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!

Brooch Brunch in the Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 5 – June 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 12 – 3pm

Brooch Brunch

In honor of Mother’s Day Danaca Design will be hosting a month-long show of brooches with a Brooch Brunch as our opening reception! Danaca Design members and gallery artists, Seattle Metals Guild members, and other friends of the gallery were invited to create up to 3 brooches for the show. We are excited to have a month-long show to celebrate our mothers and this unconventional form of jewelry with limitless possibilities!

Join us for the opening celebration Saturday, May 12, 12 – 3pm featuring champagne, snacks and a gallery full of brooches made by local and national metalsmiths. Bring your mom (or anyone else!) to sip some champagne and browse our brooches, say that 5 times fast!

Swap Meet

Jewelry Tools and Supply | April 15, 2018


The Tiara Show – Crowing Glory

Crowning Glory: Ruling our own destinies, directing our own paths

March 1-31, 2018

Opening Reception March 2, 6:8:30 with live models!

Chief, Queen, Tsar, Kaiser, Monarch, Caliph. The words conjure images of power and pageantry, impressive jewels, and imposing headdresses, crowns, and tiaras. Thought history ruling over others usually meant belonging to the” right” family and class – and displaying the associated billing that demonstrated with sparking intensity their wealth, power, and good taste.

In today’s turbulent times, Crowing Glory explores the symbol of rule, and puts it squarely on the head of every viewer, every citizen, and every identity. The creators of these pieces embrace diverse cultural, artist, historic and social narratives to celebrate our own power, as well as tackling the engineering challenges of creating crows that will fit ad stay on the head!

The House Rules! 2017 Group Exhibition and ACLU Fundraiser

WHAT IS THE HOUSE RULES!? It’s a celebration of studio members, helpers and employees; all those vital to the success of Danaca Design. This event features works in the gallery by these outstanding people. Traditionally it has been a fundraiser for our Jewelry Art Stimulus Scholarship however this year we’ve decided to change it up a bit, instead we will use this event to raised funds for the American Civil Liberties Union.

The theme for our special exhibition is, MAY DAY! This could be a cry for help, a day to celebrate worker’s rights or simply a day to relish in flowers. A minimum of 50% of sales from these special exhibition pieces will be donated to the ACLU. Friday night, May 5, will be our show reception. On Friday night a minimum of 25% of ALL SALES IN THE GALLERY will be donated to the ACLU. On Friday night we will also raffle a class of your choosing with 100% of raffle ticket sales going directly to the ACLU.

Please join us to share in our warm-hearted community and raise funds to protect our rights as Americans, no matter what your politics. Refreshments will be served with meze provided by Cafe Paloma.

Friday evening, May 5, 6 – 9pm
Raffle drawn 8:30

Swap Meet

Swap Meet

Saturday, April 4, 10-2 at Danaca Design Studio


Reserve your vendor spot now!

Anniversary Party and Show Reception

11 Year Anniversary
Friday, December 5, 6:00–9:30pm

Find the perfect holiday gift and help us turn it up to 11! This annual event features jewelry by Danaca Design studio teachers and students. This annual extravaganza is a great opportunity to meet some of the wonderful people who make Danaca Design such a special place. Enjoy excellent company, refreshments and delicious treats from Bodrum Bistro in Wallingford.

The Key Transformation

The Key Transformation

The current Danaca Design Jewelry Challenge, The Key Transformation, is on exhibit in the gallery through November 8, 2014. Each artist received a key, the most boring pad-lock key imaginable, identical except for the ware. The result is remarkable. These pieces demonstrate an excellent range of metalsmithing possibilities as interpreted by a handful of diverse artists, students through seasoned smiths. They are very fun. Come by and take a look, the variety is pretty awesome! See more images at our Facebook page.

Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6

The Fifth Annual HOUSE RULES! Event


Friday, May 2, 2014 6-9pm

The House Rules! is an annual fundraising event highlighting the Danaca Design Studio “crew”. Our crew creates and raffles a collaborative neckpiece (this year we have two again!) and arranges a small silent auction with donations from the crew and friends. Funds raised from the raffle and silent auction go directly to the Danaca Design Jewelry Art Stimulus Fund, our scholarship program. Raffle tickets are only $5.00 and are available in the studio, from someone in the crew or at the event. View the collaborative raffle necklaces above.

This is a great opportunity to support the studio and its crew, get a gift for Mother’s day, support a student and maybe take home the grand prize, an outrageously cool necklace (or two)! Please join us to celebrate. We will have delicious treats from Café Paloma.

Silent Action closes at 8:00pm!
Raffle tickets drawn at 8:30pm (you do not need to be present to win!)

The Danaca Design Studio “Crew”
The crew at Danaca Design is a widely varied group of artists who help out with administration and maintenance as studio monitors and gallery attendants. Below are the 2014 House Show contributors, with some insights into the wonderful folks who make Danaca Design Studio a great place to be.