Basic Stone Setting is the first jewelry class I took when I started working here at Rio. I remember the challenge of working with calibrated round and oval stones and wondering how difficult it would be to prong-set an uncalibrated or odd-shaped stone. Well, I have exciting news: Rio is manufacturing freeform ring and component mountings for odd-shaped stones. Our own Yvonne Padilla has been trying them out and she loves their simple design and ease of use. For a closer look at these unique mountings, check out today’s post on The Studio!
We love to see what our customers are making and selling on Etsy and we love learning which products help them do it. Today, on The Studio, we’re featuring Sherry Jones’ Etsy store, The Dancing Gecko. Come check it out!
Today The Studio spotlights the work of jewelry artist, Lisa Juen, who grabbed our attention last spring when she special-ordered a HOT PINK kiln! Lisa’s creations are innovative, beautifully crafted, and deliciously colorful and in today’s interview she shares a little about her inspiration and technique. You really must take a look!
What’s your favorite color? Recently, Lisa Juen blogged about her favorite shade of HOT PINK and her fantasy of one day owning a kiln in that perfect shade of pink. What followed was a twitter conversation with Rio and before we all knew it, a HOT PINK kiln was on special order for Lisa! We love when social media makes things happen around here! We also love it when we can accommodate unusual requests for valued customers. Join us on The Studio to read Lisa’s story!
Wanaree Tanner, metal clay artist extraordinaire, shares some delicious tidbits with our very own Bernadette Bennett about what inspires her work, how she embraces the process of art making (failures and all), and her continuing growth as an artist.
Thomas Dailing and Geoffrey Giles: Saul Bell Design Award Grand Prize Winners of 2008 and 2009. Take a look at their inspiring work. . .
Shortly after I was first hired here at Rio, I experienced my first Rio Associate Arts and Crafts Fair. I was so excited to see what kind of jewelry my creative colleagues were making and selling and was amazed by the beautiful craftsmanship and uniqueness of it all. But, there was one piece I came across…
The idea of performing maintenance on a flex shaft sounds like an overwhelming task. Here are some instructions to provide guidelines about when, why, and how you can do routine maintenance on the Foredom flex shaft…