Holiday shopping season is around the corner! Are you ready to show off your jewelry? I mean, really ready? It takes some assessment and house cleaning to position your beautiful line of jewelry in the best possible light. To help you get the most from your displays this season we’re sharing a helpful checklist of display and packaging details and then a great video with Mark Nelson which features even more display tips and ideas.
The Now That’s a Jig!™ wire-wrapping system, invented by jewelry artist and wire wrangler Brenda Schweder, is an ingenious tool that gives you consistent, smooth wire-wrapped results every time. You can create gorgeous, original chain links, ear wires, clasps, and more using this amazing stay-put jig. In today’s video project, Brenda demonstrates how to use the jig to create components for a striking Phlox motif bracelet.
Today, world-renowned jewelry designer and instructor Ronda Coryell demonstrates some great techniques, tips, and tricks for working with Argentium Silver. Don’t miss a chance to learn more about this remarkable metal from the best of the best!
Designed by Bill Fretz, the Fretz Jeweler’s Sledge Hammer is ideal for forging heavy wire, rod, or sheet. Today, on The Studio, Bill makes a striking twist forged bracelet using his workhorse sledge hammer.
Looking to inject some vivid color into your jewelry-making process? Get the information you need to dive into anodizing niobium and titanium from this terrific step-by-step video with Bill Seeley, anodizing guru and founder of Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.
The list of fun projects you can make with metal clay is endless! Today, on The Studio, Mark Nelson makes a set of house address numbers using BRONZclay™ and inspired by Yvonne M. Padilla’s wonderful book “Bronze Metal Clay.”
In this third installment of Rio’s video series on soldering, Mark Nelson guides you through various torch types, arming you with information that can help you choose the best torch system for your specific job!
Everyone’s abuzz with excitement about our latest class, CAD with 3Design! 3Design isn’t your regular, run-of-the-mill computer-aided drafting program. 3Design was created by jewelers for jewelers, which makes it easy and fun to use. Rio’s three-day class—taught by David Swallow, a specialist in 3D modeling and design—covers the basics to help you get started in this new, dynamic way of designing jewelry.
The countdown continues…it’s nearly time to announce the winners of the 2013 Saul Bell Design Award competition at JCK Las Vegas! Today, we’re taking at look at the design approach of 2012 Emerging Artist winner Drew Abts.
One of my favorite new Dynasty Stamp sheets is Garden Thorns designed by Sherri Haab, an awesome metal clay artist and all around cool chick. Garden Thorns lets you bring the garden into your studio, and today we’re showcasing two projects using Sherri’s blooming Dynasty Stamp sheets. Enjoy!
In this second installment of Rio’s Soldering Video Series, Mark Nelson will help you with the basics of jewelry soldering set-up and cover some techniques to keep you safe as you’re soldering!
In this first installment of Rio’s Soldering Video Series, Mark Nelson will tell you about the differences between hard and soft soldering and then you’ll see an insert from GIA – Gemological Institute of America that explains exactly what takes place during soldering.