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Impressions™ Personalizing Service: Let Your Box Leave a Polished and Professional Impression

Apr 23, 2014
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Amy Cliser
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Visit Rio's website for a huge selection of paper boxes that you can personalize with Impressions!

Etsy. Artfire. Your own jewelry website. If you have an online business in one—or all—of these places on the web, you’ve created a grand invitation to the world of online shoppers. Congratulations, that’s huge! With a heroic push, you’ve established your business, and now you’re doing everything you can to keep it up: taking your vitamins, replenishing your inventory, fussing over product photos, and shipping on time.

You’re keeping the doors of your business wide open, welcoming customers at any hour of the day or night.  Like a sleepless new parent, you’re listening for fresh sales notifications on your smart phone instead of dozing off. You’re on top of every detail.  Now, let us help you add a little polish.

Follow-Through: The Branded Box. This is where Rio Grande’s Impressions™ Personalizing Service comes in. Our hot-stamping service brings the branding from your website to your packaging, including the box that carries your jewelry to your customer’s doorstep. It makes a polished, professional impression. Here’s what it requires: Send us your logo, and we’ll apply it to packaging that reflects your style, your palette, and your name. It’s that simple. Here are more reasons to try Impressions:

  1. Timing is everything. On your first order, after we ensure that your logo will stamp well, we'll hot foil stamp and ship your personalized packaging to you in 2-3 weeks. On all subsequent orders, we already have your stamping plate on file and can personalize boxes from our warehouse for you in 1-2 weeks.     
  2. Order the amount you need. You don’t have to order 500 or 1,000 boxes. Many of our hot-stampable boxes can be ordered in minimum quantities of 20 or 100.
  3. Our inventory is ready and waiting. We offer our boxes in dozens of colors, and we have a huge inventory that we keep stocked so you don’t have to wait. Because we have our shelves fully-stocked with jewelry packaging, you can order at the last minute if you need to.
  4. Our boxes fit your shipping envelopes and boxes. Our many box sizes mean that you can both accommodate your jewelry and fit your personalized boxes into the shipping parcels that make sense for your business.

The following video gives you a tour of our Impressions™ personalization options. It describes how to prepare your logo for our hot stamping team.

We want you to succeed and also get some sleep. Visit Impressions on our website or give us a call at 1.800.545.6566, and let us take your jewelry packaging to a polished and professional finish with no-fuss. Now you can concentrate on other business tasks (or at least get some shut eye). Comment here with your questions, and we’ll be happy to get back to you right away about how to personalize your own packaging and make a great impression on your customers!

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Imagine your logo in one of these many colors! Rio Grande offers lots of options for personalizing your packaging.

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Learn with Rio Grande: Basic Tools and Supplies to Begin Cloisonné

Apr 21, 2014
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Heather Apodaca
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Silver, gold, bronze. These are the typical colors in the jeweler’s palette. But what if you could incorporate eye-popping color into your pieces with just a few simple steps? Cloisonné enameling gives you the power to play with color in any piece you make. And it’s easy to get started. Check out The Studio today for a helpful list of cloisonné tools and supplies!

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Business Know-How with Marlene Richey: Post-Show Savvy—Ten Things to Take Away

Apr 17, 2014
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Marlene Richey
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In this final installment of Marlene Richey’s “Doing a Show” series, she reminds us that the show isn’t over until it’s over and she shares a great list of ten take aways that can help you get successful outcomes from a show sometimes long after the event is over. Grab a pencil and get ready to take some notes and then knock some socks off at your first (or your next) big show!

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Game of Shells: Abalone Crowned 2014’s Top Trend

Apr 16, 2014
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Heather Apodaca
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Abalone shell has been named the top jewelry trend for 2014 by JCK’s Jennifer Heebner. The shell’s swirling rainbow of colors gives designers a pop of eye-catching blues, greens, and purples to work with and a piece of abalone wrapped in silver (or gold or base metal) is simply stunning. Check out The Studio today for some great abalone inspiration, take a poll to share your experiences with this iridescent beauty, and see the poll results to find out what your fellow jewelers think of abalone!

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Jewelry Industry News: Enter the Annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition!

Apr 14, 2014
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Amy Cliser
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The 2014 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is now accepting entries! In its third year, this competition is for those who love to produce the inspiring shapes and textures of foldforming sheet metal, a process whose invention is credited to Charles Lewton-Brain. Prizes include Rio Grande gift certificates, coverage in Art Jewelry magazine, exposure on Ganoksin, as well as a video to celebrate the winners. Check out today’s blog post on The Studio, to get the scoop on how to enter!

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Education at Rio Grande: How Full is Your Techniques Toolbox?

Apr 10, 2014
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Viqui Sanchez
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New to making jewelry? This coming June, Rio will offer the Jewelry-Maker’s Techniques Toolbox, a 5-day hands-on learning extravaganza of jewelry techniques! Taught by designer, jewelry maker, and teacher Jim Dailing, this class will cover every basic technique jewelers need to stock their just-gettin’-started toolbox of skills. Find out more in today’s post at The Studio…

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Finally! A Calibrated Ring-Sizing System from Tool Designer Kate Wolf

Apr 8, 2014
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Kate Wolf
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It’s been a jeweler’s battle for decades, heck, centuries! Precise and consistent ring sizing. Shouldn’t a size 6 ring always be a size 6 ring—at the showroom counter AND on the bench? So why isn’t it? Because not all sizing tools are created equal. Enter Kate Wolf and her new TRUE-SIZE ring-sizing system where every tool is precision calibrated to every other tool in the system for accuracy and consistency. You’ll never use another sizing system again.

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Creating & Coloring Jewelry with Reactive Metals and Anodizing

Apr 7, 2014
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Anodizing is a simple and fun way to add color to your niobium work. What, you don’t work in niobium?? Why not? Niobium is hypoallergenic and naturally silver-gray with an extraordinary capacity to take on color using nothing more than a micro anodizer and a cup of electrolyte.

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Get in the Jewelry Game on Rio’s Facebook Fan Page

Apr 3, 2014
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Amy Cliser
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Every week or so, Rio Grande posts a call for entries on its Facebook fan page. These quick little contests call for jewelry and art objects that meet various parameters. We’ve asked for everything from filigree jewelry to cloisonné pieces. From PMC pieces to horse-themed jewelry. Take a look at today’s post to learn how you can “get in the jewelry game,” and have your craftsmanship admired by thousands!

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Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Jewelry Supplies for Handmade and Personalized Gifts

Mar 31, 2014
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Bernadette Bennett
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Are you looking for a boost in sales? Need ideas? Personalized pendants, rings, and bracelets for moms and grandmas are still a leading trend. And Rio has the supplies you need to stamp it with love for Mother’s Day. Here are a few items that’ll get you started on a stamping trend, and just in time for Mom’s special day.

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