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Allison Asis
At The Bench: Handmade Signet Ring

At The Bench: Handmade Signet Ring

In this video, I share the beginning stages of my design process when creating a new signet ring – this involves hand-carving the form from wax, before having it casted in sterling silver or brass.I've spent the past few months thinking through what I'd want Cadette Jewelry's first signet ring to be – and I landed on a sleek, feminine design that, true to Cadette form, features a subtle twist with an a-symmetrical top.One of the things about handmade jewelry that still leaves me speechless (and almost in tears whenever I've just completed something- I'm serious!), is having this up-close & personal experience...

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Allison Asis
At The Bench: Hoop Form Earrings

At The Bench: Hoop Form Earrings

One thing I'm honestly obsessed with doing is taking quick snapshots throughout my handmade process of creating each Cadette Jewelry piece. My phone's photo album has what feels like a zillion identical-looking photos, due to this very fact. A general idea of what this looks like: I'll be sawing, filing, carving away at my wax or metal – hands or fingers indeed dirtry and dusty, but I'll have the sudden urges to grab my phone to take a few snaps. I simply can't help it. I LOVE the process and the gritty steps it takes to get to a flawless & fabulous piece.Here's a curated selection of...

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Allison Asis
Isamu Noguchi Influence

Isamu Noguchi Influence

20th-century artist, Isamu Noguchi, has been one of my greatest creative influences to-date – so much so, that I created this pair of earrings as an homage to him and his work.

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Allison Asis
Why I Started a YouTube Channel

Why I Started a YouTube Channel

I’m so excited to share another project that I’ve been working on — the beginnings of a YouTube channel!Through these videos I will share behind-the-scenes looks into the world & journey of Cadette Jewelry. Read more about the main reasons I started this channel in this blog post. And please subscribe to the channel! Xx A

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