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

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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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June 1–4, 2022 | Providence, RI

SNAG Conference 2022

Join SNAG June 1-4, 2022 in Providence, RI, The Creative Capital, for our 50th Annual Conference. Explore the exciting and invigorating ways regional contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths recognize the past to create hope and innovation for the future through all of our conference programs.

Come to SNAG’s conference to gain new creative inspiration and foster lifelong bonds of collaboration and friendship within the jewelry and metals community.

Opens July 1, 2022 | online

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022 is a virtual catalog of SNAG membership, created as a visual resource for fellow members, educators, retail shoppers, collectors, galleries, and museums. It will include one image from each participant, presented in a searchable web format. Select images will be highlighted in a 2022 issue of Metalsmith magazine and on social media. Open to all SNAG members. Only $20 to participate. Deadline: June 15, 2022.

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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.

FLOW: Searching for Infinity

In her book, On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection, Susan Stewart describes a secret world that reveals itself when one engages with the miniature: “This is the daydream of the microscope: the daydream of…

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The Magic of Emefa Cole

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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Intro scale shift projects are always so exciting! First time soldering, definitely not the last time making something incredible. And check out that heat patina!

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This week’s new YouTube video is short overview of my “Ultimate” Compilation of Soldering references PDF for students and teachers. It’s available for download on the Resources page of http://www.jamesthurman.com/ Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to subscribe and share with anyone you think might be interested! https://youtu.be/NkoqXIW7mO4
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Definitely NOT panicking about the abundance of free time I suddenly have...

"scream beads no. 4: just peachy!!!"
Plant-based resin, alcohol ink, acrylic paint, drilled aventurine beads, sterling silver, silk cord

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Back at it again. Bezel-set synthetic sapphires in a modified found object assemblage with CAD-designed and laser cut hexagonal grid plate. Not bad for a lazy morning with coffee and a new audiobook.
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Slow but steady on the third level of the shell!
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Wowsers...spring is here and summer is around the corner! I just realized I haven't posted very much content on what is going on in the studio.
Here is a fun video...it is personal as it is a piece of jewelry of my own that I transformed a ring into a pendant.
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Back story. 8th grade graduation at my school was a pretty big deal and I recieved a very special ring for the occasion from my parents. I am very...very sentimental and wore it often. I adored it. Over the years it had worn thin, I didn't wear the ring very often but it still meant alot to me so I decided to use the gold and gemstones to create a pendant that I would wear everyday.
The ring brings back memories...melting the gold did choke me up but now I have a piece of jewelry that I wear almost everyday.
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People are very sentimental about their jewelry when they leave it with me in my care for repair or remodeling....I get you.
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Music. Afterthought by Dan Hyde
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Posted withregram • gruenertamara Brooch: Dark Peripteros
Chalcedony, silicium, historical metal pieces and silver - blackened, glass, plastic, steel
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Stack them if you’ve got’em. This set found it’s home and hoping to make some more in the same family soon.

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Community Opportunities

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

Mokume Gane Workshops with Eric Burris

Chisel-Patterned Mokume Gane Workshop

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