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“Simple Steps” Training from Flourish & Thrive

Exclusive FREE live training for SNAG members! Flourish & Thrive presents a FREE live training, “The Simple Steps Method: From the Jeweler’s Bench to Thriving Brand,” on Wednesday, September 30th at 5:00pm EDT.

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Call for Entries: 2016 Exhibition in Motion

Exhibition in Motion
Xchange: Fashioning Intersections
May 21, 2016, 8:00-9:00 pm
The Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom, Asheville, NC

2015 Boston EiM group

SNAG will be traveling to Asheville, NC for the May 2016 (May 18-21) conference event, SNAGneXt: Asheville 2016 –  An Interchange and Exchange on the Many Facets of Making a Living in the Field.

A 15-year tradition at these annual events is the fundraiser Exhibition in Motion (EiM), a live fashion show and fundraising event featuring models wearing cutting edge jewelry. SNAG is pleased to produce the 2016 EiM in partnership with local Asheville fiber group Local Cloth.

For the 2016 EiM event, we are looking for large-scale collaborative wearable objects and looks. Application deadline extended to midnight PST on November 2, 2015.

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Letter from the President – September 2015

Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to our new members. This is my first letter as President and I want to express what an honor it is to lead this great organization. I hope SNAG gives you the connections, education and joy it has given to me over the past 25 years.

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Technical Article: “Digital Fabrication 101” by Dani Manning

What is Digital Fabrication? Simply speaking, Digital Fabrication is the use of technology to create. Using computers, software, and strange machines may seem intimidating at first, but it does get easier the more you practice.

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Introducing Metalsmith EXTRA!

A new page on the SNAG website!

Metalsmith EiP 2015Contemporary metalsmithing is a dynamic field, with creativity flowing on many fronts. Metalsmith EXTRA! helps capture this vitality and extends the magazine’s broad coverage. Here you will find exclusive content related to each issue, with bonus images, expanded stories, and videos of artists and studios. Be sure to check in regularly for something extra to spark your interest and widen your outlook on the metalsmithing world.

We launch Metalsmith EXTRA! with videos tied to the 2015 Exhibition in Print, “Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction.” Curated by Wendy Steiner, the showcased works all encourage interaction and empathetic involvement. This video selection from artists in the issue helps brings these dynamic works to life.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Pocosin Arts.

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