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What better way to start 2013 than by joining us right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, taking any combination of awesome jewelry-making workshops, taught by world-renowned, talented, groovy-cool instructors, touring our huge solar-powered building and taking a peek behind the scenes here at Rio as you meet more groovy-cool people who make the company tick? Registration for the 2013 Winter Workshops Series is underway! Take a look at a few of the classes being offered.

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While Rio associates don’t qualify to enter The Saul Bell Design Award Competition, there are plenty of other competitions they can enter. One of them is “All That Glitters,” the jewelry design competition hosted by the New Mexico Jewelers Association. This year’s “All That Glitters” contest brought a level of competition that was extremely high, with astounding designs across nine categories from talented jewelers around the state. Three of our own Rio Associates brought home big prizes and you can see some of the winning pieces on The Studio today!

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This year’s Santa Fe Indian Market was another smashing success. For those of you who don’t live in the great state of New Mexico, Indian Market is a 90-year-old tradition celebrating Native American arts and culture. This year, two of Rio Grande’s own were asked to be judges in the jewelry division. Eddie Bell, one of Rio’s directors, was a judge in the Contemporary Jewelry category, and Sessin Durgham, tech expert and craftsman extraordinaire, was a judge in the Pre-Columbian/Beading category.

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Today on The Studio: A bunch of us got to attend the big SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) show in Phoenix from May 23-26. We had an awesome time and I took loads of pictures.

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Dozens of talented jewelers and metalsmiths work here at Rio Grande and even though many of them would love to participate in the Saul Bell Design Award Competition, they are not eligible because they are associates of the company. The solution? Our very first ASSOCIATE Saul Bell Design Award Competition! In today’s post take a look at some of the outstanding winners of this inaugural, in-house design competition.

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In a few short weeks, the winners of the 2012 Saul Bell Design Award Competition will be announced at a gala dinner during JCK in Las Vegas. We’re excited to celebrate all the talented winners of the competition, and to set the stage for the big event, we’d like to share a little history of the Saul Bell Design Award with you. Also, in today’s post, meet the winners of last year’s competition!

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The annual conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is one of our favorite events of the year. Come take a peek at what’s going on at Rio’s booth at this year’s Scottsdale conference –then come say hello at the event!

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We just finished up our 2nd annual Rio In Motion education event! Couldn’t make it this year? See what you missed!

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Rio In Motion 2012 is on! Opportunities for learning abound during Rio In Motion and a favorite highlight is our hands-on demo room, which offers attendees the chance to play with the latest tools and equipment. Check out a few of our favorite demos. . .

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What’s your dream vacation? Do you have plans to take your creative energy on the road? Guest contributor, Marcia Weaver, shares the story of her inspiring week at Idyllwild Art Center’s Metals Week.

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