In this clip from volume 2 of Basic Jewelry Hammering and Forming with Bill Fretz, Bill shares great hammering technique and demonstrates planishing with the Fretz HMR-1 Hammer and the Fretz anvils. . .
Archives for November 2011
We all need to adapt to the shifting markets for silver, gold, and platinum. Find out what Rio is doing to make buying metals easier and more affordable…
During this Thanksgiving holiday, Rio Grande is teaming up with our customers to help Ganoksin –host of the Orchid Jewelry forums –as they recover from devastating flooding at their headquarters in Thailand. Read on to learn how you can help too…
The perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves jewelry! Vintage Jewelry Design chronicles 10 decades of jewelry fashion and culture.
Come to Albuquerque this January for a one-of-a-kind jewelry-making event! Rio In Motion is a week full of classes, tool and equipment demos, guided tours of Rio Grande and more…
Yvonne is back this week with another great project for you to try out: a fold-over bag bedazzled with your favorite Swarovski crystals!
Creating a beautiful jewelry display can be just as challenging as creating the jewelry itself! We talked to a longtime local jewelry shop about the display ideas that keep their foot traffic high year after year.
G. Phil Poirier from Bonny Doon Engineering came to Rio recently to teach us the basics of using his hydraulic presses. Join us for Rio in Motion in January and learn firsthand what makes these presses so cool!
Week three of Project Accessory brings a new combo necklace/bracelet project and a new chance to win $10 in Rio Grande credit!
One of the newest and best features on RioGrande.com is now here – your own voice! Find out how easy it is to share your opinion on any product we carry.
Bill Fretz has teamed up with Interweave to make a great new set of DVDs that demonstrate his extraordinary skill with jewelry hammers and stakes. check it out!
Our Project Accessory fun continues with an all-new Swarovski project you can follow and another chance to win some Rio Grande cash!