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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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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In Person: Nov 13-19, 2023 | Online: Nov 15, 2023-Jan 15, 2024

Still Processing

Still Processing is a reflection on the nature of creative practice through the lens of adornment. Select pieces were on view at Pratt Institute during New York City Jewelry Week. The online exhibition and sale runs through January 15th.

Image: Olivia Shih, Siblings 03

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Tides & Waves: West Africa Recordings

Our recent virtual symposium, Tides & Waves: West Africa was an incredible two-days of thoughtful discussions, learning from an exceptional group of artists, makers and thought leaders, and building community across continents.
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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.

Alluvial Deposits (after Carboplatin chemotherapy)

Alluvial Deposits (after Carboplatin chemotherapy) My friend with size 12 fingers insists on platinum so I set to work carving wedding ring from wax block refining the crude hacks of my handsaw with a file and a multitude of sandpapers….



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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Wax… this is the beginning for the pieces I create, carved in wax and cast I. Recycled fine metals… come say hi and see them complete today bohemiaonmain during our Holiday Trunk Show! We’ll delight in good cheer xoxo #artisanmadejewelry #sculpturaljewelry #contemporaryjewelry #riojeweler #snagmember #crystalhartman #urbanaillinois #trunkshow #homemadeholiday #lostwax #lostwaxdesign #lostwaxcarving ...

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Elemental Dangle now in #sterlingsilver 🔹#craftmorristown this weekend

Friday, from 4-8 | Saturday, from 10-6 | Sunday, from 10-5 | Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 | artridercrafts

#contemporaryjewelry #snagmember #artistsoninstagram #mixedmediaartist #handmadejewelry #wirewrapped jewelry #metalsmith #makersgonnamake #handmadewithlove #silverjewelry #jewelrydesigner #jewlerymaking #jewelry #handcraftedjewerly #oneofakindjewelry #madebyhand #contemporarycraft #wearableart #arttowear #buyhandmade #artridercrafts

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Triple Threat: Bracelets with the Hydraulic Press ⚡️✨ I’m so excited to be teaching a new online workshop through pocosinarts

Thursdays, January 18 & January 25

Go to the link in my bio for more information or visit

Comment below with any questions or feel free to direct message me.

#jewelryclass #jewelryworkshop #jewelryinstructor
#hydraulicpressing #hydraulicforming

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