Jeweler at the Bench

Welcome to the Rio Grande Resource Center!

Being a jeweler is a never-ending journey. Whether you’re perched at the bench for the first time or you’ve been there for decades, there’s always something new to learn. This is your source for jewelry-making videos, articles, charts, inspiring stories and more. We’re always adding new content. Bookmark this page and check back often!


Community-Building with Integrity: Harnessing the “Social” in Social Media

Read the story behind the vibrant @metalsmithsociety, with insights from Corkie Bolton on building ... Read More

Authenticity, Storytelling and Selling on Social Media

Madison Hampton of Vancrafted Studio discusses how she uses Instagram as a marketing tool and a ... Read More

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Tech Review: Gary's Clamp

Scott Bradford of the Jewelry Tech Team demonstrates how to use Gary's Clamp to hold small parts ... Read More

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7. How to Make a Ring with Zbrush Jewelry Design Software

Learn how to sculpt a ring in this 45-minute Zbrush tutorial. Read More

New in the Resource Center

Alex Boyd: A Generational Jeweler Finds His Signature Style

Jeweler Alex Boyd combines playfulness with serious technique in achieving a fabled aesthetic. Read More

Formlabs Castable Wax 40 Resin FAQ

This informative sheet gives you the answers to frequently asked questions about the Castable Wax ... Read More

Donna Chambers: Fashion to Fabrication

Donna Chambers built a successful career reinvigorating the classics, from pearls and cameos to art ... Read More

2Shapes: A Design-to-Sales Jewelry Solution
Design to Sales with 2Shapes

Scott Bradford gives a quick tour of 2Shapes modules for design, ecommerce, retail, and ... Read More