The Studio – Jewelry Blog by Rio Grande

Get in the Jewelry Game on Rio’s Facebook Fan Page

Apr 3, 2014
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Amy Cliser
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Every week or so, Rio Grande posts a call for entries on its Facebook fan page. These quick little contests call for jewelry and art objects that meet various parameters. We’ve asked for everything from filigree jewelry to cloisonné pieces. From PMC pieces to horse-themed jewelry (when we celebrated the Year of The Horse). The entries are always fascinating!

And, what does the winner receive?

The photo of the winning piece becomes our Facebook banner for one week, which means thousands of readers in the Rio Grande Jewelry Supplies Facebook community see the winning jewelry piece or objet d’art, and shower the winner with admiration. Readers also tend to share the winning image on their pages, which is wonderful free exposure and a very nice pat on the back! What's more, Rio will also brag about the winning piece in our Google Plus community; we announce it to our Twitter community of over 9,000 followers; and we post the winning image to our "Jewelry We Love"Pinterest board.

Chris Manning of Silver Hand Studios

Chris Manning of Silver Hand Studios won our Facebook call for cast pieces in March. Click the photo to find out more about his process. Stunning work!

Lorena Williams

Lorena Williams of Nena’s Art and Designs won our Mother’s Day Jewelry Contest this week. Click on the photo to learn more about her jewelry. Angelic!

Sound like fun? It is! Join the fun and "Like" us on Rio Grande's Facebook page. Imagine how beautiful your own jewelry would look there as our banner photo. Then, enter our next contest, which starts today! It’s easy, just watch Facebook for guidelines. We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

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What Are You Working on Now? Show Us Your Stuff AND Enter Our April Contest!

Mar 27, 2014
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Molly Therese Bell
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What inspires you these days? What materials have you been experimenting with? Nearly every month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Felicia Cinquegrana, has won a $20 Rio credit, and April’s contest has officially begun. Show us your stuff for a chance to win!

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The Incredible WHITE COPPRclay Contest!

Mar 24, 2014
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Amy Cliser
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A few weeks ago, Rio Grande released new WHITE COPPRclay™ from Metal Adventures, and the response has been tremendous! To celebrate the design options this clay offers, we are sponsoring a contest, and we invite to you enter by posting your WHITE COPPRclay™ jewelry designs—or expressions of love—to our WHITE COPPRclay™ Pinterest board! For all the details, check out today’s post on The Studio!

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What Are You Working on Now? Show Us Your Stuff AND Enter Our March Contest!

Feb 19, 2014
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Molly Therese Bell
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What inspires you these days? What materials have you been experimenting with? Nearly every month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Megan Moss, has won a $20 Rio credit, and March’s contest has officially begun–show us your stuff for a chance to win!

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What Are You Working on Now? Show Us Your Stuff AND Enter Our February Contest!

Jan 22, 2014
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Molly Therese Bell

What inspires you these days? What materials have you been experimenting with? Nearly every month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Roberta Althiser, has won a $10 Rio credit, and February’s contest has officially begun–show us your stuff for a chance to win!

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What Are You Working on Now? Show Us Your Stuff AND Enter Our January Contest!

Nov 27, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell

What inspires you these days? What materials have you been experimenting with? Nearly every month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Sarah Lewis, has won a $10 Rio credit, and January’s contest has officially begun – show us your stuff for a chance to win!

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What Are You Working on Now? Show Us Your Stuff AND Enter Our November Contest!

Oct 31, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell

What inspires you these days? What materials have you been experimenting with? Nearly every month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Denise Harrison, has won a $10 Rio credit, and November’s contest has officially begun – show us your stuff for a chance to win!

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition: There’s Still Time to Enter!

Sep 16, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell

The deadline for the prestigious 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition is approaching but there’s still time to enter! This international competition recognizes distinction in jewelry design. It invites you to challenge yourself as a designer, and in the spirit of innovation, to create without boundaries. Go ahead. Show the jewelry world what you’ve got! Push yourself to new limits. Innovate. Entertain and surprise us all!

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What Are You Working on Now? Show Us Your Stuff AND Enter Our September Contest!

Aug 29, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell

What inspires you these days? What materials have you been experimenting with? Each month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Anne Bliss, has won a $10 Rio credit, and September’s contest has officially begun – show us your stuff for a chance to win!

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2013 Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends: BE the Trend

Aug 1, 2013
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Shelby Chant
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Today, on The Studio, be inspired by a collection of great jewelry projects for fall/winter, then head over to our latest contest on Pinterest, our “Show Us Your Fall/Winter Fashion Trends” contest! You can win $50, $100, or $200 in credit with us here at Rio Grande. Imagine what you can make with that! And hurry, our deadline is August 15!

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