Tag: goldsmiths

Heading to SNAGneXt in Asheville!

Biba Schutz with coral necklace

So excited to be attending my first SNAG conference next week! Having followed the Society for North American Goldsmiths for too many years to count, I was intrigued by the location – the beautiful artisan mecca of Asheville, NC. I…

Buccellati: jewels inspired by nature and haute couture

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Few jewels are more quintessentially Italian than those from the house of Buccellati, with its emphasis on textured gold, bold-colored gems, and nature themes. With both nature and gold peaking in popularity again, Buccellati jewels from all eras are looking…

Snakes and stones: female designers in Bali

Carolyn Tyler and Penny Berton both found a haven and outlet for their creative expression in Bali. Both invested a chunk of their lives developing a little design industry there, and both have since retreated somewhat to their roots. Tyler…

Fullerton-Bahr: mokume gane

John Bahr and Lynda Fullerton like to learn new things. Having designed jewelry together since 1990, they had the basics down a while ago. But they get bored easily so they developed an annual tradition. As each year draws to…