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Art Inspired: The Lemon Earrings

Art Inspired: The Lemon Earrings

If you've been tuned in to Cadette Jewelry for some time now, you've likely heard me share that my passion for modern art and design is one of the main influencers behind the majority of the line's designs, and the spirit of the brand, overall. Random fact: I was an art history major in university :-), and it was during this time that I truly immersed myself in, and gained in-depth knowledge, respect and admiration for the world of fine and modern art. This leads into my decision to share a series of very short, visual stories around the important artists and artwork that inspired pieces in the...

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Allison Asis
The Female Form Necklace | Made to Empower

The Female Form Necklace | Made to Empower

The very first piece I designed for the Spring/Summer '18 collection was the Female Form necklace. I remember the day pretty accurately. This past holiday season, I got into the zone one evening, thinking about what I wanted the next collection to centre around. True to my usual brainstorming style, I dove into my collected references by some of my favourite artists. One of these figures I speak of constantly is early 20th-century artist, Jean Arp, known for his 'biomorphic' and organic forms. I looked through the recent works I've gathered of his, and (by no exaggeration) came to a halt when I reached one painting, specifically: À travers les...

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Allison Asis
#CadettexOB

#CadettexOB

One of the things I constantly discuss, especially in regards to my WHY behind Cadette Jewelry, is the concept and spirit of community.That feeling of connection to another person, artist, collaborator, or supporter, to me, is one of the most, if not THE most powerful sources of motivation & inspiration when being an entrepreneur.You straight-away discover that the relationships you build with those around you are invaluable, and that without them, you'd be missing an essential foundation that you just can't operate without. One of the most amazing relationships I've had the pleasure of building within these past few years, is one with mixed media artist and friend,...

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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 process when creating a new signet ring that features a unique a-symmetrical top! This involves first sketching out iterations of the ring's design, and once I feel confident in one of the sketches I've outlined, I then diligently carve out the wax form and get it ready to be casted into silver or brass. (watch the post-casting process here). One of the things about handmade jewelry that still leaves me speechless (and almost in tears of joy whenever I've just completed something- I'm serious!), is having this up-close & personal experience of taking a mere...

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