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2017 class dates coming soon Learn the basics of stone setting in this two-day class from Rio Grande. Sometimes a spark of color from a stone is all it takes to move your designs from "Wow" to "Pow"!
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2017 Class dates coming soon Embrace the flame! Learn what the flame of a torch can do for your jewelry-making in this two-day Basic Soldering class from Rio Grande. And Rio provides all the tools and equipment you'll need for the class.
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Learn contemporary silversmithing techniques as you create a striking mixed-metal ring!
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Class Dates: Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24, 2017 Learn to cast with confidence in this three-day basic casting class from Rio Grande. Get hands on with every step, from wax carving to quenching. Rio provides all the tools and equipment you'll need for the class.
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Gain the skills to showcase any stone with a wellcrafted bezel! Learn techniques to create three distinctive settings that are just as beautiful as the gemstones they house.
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2017 class dates coming soon Learn more advanced stone-setting techniques such as pavé, Gypsy, bead- and bright-cut and channel in this two-day intermediate stone-setting class.
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Dates: March 6-10, 2017 and Oct 16-20, 2017 A wicked week of wax! Work with Kate Wolf (a.k.a. the "Wicked Wench of Wax") in this 5-day intensive class learning what an amazing material wax is when it comes to jewelry design.
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CLASS DATES: Feb. 2-3, 2017 and Sept. 28-29, 2017 Learn to make incredibly beautiful and detailed rings from minted coins in this class taught by metalsmith and innovator Jason Stinchfield.
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Class Dates: April 3-7,2017 Mokume gane is one of the most challenging techniques in the field of jewelry making, but it doesn't have to be! Over the course of five days, you will learn from TWO world-renowned jewelers the fundamentals necessary to start along the road to becoming a mokume gane master!
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CLASS DATES: Feb 8-10, 2017 Learn the beautiful technique of cloisonne enameling from master enamelist Ricky Frank in this class from Rio Grande! Rio provides all the tools and equipment you'll need for the workshop.
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Class Dates: January 25-27, 2017 In this three-day class from Rio Grande, you'll learn from Victoria Lansford the secret of texturally sculpting metal using techniques of Eastern repoussé and chasing.
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Master the most versatile tool in your shop: the flex shaft! Learn the basics –– and beyond –– of this jewelry-making essential.
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Tackle complex connections with soldering savvy. Learn how to account for your piece's materials, mass, heat sinks and beyond.
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Class Dates: Blaine Lewis, a pioneer in the use of high-definition, high-magnification projection of fine, precision work in the classroom, brings a transformational zest and energy to teaching stone-setting. In this class, you'll learn prong-setting and bead-setting techniques.
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Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, February 21-22, 2017 and Sep 12-13, 2017 See and learn what the strong arm of machinery can do in your jewelry-making and metal-forming work in this two-day hydraulic forming class.
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CLASS DATES: April 3-7, 2017 Take a 5-day deep dive with G. Phil Poirier and Peter Gilroy into more advanced techniques using your Bonny Doon hydraulic press in this class from Rio Grande. Learn how to create conforming dies and how to create hollow forms with incredible depth and volume. And Rio…
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Want professional-quality results? Learn to work smarter, not harder! Join award-winning jewelry artist Nanz Aalund, and discover trade secrets for efficient, successful jewelry fabrication. First, set yourself up for success with a strategic fabrication plan. Discover why timing is crucial when…
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2017 class dates coming soon Learn how to tackle the curve balls and real-life scenarios of soldering in this two-day Basic Plus Soldering class from Rio Grande. And Rio provides all the tools and equipment you'll need for the class.
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Create one-of-a-kind jewelry with surface designs, textures and dimension you never knew were possible. Learn foldforming techniques with its inventor Charles Lewton-Brain.
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Multiple class dates available throughout the year. Learn how to use computer-aided design (CAD) in your jewelry design business in this three-day class taught by David Swallow of 3Design. Rio provides all the tools and equipment you'll need for the class.
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Class Dates: Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10, 2017 In this three-day class from Rio Grande, learn from the master, Bill Fretz, how to add more complex skills to your hammer-and-stake toolbox using miniature stakes to create fluted forms.
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Create striking, contemporary designs with ancient fusing techniques!
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Take your skills to the next level with soldering tricks that will improve your pieces AND build your confidence!
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CLASS DATES: Feb 23-24, 2017 and Sept 14-15, 2017 In this two-day intermediate hydraulic forming class, you will gain a deeper understanding of the underlying processes involved in hydraulic forming, helping you to make better judgements on how to form metal for your one-of-a-kind designs.
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We will not be holding our annual Winter Workshop event in 2017. However, we do have an exciting line up of individual classes with some of the best instructors in the jewelry-making business planned for the new year. Browse our 2017 class schedule and join us at the bench for classes with experts like Kate Wolf, Blaine Lewis and Victoria Lansford! Have a question about classes? Email us at events@riogrande.com or give us a call at 505.839.3000.








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