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Rio Grande. A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
January 2012

“What are you working on now?” We asked that question here at Rio and discovered Gregg Burgard’s whimsical and creepy “Zombie Beads”. For us, it’s completely inspiring to see a work-in-progress and hear about its evolution. Check out Gregg’s charms and then enter to win $10 in Rio cash, by sharing a photo of what YOU are working on now!

Rio In Motion 2012 is on! Opportunities for learning abound during Rio In Motion and a favorite highlight is our hands-on demo room, which offers attendees the chance to play with the latest tools and equipment. Check out a few of our favorite demos. . .


Our friends at Ganoksin were completely overrun by flooding in Thailand last fall. With the help of our customers –who value Ganoksin’s immeasurable contribution to our industry, Rio was able to offer a helping hand to these good friends. Many thanks to all!

Have you ever considered selling your creations in an Etsy shop of your very own? Rio’s own Amy Dalness just opened her first Etsy shop to do that very thing. Take a look at her tips, information, and encouragement for first-time Etsy sellers!

In our latest “On the Road with Rio” installment, Andy Shermin travels to the wedding of some longtime friends and brings back the story of a groom who made his bride’s wedding ring.

We announce the winner of our $100 Rio Grande credit sweepstakes. Thanks to the hundreds of customers who filled out our web survey for a chance to win!

Mark Nelson shows you how to add amazing colors to your creations! Easy-to-use Colores™ is the perfect way to add vibrant color and unique designs to your work. Once the color is mixed, you can add it to a bezel cup or any other concave shape that can contain it.

You’ll never see another hard hat like this one! Chasing and repoussé artist Debra Montgomery made this jaw-dropping hard hat for an iron worker from Alberta, Canada and filled it with details that are close to his heart. Awesome.

You can give lampworked beads a polished and sparkling finish by lining them with silver tubing. Eleanore Macnish and Mark Nelson show you how!

Chuck Moore is a remarkable artist who uses the Knew Concepts Hand Saw to create stunning inlay in his handmade ukeleles. Check out his beautiful work and read a little bit of his story. . .

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