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The MJSA BEaJEWELER Program in Forbes Magazine
Andrea Hill, MJSA’s designer advocate, recently published an article in Forbes magazine discussing industry efforts (including MJSA’s BEaJEWELER outreach) to foster the next generation of professional jewelry makers and designers. The article also included two nice shout-outs to MJSA member schools Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology and the North Bennet Street School. Click here to read the full article.
MJSA Online Learning Webinar Thursday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m.
"Digital Marketing: The Perfect Product Setup"
One of the most important and least understood aspects of digital marketing is how to set up products so they deliver results. In this webinar, Andrea Hill will show you how to maximize your product listings so they sell.
The webinar will take place from 1 to 2 p.m.; click here to register.
MJSA members can also order the previous MJSA Online Learning webinars, "Pricing Strategies: Price Your Line for the New Consumer Reality" and "Collection Building with Marlene Richey," free of charge (a $50 discount).
In MJSA Journal...
This month’s MJSA Journal features designers working with alternative materials, as well as provides a primer on FTC’s revised jewelry guides. Click here to see the full issue.
Free Trial Subscription
"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. Click here for a FREE four-month trial subscription, and see how MJSA Journal can help your professional success.
From MJSA Press:
A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships
A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships provides detailed insights into all aspects of setting up a training program in the shop. It includes tests and projects through which apprentices can best learn about specific tools and skills; safety checkpoints; and interviews with professional jewelers who relate their own successful experiences with apprenticeships. Click here to learn more.
MJSA Expo 2018: A "Hands-on" Experience
“The people here really have a passion for good equipment,” remarked exhibitor Wyatt Frei of Oakland, California-based Otto Frei. That could be extended to a passion for jewelry making in general. MJSA Expo has been compared in the past to a "playground" for jewelers of all types, from established manufacturers to up-and-coming designers. And for three days, those jewelers packed the aisles of the 2018 Expo, discovering the newest tools, technologies, supplies, and services—from high-tech casting machines, 3-D printers, and diamond scanners to the latest fashions in gems and beads.
Click here to read more about the 2018 MJSA Expo.
Seminar Memories: View the recorded sessions of Nanz Aalund, Scott Bradford, Harold Dupuy, Annie Koenig, and Matthew Perosi.
The 2018 Spring Edition of MJSA Retail Link Is Online
Find some of the latest finished jewelry lines and designs from MJSA members. The Retail Link also offers a guide to select supplies and services (including contract design options, with an article on how retailers and designers can work together to satisfy custom requests). Click here to read more.
More Online Sourcing
Click here to view the MJSA Buyer’s Guide.
Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.