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!
I’m just recovering from the three-day whirlwind that is MJSA Expo New York, the annual trade show for jewelry makers and designers. It’s hard to capture in a single blog post what makes Expo so very special, but I’m going to try! As director of public affairs for MJSA, I handle a lot of the publicity and reporting on the show, and it was really fun to spend three days posting to social networks about all that was going on. . .
Rio Grande is proud to once again be a sponsor of the MJSA Expo in New York. MJSA is the show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. We’d like to see you there! Read on to unveil the Top 10 Reasons You Should Go to MJSA. . .
The IACA Wholesale show is sure to be vibrant and exciting, but there is one highlight in particular that should not be missed. Wendy Rosen, publisher of AmericanStyle and NICHE magazines and founder of the Buyers Market of American Craft will offer a workshop which will include a day of discussions . . .
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. . .
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. . .
The 2011 SNAG conference is May 26th – 29th in Seattle. Rio is proud to be the conference sponsor. In addition to sponsoring the conference, we will have a booth in the vendor room with five industry experts on-hand to demonstrate the latest products and answer your questions. Read more about what we’re planning for the event. . .
In my 30+ years, I’ve always wanted to go to New York City. Having lived in New Mexico my whole life, NYC has always seemed like a magical place. But for some reason I’ve never made the effort to actually go there. This year I had to opportunity to finally get to the city because of the MJSA Expo. Wow! What a city and what a cool show!
I traveled to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show in early February in search of faceting rough material (precious or semi-precious stones suitable for faceting). For years my husband, Charles Springer, has traveled the show buying rough material on behalf of his jewelry manufacturing business, often returning with a precious piece or two of faceting rough that eventually ended up as a treasured piece of jewelry gifted to me! This year I had the rare opportunity to travel the Tucson Gem show as a spectator and shadow my husband as he shopped. He encouraged me to join him in looking for faceting rough…
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…
In all the years Rio has been presenting our Catalog In Motion® event alongside the Tucson Gem & Mineral show, this is the first year I had ever walked the show myself…