Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) received a Silver Excel Award from the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) for the MJSA/AJM Press publication At the Bench: An Illustrated Guide to Working with Gold & Silver.
Based on the popular column in AJM magazine, At the Bench is written by Gregg Todd and Greg Gilman of Stuller in Lafayette, La. It was among the nearly 900 entries received for the SNAP Excel Awards competition, which honors publications produced by U.S. business associations. Entries are judged on writing, content, graphic design, and overall packaging.
At the Bench, which includes 200 color photographs and step-by-step instructions, offers a detailed look into the repair and fabrication of gold and silver jewelry. Topics include resizing rings, setting stones, and building component parts. The book also offers guides to proper bench set-up, safe torch work, maximum metal recovery, and jewelry take-in as well as charts for ring sizing and karat conversion. For information, visit www.mjsainc.com.