‘Sur­vivor’ JEW­ELRY birthed in the hon­our of Ethany!

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It all be­gan with a long­ing ‘to do some­thing’ to con­trib­ute to their spe­cial-needs daugh­ter they ap­pro­pri­ately chose to name Ethany Shanti. Their four-year-old mir­a­cle child was the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind Adam Cadette’s cur­rently suc­cess­ful busi­ness called Ethany’s Cre­ative De­signs, the young artist and crafts­man by pro­fes­sion told the 2Nite Mag­a­zine in an in­ter­view this week.

“She was born and di­ag­nosed with Down’s Syn­drome,” Adam Cadette shared with 2Nite. Ac­cord­ing to him, he felt com­pelled by an in­sa­tiable pas­sion and de­sire to con­trib­ute to her in some way. “I have al­ways loved the Arts & Crafts and it was some­thing I never pur­sued un­til I left school,” he re­vealed. “Life has now taken a dif­fer­ent shift and has al­lowed me to pur­sue this pas­sion, so with my whole heart I am work­ing to­ward do­ing some­thing that will have a great im­pact on Ethany’s life.” Ca­datte con­fessed that in ev­ery­thing he does, he con­sid­ers his chil­dren, the driv­ing force of all his ef­forts.

“We wanted to do some­thing that would rep­re­sent her sig­nif­i­cance, so we ar­rived at the idea of cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful Sur­vivor bracelets.” He stated that his wife and him­self were in­spired to do so be­cause her name means Sur­vivor, one who en­dures and copes through dif­fi­cul­ties. When asked about his cre­ations he ex­plained, “Sur­vivor chords are not new, they are made with para­chords which have long been used to make para­chutes and also in sur­vival sit­u­a­tions be­cause of the for­ti­tude of the rope.” He car­ries an ar­ray of jew­elry in the form of bracelets, neck­laces, belts and a vast range of eye-catch­ing pieces, very at­trac­tive items to say the least.

Cadette’s hand­i­work is quite fash­ion­ably friendly and cus­tomized to the in­di­vid­ual tastes and spec­i­fi­ca­tions of clients. “And one of the ben­e­fits I am proud to present my clien­tele with,’ he high­lighted “is that it fos­ters that sense and feel­ing of pride and joy, know­ing that I am very much a part of the process of be­ing able to con­trib­ute to pro­duc­ing a piece of art.”

Cadette told 2Nite that when he con­sid­ers what he has man­aged to achieve thus far, he rec­og­nizes that it is but a glimpse of what is im­mi­nent. “It keeps me push­ing for­ward to see more, be­cause I know there is greater ahead than I ex­pect to come out of this. His short-term goal is to be able to cre­ate greater aware­ness of his prod­ucts, which would pro­pel his com­pany’s steady growth. His long-term goals; to be able to con­trib­ute to his coun­try in a way that is very tan­gi­ble. “I am us­ing what­ever skills and tal­ents I pos­sess to the ben­e­fit of my coun­try and its people,” he em­pha­sized.

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