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MJSA Journal

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.

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Best Sellers by Shawna Kulpa
The top-selling tools among industry suppliers

Tooling Around by Shawna Kulpa
A look at a few jewelers who refuse to use tools the way they were designed

Creative Design: Here Comes the Sun by Irina Missiuro
Finding inspiration with Tomasz Donocik. MJSA Members Only

Behind the Design: Redefining Balance by Irina Missiuro
Cynthia Eid deconstructs her playful Choices necklace. MJSA Members Only

At the Bench: In and Out by Munya Avigail Upin
A step-by-step guide to knitting chain. MJSA Members Only

Fashion and Gem Trends: The Power of Pearls by Deborah A. Yonick
Pearl popularity picks up as new opportunities abound. MJSA Members Only

Business Strategies: Map It Out by Andrea Hill
Diagnosing business problems beyond the symptoms. MJSA Members Only

Online Design Challenge 2017: Celebrating a Life Lost Too Soon
A young grieving wife and a set of three Sri Lankan blue sapphires are at the heart of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. Read this year’s scenario and then check out how the first four of this year’s designers took on the challenge.


MJSA Videos

Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017

Boothmanship Tips
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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