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Happy First Day of Spring! Fresh and Colorful Jewelry Packaging

Mar 20, 2014
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Bernadette Bennett
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If you could create your own holiday, what would it be? Mine would be fourfold: What if we ushered in every season as we do the New Year? We could call it New Season Day. The New Year is great for lofty resolutions. What if we made proposals specific to the season? For instance, my winter proposals would have been:

  • Don’t get sick.
  • Cook more.
  • Take more vitamin D.
  • Write more.

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Last weekend, my daughter had an unusual homework assignment: Go outside and search for signs of spring. She and I took a simple walk around the block, and she managed to list about 20 different signs of spring, most of which may have gone unnoticed if we weren’t on a critical mission. This activity was an eye opener (literally and figuratively) for us.

The lesson I took away from her assignment was to get away from the Internet, the indoors, the television, and just to be. Be observant. Be whimsical. And just be in the moment. Spring is a time to explore, shop, walk, renew, and reflect.

So let’s spring into the new season—for today is the first day of spring!

A great way to step into spring is with fresh outdoor-inspired packaging.

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Celebrate spring with "Botanica Collection" shopping totes!

My favorite totes and tissue are the fun "Botanica," "Shopping" and "Zinnia" collection totestissue, and merchandise bags.

Looking for spring-inspired packaging ideas? Rio Grande's website offers lots of display and packaging tips including this "Spring Breeze" idea. Click the image for details.

This Spring Breeze packaging tip is inspired by the signs of spring e.g., new grass, sky, and shade.

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Fresh and friendly patterns are flaunted on earth-friendly plastic. These biodegradable merchandise bags are lightweight, colorful, and are made with oxo-biodegradable plastic.

What I like even more about these spring-inspired totes is that they coordinate perfectly with this season’s 2014 Pantone color report.

So get outside. Get some sun. Plant a tree. Take your bench outside and make more jewelry! We would like to challenge you to dream up a few or several ambitious proposals for this spring season. What would you like to accomplish? What inspires you right now? First on my list this spring is to tone down my allergies with some local honey. What about you?

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What’s Hot Now: Rustic Chic Wedding Jewelry and Rio Grande’s Linen Displays

Jan 31, 2014
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Bernadette Bennett
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Jewelers get ready—spring is coming! If you create wedding jewelry or you’d like to, outdoor woodsy weddings are all the rage! Weddings with a rustic chic, vintage revival, or country romantic theme are popping up everywhere. This inspiring outdoorsy theme is all about sunshine and fresh air—organic textures and rustic, handmade adornments, décor, and accessories. Rio Grande’s linen displays capture the elegant, rustic theme perfectly and will beautifully complement your wedding-themed jewelry!

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Display & Packaging Checklist: Tips & Tricks to Take You Through the Holiday Shopping Season!

Nov 11, 2013
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Amy Cliser
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Holiday shopping season is around the corner! Are you ready to show off your jewelry? I mean, really ready? It takes some assessment and house cleaning to position your beautiful line of jewelry in the best possible light. To help you get the most from your displays this season we’re sharing a helpful checklist of display and packaging details and then a great video with Mark Nelson which features even more display tips and ideas.

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Mother Earth Day

Apr 24, 2013
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Earth Day was Monday, and Mother’s Day is coming up Sunday, May 12. Between the two, it makes sense to highlight products that are sustainable and help care for Mother Earth. Check out these gorgeous mango wood displays and learn more about how Rio has worked for decades to be responsible stewards of the earth’s precious resources!

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Perfect Presentations: Jewelry Gift Boxes from Rio Grande

Apr 8, 2013
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We know you’d rather concentrate on making jewelry than on buying boxes. In fact, we’ve known a few jewelry makers who completely forgot that they even needed to buy boxes until the day before the show. (Don’t worry! We keep lots in stock, so we’ve got you covered!) We have them in so many colors and sizes, not to mention styles, that a few minutes here might give you some ideas about what to buy for your line…now and in the future.

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Grab Attention with Four Festive Packaging ‘n’ Display Ideas

Dec 5, 2012
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Andy Sherwin
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Need some inspiration to spice up your store for the holidays? Entice your customers with these inviting arrangements. . .or share one of yours!

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The Hidden Art: Six Things to Remember when Photographing Jewelry

Nov 5, 2012
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We pay a lot of attention to making beautiful jewelry, but a piece can only look as appealing as the photographs that are taken of it. Here are a few photography tips from our in-house experts to help improve the look of your work in print (or on screen)!

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Rio Grande’s Latest Addition: The 2013 Gems & Findings/Display & Packaging Catalog

Sep 5, 2012
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Did the stork arrive at your doorstep yet? You know, the mythical bird bringing the bouncing bundle of joy that is the 2013 Gems & Findings/Display & Packaging catalog? Okay, perhaps the latest Rio catalog is not your baby, but it surely is ours. After seven months of production, thousands of man (and woman!) hours, and hundreds of pots of coffee, the 2013 G&F/D&P catalog came into the world (and hot off the press) on June 20, 2012.

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New Item Spotlight: Tranquili-Tree Metal Combination Display

May 9, 2012
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Looking for a unique display item to show off your wares and set you apart? Allow us to present our brand new Tranquili-Tree Metal Combination Display! Today, The Studio is featuring this heavy-duty metal display made by a metal artist here in Albuquerque. Take a look!

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Five Favorite New Items from Rio’s Product Managers

Apr 9, 2012
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We’re constantly adding new items at riogrande.com, and I asked each of Rio’s Product Managers to pick something new (or relatively new) to share with you on The Studio. Come on over to see their picks!

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