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MJSA Press Book Wins Award for Publishing Excellence
We have a reason to celebrate! The MJSA Press book A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships: How to Create Effective Programs has won a Silver Award in the technical category of the 2018 Association Media & Publishing EXCEL competition, which recognizes excellence in association publishing. Written by educator and award-winning jewelry artist Nanz Aalund, the book was published in 2017. Suitable for shop owners, students, and instructors alike, the 208-page volume provides insights into all aspects of setting up a training program in the shop. Click here to learn more about the guide.
Introducing the 2018 MJSA Vision Award Winners...
MJSA’s annual competition celebrating design excellence recognized 10 outstanding designs this year, including this color-gradient Ombré Pendant by MJSA member Adam Neeley, which won first place in the Professional Excellence category as well as Laser Distinction. For a full list of winners, click here.
Thank you to the 2018 MJSA Vision Award Sponsors: Rio Grande, LaserStar Technologies, EnvisionTEC, Century Casting, Richline Group, InStore Magazine, Metalsmith, The Retail Jeweler, and the MJSA Education Foundation.
In MJSA Journal...
This month’s MJSA Journal offers insights on working with red gold, as well as examines the latest jewelry trends to help you plan your collections. 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.
Seminar Memories: View the recorded sessions of Nanz Aalund, Scott Bradford, Harold Dupuy, Annie Koenig, and Matthew Perosi.
The 2018 Spring Edition of MJSA Retail Link Is Online
Find some of the latest finished jewelry lines and designs from MJSA members. The Retail Link also offers a guide to select supplies and services (including contract design options, with an article on how retailers and designers can work together to satisfy custom requests). Click here to read more.
More Online Sourcing
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Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.