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Introducing the 2018 MJSA Vision Award Winners...
MJSA’s annual competition celebrating design excellence recognized 10 outstanding designs this year, including this color-gradient Ombré Pendant by MJSA member Adam Neeley, which won first place in the Professional Excellence category as well as Laser Distinction. For a full list of winners, click here.
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 Council of Custom Jewelers Appoints Two New Mentor Jewelers
Congratulations to Gary Dawson, the owner of Gary Dawson Designs, and Lee Krombholz, the owner of Krombholz Jewelers and Just Like You Designs in Cincinnati, on their appointment as Mentor Jewelers. MJSA’s Council of Custom Jewelers honored them for helping to further the profession of custom design by generously sharing their knowledge and expertise. Click here to read the full story.
In MJSA Journal...
This month’s MJSA Journal profiles companies who are manufacturing equipment in the U.S., as well as insights on the jewelry industry. Click here to see the full issue.
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New 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.
MJSA Expo 2018: A "Hands-on" Experience
“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 Aalund, Scott Bradford, Harold Dupuy, Annie Koenig, and Matthew Perosi.
Get Your Copy of the 2018 MJSA Buyer’s Guide
The "go-to" resource for professional jewelry makers and designers, the MJSA Buyer’s Guide offers east-to-search listings for hundreds of products, from the smallest components to the latest high-tech equipment. It also features a range of articles to help you make the best sourcing decisions, including the year’s most anticipated trends. Click here to learn more. MJSA members receive a free copy.
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