chain necklaces featuring meticulously hand-painted, graphic-design-driven pendants made of polished, hand-carved wood by Mercedes La Rosa,

Seeing the hands-on elements of the graphic design industry being lost by the wayside in favor of software that reached quick-turn-around times in a fraction of the time made being a graphic designer start to feel like playing Tetris on Level 20. Wanting to fill that void in her creative process, this collection of necklaces is the result of mixing her digital design know-how with tactile fabrication processes to create truly special objects.