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.
Silver can be plated directly over copper, brass, bronze, nickel, tin and lead alloys, steel and all precious metals.
Thoroughly clean your workpiece with electrocleaner and an acid dip before immersing it into plating solution.
Midas® silver pen plating solution is provided as a full-strength, ready-to-use solution.
Pour amount needed for use into Pyrex® beaker.
Use at room temperature.
Attach previously cleaned workpiece to negative (–) lead. Connect pen to positive (+) terminal of rectifier.
Immerse pen tip in solution for 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn on rectifier and operate at 1 to 4 volts.
Slowly brush the area to be plated using a wet (not dripping) pen tip. Replenish by dipping repeatedly into solution. Several passes over an area may be required to achieve desired results.
Water-rinse plated workpiece and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do not allow plating solution to air dry on workpieces because spotting and streaking may result. If additional plating steps will be performed, do not dry workpiece between steps.
When plating job is completed, solution in beaker can be returned to storage bottle if it has not been contaminated.
How To Choose the Plating Solutions You Need
Not all solutions of the same color are created the same. Here's a tip on how to interpret the information on each solution to help select exactly the one that's right for your application. The precious-metal content in a solution is an important factor in choosing the right plating solution. Rio provides the pennyweight (dwt.) or gram (g) content of the metal in each of our MIDAS® solutions for you to see. For example, one MIDAS 24K yellow gold plating solution contains .39g (1/4 dwt.) of gold per 1-oz. bottle while another contains .8g (1/2 dwt.) per 1-oz. bottle, a higher concentration. Use this information when comparing solutions for the best buying decision for your particular application.