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The MJSA Online Design Challenge, Entry 2

Gina Pankowski Online Design ChallengeThis year’s challenge centers around a fallen police officer who was also a devoted husband and loving father, and our designers must create a custom piece of jewelry that pays tribute to his memory. Their designs must feature three blue sapphires from Sri Lanka and also fit within a budget of $10,000—but the rest is up to them and their creative imaginations.

Last month, we presented the entry of our first designer, Susan Wheeler. This month it’s Gina Pankowsk’s turni. Click here to read about her entry—and check back in March for our next designer!

Thank you to Omi Gems for sponsoring the 2017 Online Design Challenge.

 

Enter the MJSA Vision Awards!

Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards honors not just design excellence, but also technical prowess, responsible practices, and good old-fashioned ingenuity. So ... is this your year to earn that recognition? Click here to see who you can enter this year’s competion. The deadline is April 4.

Knowledge Center

The Mystery Box Challenge Returns

MJSA Journal Feb 2017 Cover

Every year, MJSA Journal asks several designers to take our Mystery Box Challenge, in which they must design and create a piece of jewelry from a box of "mystery materials"—in just four weeks’ time. This year’s materials inlcuded sterling sheet, gold wire, a handful of gemstones, and a piece of cocobolo wood. You can find the results in this month’s issue.

Click here to see how our designers tackled the challenge.

Our thanks to his year’s participants: Aleksandra Vali, Brenda Smith, Timothy Green, and Jo Haemer.

Thank you also the the suppliers of our "mystery materials": David H. Fell & Co., Stuller, Gemorex International, and Bell Forest Products.

2017 MJSA Online Design Challenge

This year’s challenge, "Celebrating a Life Lost Too Soon," focuses on a patrolman, husband, and father whose memory is being honored with a beautiful piece of custom jewelry. Click here to see the entries.

Thank you to Omi Gems for sponsoring the 2017 Online Design Challenge.

Events/Programs

MJSA Expo Returns March 12-14 to New York City

MJSA Expo Buyer at BenchWhen buying jewelry-making tools, supplies, and services, handling is believing—and MJSA Expo allows you to touch, feel, test, and "play" to your heart’s content. Join us March 12-14 at the Javits Center in New York City; click here to learn more and register. If you make jewelry, Expo is the place the you—hands down.

MJSA Expo Seminars: From Design Inspiration to Finishing Finesse

MJSA Expo’s world-class seminars help you to hone your skills, your business practices, and your imagination. They year’s sessions include panel discussions on responsible sourcing and synthetic diamonds, bench demos on finishing and fabrication techniques, and the debut of ConFab Creative, a full day devoted to inspiration for jewelry designers. Click here for more.

Enter the MJSA Vision Awards!

Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards honors not just design excellence, but also technical prowess, responsible practices, and good old-fashioned ingenuity. So ... is this your year to earn that recognition? Click here to see who you can enter this year’s competion. The deadline is April 4.

Sourcing Help

The 2017 MJSA Buyer’s Guide Is Now Available

2017 MJSA Buyer’s GuideThe 2017 print edition of the MJSA Buyer’s Guide—the "go-to" resource for jewelry-making supplies and services—features hundreds of listings for everything from 3-D printers and service bureaus to bench tools and on-trend findings and gems. It also includes a range of articles to help make buying decisions easier: updates on design and business software, fashion forecasts, and tips on how to select a bench, source metals and gemstones responsibly, and have the best refining experience. Click here to learn more.

You can also search for products and services online in our digital MJSA Buyer’s Guide and the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors. All supplies and services in the guides are offered by MJSA members, who agreed to abide by our rigorously enforced Code of Ethics.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

MJSA Expo— Mar. 12 - 14, 2017
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Santa Fe Symposium— May. 21 - 24, 2017
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2017 SNAG Nexus— May. 24 - 27, 2017
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JCK Las Vegas— Jun. 5 - 8, 2017
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JA New York Summer— Jul. 23 - 25, 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.

MJSA Expo

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.

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Santa Fe Symposium

May. 21 - 24, 2017

Educational symposium on jewelry manufacturing technology.

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2017 SNAG Nexus

May. 24 - 27, 2017

Educational conference.

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JCK Las Vegas

Jun. 5 - 8, 2017

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

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JA New York Summer

Jul. 23 - 25, 2017

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays. Includes educational program.

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