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.
Profiles in Being Green by Shawna Kulpa
The eco-friendly efforts of jewelry makers
The Sustainable Story by John Shanahan
How to talk about your responsible efforts
Cause and Effect by Irina Missiuro
William Travis Kukovich talks philanthropy
Come into Bloom by Irina Missiuro
Chi Huynh discusses his Blossom Ring’s unique abilities
At the Bench: Laundry List by Helen I. Driggs
Tips for repurposing clothespins at the bench
Fashion & Gem Trends: The Talk of Tucson by Deborah A. Yonick
Identifying the bestsellers at this year’s gem shows
Business Strategies: Your Special Sauce by Andrea Hill
Branding your way to better margins
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 Bliss Lau.
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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