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!


Joe and Anat Silvera: Educating the Next Generation

The Silvera Jewelry School is a labor of love; both a love for jewelry and the sharing of ... Read More

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Tech Review: Durston Olivia™ Rolling Mill

John Sartin of the Jewelry Tech Team demonstrates the benefits of the patent pending 50–1 gearbox ... Read More

Profile on Ruth Rodriguez: Rio Grande Scholarship Recipient

Meet Ruth Rodriguez, a spirited 13-year-old who has dedicated the majority of her young life to ... Read More

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Making Winter Inspired Icicle Earrings

Tis the season to check out these wintery inspired icicle earrings. These drops adorned with ice ... 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