Every month, the award-winning MJSA Journal offers design ideas, fabrication and production techniques, bench tips, business and marketing insights, and trend and technology updates—the information crucial for business success. "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.
Made From Scratch by Shawna Kulpa
Jewelers cook up their own tools
Hold It Right There by Shawna Kulpa
Practical and unique ways to store tools and supplies
Creative Design: Show Stopper by Irina Missiuro
Emanuela Duca’s designs travel through time
At The Bench: In a Tight Spot by Helen I. Driggs
A tip for polishing jewelry on the go
Business Strategies: Get the Picture by Matthew Perosi
Sharing emotion and capturing attention on Instagram
Fashion & Gem Trends: Icy Hot by Deborah A. Yonick
New arctic ruby and sapphire deposits offer transparency
Don’t Be a Yes-Man by Irina Missiuro
Learning when (and how) to say no to custom design projects
Charting a Course for Custom
Joel McFadden appointed director of MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers
A young couple dedicated to protecting the natural environment is at the center of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. It features a collection of responsibly sourced gemstones from the project’s sponsor, Columbia Gem House in Vancouver, Washington. We’ve supplied nine designers with the fictional scenario. Read it here and then check out this month’s featured design by Erin Jane Staples.
Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017
Learn the four crucial steps you need to take to achieve exhibiting greatness.
MJSA Tech Video: Red Flags when Repairing Jewelry
In this video, learn how to identify some common "red flags" to help you uncover all of the problem areas in a piece of jewelry. Based on the MJSA Journal article "Raise a Red Flag" by Arthur Skuratowciz.
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