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Online Design Challenge: Liz Sabol’s Shield


Liz Sabol Shield PendantRead about the newest entry in our 2017 MJSA Online Design Challenge: Liz Sabol’s "sheid pendant." Liz is among eight designers this year who are creating a custom piece based on a fictional scenario, in which a young widows honors her husband, a police officer killed in the line of duty.

"I was excited to take on this challenge because my style lends itself to telling stories," Liz says, "and I knew I could find a way of incorporating images and aspects of Tim and Jenny’s lives to tell their story. Because I like pendants and believe they make a great canvas for storytelling, I opted to create one for Jenny. When she puts it on and wears it, it will always be close to her heart, which seems especially fitting for this piece."

Click here to read more about Liz’s pendant—and make sure to take a look at the rest of the designers’ entries so far.

Knowledge Center

Aug 2017 MJSA Journal Cover

In the August MJSA Journal: Pure Imagination

This month’s MJSA Journal reveals the winners of the annual MJSA Vision Awards competition and helps you to learn which 3-D printer materials are currently available to the jewelry industry.

Pure Imagination by Shawna Kulpa, Irina Missiuro, and John Shanahan
Read about the winners of the 2017 MJSA Vision Awards and see the winning designs. 

Material Evidence by Shawna Kulpa
A chart comparing 3-D printer materials will help you make sense of your options. 

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Events/Programs

MJSA Announces Winners of 2017 Vision Awards

Adam Neeley Rouge Moderne EarringsMJSA member Adam Neeley’s  Rouge Moderne earrings (right) were among the 10 designs honored this year with an MJSA Vision Award, which annually recognizes excellence in design creativity, craftsmanship, and technological prowess. The earrings, which took Laser Distinction honors, feature red zircons set in rose, white and yellow gold, capped by kite-shaped diamonds.

Click here to see all of the winners.

Our thanks to this year’s Vision Award sponsors: Rio Grande (General), Stuller/Gemvision (CAD/CAM Distincton), LaserStar Technologies Corp. (Laser Distinction), Century Casting Co. (Custom Design Distinction), The Richline Group (Responsible Practices Distinction), MJSA Education Foundation (Future of the Industry Award), and Instore, Metalsmith, and Retail Jeweler magazines (Media Sponsors).

View the 2017 MJSA Expo Look Book

Continue the MJSA Expo experience year-round through the Expo Look Book,which features supplies and services from the industry’s leading providers. Click here to see the 2017 MJSA Expo Look Book. And make a note: The 2018 Expo will run March 11-13 at the Javits Center. For updates, go to MJSAExpo.org.

Sourcing Help

Read the Latest Edition of the MJSA Retail Link

Retail Link Spring-Summer 2017Find the latest finished lines and designs from MJSA members, as well as display and packaging, watch accessories, and premier services and supplies to help meet your custom and repair needs. This issue also features a "Custom Design Insights" article by Gary Dawson on how to connect with customers.

Click here to read the latest edition.

More Online Sourcing

Click here to view the online edition of the 2017 MSA Buyer’s Guide.

Click here to view theMJSA Guide to Subcontractors.

Click here to view the MJSA Product Showcase.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

Atlanta Jewelry Show— Aug. 12 - 14, 2017
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Portland Jewelry Symposium— Oct. 1 - 2, 2017
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Atlanta Jewelry Show

Aug. 12 - 14, 2017

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, contract services, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and displays.

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Portland Jewelry Symposium

Oct. 1 - 2, 2017

Educational sessions on jewelry manufacturing techniques and technologies, artistic trends.

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