What's your dream vacation? Do you have plans to take your creative energy on the road? Guest contributor, Marcia Weaver, shares the story of her inspiring week at Idyllwild Art Center's Metals Week.
It is a tremendous time-saver to have the right tools within reach, but how does one sort through so many plier and cutter choices? In this video, Mark Nelson walks us through basic plier and cutter options and then he gets into some of the coolest specialty pliers.
During this Thanksgiving holiday, Rio Grande is teaming up with our customers to help Ganoksin --host of the Orchid Jewelry forums --as they recover from devastating flooding at their headquarters in Thailand. Read on to learn how you can help too...
Creating a beautiful jewelry display can be just as challenging as creating the jewelry itself! We talked to a longtime local jewelry shop about the display ideas that keep their foot traffic high year after year.
Bill Fretz has teamed up with Interweave to make a great new set of DVDs that demonstrate his extraordinary skill with jewelry hammers and stakes. check it out!
After I watched last week's premiere episode of Project Accessory, which challenged contestants to transform junk into wearable art, I was reminded of a totally inspiring project with Mark Nelson, where he uses found objects and unconventional techniques to embellish wood bangles[...]
For the kids at Double H, summer camp means learning how to do things they never thought they could!
Shibuichi is a low-silver alloy that's getting some buzz in the metalsmithing community. As you might guess from the name, it is a Japanese term. It translates to “one fourth," which is a reference to the traditional Japanese alloy mixture that historically has been composed of[...]
Littlefly, by London artist Jeremy May is a collection of "literary jewels." May creates his one-of-a-kind treasures by precisely cutting from the interiors of old books and then sculpting layered pages through a process of compression and lacquering. . .
Etsy jewelry designer Lisa Rouse proves that if you want to learn a new technique or skill, help and inspiration are all around you!