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MJSA Journal

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.

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The Littlest Fixes by Shawna Kulpa
Tackling chain and finding repairs head-on 

A Sure Cure by James Binnion
A new method of preparing 3-D acrylic photopolymer patterns for investment casting

Operating in a Vacuum by James Binnion
Creating a double boiler vacuum oven

Behind the Design: Made for a Renaissance Woman by Irina Missiuro
Paul Robilotti’s ode on a Grecian coin MJSA Members Only

Playing Favorites: A Fitting Tribute
Catherine and Michael Jensen choose their favorite design MJSA Members Only

At The Bench: Small Wonders by Helen I. Driggs
Quick and efficient accessories for small part pickling MJSA Members Only

Gemstone ringsFashion & Gem Trends: Change Is in the Air by Deborah A. Yonick
Industry insights shared during the Vegas jewelry shows MJSA Members Only

Business Strategies: Play at Your Own Risk by Andrea Hill
Avoid getting caught in a zero-sum game MJSA Members Only

Online Design Challenge 2017: Celebrating a Life Lost Too Soon
A young grieving wife and a set of three Sri Lankan blue sapphires are at the heart of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. Read this year’s scenario and see how all nine of this year’s designers took on the challenge. Then, check back next month to vote for your favorite design!


MJSA Videos

Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017

Boothmanship Tips
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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