MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has published the 2014 edition of its popular MJSA Buyer’s Guide, which lists resources and information for purchasing jewelry-making tools, equipment, supplies, and services.
The Buyer’s Guide lists MJSA members by the products and services they offer in the following categories: Tools & Equipment, Metals, Contract Manufacturing, Findings, Chain, Gemstones, Beads, Business Equipment, Business Services, and Packaging and Displays.
The Guide also features several articles to help buyers make the best purchasing decisions and establish good working relationships with vendors. The 2014 articles cover such topics as minimizing metal loss to get the best refining return; the top trends expected to shape 2014; when to ask subcontractors to sign non-disclosure agreements; security investments for a home-based business; jewelers’ favorite bench tools; and how and when to invest in computer-aided manufacturing systems.
The 314-page book also includes a full listing of all association members, with contact information.
Every MJSA member receives a complimentary copy of the Buyer’s Guide; non-members can purchase it by going to the MJSA Bookstore at www.MJSA.org, or by calling 800-444-MJSA (6572).