MJSA Scholarship Winners Announced
Every year, talented students from across the United States look to MJSA for help in realizing a shared dream: to have a successful career in designing and making jewelry. And thanks to the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group, the association can provide the financial support they need.
The Scholarship Group consists of five permanent endowment funds managed by the Rhode Island Foundation on behalf of MJSA and the Foundation. Money generated by these funds provides support to U.S. students enrolled in jewelry design, jewelry making, or other jewelry-related degree programs at colleges, universities, and technical schools. Several awards of $500 to $3,000 are given every year. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $200,000 to students interested in pursuing professional careers.
New this year: In addition to MJSA’s annual scholarships, students enrolled in jewelry design, jewelry making, or other jewelry-related degree programs at colleges, universities, and technical schools in the state of Rhode Island were eligible for a special grant, in the amount of $2,500, donated by the Providence Jewelers Club Foundation.
Click here to see the winners of the 2017 scholarships.
In the September MJSA Journal: The Little Fixes
This month’s MJSA Journal takes on the challenge of findings and chain repairs, as well as offers a novel method for preparing 3-D acrylic photopolymer patterns for investment casting.
The Littlest Fixes by Shawna Kulpa
Increase your confidence in tackling chain and findings repairs with some advice from the pros. Jewelers reveal their best practices for successfully fixing everything from delicate chains to heat-sensitive findings.
A Sure Cure by James Binnion
Benefit from James Binnion’s experiments and learn his process that greatly reduces investment degradation during burnout, resulting in much better surface finish in the resulting castings.
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"More than other publications, MJSA Journal is oriented toward people like me: those trying to earn a living by designing and making jewelry," says Jim Binnion of James Binnion Metal Arts. Click here for a FREE four-month trial subscription, and see how MJSA Journal can help your professional success.
MJSA Announces Winners of 2017 Vision Awards
MJSA member Adam Neeley’s Rouge Moderne earrings (right) were among the 10 designs honored this year with an MJSA Vision Award, which annually recognizes excellence in design creativity, craftsmanship, and technological prowess. The earrings, which took Laser Distinction honors, feature red zircons set in rose, white and yellow gold, capped by kite-shaped diamonds.
Click here to see all of the winners.
Our thanks to this year’s Vision Award sponsors: Rio Grande (General), Stuller/Gemvision (CAD/CAM Distincton), LaserStar Technologies Corp. (Laser Distinction), Century Casting Co. (Custom Design Distinction), The Richline Group (Responsible Practices Distinction), MJSA Education Foundation (Future of the Industry Award), and Instore, Metalsmith, and Retail Jeweler magazines (Media Sponsors).
View the 2017 MJSA Expo Look Book
Continue the MJSA Expo experience year-round through the Expo Look Book,which features supplies and services from the industry’s leading providers. Click here to see the 2017 MJSA Expo Look Book. And make a note: The 2018 Expo will run March 11-13 at the Javits Center. For updates, go to MJSAExpo.org.
Read the Latest Edition of the MJSA Retail Link
Find the latest finished lines and designs from MJSA members, as well as display and packaging, watch accessories, and premier services and supplies to help meet your custom and repair needs. This issue also features a "Custom Design Insights" article by Gary Dawson on how to connect with customers.
Click here to read the latest edition.
More Online Sourcing
Click here to view the online edition of the 2017 MSA Buyer’s Guide.
Click here to view theMJSA Guide to Subcontractors.
Click here to view the MJSA Product Showcase.