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! 

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES!

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

POSTPONED!!!

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!

More details at www.danacadesign.com
Join our event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353493858144400/

The Bolo Show

Bolotie

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
6:00pm-9:00pm

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 dana@danacadesign.com 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

Beyond Borders in the Gallery

A Show of Boxes and Lockets

November 1-30, 2018

Beyond Borders – Containing Objects, Releasing Ideas
From lockets, poison rings, and reliquaries to pill boxes, compacts, and vessels, containers are limited only to the borders created by their maker. In this show, artists rendered materials into vessels that explore these borders- including the perimeter, the fit of the lid, the hinge or clasp, and the joining of parts – to create containers that hint at the hidden, and explore the world concealed within their walls.

Gem Show

October 4th, Thursday night, 5pm-7:30pm

Greg Bracati of Custom Faceting will bring a wide variety of top quality semiprecious and precious gemstones (faceted and not) for all your jewelry needs. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Greg has stones to match a variety of price points!