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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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March 8 - April 3

SNAG Raffle Fundraiser 

Throughout 2023 SNAG will host a variety of monthly raffles to support our infrastructure and operations. This is the perfect opportunity to show your support and enter to win incredible artwork, tools, gift certificates and more.

For the month of March we’ve partnered with Peters Valley School of Craft, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Metalwerx, Lucy Walker Jewellery, and Touchstone Center for Crafts to offer six winners the opportunity to attend workshops. Raffle tickets available through April 3rd.

February 3 - March 31

Bring on the Gems

Select works on view in-person during the Tucson Gem Show February 3-4, plus more online February 3-March 31. Bring on the Gems showcases pieces by SNAG members that include gems, pearls, minerals, or rocks of any and all types. Traditional, non-traditional, and avant-garde uses of these materials in adornment are to be featured in this exhibition & sale.

May 19 - 21

SNAG x Touchstone

Join SNAG on Touchstone Center for Crafts' campus in Farmington, PA for an inspiring weekend of presentations and demonstrations forging connections between metalsmithing and blacksmithing. Meet and engage with established and emerging artists. Registration is now open.

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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.

Colectiva Tilde

Metalsmith invited the members of Colectiva Tilde to share their own work and a selection from an artist they admire.  Colectiva Tilde was formed virtually in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. We are currently four Spanish-speaking artists…

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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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pocosinarts Online Workshop: KNOWLEDGE IS POWDER with AMANDA BERGMAN amandabergmanjewelry⁠

April 22 & 29, 2023 from 2:30- 4:30 pm ET⁠

Want to take your powder coating skills to the next level? Students will learn how to inlay multiple colors into their metal designs. In this workshop, we will adapt the traditional champlevé enamel technique to the industrial powder coat system (ESD). Students will create soldered brass forms and learn how to use powder coat in multiple firings. We will also cover how to combine these forms with handmade sterling silver elements, such as posts, chains, and ring bands. Time will be allotted for questions, problem solving, and bonus techniques for personal projects at the end of the workshop. An earring/necklace template can be provided before class for students to complete with the workshop demos upon request.⁠


Register through the link in my bio or at⁠
https://pocosinarts.org/zoom-workshops-metals/⁠

#pocosinartsmetals #pocosinarts #amandabergmanjewelry #metalsmith #snagmember #artjewelry #artcollector #craft #virtual #workshop #powdercoat #liquidpowder #og
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If you stare at a color long enough, it does things to your mind, it changes it.
This light teal colored tourmaline and gold pallet does good things. ✨
~ Tourmaline in 22k gold.
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It worked! After a lot of trial and error. Powdercoated brass, sterling silver and dendrite opal / agate. I’m still a little bummed that the first version I made had the best alignment of peaks on the serrated bezel strip, but…. No one cares.
Whose insane idea was it to tube rivet multiple layers, including a bezel-set stone to the INSIDE of an effing ring shank, anyway? 👀

😅#flowerring #statementring #cocktailring #ringsofinstagram #snagmember
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lorenalazard is no.11 to join the Settings and Findings family on lostinjewellerymagazine
Lorena Lazard based in Mexico has a practice I relate to in its pushing of multiple ideas and narratives that entangle and connect in poetic ways. The work for me becomes what Henri Lefebvre states as “tiny epiphanies in which the absolute possibilities of temporal limits of anyone’s existence (are) revealed”.
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⭐️OPENING TONIGHT AT FRIED FRUIT GALLERY 6-9 PM ⭐️
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What an amazing experience it has been working in the gallery with such an awesome team. I can’t say thank you enough to this awesome group who chipped in and helped install this exhibition. This is the first time I’ve seen my sweetie bbz in the walls like this. It feels increíble - I’m a sleepy bb and this week was a once in a life time experience that I will hold near and dear to my heart. I am thankful for all the queer joy I have experienced - I hope my life is full of these moments even more ⭐️💘🥰
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New work! I’ve been focusing on a series of statement necklaces this week. These will be available on the website at noon EST today! These three are entirely hand-fabricated including the chains. More pics to come! The shop link can be found in my bio. Danastensonjewelry.com. Happy Friday everyone I hope your weekend is fabulous! 💕
#statementjewelry #agatejewelry #metalsmith #danastenson #handmade #ooakjewelry #sterlingsilverjewelry #womanartist #ladysmith #handfabricatedjewelry #artjewelry #artjewellery #snagmember
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Community Opportunities

2023 SNAG Juried Student Exhibition

2023 Summer & Fall Workshops

Battle of the Rings/Ring Smackdown 2023

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