(ATTLEBORO, Mass.) – The MJSA Press book Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys has won a Silver Award in the 2016 Association Media & Publishing EXCEL competition, the largest and most prestigious award program recognizing excellence in association publishing.
Published in 2015, Jewelry Metals is a practical guide to working with precious and non-precious jewelry metals. It offers insights into the characteristics of common alloys, advice for easier casting and bench work, tips for managing scrap metal, and regulations for international marking and stamping. It also includes illustrated step-by-step instruction on a range of metalworking techniques, including mokumé gane, granulation, chasing and anticlastic forming.
James Binnion, an acclaimed metalsmith and recognized expert in the mokumé gane metalworking technique, served as technical editor. He is the owner of James Binnion Metal Arts in Bellingham, Washington.
This is the second award won by Jewelry Metals, which earlier earned a Bronze Ribbon in the 2015 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest.
The U.S. trade association for professional jewelry makers, designers, and trade suppliers, MJSA provides the information and resources needed for professional excellence in jewelry making and design. To learn more go to MJSA.org.