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Discover How MJSA Can Help You

MJSA connects you with the information and resources you need to work smarter, grow sales, and profit. Click here to learn more, or view our membership prospectus.

 

MJSA Online Learning: Designer Spotlight

Julie RomanenkoOne of the best ways to learn and be inspired is to follow the stories of others who’ve "been there, done that." In this webinar seriess, Andrea Hill will interview various designers who will share their most instructional experiences. On Aug. 30, join Andrea as she interviews Julie Romanenko of Just Jules.

The webinar will take place from 1 to 2 p.m.; click here to register.

MJSA members can also order the previous MJSA Online Learning webinar, "Pricing Strategies: Price Your Line for the New Consumer Reality," free of charge (a $50 discount).

 

The 2018 MJSA Vision Award Winners...

Adam Neeley Vision Award Pendant

Inspiration Found
In the August issue of MJSA Journal, we profile the winners of the 2018 MJSA Vision Awards:
Maximizing Minimalism by John Shanahan
The Flower Girl by Shawna Kulpa
A Special Piece by Shawna Kulpa
In Touch with Nature by John Shanahan
Beyond Grasp by Irina Missiuro
In an Atmosphere of Quiet by Irina Missiuro
Additional Winners

Thank you to the 2018 MJSA Vision Award Sponsors: Rio Grande, LaserStar Technologies, EnvisionTEC, Century Casting, Richline Group, InStore Magazine, Metalsmith, The Retail Jeweler, and the MJSA Education Foundation.

 

MJSA Privacy Policy Updated

MJSA has updated its Privacy Policy, which now includes more detailed information about the types of information we collect, how we use it, and your rights with that data. Our website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and if you continue browsing on our site you are giving implied consent to their use. To read the entire policy, click here.

Knowledge Center

In MJSA Journal...

August

This month’s MJSA Journal features the 2018 winners of the MJSA Vision Awards. Click here to see the full issue.

Free Trial Subscription

"More than other publications, MJSA Journal is oriented toward people like me: those trying to earn a living by designing and making jewelry," says Jim Binnion of James Binnion Metal Arts. Click here for a FREE four-month trial subscription, and see how MJSA Journal can help your professional success.

From MJSA Press:
A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships

A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships provides detailed insights into all aspects of setting up a training program in the shop. It includes tests and projects through which apprentices can best learn about specific tools and skills; safety checkpoints; and interviews with professional jewelers who relate their own successful experiences with apprenticeships. Click here to learn more.

Events/Programs

MJSA Expo 2018: A "Hands-on" Experience

MJSA Expo 2018

“The people here really have a passion for good equipment,” remarked exhibitor Wyatt Frei of Oakland, California-based Otto Frei. That could be extended to a passion for jewelry making in general. MJSA Expo has been compared in the past to a "playground" for jewelers of all types, from established manufacturers to up-and-coming designers. And for three days, those jewelers packed the aisles of the 2018 Expo, discovering the newest tools, technologies, supplies, and services—from high-tech casting machines, 3-D printers, and diamond scanners to the latest fashions in gems and beads.

Click here to read more about the 2018 MJSA Expo.

Seminar Memories: View the recorded sessions of Nanz AalundScott BradfordHarold DupuyAnnie Koenig, and Matthew Perosi.

Sourcing Help

The 2018 Spring Edition of MJSA Retail Link Is Online

MJSA Buyer’s Guide 2018Find some of the latest finished jewelry lines and designs from MJSA members. The Retail Link also offers a guide to select supplies and services (including contract design options, with an article on how retailers and designers can work together to satisfy custom requests). Click here to read more.

More Online Sourcing

Click here to view the MJSA Buyer’s Guide. 

Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

Portland Jewelry Symposium— Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 2018
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About MJSA

MJSA is the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of our community, MJSA members find the expertise, connections, and support needed to maintain quality, reach new customers, and succeed. Click here to learn more about membership.

Portland Jewelry Symposium

Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 2018

Educational sessions on jewelry manufacturing techniques and technologies, artistic trends.

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