MJSA Expo NY Announces Seminars

MJSA Expo NY Announces Seminars, Workshops for 2014 New this year:
MJSA Journal LIVE: Two days of demos, 1-on-1 consultations, and more

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS-MJSA, the trade association dedicated
to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, announced
its full slate of speakers for MJSA Expo New York, its flagship
trade show at Hilton New York from March 9-11, 2014. Along with
traditional seminars in its presentation area, the association has
also planned a new, MJSA Journal LIVE-A two-day series of
demonstrations, one-on-one consultations, and presentations, by some
of the most distinguished industry business leaders, authors, and
master jewelers who have appeared in the pages of MJSA’s flagship

“If you ever read MJSA Journal and wished you could sit with its
expert contributors over a long coffee, MJSA Journal LIVE will meet
that wish, and more,” says MJSA CEO and President David W. Cochran.
The series will feature insights into common (and uncommon) tools
and techniques, from the newest low-cost additive manufacturing
systems to innovative stone-setting methods to business, inventory,
and marketing management made easy.

Bringing the pages of the magazine to the Expo show floor, MJSA
Journal LIVE features:

  • Joel McFadden of Joel McFadden Designs, who will conduct a
    three-part series of Jewelry Making 101 demonstrations on stone
    setting, sponsored by the MJSA Education Foundation with bench and
    tool sponsor, Stuller, Inc.

  • Jewelry makers and designers Elizabeth Garvin and Gary Dawson will
    also coach attendees on bench business tips and
    repairing/repurposing jewelry.

  • Business coaches Andrea Hill of StrategyWerx, consultant Marlene
    Richey, Ann Arnold of Arnold Advisory Group LLC, Matthew Perosi of
    JewelerWebsites.com, Eugene Brill of Jewelry.com, and Cindy
    Edelstein of Jeweler’s Resource Bureau, will speak one-on-one
    concerning basic business operations issues, as well as online
    marketing, photography and merchandising a designer line.

  • CAD/CAM experts Steve Adler of A3DM, Charlie Herner of Green Lake
    Jewelry Works, and Zsombor Antal of Best Cast.

  • Casting experts J. Tyler Teague of JETT Research, Teresa Fry of
    Techform, Linus Drogs of Au Enterprises; and Ted Doudak of Riva
    Precision Manufacturing.

On Monday in MJSA Expo’s Presentation Area, Swarovski will also
sponsor a full-day program of hands-on workshops, focusing on
techniques for creating crystal jewelry and accessories. They
feature Nick Regine, star of the “Professor of Crystal” educational
series running on YouTube and in MJSA Journal.

MJSA’s Seminar Series, which takes places on Sunday, March 9,
includes: * Fashion Trends 2014 and Beyond. Barbara Raleigh of
International Design Source Ltd., a popular speaker making a return
appearance, will show fashion trends influencing jewelry for 2014
and 2015, in a lively, visual presentation.

  • “Made in USA” Made Simple will explain the laws and regulations
    controlling “Made in USA” statements, and also present MJSA’s
    submission to the FTC requesting changes in the “Made in USA” rules.
    Speakers include: Mark Hanna of Richline Group; Peggy Jo Donahue of
    MJSA; and Suzan Flamm of Jewelers Vigilance Committee.

  • Fair Trade & Ethical Practices: What You Need to Know. A panel of
    speakers will discuss the adoption of responsible business practices
    by companies throughout jewelry supply chain, and the surge of
    interest in fairly mined and fairly traded gems and metals. This
    panel will include panelists David Bouffard of Signet Jewelers Ltd.,
    Torry Hoover of Hoover & Strong; Anna Bario of Bario-Neal; and Suzan
    Flamm of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee.

For more about MJSA Expo New York, and for free online
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ABOUT MJSA EXPO NEW YORK Held every March at the Hilton New York,
MJSA Expo New York is the show dedicated to professional excellence
in jewelry making and design. It features the latest bench tools,
laser welders, casting machines, alloys, CAD/CAM systems, gemstones
and beads, component parts, stamping equipment, jewelry making
subcontractors, and business services.