Video: Inside Alexis Bittar’s Studio

Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar is known for his Lucite pieces, adored by the likes of Kim Cattrall, Madonna, and Cameron Diaz. But how does he transform plastic into such coveted baubles? We took our video cameras down to his sprawling Dumbo studio to see the process up close. Though he used to make jewelry in his bedroom, Bittar now employs a team of 160, who carve and paint each piece by hand. Press play to see just how Bittar transforms Lucite from shapeless chunks to essential accessories.