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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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Online this month: Inspiration Found


Inspiration Found
Announcing the winners of the 2018 MJSA Vision Awards

Big Shot: Casting Case Studies by Shawna Kulpa
The Case of the Platinum Mamba Knife Handle 

Creative Design 8.18: Time Warp
Jason McLeod on the inspiration for his Many Worlds cuff

At the Bench 8.18: Petite Bezel Burnisher by Helen I. Driggs
A useful tool repurposed from an old bur shaft

Business Strategies 8.18: On the Upgrade by Andrea Hill
Consider website technology before web design

CAD/CAM Corner 8.18: Calibrated Clay, Part 2 by Darla Alvarez, GIA jewelry design & technology instructor
Integrating ZBrush into CAD jewelry design

Fashion & Gem Trends 8.18: Diamonds on the Rise by Deborah A. Yonick
Vegas reports note ample diamond opportunities


It’s a Stretch by Lee Krombholz
Expanding your skills to achieve a perfect fit 

In an Atmosphere of Quiet by Irina Missiuro
Victor Hararuk listens to his winning intuition 

I Wish I Knew Then…
Alex Gulko’s reflections on life lessons


A Mission in Life: 

The 2018 MJSA Online Design Challenge 

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 Peter Indorf

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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