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How to Get Inspired

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

How to Get Inspired

With spring just around the corner and winter being ridiculously mild this year, it's time to think about some inspiration for jewelry and wedding season. Here are some tricks and tips of how I come up with new ideas. To me, there are two main inspirations for jewelry: shapes and colors. That's all there is to it, really. I occasionally look at other jewelry, but it's less often than you might think. The only kind of jewelry I really look at is antique stuff, mainly art deco, but again it's about how they work with shapes. So for instance, the...

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Blog Migration

Posted by Cecile Raley on

Cecile Raley Designs
We have moved our blog to our website. For the latest blog posts, please visit Cecile Raley Designs.

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Jewelry 101 - How Stuff Gets Made

Posted by Cecile Raley on

I have blogged about this topic before but in light of the never ending string of convos I wake up to every morning, I think it might be useful to review my production process, what I do and how long it takes, step by step.

1. Design: I design all the pieces in my shop, and I work together with my CAD friend, Brandy, to turn these into 3-D models. I rarely have anything done in metalwork - the cost...

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