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MJSA Education Foundation
Emily JeromeThe deadline for the 2017 MJSA Education Foundation Scholarships is Friday, June 2nd. If you are a student, or know a student, encourage them to learn more by clicking here and apply today!
Undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in the jewelry industry are awarded thousands of dollars from the MJSA Education Foundation each year. We strongly encourage students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a jewelry-related program at accredited colleges and universities to apply. Students enrolled at proprietary trade schools and gemological programs are also eligible to apply. Students must be U.S. citizens.
Sidnee TyreeApplicants are assessed on the basis of design excellence, academic record, marketability, recommendations, and financial need. Students must be U.S. citizens, although the jewelry program in which they are enrolled can be located outside the United States. To apply, go to the Rhode Island Foundation login page to register. After students register, the link will take them directly to the MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship application. For a list of past scholarship winners, click here.
NEW for 2017: In addition to MJSA's annual scholarships, students enrolled in jewelry design, jewelry making, or other jewelry-related degree programs at colleges, universities, and technical schools in the state of Rhode Island are eligible for a special grant, in the amount of $2,500, donated by the Providence Jewelers Club Foundation. Apply today, deadline in Friday, June 2nd!
Good Luck!



Open call. Submissions for the book New Brooches

In this new book, we attempt to gather a relevant, inspirational and contemporary sample of brooches from all around the world. The selected pieces will be featured with the profile of the artist and technical details of the work. The publisher will be Promopress.
Every nomination is based entirely on the merit of the work submitted for selection. In case your work is selected for publication it will entail no fees on your part and you will receive a free copy of the book New Brooches: 500+ Designs in contemporary jewellery; however, shipping expenses from Barcelona to your destination are not included.
Keep in mind that the quality of the images you are submitting will play a definite role in the nominations; therefore, send only best quality, both professional and artistic photographs of your most recent work. Images should be in TIF format; in CMYK color model and the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Each picture should have a maximum size of 297 x 210 millimeters (A4) or a minimum size of 180 x 240 millimeters.
Visuals and information should be submitted by April 30th, 2017 (UTC/GMT+1 23:59:59 – time in Spain) to Nicolas Estrada at newbrooches@gmail.com via wetransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com/), or dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) only. Please send just one link containing all the information requested; and only one text file (in text format, not pdf) with just the required information and maximum 10 images that meet the requested criteria.


Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and show award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Artists may enroll in the program for up to three years.

Hip Pop booths are placed across the show floor at all our 2017 shows, allowing guests to discover them on their shopping journey.




Tour Information

Dates & times: May 13 - 14 & 20 - 21, 11am-6pm

  • Creative Side Jewelry Academy is introducing Creative Side Metal Works. Austin’s newest welding and blacksmithing academy that hosts a variety of courses throughout the year. Visit creativeside.org for information and updates on the studio. Stop by during WEST for live demos and shop jewelry of the CSJA collective- members, students and staff will have their work on display. 




If you would like to inform our community about current job postings please forward info to lindsay@creativeside.org or post to our facebook infohub

Abercrombie Gems + Precious Metals is an upscale central Austin estate jewelry store looking to immediately hire a part-time assistant in the work shop to help with repairs. The main responsibilities will include polishing, rhodium plating, and other light jewelry repairs. We do offer training to learn further skill sets. A good attitude, willingness to learn, as well as reliable transportation and the ability to commit to 30 hours a week, 5 days a week (or 4 days a week between 20 - 25 hours), are essential.  We are known for our estate jewelry selection, custom designs, and superior repair work, and we offer a competitive hourly wage and a nice work atmosphere. Please e-mail Stephanie at agpmaustin@gmail.comif you are interested. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Steph Emilienburg
G.I.A. Accredited Jewelry Professional
Abercrombie Gems + Precious Metals
3008 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78746

We are looking for an apprentice goldsmith here at Zoltan David.
Zoltan David in Austin, TX is seeking a Goldsmith trainee. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience, meticulous and organized by nature, and have pride of workmanship. Skills and techniques will be taught. This is a long term career position for someone who is interested in learning to make jewelry at the highest level. Salary commensurate with skill level. Please email your resume' via our Career page on our website.
This position is for someone who has a strong desire to create at a high level and understands the time that it will take to achieve that level of expertise. It will be years before they are proficient and they must understand that.





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