SNAG is the annual meeting of members (and non) of the Society of
North American Goldsmiths. I have been attending since 1991, when
as a neophyte metalsmither taking a jewelry adult ed class, signed
up and went to Atlanta, GA. The first speaker was Albert Paley who
with his six carousels of slides and approchable manner, completely
blew me away with his work. Albert Paley began his talk with a
slide of the first piece of jewlery he ever made. After that talk,
I knew I wanted to apply for art school.
Over the years the talks have varied from outstanding to out right
poor. But the friends I have made and the wonderful jewlery people
have worn, have been well worth the expense every year. I love the
pin swap and I have years of whimiscical and colorful pins which I
both wear and decorate my studio. Look for Headpins and you will
have found me.
This years event in Seattle looks terrific and I hope to meet many
Soon to be Sleepless in Seattle,
Fly Fish Design
282 Lexington St.
Woburn, MA 01801