What’s your dream vacation? Do you have plans to take your creative energy on the road? Guest contributor, Marcia Weaver, shares the story of her inspiring week at Idyllwild Art Center’s Metals Week.
Archives for December 2011
It is a tremendous time-saver to have the right tools within reach, but how does one sort through so many plier and cutter choices? In this video, Mark Nelson walks us through basic plier and cutter options and then he gets into some of the coolest specialty pliers.
Rio Associate, Judie Pellegrino has given us 24 great years and we’re all better for it! Take a look at a few highlights from the Judie years.
We wrap up our Project Accessory partnership with a classic guide to showcase any great jewelry creation…
One important aspect of running a business is to balance the needs of the customer with the needs of the business. How can you give a little something back to your business during this busy season? Consider converting your gold and silver shop scrap into cash for the coming year!
Have you thought about using electroplating to enhance your work and/or save you money while metal markets are high? If so, take a look at these videos featuring the Midas Bath Plating Unit. It’s designed to give you the best possible results. . .
We’re pulling out all the stops for Week 7 of Project Accessory! Rio Grande favorite Mark Nelson shows you how to craft a show-stopping druzy bib necklace fit for any red carpet!
Here at Rio, we’re glad to live in beautiful New Mexico. Take a look at few stunning shots of our enchanted home in wintertime, and bundle up for a nippy walk in your part of the world! Happy Holidays.
It’s official, we have finalists! Our esteemed Saul Bell Design Award judges have completed round one of judging. Take a look at the spectacular finalists!
Our Project Accessory Week 6 project is a killer “Jet Setter” ring that will have you breaking out the soldering torch. Check it out!
We’ve been busy at Rio Grande updating our website with more features than ever before. With so many changes it would be easy to miss a few, so read on to get the full scoop.
A fantastic holiday gift for the metalsmith in your life, Alan Revere’s Professional Jewelry Making, provides comprehensive training in professional goldsmithing and does it step by step. Plus, the photos are a feast for the eyes. Check it out!