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MJSA Launches COVID-19 Webinar Series

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We’ve launched a weekly webinar series focused on providing information for businesses trying to plot a course through the coronavirus-related disruptions. Led by MJSA’s designer advocate, Andrea Hill, CEO of the Hill Management Group and a specialist in working with small and medium-sized businesses, the webinars will take place every Thursday at 1 p.m. EDT for the next six weeks. All are free to the industry.

Next Webinar: Best Online Strategies for Volume Producers
Advice, tips, and tools for B2B producers to step up their online services. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Past Webinars
"You Have Insurance and Legal Questions—We Have Guidance," first aired March 26. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FOR FREE.

Legislative Overview: Components in the CARES Act Addressing Businesses

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several components (including the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit) aimed at helping businesses get through the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for a breakdown of the key points.

MJSA has compiled a list of coronavirus-related resources and guidance that we’re offering free to the industry. In addition to MJSA articles and guidance, you’ll find links to national and state resources, as well as to initiatives offered by other jewelry industry organizations. This page is regularly updated as new information becomes available. Click here to view the resources.

MJSA Online Article & Video Library

During this unprecedented time, the MJSA Online Article & Video Library will be open to the public to ensure they can access any information they need to help their businesses navigate this crisis. Search for articles by keywords and browse by topic. Click here to go to the library.

 

MJSA Vision Awards

Entry Deadline Extended to May 12

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The call for entries is still open! We’ve revised the deadline and will be accepting entries until Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to enter your designs and demonstrate your creativity and talents. MJSA Vision Awards winners represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry and we help to showcase their designs for the whole industry to see.

Click here to read more and enter your designs.

 

MJSA Design Challenge

Featured Designer: Sabrina Hoffman

Sabrina Hoffman’s ODC design

This year’s design challenge focuses on designing around a beautiful mabe pearl from Mexico and a collection of responsibly sourced sapphires, available from our sponsor, Columbia Gem House. Every month from January through September, we feature the design of one of our participating designers. Then, it’s your turn to vote for the winning design.

Click here to read this year’s design scenario and see the latest entry.

 

Discover How MJSA Can Help You

MJSA connects you with the information and resources you need to work smarter, grow sales, and profit. Watch the video below or click here to learn more, or view our membership prospectus.

 

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Knowledge Center

MJSA Journal Cover March 2020In MJSA Journal...

The March 2020 issue of MJSA Journal takes an in-depth look into how one jewelry caster turned to 3-D printing to better compete, provides advice on how to effectively expand your jewelry business, and features new products that will debut at MJSA Expo 2020. Click here to see the 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.

MJSA COVID-19 Resources and Information

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MJSA is continuing to monitor the fast-breaking developments related to the COVID-19, and we’re committed to to helping you through this uncertain and brutally difficult time.

To help with that, we’ve compiled links to coronavirus-related resources and guidance that MJSA is offering free to the industry. (We have also opened up our entire Article and Video Library to public access during this unprecedented time.)

The resources webpage features links to national and state resources and guidance, as well as initiatives offered by other jewelry industry organizations. All of these links will be updated as new information and resources become available. Click here to access the COVID-19 page.

MJSA Press Books:
Technical & Business Expertise

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MJSA Press books offer best business practices and expert technical solutions for the making and selling of jewelry, including the all new At the Bench Vol. 2: Tips, Techniques, and Step-by-Step Projects for Jewelers of All Skill Levels.

Other recent award-winning titles include A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships; Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys; and Profiting by Design: A Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Business SuccessClick here to learn more.

Events/Programs

MJSA Webinar Series - Revised Schedule

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During the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, MJSA is dedicated to helping its members, and the industry as a whole, navigate this uncertain time. We will be offering FREE webinars regarding resources, legislation, and reliable information related to the coronavirus.

The webinars will be led by MJSA’s designer advocate, Andrea Hill, CEO of the Hill Management Group and a specialist in working with small and medium-sized businesses, every Thursday for the next 5 weeks. Topics include: online strategies for volume and studio producers, guidance on the future of manufacturing, retail market analysis, and tips for businesses on ramping up after the crisis. Click here to learn more and register today.

MJSA Expo: New 2020 Dates Announced

MJSA ExpoThe Show for Professional Jewelry Makers will now take place October 25-26, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York City.

While these new dates shorten the event by a day, but we couldn’t have asked for a better "Plan B".

Expo has secured space that will allow us to once again run concurrently, and continue to share an entrance, with the JA New York Special Delivery Show. One badge, two shows. We’ll have more information and details available in the coming weeks. Click here to read more about MJSA Expo.

Sourcing Help

MJSA Buyer’s Guide

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Your source for tools, equipment, supplies, and services. The Buyer’s Guide lists MJSA member companies that, together, supply everything needed to design, make, and sell great jewelry:

• The latest tools, equipment, and technology.

• Findings and chain.

• Gemstones and beads.

• Precious and non-precious metals.

• Packaging and displays.

• Contract and business services.

You can access the always up-to-date online version of the Guide at any time, by clicking here

Don’t forget there’s also a handy print edition of the Guide that also features in-depth articles offering buying tips and advice and covering the latest fashion trends. Click here to learn more.

 

More Online Sourcing

Click here to view the latest issue of MJSA Retail Link.

Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

Santa Fe Symposium - POSTPONED— May. 17 - 20, 2020
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2020 SNAG Conference - CANCELLED— May. 20 - 23, 2020
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JCK Las Vegas - POSTPONED— Jun. 2 - 5, 2020
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Atlanta Jewelry Show— Aug. 8 - 10, 2020
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Portland Jewelry Symposium— Sep. 27 - 28, 2020
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MJSA Expo New York— Oct. 25 - 26, 2020
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About MJSA

MJSA is the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of our community, MJSA members find the expertise, connections, and support needed to maintain quality, reach new customers, and succeed. Click here to learn more about membership.

Santa Fe Symposium - POSTPONED

May. 17 - 20, 2020

Educational symposium on jewelry manufacturing technology.

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2020 SNAG Conference - CANCELLED

May. 20 - 23, 2020

Educational conference.

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JCK Las Vegas - POSTPONED

Jun. 2 - 5, 2020

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays.

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Atlanta Jewelry Show

Aug. 8 - 10, 2020

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, contract services, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and displays.

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Portland Jewelry Symposium

Sep. 27 - 28, 2020

Educational conference focused on new technologies and artistic trends for jewelry manufacturers, custom jewelers, designers and retailers.

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MJSA Expo New York

Oct. 25 - 26, 2020

Manufacturing tools, equipment, and supplies; finished fine jewelry; finished fashion jewelry; gemstones; beads; contract manufacturing services; business services. Special features include educational seminars and live demonstrations.

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