MJSA News

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Portland Jewelry Symposium Oct. 5 - 6, 2014
The Sentinel Hotel Portland, OR, United States. Sponsor.

MJSA ConFab Nov. 2, 2014
Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY, United States.

Jewelry Making Know-How

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The ConFabulous schedule is now online for MJSA’s ConFab Conference, which will return to the Fashion Institute of Technology Nov. 2. Read now.

Making the Cut
Because sawing is one of the most fundamental things jewelers do at the bench, it’s probably given the least amount of thought. Jeweler Ann Cahoon, however, has given it a lot of thought and decided to examine whether the age-old practice of using a lubricant during sawing really makes a difference. Read now.

MJSA Tech Sheet 40: Designing with Lasers
How JJ Bückar developed a "light touch" with their designs. Sponsored by LaserStar TechnologiesRead now.

MJSA Tech Sheet 39: Investing Resin Models
How to increase investment mold strength to better cast resin models, by J. Tyler Teague. Sponsored by Ransom and RandolphRead now.

MJSA Online Design Challenge: A Mother’s Love
A devoted mother and a rare padparadscha sapphire are at the heart of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. See how designer Tittin Rinde approached the challenge. Sponsored by Omi GemsRead now.

2014 Pearl Trends

Pearl Panache
Top trends in pearl jewelry design and a look at the current pearl market. Read now. (MJSA Members Only.)

Lean and Mean
Charles Lewton-Brain offers tips for making thin metal designs safe and strong. Read now. (MJSA Members Only.)

Professor of Crystal: Tools of the Trade
Presented by the MJSA Education Foundation and Swarovski, this article by Nick Regine, the Professor of Crystal, offers tips for investing in new tools. Read now.

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