About the Collaboration
Filipina-owned brands, Dreaming of Clay and Kasama Rum come together for a thoughtful holiday collection inspired by the Philippines. Kasama founder, Alexandra Dorda’s mission has always been to uplift Filipino-owned businesses. Together with Jea Tang, founder of the handmade jewelry brand Dreaming of Clay, the two bring their dedication to their craft and artistry to make a bright and festive expression of the Philippines. The collaboration began in May 2023 when Jea discovered Alexandra and Kasama through the Filipina on the Rise podcast. They were able to meet for the first time at Kaya, a Filipino restaurant in Orlando. A Filipina-powered origin story! Each piece is handmade by Jea herself and tells a story of the rich beauty of the Philippines, family memories, and the spirit of the holidays. We invite you to enjoy the full three-piece collection this holiday season. Salamat!
Bright pink clay flower with capiz shells sourced from the Philippines. Reminiscent of star-shaped parols traditionally hung around the islands during the holidays. The dangling shells and small glass beads resemble the twinkling holiday lanterns & the sounds of coins collected while caroling.
A delicate shimmering white clay orchid with green glass bead leaves and a freshwater pearl resembling the beautiful tropical elegance of the Philippines Islands. These earrings are made to inspire you to love and love others. Inspired by Jea’s favorite flower, the orchid!
Coral clay petals with hand-sewn freshwater pearls, inspired by Gumamela flowers found around the islands in bright and cheerful colors. If you look a little closer, you’ll see the shimmer of the glass bead! These earrings are made to bring you wonder and hope. Alexandra’s favorite in the collection!
We would like to give special thanks to the people & community who have supported us in this collab collection: Megan (the real MVP!), Ate Jami & Kuya Lo (Kaya Orlando), Ate Klea, Miguel (DLR Studio), Monique & Priscilla (Mano Nails), Krystl (Filipina on the Rise podcast), our families (Dennis & Mom Jaja for being a part of the production team), Chino, AC, Jec, Camille, Linh, Kat, Marie (Sampaguita Ice Cream Orlando), Brittney, Jess, Anika, Rachelle, Micaela, Emilie, the DOC Claybaes, and so so many more!
You all have made this dream come true. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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