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MJSA to Sponsor Seminars at AGTA GemFair Tucson

At the Bench (and Beyond)MJSA will return to the desert Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 when it sponsors a series of seminars at AGTA GemFair Tucson in the Tucson Convention Center. Titled At the Bench (& Beyond), the seminars will be led by (from left) Arthur Skuratowicz, Gary Dawson, Lisa Krikawa, and Matthew Perosi, who will cover topics such as digital jewelry design, DIY photography, repair tips, and the art of communication (both visual and verbal).

Two sessions will take place every day in the Tools, Technology, and Supplies Pavilion. Click here to learn more.

At the Bench Video: Single-Row Pavé Setting, Step by Step

In this month’s MJSA Journal, Joel McFadden demonstrates single-row pavé setting, one of today’s most popular styles. Click here to learn more.

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MJSA Journal October 2016

October MJSA Journal Showcases Design Inspiration

This month’s articles include:

"Think Creative": Designers reveal the spark behind their favorite creations.

"20/20 Vision": How to create a vision for your business and keep your efforts on track.

When the Dust Settles”: Tips on recovering precious metal dust in your shop.

At the Bench Article and Video: Joel McFadden on successful single-row pavé setting.

Click here to see all of this month’s online articles.

MJSA Online Design Challenge: A Long Time Coming

A loving couple finally tying the knot after 40 years and a 2.01 carat ruby at the heart of the seventh annual MJSA Online Design Challenge, where designers must create a custom piece for a fictional client. Read this year’s challenge and check out all of this year’s designs. Then, click here to vote for your favorite!

Our thanks to Omi Gems for its continued support of the MJSA Online Design Challenge.


Andrea Hill at ConFabAre You Ready to Be ConFabulous?

On Oct. 30, MJSA ConFab—our full-day conference offering "profit lessons" for jewelry designers—will return to the Fashion Institute of Technology.

This year’s conference will include:

Andrea Hill on how to sell effectively online and how to use a sales forecast when planning expenses.

Lisa Krikawa on how to establish (and maintain) a vision for your business.

Two companion sessions by Andrea and Marlene Richey on how to create a business plan to propel success.

Plus, we’ll debut MJSA ConFlubs, in which our speakers (and a few guests) will reveal the biggest mistakes they ever made in their careers, and what they learned from them.

Click here to learn about these ConFabulous sessions.

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Spring 2016 MJSA Retail LinkThe Spring 2016 MJSA Retail Link Is Online

The digital edition of the spring MJSA Retail Link features more than 80 new products—finished jewelry lines and one-of-a-kind designs, new watches and accessories, packaging and display options, and a "Vintage Marketplace" section devoted to antique and estate jewelry. Click here to see what’s new.

A print edition of the Retail Link is sent to 20,000 retailers of all sizes, from small independents to major chains like Kohl’s, Signet Jewelers, and Niemann Marcus. Every MJSA standard member is entitlted to a free placement. To learn more, e-mail MJSA Customer Service Manager Betty Costa or call her at 1-800-444-MJSA (6572), ext. 3050.

See the Latest Products in This Month’s Showcase

CAD/CAM updates from Asiga, B9Creations, Rio Grande, and Stuller; a new video series from Carrera Casting, and much more. Click to to go to the MJSA Product Showcase.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

MJSA ConFab— Oct. 30, 2016
NY, | Presenter.
AGTA GemFair Tucson— Jan. 31 - Feb. 5, 2017
AZ, | 2115, 6
MJSA Expo— Mar. 12 - 14, 2017
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About MJSA

MJSA is the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of the association community, our members find the expertise, connections, and resources needed to make and sell great jewelry, profitably. Click here to contact us.


Oct. 30, 2016

"Profit lessons" for designers.


AGTA GemFair Tucson

Jan. 31 - Feb. 5, 2017

Gemstones, Tools, Supplies, Educational Sessions.



Mar. 12 - 14, 2017

Manufacturing tools, equipment and supplies, finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones and beads, contract services, and business services. Special features include educational seminars and live demonstrations.