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.
Properly prepared surfaces help eliminate adhesion and other problems when plating. Acid dip is also used between plating steps to maintain a chemically clean and active surface. Rinse, acid dip and re-rinse steps are needed after most plating baths and always after electrocleaner. Contains an acid salt compound. Mix with distilled water. 2 oz. dry mix makes one quart acid dip solution.
please note: Acid dip is not a substitute for electrocleaning pieces prior to plating.
This is a Rio Grande Exclusive.
How To Use Midas Acid Dip
Steps to rinse, acid dip, and rinse again are called for before and after most baths. Following these steps leaves the workpiece clean, which aids in adhesion and also ensures that residual acids or cyanide are removed. This avoids combining harmful chemicals and makes the workpiece safer to handle upon completion of plating.
Solution Preparation: Add warm deionized or distilled water to make one quart of solution.
Pour amount needed for use into Pyrex® beaker.
Use at room temperature.
Water-rinse workpiece to remove solutions from previous bath.
Immerse workpiece in acid dip and agitate so the solution has access to recessed areas.
Water-rinse workpiece thoroughly again before continuing to next step.
From Celcius (centigrade) to Fahrenheit:
°C × 1.8 + 32 = °F
From Fahrenheit to Celcius (centigrade):
°F − 32 × 0.555 = °C
How To Plate Onto Base Metal Jewelry
Plating metal colors over base metal pieces gives you a wide range of choices in the final finish of your base metal jewelry.