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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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Online this month: Above the Fold


Diamond Detection by Shawna Kulpa
Tips for investing in synthetic diamond screening technology

Above the Fold by John Shanahan
Charles Lewton-Brain on the art of foldforming

Fashion & Gem Trends: The Second Time Around by Deborah A. Yonick
Encore brides embrace color

CAD/CAM Corner: Selection Struggle by Darla Alvarez, GIA Jewelry Design & Technology Instructor
Command tips for selecting objects in Rhino and Matrix

Creative Design: Fanning the Creative Spark by Andrea Koenig
Getting into the zone starts with knowing yourself

Creative Design: Tips From the Trenches by Irina Missiuro
Julie Romanenko shares lessons she’s learned

Creative Design: A Winged Nymph by Irina Missiuro
Dennis Dejonghe rediscovers a gem

Business Strategies: The Whole Picture by Matthew Perosi
Tips for photographing jewelry

Business Strategies: Hit the Reset by Andrea Hill
Realign your marketing strategy with the new consumer reality

At The Bench: Hammer It Out by Charles Lewton-Brain
Making A Romero fold brooch


A Mission in Life:

The 2018 MJSA Online Design Challenge

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 Anna Bario.

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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