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Video
The Different Colors of Gold Alloys
Mark Nelson describes the different colors you can achieve using various gold alloys.
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How To Apply Metal Leaf to Wood Beads
Mark Nelson shows the proper technique for applying metal leaf (gold leaf, silver leaf, bronze leaf - it's all the same!) to nearly any object.
Video
How To Make Fused Argentium Bead Caps
Unlike sterling, Argentium® Silver is easy to fuse with no solder needed, allowing you to create amazing custom design elements such as these rope-edged bead caps.
Video
Using Gilding and Reticulation To Texture Your Jewelry Design
Reticulation is one of the most interesting textures you can create on silver. See how to reticulate silver to get this wonderful texture.
Video
How To Reticulate Silver, with Phillip Baldwin
In this video from Rio Grande, Phillip Baldwin, founder of Shining Wave Metals, shows you how to achieve the amazing texture of reticulated silver.
Video
Introduction To Silver-Filled Fabrication Metals
Learn about silver-filled fabrication metals in this video to help you offer the bright whiteness of sterling to your customers at a very affordable price.
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How to use Keum-Boo Gold Foil
Mark Nelson talks about keum-boo, the ancient art of applying gold foil to silver.
Video
Argentium, Volume 1: An Excerpt
Watch an excerpt of the popular series on working with Argentium® Silver by silversmith Ronda Coryell.
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Argentium, Volume 2: An Excerpt
Watch an excerpt of the popular series on working with Argentium® Silver by silversmith Ronda Coryell.
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Argentium, Volume 3: An Excerpt
Watch an excerpt of the popular series on working with Argentium® Silver by silversmith Ronda Coryell.
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Argentium, Volume 4: An Excerpt
Watch an excerpt of the popular series on working with Argentium® Silver by silversmith Ronda Coryell.
Video
Enter the Saul Bell Design Award
Learn about the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award and find out why you should enter the next competition.
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Enter the Saul Bell Design Award
Learn about the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award and find out why you should enter the next competition.
Video
How To Successfully Enter A Jewelry Contest
Entering your work in a contest or juried competition can be daunting. Mark Nelson encourages you to take the leap and gives tips on how to enterand even win!
Video
How To Sell Precious Metal Scrap to Rio Grande
Never let a piece of scrap go to waste! You can return your precious metal scrap to Rio Grande and turn your leftovers back into buying power.
How To
Platinum .950 vs. Platinum .900
How to understand the difference between .950 and .900 platinum.
How To
Additional Cuts on Fabrication Metals
Understand how to order additional cuts for your fabrication metals.
Chart
Annealing Sterling Silver
Guide your annealing with this helpful chart that compares sterling hardness at different annealing temperatures.
How To
Annealing Sterling Silver
Learn how to anneal sterling silver.
Instruction
Argentium 935 Silver Casting Grain Technical Sheet
This reference sheet contains working properties and instructions for casting Argentium® Silver 935 casting grain.
Instruction
Argentium Silver Features Brochure
Find out all the features and benefits of tarnish-resistant Argentium® Silver in this brochure.
Instruction
Argentium Mokumé Workshop, 2008: A Look Back
This information sheet recounts a workshop held at Rio Grande in 2008, when ready-to-work mokumé gane sheet and rods were new product offerings.
How To
How to Bath Anodize Niobium
There are several ways to anodize a niobium work piece. Using the bath anodizing process, you can create a single, solid color or you can create a rainbow effect or multiple solid-color blocks.
How To
How to Bath Anodize Titanium
There are several ways to anodize a titanium work piece. Using the bath anodizing process, you can create a single, solid color or you can create a rainbow effect or multiple solid-color blocks.
Instruction
Comparing Argentium 935 and Argentium 935 PRO Alloys
Use this technical sheet to help you select the Argentium® Silver alloy best suited to the work you need to do.
Chart
Comparing Silver Hardnesses
This chart shows the Vickers hardness for fine silver, sterling and Argentium® Silver across each common annealing term.
How To
Copper vs. Skin
When designing with mokume gane products containing copper, think about how to protect your customers' skin from the chemical properties of copper.
Class
Craftsy Presents Foundations in Silversmithing, Online Class Instructed by ...
Learn contemporary silversmithing techniques as you create a...
Class Date : Available Online
Type : PMC Certification
Project
Fused Argentium Silver Stone-Set Earrings Project
Set cabochons into granulated and tarnish-resistant Argentium® Silver to create dramatic earrings in this project from Rio Grande.
Chart
Silver Hardness Chart
Learn how to heat-harden sterling silver and what common hardness terms mean for fine silver and for sterling.

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