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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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Some articles are available only to MJSA members, who will need their member ID and password gain access. For assistance, please e-mail MJSA’s customer service manager, Betty Costa, at betty.costa@mjsa.org.

Catching Cold by John Shanahan
Tim McCreight puts it all together with cold connections.

Solid Rivets by Helen I. Driggs
A step-by-step guide to an essential cold connection.

Painting A Picture by Rémy Rotenier
Rendering emerald cuts and heart-shaped stones. MJSA Members Only

Window Shopping: Comparing CAD/CAM Options by Shawna Kulpa
Two charts comparing jewelry-specific CAD software and CAM printers. MJSA Members Only

MJSA Video: Boothmanship Tips
Learn the four crucial steps you need to take to achieve exhibiting greatness.

Great Beginnings by Irina Missiuro
Getting to know Alishan Halebian. MJSA Members Only

Red Carpet Design by Irina Missiuro
Michelle Pajak-Reynolds works her way to the Emmy Awards. MJSA Members Only

At the Bench: From Scratch by Jo Haemer
Making metal sheet, wire, and rod by hand. MJSA Members Only

Gem Trends: Growing Interest by Deborah A. Yonick
Getting on board with manmade diamonds. MJSA Members Only

Business Strategies: Filter Down by Andrea Hill
Beware the cost of inadequate business advice. 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 then check out how the first three of this year’s designers took on the challenge.

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MJSA Media Kit 2016


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