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MJSA Publishes 2014 Buyer’s Guide

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has published the 2014 edition of its popular MJSA Buyer’s Guide, which lists resources and information for purchasing jewelry-making tools, equipment, supplies, and services.

The Buyer’s Guide lists MJSA members by the… Read the complete story »

Swarovski’s "Professor of Crystal" Seminars Scheduled for the 2014 MJSA Expo New York

Swarovski will sponsor a day-long program of workshops at the 2014 MJSA Expo New York, all focusing on techniques for creating crystal jewelry and accessories. Featuring Nick Regine, star of the "Professor of Crystal" educational series running on YouTube and in MJSA Journal, the workshops… Read the complete story »

MJSA Appoints Four New Directors, Re-elects Officers

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, recently named four new directors to its board, each of whom will serve three-year terms:

Ted Doudak,
President,
Riva Precision Manufacturing, Brooklyn, New York.

Paul Fuhrman,
Chief Financial Officer,
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah,… Read the complete story »

MJSA to Bring At the Bench Live to the 2014 AGTA GemFair Tucson

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will again present its signature At the Bench Live demonstrations at the 2014 AGTA GemFair Tucson. The sessions—which will cover topics ranging from working with currently fashionable gems and metals to new… Read the complete story »

Second Annual MJSA ConFab Teaches Business Skills to Designers

Featuring expert sessions on everything from digital marketing to maintaining margins, the second annual MJSA ConFab recently offered "profit lessons" to nearly a hundred jewelry makers and designers interested in expanding their business skills. Presented by MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry… Read the complete story »

In Memoriam: Michael A. Salvadore Sr., Past President of MJSA

It is with deep regret that MJSA announces the passing of Michael A. Salvadore Sr., a former president of MJSA who, during his tenure, pushed for the association to address the “needs of the smaller manufacturer” and expand its communications with members. He died Sept.… Read the complete story »

MJSA Education Foundation Awards Nearly $6,000 in Scholarships

The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships of up to $2,450 to four students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. The 2013 scholarship winners are: 

Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The winner of a $2,450 scholarship, she is working toward her… Read the complete story »

MJSA Journal Wins APEX 2013 Award of Excellence

MJSA Journal, the flagship publication of MJSA, the association for jewelry makers and designers, has won an Award of Excellence for Magazine and Journal Writing in the APEX 2013 Awards for Publication Excellence. The international competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., a leading publishing… Read the complete story »

September MJSA Journal Dives into Anodizing Titanium and Niobium

In the September issue of MJSA Journal, learn about the process of adding color to your titanium and niobium designs through anodizing. In “Reactive Hues,” jewelry artist Kirk Lang shares design considerations and a practical approach to coloring reactive metals. Also, check out Lang’s Read the complete story »

Portland Jewelry Symposium Features MJSA Director of Public Affairs

MJSA Director of Public Affairs Peggy Jo Donahue will address the Portland Jewelry Symposium on Oct. 7, providing the audience of custom jewelers, designers, and retail store owners an update on coming changes to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals,… Read the complete story »

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