Meet our latest Rio Superstar, Ashli Brooke Taylor! Here on The Studio, Ashli is our go-to E-Coating expert, but her recent chat with Heather Apodaca reveals other gems about this valuable member of our Tech Support Team. Among them, Ashli’s diverse background in Fine Art and her love of piercing, soldering, and forming metal.
The 2013 Saul Bell Design Award winners include a group of finalists whose work is not to be missed! Take a pictorial tour that just might inspire you on your own jewelry making journey.
Thank you to the many talented jewelry makers who entered Rio Grande’s Men’s Jewelry Contest on Pinterest. We’re excited to present the winners to you just in time for Father’s Day!
This past weekend, at a swanky celebration dinner at JCK Las Vegas, the winners of the thirteenth annual Saul Bell Design Award competition were announced. The long-awaited gala event represented the culmination of a year of creation, submission, and deliberation. Here are a few of the spectacular winners. . .
The countdown continues…it’s nearly time to announce the winners of the 2013 Saul Bell Design Award competition at JCK Las Vegas! Today, we’re taking at look at the design approach of 2012 Emerging Artist winner Drew Abts.
Rio Grande has the honor of having almost 27,000 “likes” on its Facebook page—and what a great community it is! In January, we decided to give back to our Facebook friends by offering our banner space as a place to showcase their great jewelry pieces. Today, on The Studio, the spotlight is on five of our recent banner contest winners. Check out their impressive work and read their stories!
The countdown continues…we’re just a couple of weeks away from recognizing the winners of the 2013 Saul Bell Design Award competition at JCK Las Vegas. Today, we’re catching up with metal clay artist and two-time winner Gordon K. Uyehara.
Each year, as we get closer to the announcement of the Saul Bell Design Award winners, we relish the anticipation by chatting with a few past winners. I recently caught up with Marina Babić –2012 first place winner in the bead category—and asked her how she got started in jewelry art and what she’s doing now.
In the spotlight today is the story of Dennis Sims, of Alaska Scrimshaw Connection in Houston, Alaska. Read about how Dennis discovered his calling to be a scrimshaw artist in the frozen north and find inspiration in stunning examples of his craft!
Less than one month from today we will be recognizing the winners of the 2013 Saul Bell Design Award competition at a gala dinner during JCK Las Vegas. We recently caught up with master jeweler, Thomas Dailing, to see what he’s been up to since his impressive grand prize win in 2008.
There are myriad ways to add color to your work, including finishing your metals, and there are so many metals and textured finishes to choose from, such as PMC in silver, bronze, copper, and gold. Check out these inspiring color palettes and then get busy creating your own color masterpieces!
Men who might have previously drawn the line at wearing a wedding band and carrying their grandfather’s inlay pocket knife, are now spending money at the jewelry counter on rugged and layer-able beaded bracelets. The tide has turned and today’s post gives you great ideas for men’s jewelry projects and the opportunity to win a Men’s Jewelry & Accessories Design contest!