The STUDIO A JEWELRY MAKING BLOG BY RIO GRANDE 2016-07-22T15:06:11Z http://riograndeblog.com/feed/atom/ Nina Cooper http://riograndeblog.com/Nina-Cooper <![CDATA[Rio Jeweler Stories: Arrok Metal Studio]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=20091 2016-07-22T15:06:11Z 2016-07-20T09:00:26Z This series of interviews explores some of the stories from the #RioJeweler community. #RioJeweler is a way for jewelers to share moments from the bench on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Designers from around the world use the hashtag to chronicle their stories, their work and their lives as jewelers. We’re looking forward to exploring stories from […]

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Marlene Richey http://riograndeblog.com/marlenerichey <![CDATA[How to Hire Your First Employee: Part 1]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=20077 2016-07-13T18:13:37Z 2016-07-13T17:12:47Z For some, it may start in a moment of frustration. For others, it may be a moment of invigoration or inspiration. Either way, the moment when you realize, “Yowza, I really need help!” to run your business more effectively and efficiently is the moment to take action. It’s a huge step to go from thinking […]

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Rio Grande <![CDATA[Discover the Importance of Branded Packaging]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=20056 2016-07-15T16:31:53Z 2016-07-06T17:25:47Z Learn how to create a memorable unboxing experience for your customer, and pick up a few tips on how to get customers to share your brand with their friends. To help establish your jewelry brand and encourage repeat purchases, it’s important to have a high-quality, cohesive look that extends to everything in your line, including […]

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Rio Grande <![CDATA[Understanding Metal Hardness]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=20044 2016-06-29T16:43:09Z 2016-06-29T16:42:02Z The Rio Grande blog has been around since 2010, and we’ve shared lots of great articles about the art of making jewelry in that time. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be digging through the archives and republishing some of the posts that our audience found most helpful. In this post from 2013, Eddie Bell explains metal hardness […]

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Shelby Tatomir http://shelbytat.portfoliobox.me/ <![CDATA[Rio Jeweler Stories: Panurgic]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=20020 2016-06-23T21:06:42Z 2016-06-23T21:01:24Z This series of interviews explores some of the stories from the #RioJeweler community. #RioJeweler is a way for jewelers to share moments from the bench on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Designers from around the world use the hashtag to chronicle their stories, their work and their lives as jewelers. We’re looking forward to exploring stories from […]

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Rio Grande <![CDATA[Form a Fluted Cuff Bracelet with Bill Fretz]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=20007 2016-06-16T23:31:38Z 2016-06-16T22:54:39Z Join us in the Rio video studio with renowned jeweler and master tool maker Bill Fretz as he demonstrates how to form a fluted convex cuff bracelet using his M-100 series stakes. Bill will walk  you through the process of forming the cuff into a convex shape and then adding the fluted pattern. A metal-forming master, Bill will offer tons of useful […]

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Rio Grande <![CDATA[Learn Tracy Arrington’s Secrets for Jewelry Displays that Sell]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=19683 2016-06-09T18:48:45Z 2016-06-09T11:00:53Z Jewelry displays are one one of the most often overlooked elements of a successful tradeshow. We caught up with Tracy of Tracy Arrington Studios in Apopka, Florida to uncover her secrets for creating award-winning tradeshow booth displays as she travels across the U.S. introducing her jewelry lines to new buyers. Tracy started her business in 2011 after working for […]

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Shelby Tatomir http://shelbytat.portfoliobox.me/ <![CDATA[Go Inside the Rio Gemology Department with Shannon Demoulin]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=19959 2016-06-06T16:06:28Z 2016-06-03T15:14:03Z     Gemologist Shannon Demoulin has been a part of the Rio Grande gemology department since 1990 and has been integral to its evolution into a boutique, concierge service that offers each customer one-on-one, personal service in selecting the right stone. Shannon chose to become a jeweler because she was passionate about hands-on artistic creation but wanted to do […]

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Rio Grande <![CDATA[Meet Three Innovative Jewelers Working in Gold]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=19830 2016-05-25T21:53:18Z 2016-05-25T09:00:40Z   One of the first metals early humans used to create pieces of adornment, gold is a time-tested classic of jewelry making. With its unmatched luster and resistance to tarnish, it is the darling of the jeweler’s bench. There are innumerable ways to incorporate the metal into a piece of jewelry. We sat down with three jewelers who are working with […]

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Shelby Tatomir http://shelbytat.portfoliobox.me/ <![CDATA[Rio Jeweler Stories: Wingostarr Jewelry]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=19932 2016-05-23T16:56:30Z 2016-05-19T21:43:07Z Wingostarr Jewelry is made up of Mallory Wingo and Jason Self. They’ve been together for seven years, have a 4-year-old little girl and have been making a living off of their jewelry designs for two years. They make electro-formed and wire-wrapped jewelry together full time in their small home in Georgia and have amassed a social […]

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Rio Grande <![CDATA[Polishing Jewelry with 3M Radial Bristle Discs]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=19909 2016-05-13T22:27:38Z 2016-05-12T20:49:20Z If you’re a jeweler who hasn’t tried 3M radial bristle discs, you’re in for a big, bright finishing surprise. These funny-looking little discs can save you a ton of time and improve your end result. The rubber wheels are impregnated with an abrasive compound, eliminating the need for messy polishing compounds and muslin buffs. Their design makes it easy […]

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Shelby Tatomir http://shelbytat.portfoliobox.me/ <![CDATA[Meet the Rio Gemologists: Chris Hoffman]]> http://riograndeblog.com/?p=19819 2016-05-20T21:25:29Z 2016-05-04T22:22:48Z   Chris Hoffman, one of Rio Grande’s resident gemologists, has worked alongside jewelers for most of his adult life. When he was 19, he answered an ad in the paper for a jewelry salesperson. “I didn’t know about anything, but the guy hired me,” he says, “My very first sale was a pair of garnet earrings, […]

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