Do you ever wish you had a the skills to drill deep holes, very straight? In this post, Eddie shares a great method he learned from expert machinist and fellow Rio associate, Jeff Zirwas. . .
Some of you may not know that Rio Grande is only the distribution side of our company. There’s a whole other side of the building that houses other divisions that go by the names Neutec/USA and Sonic Mill. Whenever you see the Neutec/USA stamp, like the one on this machine, think of us at Rio Grande. Same building, same awesome people. . .
Thanks to everyone who entered our Jewelry Book and DVD Contest! We had a whopping 145 entries and we were glad to learn more about the books you love!
What’s the best way to showcase a piece of jewelry fresh off the bench? Add shine and a gleaming finish to your work by polishing, burnishing, or tumbling. . .
JCK 2011 is in the history books, and what a show it was! For those of you who were in Vegas and visited the Rio booth, thanks for stopping by. For those who weren’t able to attend, here’s a taste of the show for you. . .
With a Swanstrom disc cutter, a mallet, and a ring mandrel, you can create simple, beautiful rings in minutes. Make a continuous, seamless ring from a sheet of mokumé gane, the Japanese alloy metal made with several layers of gold, silver, and copper. . .
Last week the 40th anniversary of the SNAG conference was celebrated in Seattle, Washington. It was an amazing conference, and with over 900 attendees the energy level was intense. . .
Last fall we began reading good things on the internet about a new chaser’s pitch being made by Debra Montgomery of Fresno, CA. We brought some in and gave it to Sessin Durgham to try out. . .
Phil Poirier of Bonny Doon recently paid us a visit here at Rio and we made a video to show off the popular Bonny Doon Rolling Mill Pattern Plates.
The creative possibilities are endless! Watch for a bunch of new designs on our website in April!
The Studio is having a Haiku Contest, and the winner gets to choose one of 3 fabulous prizes!
Comment on this post with a Haiku about jewelry, jewelry tools, jewelry-making, jewelry selling, or any other topic that looms large in your life as a jeweler. For this contest, a Haiku is defined as a 3-line poem, the first line being five total syllables, the second line being seven syllables, the third line being five…
MJSA Expo New York is the largest and oldest trade show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, Expo is full of the latest bench tools, laser welders, casting machines, alloys, CAD/CAM systems, gemstones and beads, component parts, stamping equipment and more…
Currently, the precious metal market—especially silver—is not favorable to jewelers who often use these metals in their creations. Jewelers are seeking new trends that incorporate alternate metals such as bronze, stainless steel, titanium, etc. One trend we recently highlighted…