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.
Made in the USA: Manufacturing Equipment by Shawna Kulpa
Profiles of two American trade suppliers
Snapshots of the U.S. Jewelry Industry by Harold Dupuy, FGA
Opportunities, challenges, and a few words to remember. Online Extra: Click here to see the video of Harold Dupuy presenting his "snapshots" at the March MJSA Expo.
An Antidote to Convention by Irina Missiuro
Andy Cooperman’s Poison Ring No. 2
CAD/CAM Corner: Calibrated Clay by Darla Alvarez, GIA jewelry design & technology instructor
Integrating ZBrush into CAD jewelry design
At The Bench: Shape Shifters by Charles Lewton-Brain
Creating simple chasing tools
Business Strategies: Getting Personal by Andrea Hill
Mastering one-to-one marketing online
Fashion & Gem Trends: Come Into Fashion by Deborah A. Yonick
Pantone forecasts deep, rich tones with colorful outbursts
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 Emily Phillippy.
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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