MJSA to Launch New Retail Link Publication
The MJSA Retail Link will be a biannual print and digital publication distributed to more than 20,000 retailers of all sizes, from small independents to major chains, including Kohl’s, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, and Nordstrom. All MJSA standard-level members will be entitled to a free placement. Click here to learn more.
MJSA Member News
Precious metals refiner Pease & Curren Inc. in Warwick, Rhode Island, has introduced P&C Premium, a proprietary and environmentally friendly stone-removal process. The process was developed to recover all stones, even the smallest melee, as well as to deliver stones that are cyanide- and residue-free.
Albuquerque, New Mexico–based Rio Grande was presented with a gold ADDY in the Business-to-Business category of the 2015 New Mexico American Advertising Awards. The award recognizes outstanding print, digital, and integrated advertising and marketing campaigns from across the state. Rio Grande won the award for its "For the Love of Jewelers" campaign.
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April MJSA Journal Focuses on Jewelry Design
The April MJSA Journal offers into how jewelry designers can create big looks on limited budgets, as well as establish cohesive collections that sell. Among its features:
• The Right Mix by Cindy Edelstein: The six key ingredients designers need to create a best-selling line.
• Luxe Looks for Less by Elisabeth Beller: Creating designs that look great and meet lower price points.
• Playing Favorites by Shawna Kulpa: Four designers reveal their favorite creations.
Jewelry Metals Book Now Out
The newest book from MJSA Press, Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys, is now available! Edited by renowned mokume gane artist Jim Binnion, the book offers expert insights into all aspects of working with precious and nonprecious jewelry metals, and includes illustrated step-by-step instruction on a range of metalworking techniques. Click here to learn more.
MJSA Expo New York Offers Insights into the Future of Professional Jewelry Making & Design
From wearable technology to affordable 3-D printing, MJSA Expo New York brought the latest jewelry manufacturing and design trends to the Hilton New York on March 8-10. As one attendee said, "MJSA Expo is a wonderful opportunity to ... meet the top professionals in person, attend exciting and useful seminars, ask any question under the sun, and be inspired again and again by the pure art of making jewelry. What more could I wish for?" Click here to read more.
MJSA’s BEaJEWELER Initiative Seeks Mentors
The MJSA Education Foundation, in partnership with New Approach School for Jewelers, has developed a new initiative, BEaJEWELER, to introduce young people to the field of jewelry making. It’s currently seeking jeweler/mentors to identify and encourage promising student candidates. To learn how you can help, click here.
The "Go-to" Resource for Tools, Supplies, and Services
The 2015 MJSA Buyer’s Guide print edition features supplier listings for hundreds of tools, technologies, supplies, and services—from abrasives, beads, and CAD design to wire, XRF, yokes, and zirconia. It also includes articles on preparing for production increases, sourcing responsibly, and comparing the new low-cost 3-D printers. MJSA members receive the Guide for free; non-members can purchase it for $35. Click here to learn more.
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.