Links (updated 4.5.2010)

 

 

Miscellaneous Metal Sites

Dictionary of Metal Terminology
What exactly is "cross rolling?" What about "heat treating?" You'll find all the answers here!
Finishing.com
An excellent resource for all your metal finishing needs.
Ganoksin Online
The gem and jewelry world’s foremost information resource on the Internet. Open to the public, free of charge - a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics; as well as a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.
Hoben International Ltd.
Excellent resource for trouble-shooting casting, wax pattern, and mold rubber problems.
Kitco, Inc.- Precious Metal Price Updates
Gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium prices updated every 10 minutes.
Metal Machining & Fabrication
An international internet directory of metal industry services, metal news, and information.
Metal Web News
Articles on metalworking, newsletters, educational links, and links to other metal-related and commercial metalworking sites.
MetalWorld
A world-wide information trading site that was established to promote trade in the metals industry.
National Ornamental Metal Museum
Located in Memphis, Tennessee, NOMM is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork.
Principal Metals
Great glossary of metallurgical terms, measurements, and conversion tables
Silver Information for Book Reports
Learn about silverwork throughout the world—especially helpful for book reports.

Newsgroups Devoted to Metal

rec.crafts.metalworking
A discussion group dealing with metalworking subjects.
sci.engr.metallurgy
A discussion group dealing with the technical aspects of metal.

Societies, Guilds & Related Metals Organizations

The ArtMetal Project
The ArtMetal Project is a non-profit volunteer venture of a group of metalsmiths and organizations which aims to disseminate information about various aspects of artistic metalworking and to provide a forum for artists and art lovers to experience this outstanding medium.
Florida Society of Goldsmiths
A non-profit organization created by metalsmiths to aid and support other metalsmiths through meetings, publicity, workshops and exhibitions.
Metal Arts Guild
A non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to furthering the Metal Arts through education, exhibitions and networking.
Metal Arts Society of Southern California
MASSC serves the needs and interests of artists working in metals and provides an environment for the exchange of information, instructional workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions.
The Silver Institute
Their Web site contains facts and descriptions of the uses of silver and its role in the economy and in our daily lives.
Society of American Silversmiths
The Web's largest and most comprehensive site devoted to the silversmith's art & craft.
The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
A friendly non-profit organization with the mission to promote, develop, educate and encourage individuals who are interested in metalsmithing.
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)
SNAG serves several purposes: to provide a meeting-place for contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths; to encourage the free exchange of information inside the field; to promote the field to a wider audience; and to recognize outstanding creative achievement.
The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
A non-profit organization whose members share an interest in metalsmithing, jewelry design and related arts.

Restoration Services

Acme Plating & Silver Shop (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Awsome Metals (Kensington , MD)
Dallas Silversmiths (Dallas, Texas)
Friedman Silversmiths (Bellingham, WA)
Herman Silver Restoration & Conservation (West Warwick, RI)
Zapffe Silversmiths (Seattle, WA)

 

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