Rio Grande is teaming up with the new show, Project Accessory, to bring you your own runway jewelry project and a chance for a little extra cash. . .
Archives for October 2011
Since paper is the traditional gift for a one-year anniversary, it seemed fitting to create a piece of jewelry using paper as a tribute to The Studio’s first year as Rio’s blog. Paper is a fun and versatile medium, though not one often thought of when it comes to making jewelry. But with some funky bezel-cup earrings, a Raindrop resin kit. . .
Since it’s customary to celebrate the first anniversary with paper, we asked Denise Wright, the Product Manager for our display and packaging line to share one of her favorite paper products. . .
A year ago this week, a group of product managers, customer service representatives, coaches, warehouse fulfillment folks, and writers at Rio Grande collaborated to launch The Studio. . .
For the kids at Double H, summer camp means learning how to do things they never thought they could!
The IACA Wholesale show is sure to be vibrant and exciting, but there is one highlight in particular that should not be missed. Wendy Rosen, publisher of AmericanStyle and NICHE magazines and founder of the Buyers Market of American Craft will offer a workshop which will include a day of discussions . . .
Shibuichi is a low-silver alloy that’s getting some buzz in the metalsmithing community. As you might guess from the name, it is a Japanese term. It translates to “one fourth,” which is a reference to the traditional Japanese alloy mixture that historically has been composed of 25% silver and 75% copper. Back in the days of the Samurai, Shibuichi was used to make ornaments for the katana (Samurai sword). . .
Littlefly, by London artist Jeremy May is a collection of “literary jewels.” May creates his one-of-a-kind treasures by precisely cutting from the interiors of old books and then sculpting layered pages through a process of compression and lacquering. . .
Etsy jewelry designer Lisa Rouse proves that if you want to learn a new technique or skill, help and inspiration are all around you!
Have you seen the riveting tool yet? The Crafted Findings Riveting Tool is a great cold connection solution. Check it out!
Take a look at Eddie’s recipe for an excellent natural rubber mold (because “good” isn’t good enough).
In addition to being home for Rio Grande, Albuquerque is also known as the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World. Every October the city hosts The International Balloon Fiesta. Starting with just 13 balloons in 1972, the fiesta celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with more than 600 balloons aloft. . .