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Reticulation is one of the most interesting textures you can create on silver. Watch and learn how to use reticulation silver to get this wonderful texture.

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Have you tried a Swanstrom disc cutter yet? You'll be hooked with the first mallet strike. Learn how to make a cuff bracelet using the rectangle cutter in this project by metalsmith Lauren Tobey.

 
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Managing Silver Supplies Profitably Through Unstable Markets

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Argentium Silver Fact File

  • Learn all about the remarkable properties of Argentium Silver! This fact file explains color, hardness, purity and tarnish-resistant properties. Soon to become your favorite metal!
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Video
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.
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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 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.
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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
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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How to use Keum-Boo Gold Foil
Mark Nelson talks about keum-boo, the ancient art of applying gold foil to silver.
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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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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.
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 enter—and even win!
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.
Video
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.
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.
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.
Project
Project Accessory "Jet Setter" Stone-Set Ring Project, Week Six
Rio's very own Mark Nelson sets a jet black onyx cabochon into a handmade sterling silver and gold-filled bezel mounting. Check out our take on Project Accessory's Week Six, Kenneth Cole challenge in this sleek ring project.
Instruction
Argentium 935 Silver Casting Grain Technical Sheet
This reference sheet contains working properties and instructions for casting Argentium® Silver 935 casting grain.
Chart
Gold Karating Made Easy
Use these tables to help you create the gold karat value you need using our extensive selection of gold alloys and 24-karat pure gold.
Instruction
Sterling Silver Anti-Firescale Casting Grain Instructions
Casting, remelting and flux directions for sterling silver anti-firescale casting grain .
Instruction
Using Metal Leaf
These instructions teach you how to prep a piece of jewelry and properly gild it with metal leaf.
How To
Additional Cuts on Fabrication Metals
Understand how to order additional cuts for your fabrication metals.
Class
ASU Art 372 Casting and Jewelry Techniques with John Tzelepis
Learn the basic techniques of lost wax casting for jewelry scale...
Instruction
Victoria Lansford Russian Filigree Powdered Solder Instruction Sheet
Find out how to use this powdered solder. Its exceptionally fine texture allows the artist to use much less to accomplish the same job—especially ideal for Russian filigree and other fine work.
How To
Tips for Hardening Argentium Silver Discs
Learn how to harden Argentium® Silver discs.
How To
How to Work with Titanium
This information on working with titanium provides a quick and useful guide to effectively performing a variety of jewelry-making processes on this metal and producing finished pieces your customers will love.
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 Spot Anodize Niobium
There are several ways to anodize a work piece. Using the spot anodizing process, you can create —painted’ and patterned designs.
Instruction
Working with Palladium: A Quick Guide
This handy one-sheet quick guide from Johnson Matthey offers you basic information, tips and tricks for working with palladium.
Instruction
What's In Rio Grande Pewter?
Learn the true definition of pewter, the industry and government standards for lead in pewter, and how Rio Grande's pewter is defined.
Chart
Annealing Sterling Silver
Guide your annealing with this helpful chart that compares sterling hardness at different annealing temperatures.

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