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Rio Grande. A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
September 2011
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Learn about the premier online educational community for bench jewelers, retailers and jewelry artists.

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Bronze is a great alloy to use for creating musical tones, and BRONZclay makes it a snap to achieve a wide range of tones by allowing you to easily mold and manipulate the thickness and shape of your metal. . .

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New Mexico is gorgeous all year, but for many of us, autumn is the most spectacular time. Take a look and you’ll know why New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment. . .

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Last January, Rio Grande opened its doors for Rio In Motion, our first-ever educational extravaganza right here at our Albuquerque, New Mexico headquarters. Our doors will open again January 22-27, 2012. Come join us!

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A couple of weeks ago we posted Shelby’s BRONZclay challenge, and I hope that since then, many of you have been noticing how boring your kitchen (pantry/bathroom) drawers are, and how splendid they’d become with gorgeous hand-crafted bronze knobs! Accept the challenge. . .

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Juan Lopez, first place winner in the precious metals category of the 2011 Spanish Market, creates beautifully intricate silver filigree. . .

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The Emerging Artist portion of the Saul Bell Design Award competition—for young, aspiring jewelry designers—plays by its own rules. Find out everything you need to know to accept the challenge. . .

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Scott has been at the bench designing and carving models in wax for 38 years and counting. Impressive, I know. He’s done production work, custom design, manufacturing for other designers, you name it. What really amazes me is now naturally he has incorporated computer-aided design (CAD) into his work as the technology has emerged over the years. . .

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Our goal each and every year is to pack our catalog with everything you need to create great things. To make shopping easy. To provide all the information about our products so you can be sure you’ll get what you need. To share helpful tips and tricks. To inspire you. Tell us what you think!

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To mark Yvonne Padilla’s Bronze Metal Clay book anniversary, I thought it would be fun to take on one of the projects myself. And why not share the love and have our blog readers do the same? Why not make it interesting and have readers submit a photo of their finished pieces and have Yvonne choose a winner?

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