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Cecile Raley Designs — art deco

How to Design onto a Basic Pendant Shape

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

This little video clip came about largely by accident.  I just started playing with some of my gems to see if I could fit the right sizes onto my new Art Deco pendant and Debbie started filming and shooting photos.  So I decided to use the video and show you how I decide which gems go where.

As you can see, this pendant is cast in 14 K yellow and not rose gold. According to my latest survey (thank...

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My Collections: What Stays, What Goes, What’s New

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

As I continue to build my own website, my brand, and of course, develop my personal style, I am working towards collections based on themes.  Now that the holidays are coming up, let me take you through the collections I have right now and also tell you about the projects that are under way.  Suggestions are welcome!

 

 
Hexagon Collection: As you can see from my listings, this collection is well under...

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Hand Engraving

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

Engraving can add a nice personal touch to a piece of jewelry that is special to you. I recently sold an unheated Burma sapphire to Jeannie, who had been looking for one for years. But that kind of expenditure doesn't always leave financial room for a custom design from scratch. So we had to improvise. Jeannie wanted something antique looking but without an astronomical price tag (which is rather...

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