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Use Amazon Smile & Support SNAG

Amazon customers can select a 501c3 organization to receive donations of .5% of the sale price of eligible purchases when shopping on Amazon!

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Support and donate to SNAG throughout the year with money that would otherwise go to a credit card company.

Includes tens of millions of products, as well as digital (downloadable) media (kindle, movies, etc).

Amazon does not share any customer information with us regarding who has selected our organization.

AmazonSmile is a different shopping site than Amazon. You should start at the AmazonSmile site so that your purchases will be eligible for the donation. You may need to clear your browser history of amazon.com so that it defaults to smile.amazon.com. You can buy items that are not eligible for AmazonSmile through the AmazonSmile site.  When items are eligible it will say “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” under the shipping info.

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Quotable Quotes from May’s Road 2 Success Spot On: Collecting

This month, Road 2 Success’s SPOT ON is focusing on Collecting and our format is a Q&A with one expert each week. This past week we’ve talked with Susan Cummins, Board Chair of Art Jewelry Forum and Board Vice-Chair of California College of the Arts. Susan was asked, “What gets you excited when you look at new work?”

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International Blacksmiths’ Day

International Blacksmiths Day 2014International Blacksmiths’ Day is this Saturday, May 24, 2014.  The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN will offer free admission and blacksmithing demonstrations all day. Learn more about The Metal Museum here.

Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild is hosting “Festival of Iron & Wine” at Grayhaven Winery in Gum Spring, VA. Proceeds benefit construction of a new barn at Grayhaven to house the Guild’s center for blacksmith arts. Visit the Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild website.

In England, visitors are invited to join in celebrations at The Smithy Heritage Centre, Eccleston. About The Smithy.

Look for other events in your area!

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Quotable Quotes from May’s Road 2 Success Spot On: Collecting

This month, Road 2 Success SPOT ON is focusing on Collecting. The second week we’ve been talking with David Huang, full-time studio metalsmith. David was asked “What do you do to build relationships with collectors?”

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Books & DVDs

“Art Jewelry Forum Best of Interviews” features 20 interviews with internationally-recognized jewelers, designers, curators, dealers, and collectors, including Madeleine Albright and Gijs Bakker. In this book, interviewees candidly discuss the pursuit of their passions, and the influence art jewelry has on design in other realms. Lots more books and dvds in this news post.

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