The latest MJSA Online Design Challenge Entry Is Live!
May’s featured design is live! Check out the work of Erin Jane Staples, one of the nine designers whom we’ve supplied with responsibly sourced gemstones and a fictional scenario, which focuses on a young couple dedicated to protecting the natural environment.
Our thanks to the MJSA Online Design Challenge sponsor, Columbia Gem House—a supplier that works with governments, non-profits, miners, and cutters to ensure safe workplaces, fair wages, ethical sourcing, and environmentally responsible mining.
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This month’s MJSA Journal is all about tools. It features an article on practical and unique ways to store tools and supplies, as well as a story on jewelers who created their own customized tools to save time and effort. Click here to see the full issue.
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New 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.
Get Your Copy of the 2018 MJSA Buyer’s Guide
The "go-to" resource for professional jewelry makers and designers, the MJSA Buyer’s Guide offers east-to-search listings for hundreds of products, from the smallest components to the latest high-tech equipment. It also features a range of articles to help you make the best sourcing decisions, including the year’s most anticipated trends. Click here to learn more. MJSA members receive a free copy.
More Online Sourcing
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