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.
This cast-iron anvil is ideal for forming metal into virtually any shape you can imagine. Its top, hardened to 45 HRC, measures 9"L x 3"W; horn measures 5"L and tapers from 3"W to a smooth point. The anvil fits perfectly into the anvil stump.
Use this simple metal forming technique to form curved shapes in shibuichi silver.
Here's what you will need:
• 3" x 3-1/2" of 18-ga. shibuichi silver sheet (103981) • Peddinghaus forming hammer (112406) • Peddinghaus bordering hammer (112401) • Heavy bench anvil (113812) • Premium steel bench block, 3-15/16" x 3-15/16" (115316)
Place the sheet of shibuichi silver on the bench block or anvil.
Using the rounded face of the forming hammer, start hammering in the center of the sheet. Overlap your hammer strikes and use care to apply the same force to each blow.
The force of the blows pushes the metal outward and downward, beginning to form the domed shape in the middle of the sheet.
Work in circles from the center of the sheet out toward the edges, repeating this path from the center to the edges until you have achieved the curvature you want.
Use the bordering hammer to thicken the edges of the sheet and give them texture.
How To Clean the Manufacturing Residue From New Tools
Many imported hand tools arrive from the manufacturer coated with a protective substance, called Cosmoline® rust inhibitor. Shipping tools with this coating helps to prevent them from rusting. The coating is easy to remove; here's how to do it.
To remove the Cosmoline coating, wipe the tool with a paper towel or other disposable absorbent material. This alone should be enough to leave the tool feeling clean and usable.
If some Cosmoline still remains on the tool, use a small amount of kerosene or paint thinner on a clean paper towel or other disposable absorbent material to dissolve it.
How To Forge a Sterling Silver Neck Wire
Mark Nelson demonstrates how to shape and forge a unique neck wire with a built-in loop perfect for any hanging any pendant.
How To Etch and Apply Patina To Mokume Gane, with Phillip Baldwin
In this video from Rio Grande, Phillip Baldwin, founder of Shining Wave Metals, shows you how to etch mokume gane and how to apply a color and finish that beautifully highlights this patterned metal.
Making a Twist-Forged Bracelet with the Fretz Jeweler's Sledge Hammer
Enjoy this video from Rio Grande in which jewelry tool designer Bill Fretz uses the Fretz Jeweler's sledge hammer to create a striking cuff bracelet with a twist accent.
Mokume gane is one of the most challenging techniques in the field of jewelry making, but it doesn't have to be! Over the course of five days, you will learn from TWO world-renowned jewelers the fundamentals necessary to start along the road to becoming a mokume gane master!