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May

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: Tools with a Twist

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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 DesignShow 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

CUSTOM JEWELER

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

PLUS...

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 Erin Jane Staples.

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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