Local Find: Ink and Alloy’s globally inspired accessories

This company stands out because of the veteran pros behind it: Alyssa Cassatto and Gretchen Hollingsworth
Ink and Alloy
Beaded bag, $50; cotton copper scarf, $56; feather necklace, $80

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

There are oodles of local companies touting handmade accessories, but Ink and Alloy—a line of globally inspired jewelry, scarves, and bags—stands out because of the veteran pros behind it. Alyssa Cassatto spent years working in merchandising for Anthro­pologie and Ballard Designs; her partner, Gretchen Hollingsworth, launched the wildly successful Paddywax candle company nearly 20 years ago. (She sold it last year.) The pair work with artisans around the world who custom-make their brass pendants, beaded designs, and block-printed patterns from Cassatto’s original sketches. Cassatto and Hollingsworth do much of the handwork at their Avondale Estates studio. Despite the effort that goes into each piece, the prices top out at $175.

This article originally appeared in our October 2016 issue.