MJSA Announces 2015 Vision Award Winners
Adam Neeley’s Oceana pendant (right) was one of seven entries that earned honors in MJSA’s 2015 Vision Awards competition. Created to recognize outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, and sale of jewelry, the contest awarded prizes in the following categories: Professional Excellence, Laser Distinction, CAD/CAM Distinction, Digital Marketing Distinction, and Future of the Industry (to recognize student accommplishments). To see all the 2015 Vision Award winners, click here.
MJSA Member News
Tanury Industries has been selected as one of the “Top Shops” in the finishing industry across North America by Products Finishing Magazine.
Stuller has launched Stuller First, its first company-wide loyalty program; highlights include unlimited next-day afternoon shipping and no minimum purchase requirements.
Frederick Goldman has been granted patents for three high-tech-coatings, which will be applied to the surface of the company’s Triton line of men’s jewelry to increase durability, scratch resistance, and hardness.
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May MJSA Journal Features "Super Tools"
In the May MJSA Journal, several jewelers share their favorite modified tools. Online, we’ve added two "Extra" features from our "Secret Shop Weapons" tool series: A video of Ann Cahoon using her "secret weapon" to crochet chain, and Gregory Crawford’s favorite tool, his drafting machine. Other features include:
• We Are Family by Marlene Richey: The art of running a family business.
• MJSA’s Online Design Challenge: See this month’s entry by Chelsea Knights of Mark Schnedier Design in Long Beach, California.
• MJSA Member of the Month: Meet Annamari Mikkola, of Annamari Mikkola Adornments in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Jewelry Metals Book Now Out
The newest book from MJSA Press, Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys, is now available! Edited by renowned mokume gane artist Jim Binnion, the book offers expert insights into all aspects of working with precious and nonprecious jewelry metals, and includes illustrated step-by-step instruction on a range of metalworking techniques. Click here to learn more.
MJSA Expo NY to Move to Javits, Run Alongside JA NY
In a move that creates a unique buying opportunity, MJSA Expo New York will in 2016 move to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and run simultaneously with the JA New York Spring Show, March 13-15.
In addition, while both shows will continue to be run independently, MJSA and JA New York have agreed to honor each other’s badges, thereby enabling qualified attendees of either show easy access to all exhibitors and educational sessions. Click here to read more.
MJSA ConFab Set for Oct. 18
Save the date: MJSA ConFab, which offers a full day of "profit lessons" for designers, will return Oct. 18 to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. To learn more about MJSA ConFab, click here.
BEaJEWELER Initiative Seeks Mentors
MJSA Education Foundation, in partnership with New Approach School for Jewelers, has developed the BEaJEWELER initiative to introduce young people to the field of jewelry making. It’s currently seeking jeweler/mentors to identify and encourage promising candidates. To learn how you can help, click here.
MJSA Launches New Retail Link Publication
The MJSA Retail Link is a biannual print and digital publication distributed to more than 20,000 retailers of all sizes, from small independents to major chains, including Kohl’s, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, and Nordstrom. All MJSA standard-level members will be entitled to a free placement. Click here to learn more.
MJSA Buyer’s Guide Online
The searchable online Guide enables you to search for specific products by category or keyword. MJSA members can also access a library of Buyer’s Tips to help them make the best purchasing decisions. Click to to go to the Buyer’s Guide Online.
MJSA Guide to Subcontractors
Find listings of MJSA member companies offering commonly requested contract services, along with detailed informaiton about their offerings—everything from minimum orders to turnaround times, as well as available discounts for MJSA members. Click here to go the the Guide to Subcontractors.