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What does “recycled metal” really mean? What we do and don’t do when it comes to recycling

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

What does “recycled metal” really mean?  What we do and don’t do when it comes to recycling

This blog entry is prompted by a couple of recent questions about working with recycled metals.  For Cecile Raley Designs, “recycled” means something fairly simple: the casting service we use works with recycled metals.  They don’t use “only” recycled but they use them whenever they can.  That means, concretely, that the metal refinery that Taba Casting, our casting house, uses to purchase its casting grain, supplies mostly cleaned recycled metals. 

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Jewelry 101 - How Stuff Gets Made

Posted by Yvonne 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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