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!


Vancrafted Studio: The Journey Evolves

Madison Hampton of Vancrafted Studio continues to expand her creative sphere, from traveling the ... Read More

Hand engraving
For the Love of Jewelers with Shane Hendren

Shane Hendren describes how he became a jeweler and his jewelry making process. Read More

Build A Successful Online Presence That Attracts Consistent Sales Through Your Website

In this article, get eight tips to help you train your customers to buy from you online and ... Read More

Tribe + Glory: Challenging the Traditional Narrative

Read how Tribe + Glory empowers female entrepreneurs in Uganda with a living wage, debt-free ... Read More

New in the Resource Center

Rose Gold Findings
What Is Rose Gold?

Learn more about the characteristics and history of this rosy-hued metal. Read More

Jewelry by Dine Metalworks
Jeff DeMent of Diné Metalworks

A Diné artisan discusses his life-saving jewelry-making journey after 16 years as a combat engineer. Read More

Necklace by Matthew Charley
RioPro: Matthew Charley

A Diné artisan and metalsmith discusses the power of his heritage and how his home in New Mexico on ... Read More

Guide to chain
Guide to Jewelry Chain

Learn all there is to know about chain for jewelry in this comprehensive guide that will help you ... Read More