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The MJSA Bookstore contains nearly 1,500 articles that have appeared in the association's award-winning publications, as well as numerous technical and business books from MJSA Press and other leading industry publishers. All can help you to achieve professional excellence in jewelry making and design. MJSA members can order any article free of charge, and they receive discounts on all book titles.

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Jewelry Metals Honored in National Competitions

MJSA Press's latest title, Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys, has been honored in two national competitions: It earned a 2016 silver Excel Award for Technical Books from the Association for Media & Publishing, as well as a bronze in the Book/Manual/Catalogue category of the Association TRENDS 2015 All-Media Contest.

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Picture of the productA Jeweler's Guide to Apprenticeships
BY NANZ AALUND

Suitable for shop owners, students, and instructors alike, this 208-page trade book provides detailed, proven approaches for finding, training, and retaining valuable employees. It includes tests and step-by-step projects (with full-color photos) through which apprentices can best learn about specific tools and skills; safety checkpoints; and interviews with professional jewelers who relate their own inspiring experiences with apprenticeships.

"This readable book will enable you to more easily institute an apprenticeship in your own shop, regardless of your background. It will show you how to plan for an apprenticeship; how to evaluate and choose a candidate who is passionate and motivated; and how to train that person to work both for you and with you. It also includes projects and exercises that teach specific skills, with safety emphasized throughout."--from the introduction by Charles Lewton-Brain. consulting editor

Volume discounts available for orders of 10 copies or more. To learn more, contact MJSA publisher Rich Youmans at 1-800-444-MJSA (6572), ext. 3025, rich.youmans@mjsa.org.rich.youmans@mjsa.org.

About the Author
Nanz Aalund is an educator and award-winning jewelry artist. She has taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington (under Mary Lee Hu) and at the Art Institute of Seattle; served as a designer and consultant for Nordstrom, Rudolf Erdel, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co.; and was associate editor for Art Jewelry magazine.

Author: Nanz Aalund
Publisher: MJSA Press
ISBN: 978-0-9799962-3-8
Pages: 208
Publication Date: Sep 20 2017


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APPRENTICESHIPS
Picture of the productJewelry Metals
Winner, Bronze Award, Association Trends All-Media Contest! This practical guide from MJSA Press offers expert insights into all aspects of working with precious and non-precious metals. Have the characteristics of common alloys always at hand, plus advice for easier casting and bench work, managing scrap metal, marking and stamping regulations, and illustrated step-by-step techniques on a range of metalworking techniques. Click here to learn more.

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Picture of the productMJSA 2017 Buyers Guide
The 2017 print edition lists MJSA member companies that, together, supply everything needed to design, make, and sell great jewelry: the latest tools and equipment, findings and chain, gemstones and beads, metals, packaging and displays, plus contract and business services. It also includes articles on the following topics: The newest 3-D printing, scanning and business technologies; responsible sourcing; trends in gem and jewelry styles; tips for buying a bench; and steps to maximize refining returns. Click here to learn more.

Pages: 290
Publication Date: January 2017


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Picture of the productProfessional Stonesetting
This 176-page book features fully illustrated, step-by-step instruction on a variety of setting techniques: 15 bezel- and prong-setting projects arranged by ascending complexity; four bead-setting projects; and two advanced channel-setting projects. It also includes detailed information about setting tools and how to prepare a graver.

Author: Alan Revere
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 9781929565788
176 pages, 400+ photos, hardcover

Author: Alan Revere
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 978-1-929565-7-88
Edition: Bench Books
Pages: 176, 400+ photos, hardcover


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PROSTONESETTING
Picture of the productProfiting by Design
A basic, easy-to-understand guide on all aspects of running a jewelry design business, from identifying a target market to pricing, marketing, and selling your individual designs--all while having fun along the way.

Author: Marlene Richey
Publisher: MJSA Press
ISBN: 978-0-9713495-9-9
Pages: 134
Category: Business Books


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DESIGN
Picture of the productSecret Shop Weapons
Jewelers have a wealth of options when choosing the tools they'll use for their creations, but everyone has a favorite tool with which they would never part, a "secret shop weapon." This book pulls back the curtain and reveals the "weapons" of nearly three dozen jewelers, from renowned experts to up-and-comers who are just beginning to make their marks. Secret Shop Weapons presents a full range of "must have" tools and equipment, from high-tech CAD programs and microscopes to such basics as gravers and miter-cutting jigs. Whatever the tool, jewelers share why their favorite weapons are so special and how they use them.
 
Also included in this 160-page, full-color book are step-by-step projects featuring several of these weapons. In addition, readers will have access to exclusive online videos so that they can witness these tools in action. Prime Sponsor: Rio Grande.
 
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Author: Technical Editors: Ann Cahoon and Chris Ploof
Publisher: MJSA Press
ISBN: 978-0-9799962-1-4
Pages: 160
Category: Bench Books


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SECRETSHOP
Picture of the productThe Jeweler's Bench Book
Volume Two in the "Orchid in Print: Maximum Bench Work" series, published in collaboration with The Ganoksin Project. In The Jeweler’s Bench Book, acclaimed metalsmith Charles Lewton-Brain offers expert advice on how you can choose the bench that best meets your needs—then modify it for maximum efficiency. With plentiful full-color illustrations, The Jeweler’s Bench Book covers everything from the basics of bench design to ingenious tips for tool storage and arrangement. It also includes real-life examples of how renowned jewelers have set up their own bench areas. Prime Sponsor: Rio Grande. Click here to learn more.



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Picture of the productThe MJSA Handbook on Custom Design
Curated from the pages of MJSA Journal and MJSA Custom Jeweler, the articles in this PDF handbook cover a range of topics: Determining a client's style; avoiding the "intimidation factor" when explaining custom design to a client; creating both magnetic marketing campaigns and memorable in-store experiences (such as "gemstone roundtables" and hands-on casting sessions); choosing and using CAD/CAM; and repurposing heirloom gems.

MJSA members: To download the handbook, click here and follow the download instructions. You will need your member login code and password.

Publisher: MJSA
Edition: PDF Publication
Pages: 69
Category: Business Books




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CUSTOM HANDBOOK
Picture of the productThe MJSA Handbook on Effective Pricing
The PDF publication contains the best of past MJSA Journal and MJSA Custom Jeweler articles on this perennially popular subject, offering strategies for pricing both finished jewelry and repair work. The Handbook includes best practices for cost accounting (including a step-by-step guide to factoring in overhead costs, one of the most-overlooked areas in pricing); pricing uniqueness in a design, including custom work; and turning a repair operation into a profit center. It also provides successful strategies developed by working designers and jewelers, such as Susan Helmich, Mark Morrell, and David Geller.

MJSA members: To download the handbook, click here and follow the download instructions. You will need your member login code and password.

Publisher: MJSA
Edition: PDF Publication
Pages: 20
Category: Business Books


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