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.
Professional jewelers choose Smith® regulators for their dependability and efficient control—two crucial factors when choosing a regulator. All Smith precision-machined brass regulators have built-in safety check-valves and standard 9/16" outlet fittings. • This precision-machined brass regulator has built-in safety check valves and single-stage capability • Regulator: acetylene • Tank type: B • CGA tank connection: 520 • Dual or Single stage: single • Number of gauges: two • Outlet fitting: 9/16"
please note: IMPORTANT! Regulators have two fittings: one for your hose, the other for your tank. Hose-fitting sizes refer to the hose fitting on the regulator. Tank nozzle sizes likewise refer to the fitting size on the regulator. Choose a regulator with fittings that will accommodate your tank, then choose a hose that will fit the regulator. A hose would NEVER be attached directly to a fuel or oxygen tank.
How To Understand the A's and B's of Torch Fittings
So simple, there isn't even a "C" to this one. Understand how to tell the difference between "A" and "B" torch fittings as well as the difference between fuel and oxygen connections.
• "A"-style fittings have 3/8" threading.
• Fuel fittings are left-threaded and tighten to the left. They are standard-marked with a groove (notch) on the screw nut.
• Oxygen fittings are right-threaded and tighten to the right. They are standard-marked with a smooth screw nut (no notch).
The Basics On How To Solder Effectively
Here's how to solder effectively using the basic skills for soldering. Follow these steps to ensure strong, long-lasting joint.
Clean Solder won’t flow on a dirty or greasy surface. Use a de-greasing detergent cleaner and an abrasive pad, or an abrasive such as pumice powder to remove dirt or grease from the metal being soldered. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning. You can also steam-clean the workpieces.
Fit Components, findings and joints must fit tightly together. Gaps in joints and poorly matched junctures between parts create a poor solder joint, which could result in pitting of the solder or in a weak joint that could break. Occasionally, solder simply will not fill a poor-fitting area.
Flux Flux prepares the metal surface to receive the fluid solder. When applying flux, make sure it is in contact with the solder at all times and that it touches both metal parts being joined. Some self-pickling fluxes also help dissolve oxides. Keeping the joint oxide-free is important for creating the ideal soldering surface.
Flame Use either a neutral flame (equal parts oxygen and gas) or a reducing flame (more gas than oxygen). The metal adjacent to the joint must reach the necessary temperature before solder will flow. First concentrate the heat on the surrounding surface, then on the joint to be soldered. Remember, solder flows to the hottest part of the surface and toward the flame.
Follow-Up After soldering, use a mild acid pickle to clean nonferrous metals. This removes oxides and other soldering residues prior to finishing. When storing solders, keep them free from dirt and grease. Sheet solders may be cleaned to remove dirt or residue.
How To Store and Use Fuel Gas and Oxygen Safely
Fuel gas and oxygen are essential to soldering operations and, though they can be extremely dangerous, when you know how to store and use them with unwavering attention to safety steps, they can be very safe. Follow all precautions to ensure your operation is as safe and dependable as it can be. IMPORTANT notes about converting from compressed air to oxygen • If you use your torch with compressed air, dedicate that torch for ONLY compressed air and fuel, and NEVER switch it back to oxygen and fuel operation. • NEVER use an oxygen regulator for compressed air. Oxygen must never be allowed to contact grease, oil or other petroleum-based substances. In the presence of oxygen, these substances become highly explosive and can ignite and burn violently. Once your designated torch has been used with compressed air, it should not be used again with oxygen unless the oxygen hose is replaced with a new one and the correct oxygen regulator is installed.
Store all fuel and oxygen tanks safely in an appropriate carrier or securely chain them to a wall to reduce the risk of valve damage that could potentially cause a dangerous release of compressed gas.
Always engage the main tank shut-off after every use.
Purge all fuel and oxygen lines before each use to ensure no mixed gases remain in the torch system.
Always check all connections for any possible leaks whenever you're setting up tank and torch systems and whenever you're changing tanks.
Always wear safety equipment when soldering, brazing or welding.
Always use flashback arrestors and check-valves in lines to prevent a hose fire from reaching the tank.