Month: June 2013

Educational Endowment Scholarships 2013

SNAG is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Educational Endowment Scholarships. Three scholarships are awarded each year. Students enrolled in jewelry and metals curriculum at universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade schools are all eligible for these scholarships.

Technical Article: “Swaging” by Boris Bally

Swaging is a forging process in which the dimensions of an item are altered using a die or dies, into which the item is forced. Swaging is usually a cold working process. However, it may be done as a hot working process. The term “swage” can apply to the process of swaging (verb), or to a die or tool used for swaging (noun). In 2000, I developed this method specifically for attaching pin findings to re-purposed traffic signs, enabling me to use the colorful, reflective fragments as brooches. My technique works best on the soft, thick (usually 2.5mm +) aluminum traffic sign sheet.

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