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.
Once you’re armed with some know-how about choosing a jewelry-making kiln, making a good buying decision becomes so much easier, and you can be far more confident in your decision. In this post, we look at seven of the most important considerations to keep in mind when you’re thinking about—or shopping for—a new kiln.
You may be surprised to learn that the Federal Trade Commission classifies much of what you may consider “Made in the USA” jewelry, created in the United States, as being of foreign origin. In 1997, the FTC published an enforcement policy which outlines compliance standards for product origin claims. These standards pose problems for U.S. jewelry makers large and small.
In Choosing Your Burs: Part One, we talked about burs, the various metals they are made of, and discussed some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. In part two, we’ll put the bur to the metal! Learn about different types of burs and how they can make your job at the bench easier and more fun!
Nickel in jewelry? The general public is showing a growing interest in the nickel content of the jewelry they buy. As a result, more and more of Rio Grande’s customers are asking us about the nickel content in our findings and fabrication metals. This is understandable since a significant number of people have allergic reactions to nickel. Take a look at today’s post to learn more!
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.
Years ago, I watched the founder of Bonny Doon turn a vase literally inside out using the ‘Old Gold’ press Bonny Doon manufactured back then. This many years later, G. Phil Poirier is still pushing the limits of hydraulic forming steadily outward—in this class I got a taste of just how far.
As part of our Business Savvy Series, we’re lucky to have insight and wisdom from Arien Gessner of Rio’s marketing team. In today’s post, Arien shares that ranking high in search engines like Google is a great way to find new customers for your business. It’s also very difficult to do. Traditional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become very competitive, and it can be a daunting challenge for those who don’t have a technical background. . .
It’s finally here, Kliar Extreme Black E-Coating! Now you can achieve a really dark jet-black finish on your pieces. If Kliar Black is the little black dress of jewelry, this Kliar Extreme Black is the black leather catsuit of jewelry!
Any successful art-based business requires equal attention to three important components: The Maker, the Manager, and the Market. Art-business maven, Marlene Richey, is on The Studio today to tell us about the importance of honing our skills in and balancing each of these areas!
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!
The beauty of effective collaboration is that it provides an opportunity for everyone to participate in how change takes place. Use these ten questions from Rio business coach Matthew Anderson to get the conversation started with your team.