Our finished jewelry sets are ready to offer to your customers for simple upsells. These fashion jewelry favorites come in many fun themes across full sets of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings. Choose from sterling silver finished jewelry sets, gold-plated necklaces and earrings and even trendy copper jewelry designs!
Recycle your precious metal scrap and recover your costs through
Rio Grande's scrap refining program. Learn more or get your scrap
kit to send in your silver, gold, gold-filled, palladium,
fired precious metal clay and platinum scrap now!
Find the right tool for any jewelry making project. Rio Grande offers the best
selection of jewelry bench tools and equipment available, backed by our
world-class technical support. Reach for Rio Grande whether you need beading tools,
a new jewelry work bench, or any other jewelry tools and supplies.
We even offer jewelry making equipment for casting and other advanced techniques.
We carry trusted jewelry bench tool brands like Swanstrom,
Beadalon, Foredom Flex Shaft, Bonny Doon, Fretz Hammers and more.
Find the best-quality jewelry making tools and supplies at the best prices.
Bead stringers know: you can never have too many beads! Whether you need colorful
Swarovski beads, briolette beads or glass beads, or your design calls for a classic
pearl or a natural stone bead, Rio Grande is your bead stringing source! Don¹t forget
about gold beads and sterling silver beads and other metal beads; they¹re all here, too.
Bold creations meet bold jewelry displays at Rio Grande, where you¹ll find specialty displays
to complement your designs and help increase sales. Rio Grande offers a variety of jewelry
card displays from revolving to stationary, as well as striking organic fabric displays
including silk, suede, velvet, faux leather and hemp.
Versatile and inspiring silver precious metal clay has been available from Rio Grande
for more than a decade‹and today the passion for metal clay continues to evolve with
colorful BRONZclay and COPPRclay. Make Rio your first source for innovative metal clay tools,
products, and ideas‹such as fire-in-place Embeddables findings‹and any other metal clay supplies
At Rio Grande, you¹ll find the media you need to create unique,
colorful pieces and expand your jewelry-making repertoire. Stock up on
supplies for enameling, the art that welcomes the newcomer, yet challenges
the expert. Add a splash of color with Colores, the fashionable epoxy resin
that brightens up your work.
Set bezels and prongs with ease! The duplex spring offers added flexibility. A shapeable flat-tipped point is included. A screw-in style diamond pavé, carbide stylus and hammer points for texturing are available separately.
please note: • Duplex springs are not covered by warranty. • Not intended for speeds over 5,000rpm.
How To Change Your Flex Shaft Handpiece
Changing handpieces is quick and simple; here's how to change a handpiece with no wasted motion and minimum interruption to your work.
To connect, use a light touch on the foot pedal to slowly rotate the flex shaft.
Place your handpiece over the flex shaft and gently press the two together.
When the key tip of the flex shaft aligns with the slotted drive inside the handpiece, you will see the tool-holding mechanism in the handpiece begin to turn.
When that happens, push the handpiece firmly onto the shaft; you will hear a sharp click when the connection is made.
To disconnect a handpiece, allow the flex shaft to come to a complete stop. Pull sharply on the connection and the handpiece will release. This requires a good deal of pressure, so don't be shy; you won't hurt the flex shaft or the handpiece.
How To Select A Handpiece For Your Flex Shaft
Selecting the right handpiece for your flex shaft is as important as choosing the right motor. Find out how to choose the right handpiece based on the tasks you need to perform. Find the description (or descriptions) below that most closely match the work you do to find the ideal handpiece(s) for your flex shaft.
• If you perform general jewelry processes that range from light-duty to heavy-duty, choose the Foredom® 30® handpiece.
• If you perform continuous heavy-duty jobs, choose the Foredom® 25 or 30® handpiece.
• If you perform stone carving, industrial production work, or wood carving, choose the Foredom® 44HT, 44T or 50C handpiece.
• If you perform general jewelry processes with carving applications, choose the Foredom® 44HT, 44T or 50C handpiece (collet style handpieces will provide the widest range of tool adaptability).
• If you perform fine, detailed work, choose the Foredom® 8, 8D, 20, 20D, 28, or 28D handpiece.
• If you perform general jewelry processes with frequent tool changes, choose the Foredom® 10, 10D, 20, 20D, 52, or 52D handpiece.
• If you perform stone-setting, decorative work, texturing and jobs with frequent tool changes, choose the Foredom® 15, 15D, 18, 18D, 20, 20D handpiece.