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Cecile Raley Design Contest Winners

strawrose

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Hi everyone,

It’s been an adventure! CRD had a design contest for her new ring. She said there were many entries that were lovely. We ended up having two winners, @CHRISTY-DANIELLE and me. Tbh, I already wanted to buy Christy’s ring the moment I saw it. :lol-2:

Here was my process. Christy will post hers, too.

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This was the first draft I made. There were other designs, but those went into the trash. I wanted an Art Deco inspired ring that would fit into Yvonne’s style aesthetic.


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This was the final draft that went to Yvonne. I was so happy when she chose mine. =)2 I won a design contest... once before.

They asked for a side profile description, but drawing it was much easier.

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I was worried that the scaling would make this very difficult, since it fit an 8x6 mm oval. They somehow made things work with a little tweak.
We decided to go with this color combination. At first, I thought about using tsavorite melee, but many friends voted “no.” :lol-2:

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Then the ring was ready! She named it Josephine.

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Stay tuned for @CHRISTY-DANIELLE ! Her ring is gorgeous!
 

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CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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It was exciting to be named a winner in this contest!
I wanted to do an east/west design and wanted something with the colors of the sea that would be something maybe worn by a sea goddess.... thus the design name, Aphrodite.
My entry took many renditions, but in the last few minutes before entries were due, I submitted mine.
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After being told I was one of the winners, I felt I needed to submit a better drawing, (since my co-winner had such a great drawing!!)
Screenshot_20190830-201749.png

I was told my design was being tweaked to hold a 9x7 gem. I had originally planned to have a blue zircon center and all paraiba melee. But then I found an aquamarine that I really loved. I also felt that the NSEW points should be different, and I'm glad I went with neon paraibas and blue sapphires. I was worried about so much blue, but I love how it turned out.
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ZestfullyBling

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Hi everyone,

It’s been an adventure! CRD had a design contest for her new ring. She said there were many entries that were lovely. We ended up having two winners, @CHRISTY-DANIELLE and me. Tbh, I already wanted to buy Christy’s ring the moment I saw it. :lol-2:

Here was my process. Christy will post hers, too.

1F752AD1-50F3-4E5C-A885-63D3EF29A391.jpeg

This was the first draft I made. There were other designs, but those went into the trash. I wanted an Art Deco inspired ring that would fit into Yvonne’s style aesthetic.


1496A152-2355-4C92-A1B1-0C44A89B99B7.jpeg
This was the final draft that went to Yvonne. I was so happy when she chose mine. =)2 I won a design contest... once before.

They asked for a side profile description, but drawing it was much easier.

4B78E9ED-CBAA-41A7-9916-FA1E273D1939.jpeg

I was worried that the scaling would make this very difficult, since it fit an 8x6 mm oval. They somehow made things work with a little tweak.
We decided to go with this color combination. At first, I thought about using tsavorite melee, but many friends voted “no.” :lol-2:

3E3590AC-B212-4651-91C3-4B0CFAB0B10F.jpeg

Then the ring was ready! She named it Josephine.

E540CEDC-EF38-4F1C-A5FF-BBE9220A9D08.jpeg

A2376F9D-ECCB-4939-957F-691009A99F70.jpeg

Stay tuned for @CHRISTY-DANIELLE ! Her ring is gorgeous!
W:love: W @strawrose !!! Speechless!! This is absolutely stunning!! I love your design and your stones!! What gem is your center? Are the gems in your halo spinels? Sapphires?
 

ZestfullyBling

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It was exciting to be named a winner in this contest!
I wanted to do an east/west design and wanted something with the colors of the sea that would be something maybe worn by a sea goddess.... thus the design name, Aphrodite.
My entry took many renditions, but in the last few minutes before entries were due, I submitted mine.
Screenshot_20190830-202011.png
After being told I was one of the winners, I felt I needed to submit a better drawing, (since my co-winner had such a great drawing!!)
Screenshot_20190830-201749.png

I was told my design was being tweaked to hold a 9x7 gem. I had originally planned to have a blue zircon center and all paraiba melee. But then I found an aquamarine that I really loved. I also felt that the NSEW points should be different, and I'm glad I went with neon paraibas and blue sapphires. I was worried about so much blue, but I love how it turned out.
20190825_051257.png Screenshot_20190830-154252.png

So pretty!!:appl: Definitely calming like the sea!! Congrats!!
 

Catmom

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Both rings are gorgeous!
 

mrs-b

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Well done, ladies! Congratulations on your lovely designs!
 

Rfisher

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Well done ladies!
Beautiful submissions and end pieces!
 

ZestfullyBling

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@strawrose may I ask what gemstone is your center? Love that purple!! Are the gems in your halo spinels? Sapphires?
 

foxinsox

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Wow! :eek2: These are both SO beautiful.
How talented you both are!!
 

natasha-cupcake

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Congratulations to both of you!:clap::clap::clap:Both rings are incredibly beautiful. I want to be the first to say this-- "Quit your day jobs, now!!"
 

Diamond Girl 21

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It was exciting to be named a winner in this contest!
I wanted to do an east/west design and wanted something with the colors of the sea that would be something maybe worn by a sea goddess.... thus the design name, Aphrodite.
My entry took many renditions, but in the last few minutes before entries were due, I submitted mine.
Screenshot_20190830-202011.png
After being told I was one of the winners, I felt I needed to submit a better drawing, (since my co-winner had such a great drawing!!)
Screenshot_20190830-201749.png

I was told my design was being tweaked to hold a 9x7 gem. I had originally planned to have a blue zircon center and all paraiba melee. But then I found an aquamarine that I really loved. I also felt that the NSEW points should be different, and I'm glad I went with neon paraibas and blue sapphires. I was worried about so much blue, but I love how it turned out.
20190825_051257.png Screenshot_20190830-154252.png
What a beautiful ring! You're very talented.
 
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