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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
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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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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