Metalsmithing Resources & Links

Organizations & Schools

Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
Organization promotes, educates and encourages metalsmiths, silversmiths and goldsmiths.

SNAG Society of North American Goldsmiths
An organization serving North American goldsmiths and metalsmiths.

SNAG SpringBoard

Opportunities for metalsmiths

Society of American Silversmiths
The web's largest and most comprehensive site devoted to silversmithing.  

Penland School of Crafts
Located in the mountains of North Carolina
Arrowmont Craft School
Located in Gatlinburg Tenn.
Haystack School of Crafts
Located on Haystack Mountain in Maine.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts
Located in Georgia.
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
Classes in jewelry making techniques, videos, and books.

COMA -The Colorado Metalsmithing Association
Serving the Rocky Mountian area.  


Washington Guild of GoldsmithsGoldsmiths

guild for Washington D.C.  


Ganoksin Online
An extensive international site, which shares technical papers, videos and runs an e-mail list. Contains tons of useful information for goldsmiths and metalsmiths.


Lapidary Journal
Technical articles from past issues.


A unique gallery, community studio & school in Massachusetts that offers a friendly atmosphere and small classes.
Florida Society of Goldsmiths
A not for profit organization created by metalsmiths to aid and support other metalsmiths. Membership not limited to residents of Florida.
The site for news, people and events relating to metals

Society for American Silversmiths - Career Center
The Career Center offers employers and job seekers an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections in the metal arts field.

Charles Lewton-Brain
A link to over 600 pages of everything you always wanted to know about metalsmithing. Along with bench tips and safety information.

Michigan Silversmiths Guild

Businesses of Interest to Metalsmiths

Hauser and Miller (wholesale)
Fabricated metals and refining service

Pasternak Findings

Offers quality findings and metal supplies.

Rio Grande
One of the most complete suppliers to the jewelry business to the world.

A Grain of Sand
A complete online resource for the bead and jewel artisan.

Dakota Stone (wholesale)

Gemstones from around the world.


Cool Tools

Tools, metalclay, gemstones, kilns, and jewelry supplies.

The Contenti Company

A supplier of jewelry tools and equipment with a comprehensive website.



Online supplier of base metal, sterling silver, tools, and metalworking supplies.


Thompson Enamel

Enamels for both metals and glass.


Rings & Things
Over 18,000 wholesale beads, findings & other jewelry-making supplies.


Halstead Bead (wholesale)

Findings, metal, chain, and tools. Also a yearly grant opportunity.



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