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.
Metal Mania Compiled by Irina Missiuro
Top jewelry trends in gold, silver, and platinum
On Red Alert by Shawna Kulpa
The trials and tribulations of working with red gold
Creative Design 7.18: A Sneak Peek by Irina Missiuro
A look inside Jimin Jung’s Interiority Bangle
At the Bench 7.18: PVC to the Rescue by Helen I. Driggs
Repurposed plastic shop helpers
Business Strategies 7.18: Motivational Marketing by Andrea Hill
Segment your audience for better marketing results
Gem Trends 7.18: Design Disruptions by Deborah A. Yonick
Women and children driving tomorrow’s trends
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 Emily Phillippy.
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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