Aluminum has proven to be extremely valuable for its durability and corrosion resistance. This light-weight metal’s bright finish won’t tarnish or oxidize, and it’s hypoallergenic. Oh, and it’s also light on the pocketbook. Find out why you should add aluminum to your jewelry-making repertoire. . .
Andy, a self-professed “non-jeweler,” dives into a Beginning PMC class by the one and only Yvonne M. Padilla. What will he create?
In this video, Tim Sheriff, shows you step-by-step how to create an eye-catching sterling silver bead cage custom-sized to your standard-size marble using the Swanstrom link-forming pliers. Enjoy!
Need some inspiration to spice up your store for the holidays? Entice your customers with these inviting arrangements. . .or share one of yours!
Rio’s Diana and Jeff take a trip to one of their favorite vendors, Swanstrom Tools in Wisconsin. Cheese curds, disc cutters and a mad scientist were involved. . .
Put the kettle on, have some flapjacks, stay in your pajamas, and check out awesome deals on fantastic products from Rio’s Closeout and Outlet page!
In today’s post on The Studio, Ashli Brooke Taylor introduces us to Kliar’s Transparent E-Coating solution. This transparent e-coating is a nano-ceramic solution that is tarnish-resistant, abrasion-resistant, and non-yellowing. Kliar Transparent E-Coating will improve the durability of your plated pieces and help maintain their quality.
All Hallow’s Eve is upon us! A mere two days until the dead rise, the coffins empty, the werewolves go feral, and the costumed-children come to steal your hard-earned candy. So what can one jewelry-maker do to make it through the night? Never fret, true believer: Rio is here for you, and we’ve got a frightening number of products that’ll keep you safe and sound during the vicious monster onslaught!
Are common metal patinas not giving you a deep enough black or wearing off too quickly? Well, here’s the answer to your problems: Kliar E-Coating! By using the electroplating process followed by E-Coating, you now can achieve a dark jet black that is abrasion-resistant and will keep your jewelry painted black for a long time to come.
Basic Stone Setting is the first jewelry class I took when I started working here at Rio. I remember the challenge of working with calibrated round and oval stones and wondering how difficult it would be to prong-set an uncalibrated or odd-shaped stone. Well, I have exciting news: Rio is manufacturing freeform ring and component mountings for odd-shaped stones. Our own Yvonne Padilla has been trying them out and she loves their simple design and ease of use. For a closer look at these unique mountings, check out today’s post on The Studio!
Did the stork arrive at your doorstep yet? You know, the mythical bird bringing the bouncing bundle of joy that is the 2013 Gems & Findings/Display & Packaging catalog? Okay, perhaps the latest Rio catalog is not your baby, but it surely is ours. After seven months of production, thousands of man (and woman!) hours, and hundreds of pots of coffee, the 2013 G&F/D&P catalog came into the world (and hot off the press) on June 20, 2012.
Have you been looking for a unique way to bring color to your jewelry pieces? On The Studio today, Ashli Brooke Taylor, of Rio’s Tech Support Team, demonstrates one simple way to use the Kliar E-Coating system to add a great punch of color to your jewelry. Kliar E-Coating is a type of nano-ceramic electro coating that is abrasive-resistant and hypoallergenic. Check it out!