As a wholesale supplier to jewelers and other industry professionals, Rio Grande wants to avoid presenting wholesale pricing to retail consumers. In addition, the U.S. Patriot Act requires all suppliers of precious metals to maintain full contact information for all of its customers.
Please be aware that we vigilantly protect your account information—it will never be shared or sold to any third party for any reason, ever.
The benefits of having a dedicated account with us include:
See current pricing on all products based on published daily metal markets.
Access and print your order history and invoices any time you need them.
Create and update a 'wish' list of products you have selected but are not yet ready to purchase.
Manage and update your account information, including contact and payment information, at your convenience.
For security reasons, the first time you log in to Rio’s new site, you are required to set your password. We have sent you an email with instructions on how to reset your password.
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Jewelry-Making 101: Getting Started with Tools, Supplies and Techniques
Want to learn more about making your own jewelry? It's about time we met! We’re Rio Grande, and we've been helping jewelers with everything they need since 1944. Think of us as a one-stop shop for all the tools, supplies and information you need as a new jeweler. So take a look around, and start making beautiful things happen.
Tools and Equipment to Get Started
Your First Jewelry Project Starts Here
Maybe you developed an interest in metal clay while taking a workshop. Or perhaps you’ve got an amazing bead necklace idea that you’d like to turn into gifts for your family and friends. So now you’re asking, “How do I create jewelry?” “What are the best tools and equipment?” “Which types of metals and materials do I need?” “How do I set up a silversmithing studio?” “.... Help?”
First off, congratulations on embarking on this journey of self-discovery! Becoming a first-time jeweler or metalsmithing student is an awesome learning experience. But figuring out what’s really necessary as a new maker can be a little overwhelming. That’s where we come in. Think of Rio Grande as your essential guide to everything required to create—a handy resource that provides all the basic knowledge, instruction and supplies your craft demands.
Use our website to research, compare and order products (and remember to check the daily metal market prices while you’re here!). Teach yourself new tips and tricks by watching our how-to videos or by looking at our instructional charts. Discover a class held at Rio Grande or lessons at a local jewelry-making school in your area. Browse our #RioJeweler community of social media forums to find creative inspiration, read useful advice, and see some of our customers’ favorite, must-have items.
You bring the artistry and passion, we’ll make you feel comfortable at the bench. And when you level up to a more intermediate or advanced stage, we’ll even help you steer your hobby into a small business. You can always depend on our specially trained customer service team for assistance and support that makes your work easier and more successful. That’s what Rio Grande has been doing since 1944, after all.
So go ahead: Polish your skills. Grow your confidence. Invest in yourself. Because at Rio Grande, we love making jewelry as much as you do!