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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:

The Future of Jewelry Manufacturing

This month’s MJSA Journal features a look at the newest technologies that are transforming jewelry making, as well as at the renewed popularity of brick-and-mortar stores that are predicted to be huge with the consumers of the future.

The Future of Jewelry Manufacturing: A two-part feature by Shawna Kulpa
In the Making Technologies transforming how jewelry will be made 
What’s in Store Brick-and-mortar stores will be critical to tomorrow’s consumers

journalAt The Bench: The Comfort Zone
by Helen I. Driggs
A taping tip for ergonomic bench tools

Behind the Design: A Nod to the Past by Irina Missiuro
Adam Foster’s modern interpretation of an ancient myth

Design Heroes by Irina Missiuro
Mimi Favre discusses her favorite designers

Fashion & Gem Trends: Out of the Blue by Deborah A. Yonick
Spring’s expanded and unexpected color palette

Business Strategies: Marketing 101 by Andrea Hill
Defining your business’s value proposition


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.

NEW: Online Extras

Tradeshow Packing Tips by Irina Missiuro
Exhibitors reveal their event must-haves

Letting Loose by Irina Missiuro
Jewelers share how they unwind

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 2018



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