If you run a small shop, make limited-edition pieces, and crave expert technical information and business advice, then MJSA has a membership category just for you.
MJSA’s Artisan membership provides an affordable way for smaller jewelry makers to take advantage of the association’s many informational benefits. Priced at $130, it includes:
• A subscription to MJSA Journal, the association’s award-winning monthly magazine, which features technical and business insights into the design, making, and sale of jewelry. The subscription also includes the yearly MJSA Events Calendar and the annual Technology Sourcebook, as well as the annual Thinking Ahead Awards issue that recognizes innovation in jewelry making. A Journal subscription costs $47 a year for non-members. Click here to see our current issue.
• A subscription to MJSA Custom Jeweler. This quarterly publication focus one of the jewelry industry’s hottest trends, customized jewelry. Each issue focuses on how to take advantage of this trend, offering case studies of custom projects, insights into sales and marketing techniques, and updates on the latest technologies for design and small-scale manufacturing.
• Discounts on MJSA Press books. Recent titles include the award-winning Profiting by Design: A Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Business Success by Marlene Richey; The Jeweler’s Bench Book by Charles Lewton-Brain; and 101 Bench Tips for Jewelers by Alan Revere. Click here to see all MJSA Press titles.
• Free Journal and Custom Jeweler back articles covering all aspects of jewelry making and design, for which non-members must pay $5 per page. MJSA members refer to and cite back articles from MJSA’s respected archives for their usefulness long after the publication date. Click here to see our full list of archived articles in the MJSA Bookstore.
• Access to MJSA Online’s Member Pages, which offer a wide range of technical and business articles, buying tips, compliance guides, and more.
• Usage of the MJSA logo on all promotional materials, including websites, identifying the company as a member of a professional organization.
To find out, just answer the following questions:
• Does your shop have three or fewer employees?
• Are you not engaged in mass production?
If you answered yes to both questions, AND you want a regular dose of expert technical and business information, you’re ready to join as an Artisan member.
Our members include some of the industry’s most renowned jewelers and craftspersons, many of whom generously share their expertise in MJSA articles and books. The Artisan membership now enables even more companies to benefit from such hard-earned wisdom and grow their businesses. As studio artist Chris Ploof said, MJSA gets to "the core of the small manufacturer."
Here are just a few of experts who help MJSA get to that core:
Alan Revere (left), founder of The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, whose illustrated bench tips have become a staple of MJSA Journal.
Marlene Richey (right), former gallery owner and design entrepreneur, who now shares the business lessons she’s learned as a consultant to the next generation of jewelry entrepreneurs.
Charles Lewton-Brain (left), renowned educator, author, goldsmith, and inventor of the "foldforming" metalworking technique, and distinguished fellow of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. His ability to turn refuse into reusable tools is legendary.
Andrea Hill (right), former CEO of Rio Grande and current owner of Hill Management Consulting; her monthly "Inspired Thinking" column in MJSA Journal shows that brilliant business and marketing advice really canbe fun to read.
Jim Binnion (left), renowned for his talents as a goldsmith/designer as well as for his insights into all things metallurgical (he’s also a frequent contributor to Ganoksin’s Orchid forum). He is currently working on MJSA Press’s next book, Working with Metals, for which he is serving as technical editor.
Plus... Artisan members can upgrade at any time to a standard membership, enabling them to enjoy all of the association’s benefits. Standard membership starts at $260, and your $130 Artisan payment will be applied to that amount if you upgrade before your renewal date.