Jewelry Insiders Develop Websites for their Own Industry!

May 4, 2010

Jewelry Website Designers know the challenges facing jewelers today.And we’ve got solutions that speak your language.Jewelry Website Designers announces its website development company exclusively for members of the jewelry trade. Created by and for me…

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Want to know what’s hot? Before it hits the stores?

May 4, 2010

Give a Jewelry Insider a Video Camera and turn her loose!!!!Many of you already know Cindy Edelstein – she has a very strong online presence!!!Co-Founder of the Jewelers Resource Bureau and Blog: http://jewelrybusinessGuru.typepad.comCurator of the Des…

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Want to know what’s hot? Before it hits the stores?

May 4, 2010

Give a Jewelry Insider a Video Camera and turn her loose!!!!Many of you already know Cindy Edelstein – she has a very strong online presence!!!Co-Founder of the Jewelers Resource Bureau and Blog: http://jewelrybusinessGuru.typepad.comCurator of the Des…

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MJSA – Vision Awards 2011

March 30, 2010


Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design. The winning designers represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry, and the Vision Awards competition showcases their creativity and boosts their careers. Some of the industry’s finest designers—Todd Reed, Mark Schneider, Steve Midgett, Lisa Krikawa, and many others—can point to a Vision Award among their exemplary credits.

For a list of the 2010 Winners – see the MJSA – Vision Awards page: http://www.mjsa.org/career_center/mjsa_vision_awards

Media Sponsor CoversMJSA ensures the Vision Award winners receive the recognition they deserve throughout the industry. We publicize their triumph through articles in MJSA Journal and in press releases distributed throughout the trade, and we help them to create promotions for their own targeted customers. We take out special full-page ads in such leading trade publications as Instore and Metalsmith magazines to feature their winning designs. We display their finely crafted pieces for thousands of buyers at MJSA Expo New York, and thousands more can see them for the entire year on our website.

Bench ToolsWe also make sure our winners can help continue their winning ways by providing cash prizes, gift certificates for tools and supplies, book packages, and, for students, scholarships funded by the MJSA Education Foundation.

Categories – The competition provides designers with several opportunities for deserved recognition.

Design Excellence

Honors professionally produced designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship, and marketability.

Visionary Technical Solution
Honors professionally produced designs in which specific technical challenges—such as combining two non-complementary metals—were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion.

Distinction Awards
Each year, the Vision Awards includes various sponsored categories to honor designers working with specific metals or techniques. In 2010, the competition included awards for Gold Distinction Award (sponsored by Hoover & Strong) and Laser Distinction (sponsored by LaserStar Technologies).

Future of the Industry Award
Sponsored by MJSA Education Foundation, this award recognizes the work of students in jewelry-related programs who exhibit exceptional design talent and creativity.

General Sponsor:

Rio Grande logo

Laser Distinction Sponsor:

LaserStar Technologies Corporation

Media Sponsor:

InStore Magazine

Gold Distinction Sponsor:

Hoover & Strong

Media Sponsor:

Metalsmith Logo

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MJSA – Vision Awards 2011

March 30, 2010

Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design. The winning designers represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry, and the Vision Awards competition showcases their creativity and boosts th…

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8 Keys To Success by Richard St. John

March 24, 2010
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8 Keys To Success by Richard St. John

March 24, 2010
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Call for Entries – Protective Ornament

March 1, 2010

Submissions sought for book Protective Ornament: From Amulet to Armor, written by Suzanne Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith, to be published by Schiffer Books in 2011. Seeking jewelry and metalwork for forthcoming book addressing the theme of bodily pro…

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Call for Entries – Protective Ornament

March 1, 2010

Submissions sought for book Protective Ornament: From Amulet to Armor, written by Suzanne Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith, to be published by Schiffer Books in 2011. Seeking jewelry and metalwork for forthcoming book addressing the theme of bodily pro…

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Twitter Search…I’m in love all over again!

January 9, 2010

OK – so in my last post I was pretty mad at what I thought were the reasons I was not showing in Twitter Search!!!! I should have known better…Twitter is about the conversation, the organic, the learning as we go along. Not arbitrarily putting rule…

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