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

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Communications Coordinator

SNAG’s looking for a motivated, energetic individual to serve in the role of Communications Coordinator. This remote, part-time position will work collaboratively with the SNAG Team. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and initiating public-facing communications and content strategy for the organization and facilitating administrative communication.

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

Now online! WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022. A virtual catalog of SNAG membership, created as a visual resource for fellow members, educators, retail shoppers, collectors, galleries, and museums.

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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.

Rashaad Newsome: Collaging Luxury

This is Metalsmith’s third essay in a multipart series celebrating artists whose practices illustrate jewelry thinking. These artists may or may not have a background in jewelry, but their work exhibits qualities that jewelry artists will recognize, including commitment to…

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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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One of my favorites under construction; it was hard to send this one away!

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Two cutie bbz “B4L4NC3D_4_U” && “FL0W3R_P0TT3d” on a series of intaglio and silkscreen prints 💕✨
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🐚 Look what I found! Shells always take my breath away.

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Kokeshi Match Keep - deo.jewelry.design

Sterling silver, Copper, Brass wire, Matches, 5.25" x 2" x 2"

Today is the last day to see Wearables and Whatchamacallits in person, we are sad to see such an amazing show come to an end!

The online exhibition will stay up until next Tuesday, so if you’re still are thinking about purchasing a Wearable or Whatchamacallit that’s for sale, go check on the online exhibition!

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The delightful challenge of designing a new chain is that their long history over millennia has seen the development of linkages already fulsomely explored; but the pleasure of contemporary practice is that the imagination is untrammeled by tradition, and a studio-jeweller may bring their signature style to bear upon resolving new connections...
Each of these pillow-links is about 10mm across, so the chain is longer than the quaintly-termed 'opera-length'.
Things that I enjoy about this design are: the off-center hole of each 'pillow-shell', allowing the links to pair or oppose one another; their hollow access allowing the jumping of rings at right-angles to one another; that hollowness endowing a reverberant musicality to the movement of the chain when handled; the signature concern with squaring the circle as a motif, together with its abstracted extension of cubing the sphere.
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Can you guess what our instructor is doing? If you’re interested in learning, check out or classes coming up this Fall! We a few different options so you can start your journey slowly, or jump right in! If you have any questions, give us a call or send us an email, click the link in our bio 😊
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