As a mom myself, Mother’s Day is a time for me to reflect and feel appreciated. Simple as that! It’s lovely to have a day that is devoted to this endeavor. Every year I look forward to what my young daughter has crafted at school and brought home in exchange for my hugs and kisses.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Are you looking for a boost in sales? Need ideas? Personalized pendants, rings, and bracelets for moms and grandmas are still a leading trend. And Rio has the supplies you need to stamp it with love for Mother’s Day. Here are a few items that’ll get you started on a stamping trend, and just in time for Mom’s special day.
This top-of-the-line Swanstrom Disc Cutter comes in heart, square, rectangle, and oval cutters, so you can easily cut your own shaped stampings to personalize for your customers.
Also, for your stamping (and viewing) pleasure, be sure to check out the following post from The Studio's archives: Video with Mark Nelson: Leave your Mark with Metal Stamping.
For stamping, I personally recommend the GersonHammer™. I never "got" this hammer until I tried it myself. It features a special non-hardened steel head that won’t slip off the tool as you strike and it consistently provides balanced force for precise results.
Metal clay is the perfect medium for personalized jewelry. Sculpt any design you want and stamp it before you fire it.
Pre-cut metal stampings are available in many shapes and sizes.
Shop our pre-stamped charms and pendants in silver or gold.
And finally, add that extra special touch for mom with unique and colorful packaging. Rio Grande offers everything from boxes to ribbons in a variety of colors and patterns.
Whatever supplies you need to create expressive mother’s day jewelry, let the love do the work. We have happily stocked the materials you need to show those fearless and loving mothers in the world how much they are surely appreciated and loved.
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!...Read the Rest
Spring is here! Today, on the Studio, Bernadette Bennett shares her tips for dressing up your jewelry with fresh, colorful, spring-inspired packaging!...Read the Rest
Rio recently introduced new WHITE COPPRclay to its line of base metal clays, and every clay artist in the building could hardly wait to work with it. After giving him some time to experiment, we cornered Rio Grande metal clay artist and Tech Team member Thomas Flores and asked him what he’s discovered about this exciting new color of COPPRclay. Read about his experiences today at The Studio....Read the Rest
Have you heard? WHITE COPPRclay™ is here and it’s bringing a mind-blowing new dimensions to designing with base metal clay! Check out our latest post, by clay artist Yvonne M. Padilla, and get the low-down from an expert on this incredible new medium…...Read the Rest
We know it happens. You make beautiful jewelry, and lots of people want it. But not everyone wants to pay for it, so you have to protect it. Fortunately, theft is preventable and Rio Grande carries a number of displays that lock down your treasures in one way or another....Read the Rest
Popular in 19th century Russia and 1920s New York (thanks to Cartier’s classic trinity ring), rose gold is enjoying a Renaissance of late. The warm blushing tone is created by decreasing the silver-colored alloys and increasing the copper-colored alloys normally found in gold. The chemistry between the two metals is electric. Not as flashy as traditional gold and not as subdued as silver or white gold, rose gold offers just the right mix of subtlety and warmth. From the red carpet to the sportswear department, it has been everywhere the last two years and is showing no signs of relinquishing its crown as queen of the alloys....Read the Rest
Valentine’s Day is just a month away. Do you need some quick but elegant solutions to please your customers? We’ll make it easy by sharing some favorite romantic selections from our heart-themed jewelry products. Get ready to swoon!...Read the Rest
Today on our YouTube channel, Rio Grande posted a new instructional jewelry making video all about Jett Sett Fixturing Compound. Need an easy-to-use, flexible ring clamp, or need to hold a pavé setting in place? Jett Sett can do that. Want to make a custom handle for your tools? Jett Sett can conform to the shape of your hand to ease and improve your grip. How about a texturing tool for metal clay? Jett Sett can do that too. In fact, Jett Sett is a versatile tool that can be used in countless creative ways at your jeweler’s bench. And even better, it’s reusable!...Read the Rest
As jewelers, we love our tools and supplies. We cherish our trusty old pliers, torches, gemstones (and a slew of other items), and here at Rio, we are always on the lookout for the newest, latest, and greatest items that we hope that will become a staple at your bench, giving you years of productivity and creative inspiration. Today, on The Studio, check out our list of a few of the coolest new products introduced in 2013....Read the Rest