Designed by Bill Fretz, the Fretz Jeweler’s Sledge Hammer is ideal for forging heavy wire, rod, or sheet. Today, on The Studio, Bill makes a striking twist forged bracelet using his workhorse sledge hammer.
Looking to inject some vivid color into your jewelry-making process? Get the information you need to dive into anodizing niobium and titanium from this terrific step-by-step video with Bill Seeley, anodizing guru and founder of Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.
The list of fun projects you can make with metal clay is endless! Today, on The Studio, Mark Nelson makes a set of house address numbers using BRONZclay™ and inspired by Yvonne M. Padilla’s wonderful book “Bronze Metal Clay.”
You’ll hear it said many times, “Enameling takes a minute to learn, and a lifetime to master.” Today, The Studio is launching the first in a series of posts by enameling artist MariaElena Baca, that will help you begin to master this vibrant art form. MariaElena begins by covering enameling safety and supplies and future posts will address preparation, step-by-step techniques, and some great projects for beginners.
Burs come in different metals, shapes, and sizes. But which one is best for your job? Come with Rio Grande as we explore the world of burs in part one of a two-part series.
In this third installment of Rio’s video series on soldering, Mark Nelson guides you through various torch types, arming you with information that can help you choose the best torch system for your specific job!
One of my favorite new Dynasty Stamp sheets is Garden Thorns designed by Sherri Haab, an awesome metal clay artist and all around cool chick. Garden Thorns lets you bring the garden into your studio, and today we’re showcasing two projects using Sherri’s blooming Dynasty Stamp sheets. Enjoy!
Internet marketing expert Eugene Brill continues to demystify the landscape of digital marketing and how modern consumers search and shop for goods. Take advantage of Eugene’s immense experience to learn how use internet analytics to optimize your business decisions!
Findings are the cool little do-dads that you use to make the stuff you love to make. In today’s Tech Tidbit, Mark Nelson demystifies many of the findings found on a typical jeweler’s bench. Check it out! You may learn something new.
In this new series, internet marketing aficionado Eugene Brill explains the new landscape of digital marketing and how modern consumers search and shop for goods. Take advantage of Eugene’s immense experience to learn how to make sure potential customers find your internet store!
Knowing how to choose the correct hardness of sheet and wire metals for your jewelry techniques and designs helps you achieve the good-looking, long-lasting results you want. In today’s post, Eddie Bell and Mark Nelson share some of what they know about metal hardness. Take a look! It’s sure to enrich your experience at the bench!
Rio Grande’s 2013 Tools & Equipment Catalog has officially debuted and its 754 pages are crammed with thousands of must-haves, really-wants and can’t-live-withouts. Aside from the copious amount of meticulously selected, tried-and-tested products, we here at Rio are especially proud to offer a catalog full of tips and tricks that answer common questions and offer helpful hints from our in-house experts.