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December 2012

Rio Grande has reached another milestone in its long, steady growth! Learn about Rio’s exciting news and plans for the new year!

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For hundreds of years, when it came to silver you had two choices: sterling or fine. Pretty simple. But Argentium changed all that. Check out this fascinating video featuring its inventor, Peter Johns, and Rio’s own Kevin Whitmore.


In today’s post, Marlene Richey challenges you to take a good, long, honest look at yourself and decide if you are cut out for starting a business and what skills could use improvement. Read on to find out what you should consider BEFORE you choose to become your own boss. . .


Krista and friends drool over the latest in every kind of technology—plasma welding, hydroforming, automated production systems, gear generations, three-dimensional printing on a massive scale—the list goes on and on! Check out her discoveries at IMTS in Chicago. . .


Aluminum has proven to be extremely valuable for its durability and corrosion resistance. This light-weight metal’s bright finish won’t tarnish or oxidize, and it’s hypoallergenic. Oh, and it’s also light on the pocketbook. Find out why you should add aluminum to your jewelry-making repertoire. . .

Joined Hands

Don’t let the fruits of your fertile business mind wither and die on the vine! We all manage competing demands and priorities, and time constraints often keep us from pursuing even the best ideas. In this new series, Rio business coach Matthew Anderson shares three key elements of effective collaboration. Find out how to capitalize on your great ideas!


Andy, a self-professed “non-jeweler,” dives into a Beginning PMC class by the one and only Yvonne M. Padilla. What will he create?

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In this video, Tim Sheriff, shows you step-by-step how to create an eye-catching sterling silver bead cage custom-sized to your standard-size marble using the Swanstrom link-forming pliers. Enjoy!


Today, on The Studio, we’re spotlighting the beautiful work of Alysia Sánchez Melnikov and her Etsy store, Blue Hour Designs.


Need some inspiration to spice up your store for the holidays? Entice your customers with these inviting arrangements. . .or share one of yours!

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