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 process pics that I took with my phone during the crafting of the Hoop Form Earrings.
The Hoop Form Earrings truly are an everyday staple, featuring Cadette's take on the classic hoop, with a subtle, sculptural spin.
Hope you enjoy this glimpse of the process!
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BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE STEPS
1 - Saw out design in wax
2 - Rough cut of wax form
3 - File & sand wax form
4 - Hollow out wax form
5 - Smooth & ready for casting
6 - Pieces casted in sterling silver
7 - Saw & file off excess metal
8 - Sand paper to smooth out metal
9 - Solder ear pick onto earring
10 - Soldered piece ready for final sanding
11 - Sanding interior details
12 - Post-polishing (with dusty fingers from compound)
13 - Final polished earrings
14 - Hoop Form earrings, worn!