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Articles and Videos by Rio Grande:

Kliar E-Coating

As easy as plating, with colors that rival enamels, this exclusive nano-ceramic electro-coating material delivers the best of both worlds! Pieces treated with Kliar E-coating never lose the look, feel and sound of the metal that is at their core….

Robin Waynee and Ryan Roberts – For the Love of Jewelers

For the Love of Jewelers. Award-winning independent jewelers Robin Waynee and Ryan Roberts open up their studio to give us a glimpse at their process behind their work. Both are Spectrum and Saul Bell Design Award winners who have reached…

Ronda Coryell – For the Love of Jewelers

For the Love of Jewelers. Go inside the studio of award-winning jewelry artist, Argentium expert and beloved instructor Ronda Coryell to learn a little about how she got her start in the industry and what it is about making jewelry…

Shane Hendren, What Makes You a Jeweler?

We believe it starts with the spark of an idea. And becomes the insatiable desire to turn that idea into a work of wearable art. To shape metal into a thing of beauty. To transform nature’s raw elements into something…

Pearls On Posts

Don’t want to struggle with mounting pearls? Try this simple, easy-to-do method for mounting pearls using pearl caps and epoxy. Use the components to create a wide range of jewelry designs from earrings to necklaces

Cloisonne Enamel Start to Finish with Ricky Frank

In this video, Ricky Frank takes us from start to finish with a Cloisonne enamel project. Ricky also talks enameling tips & tricks and covers safety a long with a lot of other helpful enameling tricks.

Fold Forming

Expand your jewelry-making skills and give your pieces stunning dimension with the Rueger Fold technique that allows for several design variations. Read more about Fold Forming https://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/directory/library/subject/52

Stone Setting in Metal Clay

Learn how to do stone setting in metal clay and take your jewelry to the next level.

Creating a Domed Sgraffito Enamel Component with Ricky Frank

Follow along with teacher and renowned enamelist Ricky Frank to create a domed enamel component using sgraffito, dapping, counter-enamel, and torch-firing techniques. Gather a number of expert tips for working with enamel as the project progresses.

How To Safely Set Up a Propane / Oxygen Torch

How To Safely Set Up a Propane / Oxygen Torch with Rio Grande’s Mark Nelson

How To Make A Doming Resin Pendant

Learn how to make a pendant with a doming resin top that magnifies an image!

Soldering and Working With Argentium Silver

Follow along with industry favorite and Argentium Silver expert as she shares a variety of tips for working with Argentium Silver. Topics covered include soldering, annealing, fusing, how to make homemade pickle, how to choose a flux, and hallmarking your…

How To Choose the Right Soldering Torch for Jewelry Making

In this continuing series of videos on soldering from Rio Grande, Mark Nelson explains how to select the right torch for the jobs you’ll need to accomplish. Discussion includes how to evaluate the jobs you need to do with a…

Using Adhesive Techniques To Enamel On Deeply Fold-Formed Me

Enamel on deeply fold-formed metal with renowned enamelist and teacher Ricky Frank to create an evenly coated piece using adhesive techniques to hold the enamel in place during torch-firing. Gather a number of expert tips for working with enamel as…

Precision Bur Control While Setting Gemstones

In this video, renowned teacher, stone-setter and president of New Approach School for Jewelers, Blaine Lewis demonstrates how to use burs effectively to achieve precise control and prevent damage while creating stone settings. Using techniques he teaches in the school…

Features and Benefits of 3Design

Features and Benefits of 3Design

Why CAD

Why CAD

Loop in Loop Chain

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Learn an old technique to create a contemporary look! Make a beautiful chain made of interweaving loops-a method developed by the Greeks and Romans. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/…

Fold Forming

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Expand your jewelry-making skills and give your pieces stunning dimension with the Rueger Fold technique that allows for several design variations. Additional instructions on this project and other fold forming techniques are available in…

Fibula Brooch

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Create a piece of history! The Greeks and Romans invented the first safety pin to hold up their togas, and now you can create your own brooch with the same technique. The curly-cue spring…

Stain Glass Effects

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Add a splash of color to your designs with a stained glass effect. Learn how to include vibrant, swirling colors with Colores. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/ or visit…

Mokume Gane Washer Ring

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. With your Swanstrom disc cutter, a mallet and a ring mandrel, you can create simple, beautiful rings in minutes. Make a continuous, seamless ring out of a sheet of mokum gane, the Japanese alloy…

Metal Work with the microfold brake

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Are you ready to try an innovative, new technique created by Jack Berry that you can employ for your jewelry designs? Learn how to make a pair of microfold earrings and be prepared to…

Wood Bracelets

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. It’s time to generate unique ideas for working with wood. With the help of a flex shaft and some creativity, you’ll be creating stand-out bangles in no time. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how,…

Enamel on PMC or Fine Silver

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Enameling on metal clay adds vibrant color and exciting design. Learn the wet packing technique to expand your skill set and explore the possibilities. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/…

two-tones with accent silver

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Add a unique twist to your metal clay pieces by creating a two-tone effect with Accent Silver. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/ or visit http://www.riogrande.com/ for all your jewelry-making…

Stone setting in metal clay

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Learn how to do stone setting in metal clay and take your jewelry to the next level. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/ or visit http://www.riogrande.com/ for all your jewelry-making…

Caving wax on metal clay

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Make your own original textures for metal clay by carving on wax tablets and using a molding compound. Get inspiration from your surroundings and have fun! For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us…

Wire Fibula Brooch

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Add some pizzazz to your Wire Fibula Brooch! This is your opportunity to get creative and add a variety of different design elements. Refer to the Sheet Fibula Brooch step-by-step video for a basic…

Musical Bracelet

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. The benefit of working with BRONZclay is that you can knead it like dough, roll it out and manipulate BRONZclay like regular clay, but then fire it in activated carbon to achieve a hard…

BBJ 1213 – Musical Bracelets

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. The benefit of working with BRONZclay is that you can knead it like dough, roll it out and manipulate BRONZclay like regular clay, but then fire it in activated carbon to achieve a hard…

BBJ 1212 – Wire Brooch

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Create a piece of history! The Greeks and Romans invented the first safety pin to hold up their togas, and now you can create your own brooch with the same technique. The curly-cue spring…

BBJ 1211 – Carving Wax in Metal Clay

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Make your own original textures for metal clay by carving on wax tablets and using a molding compound. Get inspiration from your surroundings and have fun! For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us…

BBJ 1210 – Stone Setting in Metal Clay

Beads Baubles and Jewels

BBJ 1209 – Silver Accents

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Add a unique twist to your metal clay pieces by creating a two-tone effect with Accent Silver. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/ or visit http://www.riogrande.com/ for all your jewelry-making…

BBJ 1208 – Enameling on Metal Clay

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Enameling on metal clay adds vibrant color and exciting design. Learn the wet packing technique to expand your skill set and explore the possibilities. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/…

BBJ 1207 – Wood Bracelets

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. It’s time to generate unique ideas for working with wood. With the help of a flex shaft and some creativity, you’ll be creating stand-out bangles in no time. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how,…

BBJ 1206 – Metal Work

Beads Baubles and Jewels

BBJ 1205 – Mokume Gane Washer Ring

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. With your Swanstrom disc cutter, a mallet and a ring mandrel, you can create simple, beautiful rings in minutes. Make a continuous, seamless ring out of a sheet of mokum gane, the Japanese alloy…

BBJ 1204 – Stain Glass Technique

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Add a splash of color to your designs with a stained glass effect. Learn how to include vibrant, swirling colors with Colores. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/ or visit…

BBJ 1203 – Wire Fibula Brooch

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Add some pizzazz to your Wire Fibula Brooch! This is your opportunity to get creative and add a variety of different design elements. Refer to the Sheet Fibula Brooch step-by-step video for a basic…

BBJ 1201 – Fold Forming

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Expand your jewelry-making skills and give your pieces stunning dimension with the Rueger Fold technique that allows for several design variations. Additional instructions on this project and other fold forming techniques are available in…

BBJ 1201 – Loop in Loop Chain

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Learn an old technique to create a contemporary look! Make a beautiful chain made of interweaving loops-a method developed by the Greeks and Romans. For more projects and jewelry-making know-how, visit us at http://forum.riogrande.com/…

13 – Fun with Forging

Beads Baubles & Jewels

12 – Soldering Jump Rings

Beads Baubles & Jewels

11 – COPPRclay Techniques

Beads Baubles & Jewels

10 – Finishing Techniques

Beads Baubles & Jewels

09 – Make Your Own Jump Rings

Beads Baubles & Jewels

08 – The Art of Patination

Beads Baubles & Jewels

07 – Talking Torches

Beads Baubles & Jewels

06 – Power Up: Flex Shafts

Beads Baubles & Jewels

05 – Pliers & Cutters

Beads Baubles & Jewels

04 – Cast Glass Techniques

Beads Baubles & Jewels

03 – Hammers

Beads Baubles & Jewels

02 – Cold Connections: Riveting

Beads Baubles & Jewels

01 – Basic Bench Set-Up

Beads Baubles & Jewels

Jewelry Welding – Ring Resizing

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…

Jewelry Welding – Welding Findings

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…

Orion Jewelry Welder Overview

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…

Jewelry Welding – Prong Re-Tipping

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…

Jewelry Welding – Jewelry Repair: Rings

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…

Jewelry Welding – Fix Porosity

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…

Jewelry Welding – Custom Welding

Rio Grande carries the Orion Jewelry Welder – an affordable laser welding alternative for all jewelers. These welders provide three different weld modes which provide users with complete control. Users can fix porosity in seconds, re-tip a prong with the…