Swarovski will sponsor a day-long program of workshops at the 2014 MJSA Expo New York, all focusing on techniques for creating crystal jewelry and accessories. Featuring Nick Regine, star of the "Professor of Crystal" educational series running on YouTube and in MJSA Journal, the workshops… Read the complete story »
MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, recently named four new directors to its board, each of whom will serve three-year terms:
• Ted Doudak, President, Riva Precision Manufacturing, Brooklyn, New York.
• Paul Fuhrman, Chief Financial Officer, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah,… Read the complete story »
MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will again present its signature At the Bench Live demonstrations at the 2014 AGTA GemFair Tucson. The sessions—which will cover topics ranging from working with currently fashionable gems and metals to new… Read the complete story »
Featuring expert sessions on everything from digital marketing to maintaining margins, the second annual MJSA ConFab recently offered "profit lessons" to nearly a hundred jewelry makers and designers interested in expanding their business skills. Presented by MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry… Read the complete story »
It is with deep regret that MJSA announces the passing of Michael A. Salvadore Sr., a former president of MJSA who, during his tenure, pushed for the association to address the “needs of the smaller manufacturer” and expand its communications with members. He died Sept.… Read the complete story »
The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships of up to $2,450 to four students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. The 2013 scholarship winners are:
• Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The winner of a $2,450 scholarship, she is working toward her… Read the complete story »
MJSA Journal, the flagship publication of MJSA, the association for jewelry makers and designers, has won an Award of Excellence for Magazine and Journal Writing in the APEX 2013 Awards for Publication Excellence. The international competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., a leading publishing… Read the complete story »
In the September issue of MJSA Journal, learn about the process of adding color to your titanium and niobium designs through anodizing. In “Reactive Hues,” jewelry artist Kirk Lang shares design considerations and a practical approach to coloring reactive metals. Also, check out Lang’s Read the complete story »
MJSA Director of Public Affairs Peggy Jo Donahue will address the Portland Jewelry Symposium on Oct. 7, providing the audience of custom jewelers, designers, and retail store owners an update on coming changes to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals,… Read the complete story »
MJSA will this fall launch a new event focused on all aspects of bench work—from traditional techniques and technological advancements to business strategies for success.
The Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair will take place Sept 12-13 at the Providence Airport Sheraton, a few minutes’… Read the complete story »