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.
Karat Concerns by Shawna Kulpa
The FTC dropped the 10k gold threshold. What will this mean for consumers and the industry?
Hammer It Home by John Shanahan
David Huang on raising and the movement of metal
The Hunt Is On by Shawna Kulpa
Refiners share tips for hunting down and capturing precious metal waste
Creative Design 10.18: The Pendulum Swings Both Ways by Irina Hawkins
Kate Hubley’s pendulum earrings
At The Bench 10.18: Under the Hammer by Bill Fretz
Raising a 22k bud vase
Business Strategies 10.8: Strategic Budgeting by Andrea Hill
Transform your budget into an innovation engine
Gem Trends 10.18: The Diamond Debate by Deborah A. Yonick
The diamond industry reacts to the revised FTC Guides
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 supplied nine designers with the fictional scenario, and every month we’ve featured one of their designs. Now it’s time for you to select your favorite. Read about the challenge here, check out each of the featured designs, and then click here to vote for your favorite. The winning design will be announced in December.
Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017
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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