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Preserving tradition, embracing innovation.

We are an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing, jewelry and adornment by inspiring creativity and furthering education and opportunities.

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SNAG membership offers exclusive benefits and fulfilling connections for anyone interested in the art and craft of jewelry, adornment and metalsmithing.

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This gathering convenes our diverse community to engage with speakers, exhibitions, events, and each other.

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Metalsmith magazine gives you a front row seat to the world of studio art and design in contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

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Impact Awards

Deadline: Mar 17

IMPACT Awards

Thanks to the generous support from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation, SNAG is thrilled to welcome nominations for the inaugural 2024 IMPACT Awards. These awards are presented annually to two practitioners whose hand-crafted work has demonstrated notable impact in the areas of socially responsible practice, sustainability, technical innovation, and/or creative innovation.

Applicants must reside in North America and may be nominated by others or self-nominated. 

EES 2024

Deadline: Apr 15

Educational Endowment Scholarships

The SNAG Educational Endowment exists to provide access to educational opportunities for students and professionals looking to broaden their education in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. For the 2024 funding cycle ending June 30, 2025, there is a total of $10,000 to be awarded to recipients. The Educational Endowment Scholarship Selection Committee will determine the number and amount of the awards, based on the strength of the applications.

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June 5 - 8

2024 SNAG Conference

Join SNAG in San Diego, CA for the 51st Conference to gain new creative inspiration and foster lifelong bonds of collaboration and friendship within the jewelry and metals community.

 

 

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Metalsmith Magazine

Metalsmith magazine, published by SNAG, gives you a front row seat to the world of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

It is smart, beautiful and provocative, and guaranteed to inspire and invigorate. Coverage spans established and emerging contemporary makers, artists in their studios, artist-made production jewelry, cutting-edge adornment, design, fashion, hollowware, furniture, and much more. For 41 years and counting Metalsmith has brought you the best in the field.

Ndidi Ekubia: Rhythm of Raising

In September 2022, a group of twenty-five Black jewelry designers were exhibited as Brilliant & Black at Sotheby’s in London.1 Among them was a gifted silversmith, Ndidi Ekubia from Manchester, England. Her sculptural works have been installed or exhibited in…

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OUR PURPOSE

We are an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing and adornment by inspiring innovative creativity and furthering education and opportunities.

SNAG celebrates the rich diversity and history of the jewelry and metalsmithing field while valuing a variety of viewpoints through supportive, respectful and ethical interactions that nourish education and inspire innovative creativity.

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Welcome to Battle of the Rings 2024. Strap-in and prepare for a ride, all month long!

ROUND 1, MATCH 3
Danielle Giese | Which Came First?
Materials: sterling silver, gold, copper, brass
vs.
Sarah Puls | End of an Era
Materials: sterling silver, copper, brass, water color paint, protectaclear sealant

Follow product the links to learn more, THE STORY MATTERS!
Vote for your favorite ring in our INSTAGRAM STORY beginning at 9:00 AM PT March 4, 2024
All rings are for sale, support an artist by purchasing one and be sure to follow them!
daniellegiesejewelry
saemeret

BATTLE of the RINGS otherwise known at the RING SMACKDOWN is a head-to-head single elimination tournament. 64 rings, selected by two jurors will compete daily during the month of March. Each match is worth 3 possible points, one from each juror and one from the IG poll. The ring with the most points advances to the next round until one remains. New matches posted each morning at 9:00AM PT for exactly 24 hours. To vote go to our stories, tap LEFT or RIGHT / TOP or BOTTOM when the poll pops up.

#battleoftherings2024 #ringsmackdown2024 #danacadesignstudio #danacadesigngallery #maythebestringwin #oneringtorulethemall #ringsrule #handmaderings #ooakring #snagmember #kineticjewelry #ringcompetition #handmadering #dinossaurring
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This week’s new YouTube video is part of my lost wax casting mini-series and is focused on the basics of spruing in preparation for investing and then casting (especially for beginners). There are nearly limitless approaches to how different pieces might be sprued. In order to keep this video short and useful, I just go over enough to just get started: https://youtu.be/7s6-jTRzpYA
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#JamesThurman #handmade #metalsmith #metalwork #metalworker #metalsmithing #SnagMember #HandmadeJewelry #ContemporaryJewelry #ArtJewelry #AmericanCraft #CMUAlumni #CranbrookAlumni #howitsmade #behindthescenes #howto #youtube #youtuber #benchtips #benchtricks #UNT #UNTCVAD #CVAD #CollegeofVisualArtsandDesign #UNTMetals #UNTMetalsmithingAndJewelry #lostwax #casting
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Oxidized sterling silver, brass, and golden obsidian box necklace 4:24 #2024metalchallenge #chapmanmetalschallenge #metalplusanything2024 #chapmanmetals #sarahchapmanjewelry ...

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I found these clip on earrings during the rjm_chicago sorting event and I thought they would be a fun base for a brooch or maybe part of a necklace! I knew they needed a fun facelift, so I added some Malibu Barbie Powder coat and I think they are looking pretty good. I snagged some fun pink and green beads that I think will look really nice with these guys, so stay tuned, to see what they turn into!! 😁

#radicaljewelrymakeover #rjmchicago #reduce #reuse #recycle #repurposejewelry #powdercoating #oldtonew #freshjewelry #ethicalmetalsmithing #ethicalmetalsmiths #snagmember
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Welcome to Battle of the Rings 2024. Strap-in and prepare for a ride, all month long!

ROUND 1, MATCH 1

Nash Quinn | Ballista Ring Redux: Double or Nothing
Materials: sterling silver, steel, urethane rubber
vs.
Michele Schuler | Jackpot Jewel
Materials: sterling silver, gold filled 14K, brass, copper, cz 5mm

Follow product the links to learn more, THE STORY MATTERS!

Vote for your favorite ring in our INSTAGRAM STORY beginning at 9:00 AM PT March 4, 2024

All rings are for sale, support an artist by purchasing one and be sure to follow them!

nash.quinn
m.i.c.h.e.l.e.s

BATTLE of the RINGS otherwise known at the RING SMACKDOWN is a head-to-head single elimination tournament. 64 rings, selected by two jurors will compete daily during the month of March. Each match is worth 3 possible points, one from each juror and one from the IG poll. The ring with the most points advances to the next round until one remains. New matches posted each morning at 9:00AM PT for exactly 24 hours. To vote go to our stories, tap LEFT or RIGHT / TOP or BOTTOM when the poll pops up.
#battleoftherings2024 #ringsmackdown2024 #danacadesignstudio #danacadesigngallery #maythebestringwin #oneringtorulethemall #ringsrule #handmaderings #ooakring #snagmember #kineticjewelry #ringcompetition #jackpot #ballista
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