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Cecile Raley
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In this months March blog we talk about some tricks & tips of how I come up with new ideas and get inspired! Visit our website to read on :)

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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 read more please visit our websi...

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

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Tucson Treasures
I got back from Tucson Tuesday night and the very first thing I did was sleep.  First on the plane (1 hr the first leg, 2 hrs the second leg) and then 10 more hours at home.  My assistant Debbie, who was with me till Saturday, took Sunday-Tuesday off to rec...

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Tucson Prep
For those of you who travel "vicariously" with me to Tucson to hunt for gems, here's a little more of a breakdown of what I have now, what I am looking for, and what kinds of purchases I am arranging. Let's start with what has been my main draw, and my pers...

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Tucson: How to Shop Wisely at a Gem Show
The countdown is on: on Monday January 30th I leave for Tucson for the largest gem show, or rather, gem shows, of the world, ready to stock up on more goodies.  I will visit the AGTA and GJX shows for the most part, but I also go to a couple of the smaller ...

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Pave Setting - Hand Set versus Pre Cut
I thought I'd devote this blog entry to my why my setter Pierre has lost his hair.  Or so he says: by hand setting my tiny little and very soft glittery colored stones into hard metal castings that aren't ready made for the fast setting type that is the sta...

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Tanzania Part III - My Trip to the Mines
On the final day of my Tanzania Trip, I had the most important and rewarding adventure of my entire trip: an excursion to one of the
"local" mines. I have to put the word "local" in quotation marks because, despite
being less than 80 miles away, it took 3 h...
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