While at Rio, check out some of the latest and greatest tools and equipment from the best names in the business in our demo area! Below is a sampling of who joined us for the 2013 WInter Workshop Series. Information about the 2014 event coming soon! names such as CraftOptics™, Swanstrom, Foredom® and more! Watch demos of these remarkable tools in action and observe exciting processes such as e-coating and soldering. These FREE demonstrations are just some of the countless opportunities to ask questions about the processes that can help you grow as a jeweler. Held all day, every day, during Rio Grande’s Winter Workshop Series!
Once you try them, things will never look the same! Lightweight, comfy, high-res binocular telescopes, mounted on a titanium frame with 1.5-diopter magnification lenses.
Fretz Metal Forming Tools
Just wait until you get your hands on a Fretz hammer and use one of his remarkable miniature stakes! Experience the high-quality feel and precision performance of these beautiful tools!
Stone Setting with the GRS BenchMate™
THE work-holding system for jewelers! See how easy it is to do the precision work required in stone setting using this stable and versatile system.
Propane/Oxygen Advanced Soldering Kit
Watch the experts demonstrate soldering techniques using our everything-but-the-kitchen-sink advanced soldering kit!
Wolf Wax Carving Tool Set
Once you try Kate Wolf’s “wicked sharp”, customizable wax-carving tools, you’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful, precise carvings.
The number one choice for rotary tools. Watch Foredom®’s versatility at the bench in action and see why it’s an ideal choice for stone-setting and other precision tasks.
Bonny Doon Hydraulic Press
Let’s just say you have to see it to believe it. Discover what the strong-arm machinery can do in creating gorgeous metal-formed designs!
Raindrop Epoxy Resin
Wait until you see just how cool the resin technique truly is! Encase findings, photos, found objects and more, magnifying what’s underneath.
E-Coating with MIDAS® System
As easy as plating, in colors that rival enamels! Check out the new way to color and protect metal designs using the nano-ceramic e-coating process.
Polishing with JoolTool
Want accurate, effective finishing results? Then try the innovative JoolTool polishing system; you can even work from the underside and keep an eye on your workpiece the entire time!
Swanstrom Pliers and Cutters
Think “Swanstrom,” think SUPERIOR QUALITY. Discover why these incredible tools are the go-to for jewelers for everything from bead stringing to metal forming.
Durston Rolling Mill
Watch all the cool things you can do to metal using our most popular rolling mill from the one and only Durston!
Bead Stringing with Rio’s Deluxe Kit
Watch our expert bead stringers in action, using this comprehensive kit that includes the best stringing supplies for professional results: Swanstrom, Xuron and Beadalon®.
Displays and Packaging
While in our demo area, check out Rio’s different jewelry display and packaging components and ideas for showing your work at its best!