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.
Are you thinking about turning your jewelry-making skills into a full-time business? Or perhaps you already have taken that step and are discovering the million details that always seem to be invisible from the outside looking in? If so, there is a fun and exciting lifeline coming your way!
Rio has gone mobile! Everything you need to shop, search, learn about, and purchase Rio Grande’s products is at your fingertips, no matter which mobile device you use. . .and we have to say, the clean look and fluid shopping is pretty cool! Check it out, right from the device you’re on right now!
Rio Grande has reached another milestone in its long, steady growth! Learn about Rio’s exciting news and plans for the new year!
Krista and friends drool over the latest in every kind of technology—plasma welding, hydroforming, automated production systems, gear generations, three-dimensional printing on a massive scale—the list goes on and on! Check out her discoveries at IMTS in Chicago. . .
Andy, a self-professed “non-jeweler,” dives into a Beginning PMC class by the one and only Yvonne M. Padilla. What will he create?
With a huge list of metal clay artists and teachers, and ten different packages covering four days, the Metal Clay by the Bay conference in San Diego next August is sure to be an exciting and rewarding educational experience. Will you be there?
Put your heart into this free contest, PMC artists, and you could win big. . .
This year, in the tragic wake of destruction that Hurricane Sandy left behind, the good people of CERF+ (the Craft Emergency Relief Fund) have been making great strides in helping artists, arts organizations, and other affected creatives get back on their feet. Read on to learn how you might be able to lend a hand or receive assistance. . .
The 2013 Saul Bell Design Award call-for entries campaign was kicked-off months ago, and just last week, a panel of discerning and impressive first-round judges gathered at Albuquerque’s historic Hotel Andaluz to spend an entire day scrutinizing hundreds of entries, conferring with one another, and finally selecting five finalists in each of the competitions categories! Check out The Studio today to learn more.
One question we’re often asked is where our gemstones come from, so I thought Rio Grande customers might like to know about an initiative we have been pursuing: buying gemstones from reputable firms and ensuring the production of those stones causes no human suffering. Here’s how we do it.
Rio is honored to now host the PMC Guild’s website. If you’ve never checked out all the irreplaceable information and inspiration PMC Guild has offered over the last fifteen years, now is the time!