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.
The dead-soft flexibility of this wire lets you easily bind even the most delicate projects for pickling, soldering or bath plating. • Drop your work directly into the pickle pot or plating bath, the wire won’t contaminate the solution like iron binding wires will. • Made with #304 stainless steel, this wire is strong and can be reused, making it very economical. • Excellent for use in rhodium and electrocleaning solutions. • This 32-gauge weight is ideal as a filler wire for your laser-welding tasks. • Packaged on a handy spool; approximately 2,913 ft. per spool.
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please note: Customers within the European Union, please be aware that this item contains nickel and may not be in compliance with EU regulation EN1811-2011.
How To Use Laser-Weight Wire
Knowing how to use laser-weight wire helps you complete your laser-welding tasks more professionally and with dependably good results. Laser-weight wire, ideal for laser-welding applications, is 30- to 34-gauge fine wire. This wire is available in platinum, gold, Argentium® Silver and titanium and steel. This wire is coiled onto easy-to-use protective spools. Please Note: This wire cannot be sold in custom lengths; all varieties are sold by weight.
• Platinum wire, 34-gauge, is 95% platinum and 5% ruthenium. It is an ideal color- and quality-match for your platinum designs.
• Gold laser-weight wire, 34-gauge, is available in both yellow and nickel-free white in 18-karat, 14-karat, 10-karat varieties. This fine wire is perfect for soldering on gold designs.
• Argentium Sterling laser-weight wire, 30-gauge, is made with 930 sterling. Because it is Argentium, it is the best possible choice for your Argentium designs; it will resist tarnish just like the Argentium sheet and wire you use to create your designs.
• Titanium laser-weight wire, 30-gauge, is ideal for use with titanium designs, for repairing titanium eye-glasses. Because titanium cannot be torch-welded, laser-welding and pulse-arc welding are the only options for this work.
• Stainless steel laser-weight wire, 32-gauge, is an excellent choice for laser-welding applications that involve steel chain, findings and custom designs.
• Laser-weight solder is available in silver. This solder is 80% cadmium-free silver and is extra-hard, ideal for your laser-welding applications. Use this fine solder on your most demanding design work.
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.
Size Chart For Round Wire
Brown & Sharpe Gauge Thicknesses
Use this handy guide to quickly, easily and accurately convert gauge sizes into inches or millimeters—or vice versa.
Este catálogo presenta la línea de Río Grande de los equipos de Neutec para fundición, producción de granalla, y soldadura a láser, así como una amplia variedad de accesorios, suministros y consumibles que le ayudarán a obtener el máximo rendimiento de su máquina de fundición o de su máquina de soldadura a láser.
This catalog presents Rio Grande's line of Neutec equipment for casting, grain making and laser welding as well as the wide range of the accessories, supplies and consumables that help you get the most out of your casting machine or laser welding machine.