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May 1, 2013

by Isabella Cascio

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Hi! My name is Isabella Cascio, and I am the owner, designer, jewelry maker and photographer of Stilosissima, which means “very stylish” in Italian. I create pieces from my home studio in San Diego, California, where I live with my husband and daughter.

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I started to make jewelry few years ago because I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I found that I love being creative, so I decided to take all the classes I could — I wanted to be able to make more complex designs and use metals. It was the beginning of a wonderful journey.

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I am inspired by my love of modern art — I like simple designs and clean lines with a few small accents. When I think of a new jewelry piece, concept, design and wearability are definitely the first steps. Next comes fabrication, which can be challenging even after years of experience. Last but not least are filing and polishing, which are essential for comfortable wear. Trying to express my own vision of beauty gives me an amazing feeling of energy and vitality.

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Sometimes customers ask for a custom piece. This presents a great opportunity for me to experiment with new ideas. I would love to see their expression when they open their package!

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I think great customer service is the key for success. I am committed to creating a great experience for each buyer. I try to make everything perfect, from answering my emails in a timely manner to making beautiful jewelry pieces and presenting them in elegant packaging. I like to create a little connection with my customers, and I want them to feel happy. I once received a very long, beautiful email expressing the happiness and joy a customer felt from a ring I made. It brought happy tears to my eyes.

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Etsy means a lot to me because it allows me to do what I enjoy in a flexible way. I can organize my days, do what I love, and still have time for my daughter’s activities. That is priceless. In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to grow a lot as an artist and business owner. I feel content every morning, happy to start working  in my studio, and looking forward to another day full of creativity.

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It is rewarding and fulfilling to be able to think of an object, design it, and make it. Being there and being part of the entire process gives me a lot of knowledge and experience – I see the whole picture. I know what I can and can’t do, I have control. There is a little bit of me in each jewelry piece I make, and it feels wonderful to know that I might have helped someone create a memory.

All photographs by Stilosissima.

Featured Shop Archive

Sterling Silver and 14 K Gold square Postmodern Ring by Stilosissima California
Sterling Silver and 14 K Gold square Postmodern Ring by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$220.00 USD
Sterling Silver Bangles -Set of 5
Sterling Silver Bangles -Set of 5
Stilosissima
$200.00 USD
Spool Ring Sterling Silver Spinner
Spool Ring Sterling Silver Spinner
Stilosissima
$180.00 USD
Sterling Silver and 14 K Gold Spinner Ring
Sterling Silver and 14 K Gold Spinner Ring
Stilosissima
$300.00 USD
Sterling Silver Spinner Rings by Stilosissima California
Sterling Silver Spinner Rings by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$80.00 USD
The Stack a La Carte - choose your favorites
The Stack a La Carte - choose your favorites
Stilosissima
$12.00 USD
Mokume Gane Sterling Silver Spinner Ring
Mokume Gane Sterling Silver Spinner Ring
Stilosissima
$160.00 USD
Sterling Silver Necklace with Spinners
Sterling Silver Necklace with Spinners
Stilosissima
$105.00 USD
The Stack - Set of 7 Sterling Silver and Gold Filled Rings - Different Styles - by Stilosissima - California
The Stack - Set of 7 Sterling Silver and Gold Filled Rings - Different Styles - by Stilosissima - California
Stilosissima
$100.00 USD
Crossover Contemporary Sterling Silver Ring by Stilosissima California
Crossover Contemporary Sterling Silver Ring by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$108.00 USD
Three stackable Sterling Silver Bands, hammered, oxidized, vertical lines, textured finish
Three stackable Sterling Silver Bands, hammered, oxidized, vertical lines, textured finish
Stilosissima
$59.00 USD
Sterling Silver Flower Necklace with Orange, Yellow and Red Resin
Sterling Silver Flower Necklace with Orange, Yellow and Red Resin
Stilosissima
$285.00 USD
Bubbles Sterling Silver Earrings
Bubbles Sterling Silver Earrings
Stilosissima
$78.00 USD
14 k Solid Gold Hammered Wedding Band 3 mm x 1.5 mm
14 k Solid Gold Hammered Wedding Band 3 mm x 1.5 mm
Stilosissima
$300.00 USD
Forever and Ever Engraved Sterling Silver Spinner Ring by Stilosissima California
Forever and Ever Engraved Sterling Silver Spinner Ring by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$160.00 USD
Spool Sterling Silver and Copper Spinner Ring
Spool Sterling Silver and Copper Spinner Ring
Stilosissima
$120.00 USD
Wide Sterling Silver Spinner Ring
Wide Sterling Silver Spinner Ring
Stilosissima
$120.00 USD
Edge Ring
Edge Ring
Stilosissima
$150.00 USD
Minimalist 14K solid Gold Wedding Band 3mm x 1.5 mm
Minimalist 14K solid Gold Wedding Band 3mm x 1.5 mm
Stilosissima
$300.00 USD
Lantern of Broken Rubies Sterling Silver Earrings
Lantern of Broken Rubies Sterling Silver Earrings
Stilosissima
$104.00 USD
Personalized Daisy Bracelet Sterling Silver
Personalized Daisy Bracelet Sterling Silver
Stilosissima
$200.00 USD
Sterling Silver Trio Band Three Stacked Rings by Stilosissima - Stilosissima
Sterling Silver Trio Band Three Stacked Rings by Stilosissima - Stilosissima
Stilosissima
$76.00 USD
Square Bracelet -sterling silver square bangle with rubies by Stilosissima - California
Square Bracelet -sterling silver square bangle with rubies by Stilosissima - California
Stilosissima
$245.00 USD
I wear a Flower Around  my Finger, 14 k gold, red, yellow, orange, purple resin by Stilosissima, California
I wear a Flower Around my Finger, 14 k gold, red, yellow, orange, purple resin by Stilosissima, California
Stilosissima
$620.00 USD
Romantic Daisy sterling Silver Spinner Ring
Romantic Daisy sterling Silver Spinner Ring
Stilosissima
$98.00 USD
Friends Cuff Bracelet, sterling Silver, personalized by Stilosissima California
Friends Cuff Bracelet, sterling Silver, personalized by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$100.00 USD
Black Ring Hammered Oxidized Sterling Silver-water effect- by Stilosissima California
Black Ring Hammered Oxidized Sterling Silver-water effect- by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$96.00 USD
Raspberry Earrings - Sterling Silver and Rubies by Stilosissima California
Raspberry Earrings - Sterling Silver and Rubies by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$102.00 USD
Labradorite Sterling Silver Statement Ring With Daisy Flower Stilosissima - California
Labradorite Sterling Silver Statement Ring With Daisy Flower Stilosissima - California
Stilosissima
$160.00 USD
Minimalist Sterling Silver Post Earrings
Minimalist Sterling Silver Post Earrings
Stilosissima
$45.00 USD
Cylinder Earrings Sterling Silver
Cylinder Earrings Sterling Silver
Stilosissima
$45.00 USD
Leopard Ryolite Sterling Silver Oval Stone
Leopard Ryolite Sterling Silver Oval Stone
Stilosissima
$135.00 USD
Sterling Silver Hammered Dome Band by Stilosissima - California
Sterling Silver Hammered Dome Band by Stilosissima - California
Stilosissima
$52.00 USD
Oxidized Sterling Silver Band by Stilosissima California
Oxidized Sterling Silver Band by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$56.00 USD
Striped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Striped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Stilosissima
$152.00 USD
Half-Moon Bay Sterling silver and resin necklace, pendant, chain, modern contemporary by Stilosissima California
Half-Moon Bay Sterling silver and resin necklace, pendant, chain, modern contemporary by Stilosissima California
Stilosissima
$320.00 USD
Blue Moon Sterling Silver Earrings-big-
Blue Moon Sterling Silver Earrings-big-
Stilosissima
$80.00 USD
Big Heart Sterling Silver Earrings
Big Heart Sterling Silver Earrings
Stilosissima
$40.00 USD
Blue Agate Druzy Sterling Silver Ring by Stilosissima - California
Blue Agate Druzy Sterling Silver Ring by Stilosissima - California
Stilosissima
$135.00 USD
Sterling Silver and 14k gold Minimalist Bangle by Stilosissima - California
Sterling Silver and 14k gold Minimalist Bangle by Stilosissima - California
Stilosissima
$160.00 USD
Modern Earrings Sterling Silver and 14 k Solid Gold Drops.
Modern Earrings Sterling Silver and 14 k Solid Gold Drops.
Stilosissima
$105.00 USD

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