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Andrea Hill at MJSA ConFabMJSA ConFab Sessions Set for 2015

From creating a successful design concept to photography, graphic design, and pricing, the 2015 ConFab offers the "profit lessons" designers need to run a successful business and make a living doing what they love.

MJSA ConFab will take place Oct. 18 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and the presenters include Andrea Hill (right) of Strategywerx, Cindy Edelstein of the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau, Matthew Perosi of jWAG (Jewelry Website Advistory Group), and Sara Yood of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. Click here to to see the full ConFab schedule and reserve your place.

MJSA Member News

Ryan Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry has been elected chair of the Jewelers of America board of directors, and Simon Katz of Simons Jewelers in St. Louis has been appointed a director.

For the fifth year in a row, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. has been named to the Ward’s 50 top performing insurance companies.

Lafayette, Louisiana-based Stuller has added several new features to its stuller.com website to enhance its search and customization functions. 

New York City–based designer Alex Woo has, in partnership with Platinum Guild International USA, launched her newest Little Activist icon: a platinum beehive and honeybee pendant, the proceeds from which will support the Håagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees program for honey bee research. 

Click here for more details about these stories, as well as more news about MJSA members.

Knowledge Center

July MJSA Journal Focuses on Non-Traditional Materials

July 2015 MJSA JournalIn the July MJSA Journal, read about four designers who’s asking of what if? led them to start working with non-traditional materials. In addition, find two additional articles on designers using unusual materials to create jewelry: One describing designers working with wood, aluminum, concrete, meteorite, and water buffalo horn, and the other on designers using titanium, niobium, copper, metal clay, acrylic, and resin. Other articles include:

What’s Old Is New by Shawna Kulpa: Discover the top jewelry trends in gold, silver, and platinum—and what you can expect to see in the metals markets this year. MJSA Members Only.

The Heat Is On by Jeannette K. Caines: Debunking a soldering myth. MJSA Members Only.

MJSA Member of the Month: Meet Elisha Argentinis of Metal Pressions in Savannah, Georgia.

See the Newest Entry in MJSA’s Online Design Challenge

Elizabeth Tokoly of EatMetal in Hoboken, New Jersey, is the latest designer to take this year’s challenge: Create a custom piece of jewelry showcasing an inherited 4.59 ct purple sapphire—on a budget of $3,000. Click here to see Elizabeth’s solution.

Events/Programs

Andrea Hill at MJSA ConFabMJSA ConFab Sessions Set for 2015

From creating a successful design concept to photography, graphic design, and pricing, the 2015 ConFab offers the "profit lessons" designers need to run successful business and make a living doing what they love.

MJSA ConFab will take place Oct. 18 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and the presenters include Andrea Hill (right) of Strategywerx, Cindy Edelstein of the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau, Matthew Perosi of jWAG (Jewelry Website Advistory Group), and Sara Yood of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. Click here to to see the full ConFab schedule and reserve your place.

MJSA Announces 2015 Vision Award Winners

MJSA’s 2015 Vision Awards competition awarded prizes to seven winners in the following categories: Professional Excellence, Laser Distinction, CAD/CAM Distinction, Digital Marketing Distinction, and Future of the Industry (to recognize student accommplishments). To see all the 2015 Vision Award winners, click here.

MJSA Expo NY to Move to Javits, Run Alongside JA NY

In a move that creates a unique buying opportunity, MJSA Expo New York will in 2016 move to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and run simultaneously with the JA New York Spring Show, March 13-15. While both shows will continue to be run independently, MJSA and JA New York have agreed to honor each other’s badges, thereby enabling qualified attendees of either show easy access to all exhibitors and educational sessions. Click here to read more.

Sourcing Help

MJSA Launches Digital Edition of MJSA Retail Link

MJSA Retail Link Digital Edition

The MJSA Retail Link, which features the latest finished jewelry designs and lines from MJSA members, can now be viewed online on MJSA.org. The digital edition enables retailers to easily page from product to product, and with one click, visit a supplier’s website or send an e-mail. To view the online MJSA Retail Link, click here.

MJSA Buyer’s Guide Online

The searchable online Guide enables you to search for specific products by category or keyword. MJSA members can also access a library of Buyer’s Tips to help them make the best purchasing decisions. Click to to go to the Buyer’s Guide Online.

MJSA Guide to Subcontractors

Find listings of MJSA member companies offering commonly requested contract services, along with detailed informaiton about their offerings—everything from minimum orders to turnaround times, as well as available discounts for MJSA members. Click here to go the the Guide to Subcontractors.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

Atlanta Jewelry Show— Aug. 8 - 10, 2015
GA, | 9 Lobby
Portland Jewelry Symposium— Oct. 4 - 5, 2015
OR, | Sponsor.
MJSA ConFab— Oct. 18, 2015
NY, | Presenter.
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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.

Atlanta Jewelry Show

Aug. 8 - 10, 2015

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. 4 - 5, 2015

Educational symposium for custom jewelers, designers, and retailers.

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MJSA ConFab

Oct. 18, 2015

"Profit lessons" for designers.

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