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.
Peddinghaus Face shape :
Cross-peen/Flat Face size:
5/8" (16mm) Head length/dimensions:
5/8" x 3-3/8" (16 x 86mm) Head type:
Goldsmithing Head weight:
3.53 oz. (100g) Shipping weight:
0.377 lbs (171.381g) Country of origin:
Carefully crafted by Peddinghaus in the European tradition, this well-balanced, highly polished goldsmith's hammer has a cross-peen face and a flat, round face--perfect for riveting and shaping. The head is mounted on a contoured, hardwood handle.
• Riveting--used for forming metal and for riveting. With one round face and one chiseled face. • Ball peen--a popular hammer commonly used for shaping and flattening metal and for removing dents. With one round flat face and one round half-domed face. • Embossing--also known as repoussé, embossing works the metal from the back to form three-dimensional shapes. With two highdomed round faces. • Forming--used to move heavy-gauge metal while retaining much of the weight of the original metal. Substantial weight with a slightly rounded face. • Raising--for creating a seamless form without thinning the metal. With two rectangular faces. • Planishing--used for hardening metal and for smoothing the surface of gold, silver, brass, stainless steel and other metals. • Chasing--a multi-purpose hammer for chasing, chiseling, riveting or peening. With one flat face and one round face. • Mallet--useful for forming, bending and shaping without scratching or marring surfaces. With soft faces (brass, rawhide, nylon, paper or plastic).
How To Fix Loose Hammer Heads
Got a hammer with a head that's loosening from the wood handle? Here's a trick we borrowed from the blacksmithing trade: Soak your hammer in automotive antifreeze for about 48 hours. The wood swells as the liquid fills the hammer's wood fibers. The hammer comes out clean--just wipe it with a rag and it is ready to use. This method helps to protect the hammer against drying out and helps keep the head tight and secure.
IMPORTANT! Use this method ONLY on hammers that have wood handles and metal heads.
Repeat the process as needed periodically, depending on how dry the climate in your area is.
How To Make Jewelry With the Microfold Brake
Mark Nelson uses a microfold brake to give added dimension to a few simple fold forming techniques, creating a pair of copper earrings.
Project Accessory "Jet Setter" Stone-Set Ring Project, Week Six
Rio's very own Mark Nelson sets a jet black onyx cabochon into a handmade sterling silver and gold-filled bezel mounting. Check out our take on Project Accessory's Week Six, Kenneth Cole challenge in this sleek ring project.