Metalsmithing Resources & Links

Metalsmithing Organizations

All of these organizations are dedicated to metalsmithing, learning, & community. Worth a visit to any of these organizational websites just to see what they are up to, possible workshops, shows, or blog entries.

COMA -The Colorado Metalsmithing Association

Serving the Rocky Mountain area.

http://www.coloradometalsmiths.org  

 

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.

http://www.fsg4u.com/

Metal Arts Guild San Francisco

Artists making it in metal since 1051. 

https://www.metalartsguildsf.org/

Michigan Silversmiths Guild

http://misilversmith.org

Midwest Metalsmiths
St. Louis, MO

Organization promotes, educates and encourages metalsmiths, silversmiths and goldsmiths.
http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org

SNAG Society of North American Goldsmiths

An organization serving North American goldsmiths and metalsmiths; website, magazine, and yearly national conference.

http://www.SNAGmetalsmith.org

SNAG SpringBoard

Opportunities for metalsmiths

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/springboard/opportunities/



Society of American Silversmiths
West Warwick, Rhode Island

The web's largest and most comprehensive site devoted to silversmithing. Check out the Career Center.
http://www.silversmithing.com  

 

The Metal Arts Society of Southern California Serving Southern California metalsmiths.

https://massconline.com/

 

Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

guild for Washington D.C.

http://www.washingtonguildofgoldsmiths.com

Yuma Art Symposium
Yuma, AZ

An event for metalsmiths.

http://yumasymposium.org/

Craft Schools in the US

All of these schools are currently dealing with Covid 19 CDC requirements and may have limited class schedules. Many are already offering Online Classes or in the process of making that available soon. Visit their websites for their current offerings.

Arrowmont Craft School

Knoxville, TN

Located in Gatlinburg Tenn.

http://www.arrowmont.org/ 

Haystack School of Crafts

Bangor, MA

Located on Haystack Mountain in Maine.

Http://www.haystack-mtn.org/

Metal Museum

Memphis, TN

Museum exhibiting living metal artist of excellence as well as a permanent collection. Classes and workshops throughout the year. Repair Days, a yearly gathering of metal and blacksmiths to repair metal objects. A great blog.

https://www.metalmuseum.org/

Metalwerx

Waltham, MA

A unique gallery, community studio & school that offers a friendly atmosphere and small classes.

http://www.metalwerx.com/

New Approach School for Jewelers

Arrington, TN

Offers visually intensive, hands-on jewelry design, fabrication, bench and repair skills and stone setting training.

https://newapproachschool.com/

Penland School of Crafts

Asheville, NC

Located in the mountains of North Carolina

http://www.penland.org/

Peters Valley

Upstate New York

State of the art studios with workshops run by professional artists from around the globe.

https://www.petersvalley.org/

 

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

Norfolk, VA

The Ebendorf Metals Studio features 12 jewelry benches, each equipped with a flex shaft and basic hand tools. Also has a selection of Zoom classes.

https://pocosinarts.org/

 

Snow Farm

Williamsburg, MA

Craft school for all craft which includes metalsmithing.

https://www.snowfarm.org/

 

Touchstone Center for Craft

Pittsburg, PA

With a focus of blacksmithing they also have a broard range of metalsmithing classes.

https://touchstonecrafts.org/

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts

Located in Georgia.

http://www.lapidaryschool.org/ 

 

Saint Louis Area Metalsmith Learning Insititutions

Craft Alliance

St. Louis, MO

Classes in all crafts with extensive jewelry making department.

https://craftalliance.org/

Florissant Valley Community College

Florissant, MO

https://stlcc.edu/campus-life-community/our-locations/florissant-valley/

Fontbonne University

St. Louis, MO

https://www.fontbonne.edu/

Maryville University

Chesterfield, MO

https://www.maryville.edu/

Meramec Community College

Kirkwood, MO

https://stlcc.edu/campus-life-community/our-locations/meramec/

Saint Charles Community College

Cottleville, MO

https://www.stchas.edu/

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

Only degreed program in the St. Louis Region.

https://www.siue.edu/

 

Online Learning

At The Bench with Andrew Berry

In depth learning in the trade of metalsmithing. Offered through monthly or yearly membership.

https://www.atthebench.com/#intro

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.

http://brainpress.com/Ganoksin.html#Articles

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.
http://www.ganoksin.com

 

Jewelry Making Tutorials

Online Jewelry Training Classes for Metalsmiths by Hans Meevis

https://jewelry-tutorials.com/


Lucy Walker Jewellery
Click on Online Courses and you will find an array of metalsmithing classes. Spend a little or a lot and Lucy will have you on your way.

www.lucywalkerjewellery.com

Mary-Lee Rae
Dive into Enameling. Extensive array of Online classes in enameling.

https://merryleerae.thinkific.com/

Modern Metalsmithing

Megan Auman offers beginner learning videos.

youhttps://modernmetalsmithing.com/

Rio Grande
Great learning resources with extensive video tutorials, charts, and safety data.

https://www.riogrande.com/category/resource-center

Sandra McEwen

Champleve and cloisonne enamel techniques presented on Vimeo with a $8.95 monthly membership.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sandramcewen/

The Makery

Live workshops in San Antonio, Online free learning through their Facebook Page, and tools for sale on the website.

https://www.makeryarts.com/



Supplies for Metalsmiths

Metal and Tools

All Craft USA

Supplies metals, tools, and supplies to metalsmiths & jewelers.

http://www.allcraftusa.com/default.asp?

Ameritool

Quality lapidary equipment, tools and supplies

https://ameritoolonline.com/

 

ARBE Manufacturing, Inc.

Manufacturing the highest quality jewelry casting equipment and machines, accessories and polishing machines.

https://www.arbemachine.com/

Centaur Forge

Farrier and blacksmithing supplies and tools.

https://www.centaurforge.com/

Contenti Company

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

https://contenti.com/

Cool Tools

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

https://www.cooltools.us/

Esslinger

Watch making and jewelry tools.

https://www.esslinger.com/

FDJ Tools

Tools, display, metal sheet, wire, and shapes, and findings.

https://www.fdjtool.com/

Gesswein The Right Tools

Supplier of abrasives, bench tools, burs & drills, casting equipment, cleaning equipment, plating equipment, and polishing equipment.

https://www.gesswein.com/

Halstead Bead (wholesale)

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

https://www.halsteadbead.com/

 

Hoover and Strong

Selling only to the jewelry trade.

https://www.hooverandstrong.com/

Metalliferous

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

http://www.metalliferous.com/

OnlineMetals.com

Suppler of all metals and plastic.  Specializes in cut-to-size, small to medium quantity orders. Six locations in US.

http://www.allcraftusa.com/default.asp?

Otto Frei

Quality Jewelry Supplies, Jewelry Tools, Gem Stones, and Jewelry Findings with a wide range of branded products.

https://www.ottofrei.com/

Paige Tools

Specializing in designing torch tips for jewelry makers and craft artisans.

http://www.paigetools.com/index.html

 

Pasternak Findings

Offers quality findings and metal supplies.

http://www.pasternakfindings.com/

 

Pieh Tools Company, Inc.

Full range of blacksmithing tools and supplies.

http://www.piehtoolco.com/index.html

Rio Grande
One of the most complete suppliers to the jewelry business to the world.
http://riogrande.com/

Santa Fe Jewelers Supply

Supplier of metals, findings, tools, stones, display, and casting service.

https://www.sfjssantafe

Sculpt Nouveau

Patina manufacturer with specialized services.

https://sculptnouveau.com/

Stuller

Offers quality findings, raw metal, high tech tools, and software.

https://www.stuller.com/

Metal Manufacturers and Services

Aviva Alloy Manufacturer

Leading USA alloy manufacturer and distributor of over one hundred different grades of copper alloys.

https://www.avivametals.com/pages/about-nbm-metals

 

Hauser and Miller (wholesale)

Fabricated metals and refining service

http://www.hauserandmiller.com

Lewis Brass & Copper Company

The Tubing in shapes and alloy experts.

https://lewisbrass.com/

 

McMaster-Carr

Heavy metal equipment, tools and supplies. Five locations.

https://www.mcmaster.com/

 

McMurray Metals Company

Resources for hard to find brass, copper and bronze materials.

https://www.mcmurraymetals.com/

Metals Depot

Supplier of steel, aluminum, stainless, brass & copper, cold finish steel, tool steel, and alloy steel

https://www.metalsdepot.com/

Myron Toback, Inc.

Precious metal dealer and refiner, also carries chain and findings.

https://www.myrontoback.com/

Quick Ship Metals

Resources for large quantities of metals  and textures.

https://www.quickshipmetals.com/

Racecar Jewelry

Precious metal casting and finishing service in Pawtucket, RI

http://www.racecarjewelry.com/

T. B. Hagstoz & Son, Inc.

Metal refining business providing; silver, brass, copper, bronze, and nickle silver.

https://hagstoz.com/

Enamel Suppliers

Enamel Art Center

Milton Bridge, Blythe, Schauer & Soyer enamels, but specializing in vintage Thompson enamels.

https://www.e-namels.com/

Enamel Art Supply  

Japanese Ninomiya Enamels

https://www.enamelartsupply.com/

Thompson Enamel

Enamels for both metals and glass.

https://thompsonenamel.com/

Stones; cut, raw, and beads.

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

http://www.agrainofsand.com

Dakota Stone (wholesale)

Gemstones from around the world.

http://www.dakotastones.com/

Gem Resource

Cut  and natural stones

http://www.gemresources.com/index.php

Stachura Wholesale Gemstones Supplier (wholesale)

Fancy cut gemstones, pearls, and cabochons.

http://www.gemresources.com/index.php

Jewelry and Bead Suppliers

Fire Mountain Gems
Supplier of beads, tools, findings, wire, and free how to videos. They give quantity discounts.

https://www.firemountaingems.com/

The Bead Smith (wholesale)

Vast resource for beads, adhesives, tools, findings, books and DVDs, and jewelry making supplies of all description.

http://www.rings-things.com

Thunderbird Supply Company

Supplier of glass, metal, and stone beads, tools, findings, wire, display,  chain, and stringing supplies.

https://www.thunderbirdsupply.com/

 

Wholesale Jewelry Supply (wholesale)

Findings in all metals, jewelry making supplies, and beads. 

https://www.wholesalejewelrysupply.com/en/

 

Publications and Blogs

Art Biz Success

Author Alyson Stanfield offers a great blog, mentorship, and online business classes. She wrote I'd Rather be in the Studio.

https://metalsmithsociety.com/

 

Best of Missouri Hands

Great resource for Missouri Artists. Show listings, state wide news about what is going on and extensive resources. Recently their Facebook Page has featured how tos on selling Online.

https://bestofmissourihands.org/

Halstead Bead 

Artist support is their mission and their blog is definately worth a read.

https://www.halsteadbead.com/

Lapidary Journal

Technical articles from past issues.

http://www.lapidaryjournal.com

Metalcyberspace

The site for news, people and events relating to metals

http://www.metalcyberspace.com

Metalsmith Society

Corkie Bolton has you covered with her website/blog and Instagram tips for the bench.

https://metalsmithsociety.com/

The Abundant Artist

Author Cory Huff has created a safe place for artist to learn to sell their art with a focus on Online Sales. The site has a blog, coaching, and Cory's speaking dates. He is the author of How to Sell Your Art Online.

https://theabundantartist.com/

Rio Grande
Tool heavy blog, but always learn something.

https://www.riogrande.com/category/resource-center

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