Every month, the award-winning MJSA Journal offers design ideas, fabrication and production techniques, bench tips, business and marketing insights, and trend and technology updates—the information crucial for business success. "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.
Part 1: In the Making by Shawna Kulpa
Technologies transforming how jewelry will be made
Part 2: What’s in Store by Shawna Kulpa
Brick-and-mortar stores will be critical to tomorrow’s consumers
At The Bench: The Comfort Zone by Helen I. Driggs
A taping tip for ergonomic bench tools
Behind the Design: A Nod to the Past by Irina Missiuro
Adam Foster’s modern interpretation of an ancient myth
Design Heroes by Irina Missiuro
Mimi Favre discusses her favorite designers
Fashion & Gem Trends: Out of the Blue by Deborah A. Yonick
Spring’s expanded and unexpected color palette
Business Strategies: Marketing 101 by Andrea Hill
Defining your business’s value proposition
A young couple dedicated to protecting the natural environment is at the center of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. It features a collection of responsibly sourced gemstones from the project’s sponsor, Columbia Gem House in Vancouver, Washington. We’ve supplied nine designers with the fictional scenario. Read it here and then check out this month’s featured design by Claudia Endler.
Trade Show Packing Tips by Irina Missiuro
Exhibitors reveal their event must-haves
Letting Loose by Irina Missiuro
Jewelers share how they unwind
Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017
Learn the four crucial steps you need to take to achieve exhibiting greatness.
MJSA Tech Video: Red Flags when Repairing Jewelry
In this video, learn how to identify some common "red flags" to help you uncover all of the problem areas in a piece of jewelry. Based on the MJSA Journal article "Raise a Red Flag" by Arthur Skuratowciz.
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