Ronda Coryell, of Jewelry Studies International, teaches and explores jewelry across the globe. In today's post, she shares tales—and beautiful photos—from her jewelry-making workshops in Bali, Switzerland, and Italy! Take a look and then head over to the JSI website to sign [...]
The five judges spread out among the finalists’ pieces as evenly as birds on a wire. Before long, they were working collaboratively, drawing on individual panel members’ strengths. Excitement builds as we count down the weeks until the winners of the 2013 Saul Bell Design Awa[...]
What inspires you these days? What materials are you dying to work with? Our monthly “What are You Working on Now?” contest is back! This is your invitation to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on your bench right now. This month’s winner, Kathy Anderson[...]
Self-taught gem carver and visionary jewelry artist Glenn Lehrer's latest creation, the TorusRing™ gemstone explodes the familiar model of the "expected" gem cut. Inspired by the torus, one of nature's most prevalent forms, this cut itself creates a torus. His gorgeous gemstone[...]
Meet our latest Rio Superstar, Phil Scott. Phil is a graduate gemologist, laser welder, casting pro, and an all around jewelry mastermind. Plus he can cook!
Master blacksmith, Steve Joslyn, has been creating unique works of functional art for more than 25 years. Recently he let us in on one of his favorite tools: Gilders Paste! Steve incorporates Gilders Paste into his detailed, whimsical, nature-inspired designs and he generously sh[...]
One of many enthusiastic participants at Rio Grande's Winter Workshop 2013, Subomi Elesho Okhueleigbe traveled over 7000 miles to expand her jewelry-making skills and while she was here she made the most of every opportunity! Get a glimpse of her Winter Workshop adventure and be [...]
John Sartin’s intricate, finely formed pieces are wearable art inspired by nature. Today, on The Studio, he shares where his inspiration comes from, which tools he loves best, and some beautiful examples of his work.
Kate Wolf--tool maven, jeweler, and brilliant teacher--is in the house for Rio's Winter Workshop, and we're oh so happy to have her! During her visit, Shelby Chant chatted with her about all the best parts of life. Take a look at what makes Kate tick!
Every January, we ask fellow jewelers what their favorite jewelry-making purchase was for the previous year. Sometimes, it’s a hammer or a saw; other times it’s an iPad for designing, diamonds for setting, even a ladder for building a new studio. Check out 2012’s list of fa[...]
Come On the Road with Rio's very own Amy Dalness who recently visited the Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.!
Today, on The Studio, we’re spotlighting the beautiful work of Jenny Christiansen and her Etsy store, Octavia Bloom.