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.
Just as PMC® does, COPPRclay™ metal clay provides an incredible artistic range. And, because it is copper, it is also so economical that you can use it for large pieces--even sculptures--very affordably! Like its precious-metal counterparts, COPPRclay can be pinched, rolled, sculpted, cut or manipulated any way you like. Then fire it, and the binder burns away, leaving a solid, pure copper object. Create jewelry, jewelry components, or custom-crafted specialized tools. You can even practice new techniques or design ideas using COPPRclay, then apply your new skills to precious metals. And because COPPRclay is pure copper, it’s great for artists who enjoy applying enamels (make sure to follow the recommended firing schedule included with your COPPRclay and listed on copprclay.com). Package includes 100g of COPPRclay™ metal clay.
• Composition: Metal powder (pure copper), water and non-toxic binding materials. • Shrinkage: 20% (approx.). • Firing Temp.: Ramp at full speed to 1,700°F–1,800°F (927°C–982°C) and hold for 3 hours (total firing time, including ramp-time, will be about 4 hours). Most firings perform well at 1,700°F; however, if you discover that your pieces are not sintering properly, try firing them at 1,800°F. If blistering occurs at 1,800°F, slightly decrease the firing temperature. If you plan to enamel the piece, please follow the recommended firing schedule listed in the included instructions. Catalog page:
2015 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p. 63
please note: COPPRclay cannot be torch-fired; it must be fired in a firing pan, surrounded by coconut shell–based carbon, inside a kiln. Firing pan and coconut shell–based activated carbon available separately.
How To Experiment with Copper Patinas
Mark Nelson shows how to put a variety of patina colors on copper using different chemicals and techniques.
Techniques For Using Copper Metal Clay
Mark Nelson uses a pendant project to illustrate basic techniques for working with COPPRclay™ metal clay.
Differences and Similarities Among Base Metal Clays
Author and metal clay artist Yvonne M. Padilla discusses the similarities and differences among BRONZClay™ and COPPRclay™ varieties in this video from Rio Grande.
How To Add Silver Accents to Bronze and Copper Metal Clay
Mark Nelson teaches you how to add a silver tone accent to fired BRONZclay™ or COPPRclay™ pieces.
How To Use Carving Wax to Make Metal Clay Molds
Mark Nelson teaches you how to use casting wax, simple carving tools and your own inspiration to make nearly any kind of metal clay mold or texture.
Watch Components, COPPRclay and Resin Necklace Project
Starting with our assortment of base-metal watch parts and components, and adding some COPPRclay and some Raindrop® resin, you can create this fun mixed-media necklace designed by Yvonne M. Padilla in this project from Rio Grande.