From Student to Professional


Every year Danaca Design hosts a student teacher show in the gallery. Occasionally we keep students on as regular exhibitors as we did with Rachel De Nys. Rachel is now an active member of the studio.


Rachel De Nys first learned basic silversmith techniques at Chantilly High School in Chantilly, VA, and fell in love with them again through classes at Danaca Design. She is inspired by organic shapes taken from plant life that suggest growth and movement through stationary forms. She also enjoys exploring fonts and words in her jewelry, something she was first taken with as a small child while watching her grandfather typesetting at his printing business.  

See more of Rachel’s work in the studio gallery. We are open Monday – Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10-6.