Andy, a self-professed “non-jeweler,” dives into a Beginning PMC class by the one and only Yvonne M. Padilla. What will he create?
Need some inspiration to spice up your store for the holidays? Entice your customers with these inviting arrangements. . .or share one of yours!
Put your heart into this free contest, PMC artists, and you could win big. . .
Put the kettle on, have some flapjacks, stay in your pajamas, and check out awesome deals on fantastic products from Rio’s Closeout and Outlet page!
This year, in the tragic wake of destruction that Hurricane Sandy left behind, the good people of CERF+ (the Craft Emergency Relief Fund) have been making great strides in helping artists, arts organizations, and other affected creatives get back on their feet. Read on to learn how you might be able to lend a hand or receive assistance. . .
We pay a lot of attention to making beautiful jewelry, but a piece can only look as appealing as the photographs that are taken of it. Here are a few photography tips from our in-house experts to help improve the look of your work in print (or on screen)!
We take Halloween seriously at Rio Grande! Take a look at our contest winners!
All Hallow’s Eve is upon us! A mere two days until the dead rise, the coffins empty, the werewolves go feral, and the costumed-children come to steal your hard-earned candy. So what can one jewelry-maker do to make it through the night? Never fret, true believer: Rio is here for you, and we’ve got a frightening number of products that’ll keep you safe and sound during the vicious monster onslaught!
Rio Grande has been around since 1944, but we’ve only been on YouTube for about three-and-a-half years. Today, on The Studio, we’re celebrating over three million views and we’re sharing some favorite and most-loved videos too!
Here at Rio, we’re pretty big on healthy living. We’ve got a gym on site, we have an in-depth wellness program to help keep us in good shape, and we even host events like our annual 5k run. This year marked the eleventh annual Health and Wellness Fair, and we were happy to welcome representatives from all sorts of health-oriented organizations to our front courtyard to help us out!
Foldforming is an awesome way to manipulate metal to create cool, organic shapes. Developed by Charles Lewton-Brain in the 1980s, foldforming works with any kind of metal, and is a great technique to experiment with when you’re looking for that unique new idea. In today’s post, Mark Nelson will inspire you to try foldforming by making a bead using the technique.
We love social media! Whether it’s pictures of our classes on Facebook or chatting with artists and jewelers on Twitter, there are so many great ways to keep in touch with all of you. Lately, we’ve been playing in Pinterest an awful lot. It’s a fun spot to discover and share cool pictures, ideas, pieces, and more. As our presence on Pinterest ramps up, I thought it’d be fun to spotlight a few of our favorite boards and what we’ve been doing on them.