STATE|meant 2020

STATE│meant is a show of Significant and Powerful Jewelry. It is an opportunity for jewelry artists to speak out on challenging subjects and raise money for organizations significant to them. Subjects range from immunization and global climate change to immigration rights and the post office. The statements are in the form of necklaces, brooches, bracelets…there is even a tiara. Our jurors, moved by the eloquence of the submitting artists, selected work for both its strength in messaging through design and the clarity of their written statements.

The selected work is on view and available in our online gallery through mid-November. A minimum of 50% of proceeds from each sale will be donated to the organization of the artist’s choosing. Below is a list of donation beneficiaries. Please click on the links for more information.  Furthermore, each piece will compete on Instagram for best in show as chosen by popular vote. Tune in to @danacadesignstudio for daily postings. The winner will be announced November 4, 2020.

Our esteemed jurors: Keith Lewis and Nancy Megan Corwin

View the entire exhibition HERE.

STATE|meant 2020 List of Beneficiaries

Yukata Jewelry Show

A Creative Collaboration between Okan Arts and Danaca Design

Vintage hand-dyed yukata cotton from Japan is the inspiration for the work in the Yukata Jewelry Show. The fabric, provided by Okan Arts, was sourced from over 30 vendors in Japan—antique shops, vintage warehouses, used kimono shops, and pickers. A cadre of artists affiliated with Danaca Design took the challenge—to design a piece of jewelry inspired by or made from this luscious and dynamic fabric.

On view in the gallery September 2020

View more HERE.

Ring Smackdown 2020

battle of the rings 2020 teams
Battle of the Rings Teams

Battle of the Rings, or the RING SMACKDOWN as we so fondly call it, is a head-to-head, tournament-style, ring competition and exhibition. Narrowed down by jury from 128 entries submitted from across the country and abroad, to just 64 exceptional rings, these fantastic objects are not only beautiful and fun but many are works of art. With themes of nesting and protection they are snapshots of this unprecedented time in history. Collectively they represent a wide range of materials, style, technique and personality. Just to be clear, for the most part these are not everyday-rings, they are statement rings and lucky for you they are ALL FOR SALE! 


The rings have been paired into matches and will go head-to-head beginning June 1st for a top prize of $500. All voting happens online, at the Danaca Design Studio Instagram account @danacadesignstudio EVERY morning at 9:00am (Pacific time) throughout the month of June. One Ring to Rule Them All; May the Best Ring Win!

View the brackets and matches HERE

RESCHEDULED Annual Tool and Supply Swap Meet


Due to COVID-19 the swap meet has been postponed to 2021. New date TBD.

Looking for quality used precision tools? Gemstones, miscellaneous jewelry or art supplies?  This swap meet is basically a big garage sale for local jewelers to buy, sell, and swap tools and supplies of the trade! There is NO CHARGE to attend and you don’t have to bring anything to swap but definitely bring some cash:)  Be sure to check out the free table too! Who knows what treasures you may find?

Charm Bracelet Challenge

Charmed 2020 in the Gallery at Danaca Design

An Exhibition of Handmade Charm Bracelets and Necklaces

Explore these intricate and meaningful pieces in the gallery through March 6, 2020.

Last January we offered the metalsmithing community a challenge, via social media, to create a charm a month for a piece to be presented in a show at Danaca Design, 2020. We asked that each piece have a cohesive theme; 12 charms to represent a concept, event, technique, memory, anything… We asked and they responded, from across the globe!

Participating Artists:

Angela Gleason

Arielle Brackett

Claire Ramsey

Cythia Toops

Dan Adams

Dana Cassara

Daniel von Weinberger

Elise Worman

Harry Caldwell

Jennifer Stenhouse

Jill Green

June Cream

Nancy Bonnema

Nancy Hom

Nanz Aalund

Rachel De Nys

Stephanie O’Brien

Tegan Wallace

Virginia Causey


Danaca Design is Celebrating Sweet 16

Sweet 16 Holiday Show 2019
Sweet 16 Holiday Show 2019


16th Annual Student/Teacher Holiday Show and Sale: December 1-31, 2019
Featuring jewelry by students and teachers in the gallery.
You’ll find an incredible selection of hand-made jewelry in the studio gallery, even more than usual!

Join us to party with the artists and celebrate the studio!
Anniversary Party and Student/Teacher Show Reception:
December 13, Friday 6-9:30
Refreshments, tasty bites from Cafe Paloma and CAKE will be served!

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The Bolo Show


The Bolo Show is a contemporary look at a classic American jewelry object. Bolo ties from 20 artists are on display in the gallery, June 22– July 20, 2019.  From traditional to modern, these mixed-media pieces are one-of-a-kind and very cool.

Please join us Friday, July 19, 6-9pm for the Bolo Show Closing Party! Meet some of the artists, enjoy drinks and snacks and see the bolos in action during the bolo catwalk!  FREE for the whole family and kids are welcome. We’ve found kids love a good runway show;-).

The Bolo Show Party
Friday, July 19th

Timeout for Jewelry

A Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Pre-Mother's Day Trunk Show Event
Pre-Mother’s Day Trunk Show Event

Time Out for Jewelry!
Join us to celebrate MOMS during our pre-Mother’s Day happy hour trunk show, an event for the whole family. Bring your mom, bring your mom self, bring your kids or leave them at home! There will be Shopping, Door Prizes, Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres and of course lots of jewelry. The gallery will be open late and we will host 6 independent artists who will share their fabulous wares. Pick up something special for yourself or your mom this year!

Featuring the following 6 Artists:
April Keroack | April Gloom
Barbara Knuth
Peggy Foy | Arcana Jewelry
Samantha Slater | Samantha Slater Studio
Tegan Wallace | Tegan Wallace Design
Vicky Zomenou | Porpe Artifacts

Friday night, May 10, 5:00-7:30

Annual Jewelry Tools & Supply Swap Meet!

Swap Meet Flyer 2019
Swap Meet Flyer 2019

Join us in the studio March 24th for our annual Jewelry Tools & Supply Swap Meet! We’ll have a variety of jewelry and metalsmithing tools, equipment, supplies, books, cabochons, beads, and other goodies. Swap Meet runs from 9am-12pm, arrive early for best selection.

Want to be a vendor? It’s free to participate but you’ll need to RSVP as space is limited. Email or call 206-524-0619 to get on the list.

Celebrating 15 years!

15 year Anniversary Party and Student/ Teacher Show and Sale invitation

Annual Student/Teacher Holiday Show and Sale!

December 1-29, 2018

Find the perfect gift of jewelry by students and teachers

Join us to party with the artists and celebrate the studio:

15 year Anniversary Party and Student/Teacher Show Reception

December 7, Friday 6-10

Refreshments, tasty treats and DANCING! with tunes provided by DJ Noah, the Mind Bloah