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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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Some articles are available only to MJSA members, who will need their member ID and password gain access. For assistance, please e-mail MJSA’s customer service manager, Betty Costa, at betty.costa@mjsa.org.

Made in the USA: Where We Stand by Irina Missiuro
An update on the jewelry industry’s efforts to promote homegrown products


The Big Finish by John Shanahan
Tips and techniques for popular finishing touches. MJSA Members Only

CAD/CAM Corner: A Cross-Sectional Critique by Darla Alvarez
Applying clipping planes to model manufacturability. MJSA Members Only

Creative Design: Great Beginnings by Irina Missiuro
Getting to know Gregoré Morin. MJSA Members Only

Behind the Design: Coined Memories by Irina Missiuro
Adel Chefridi pays homage to his childhood. MJSA Members Only

At the Bench: Goin’ Fishing by Joel McFadden
A step-by-step guide to fishtail settings. MJSA Members Only

Business Strategies: Losing Control by Andrea Hill
Recognize the differences between managing and micromanaging. MJSA Members Only

Fashion and Gem Trends: Fall’s Color Play by Deborah A. Yonick
Pantone’s picks are comforting, enveloping, and easy to wear. 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 five 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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MJSA Media Kit 2016


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