Joel McFadden Appointed Director of MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers
Congratulations to Joel McFadden on his new role as director of the MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers! An award-winning custom jeweler based in Red Bank, New Jersey, McFadden has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, as well as a contributor to industry publications (including MJSA Journal). Passionate about sharing his bench-technique expertise, he’s been a regular presenter at MJSA’s At the Bench Live demonstrations. Also, he and Tira Mitchell of Engraver.com have started "Precision Bench," an online training program. In recognition of his educational efforts, the Council of Custom Jewelers last year named him its first-ever Mentor Jeweler.
Click here to learn about McFadden’s goals for the council.
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This month’s MJSA Journal focuses on responsible sourcing and green initiatives. It features an article on the ways jewelers are transforming their production areas into environmentally friendly zones, as well as a story on how jewelers are communicating their responsible practices to connect with customers. Click here to see the full issue.
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New from MJSA Press:
A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships
A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships provides detailed insights into all aspects of setting up a training program in the shop. It includes tests and projects through which apprentices can best learn about specific tools and skills; safety checkpoints; and interviews with professional jewelers who relate their own successful experiences with apprenticeships. Click here to learn more.
MJSA Expo 2018: A "Hands-on" Experience
“The people here really have a passion for good equipment,” remarked exhibitor Wyatt Frei of Oakland, California-based Otto Frei. That could be extended to a passion for jewelry making in general. MJSA Expo has been compared in the past to a "playground" for jewelers of all types, from established manufacturers to up-and-coming designers. And for three days, those jewelers packed the aisles of the 2018 Expo, discovering the newest tools, technologies, supplies, and services—from high-tech casting machines, 3-D printers, and diamond scanners to the latest fashions in gems and beads.
Click here to read more about the 2018 MJSA Expo.
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The "go-to" resource for professional jewelry makers and designers, the MJSA Buyer’s Guide offers east-to-search listings for hundreds of products, from the smallest components to the latest high-tech equipment. It also features a range of articles to help you make the best sourcing decisions, including the year’s most anticipated trends. Click here to learn more. MJSA members receive a free copy.
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