Danaca Design Holiday Gift Guide

If you have a metalsmith on your gift list (or if you’re still looking for ideas to tell Santa) we have lots of items that would make great gifts at Danaca Design.

This month we have 10% off of most tools and supplies but if you spend $100 or more take 20% off!

We also have gift cards that can be used on classes, tools, or jewelry in our gallery so that should cover just about everyone left on your list.

Here is a list of some of our favorite tools that make great gifts:

Stocking Stuffers:

Electronic Torch Lighter:

This is the kind of thing that you never think of buying but really are happy to have. As metalsmiths we are lighting our torches over and over so this is one gift that will get a lot of use.

Xuron Wire Cutters:

Everyone should have a pair of xuron wire cutters. Once I bought mine I gave away my other wire cutters. They are that good. Available in both tapered flush and double flush xuron cutters make cutting wire a breeze.

Shaping Pliers:

This is another one of those items that you don’t *need* but is really nice to have. We carry both the ring bending and bracelet bending pliers. They make bending rings and cuff bracelets go so much faster.

Gifts under $50:

Double Horn Anvil:

This little anvil will fit on even the smallest benches. Useful for forging small jewelry and can be screwed down to a stump, jewelers bench, or table.


Stop squinting at your work and use an Optivisor. I’ll admit…I resisted using an Optivisor for a long time but once I started using one it made my life much simpler. This visor comes with 10x magnification to really let you see what you’re working on.( I noticed I made less mistakes once I could see better too.)

Bur Sets:

Bur sets are another jewelry making staple. Whether you get the cup, ball, or setting bur set they’ll get well used a lot.

Gifts under $100:

Miter Cutting Vise:

This miter cutting vise will let you make precise and even cuts in sheet, wire, tubing, and flat stock up to 4mm thick. Save time by not spending forever trying to cut and file straight lines by hand

Fretz Double Ended Insert Hammer:

I just bought one of these as a holiday gift to myself! Stop searching for the right hammer and get this one. It comes with seven different hammer heads that are easy to change out and very secure once on. Light weight but will move a surprising amount of metal with ease

GRS Inside Ring Holder for vises:

If you like to make rings this one is for you. Part of the GRS setting system this inside ring holder can be used with any vise. Stop struggling to hold rings in place while setting stones this gives a secure hold without risk of crushing the ring shank.

That’s just a few of the many tools and supplies we sell so stop on by our store to see the rest. We are located at 5619 University Way NE, Seattle WA and through Dec 24th we’re open until 7pm Mon-Sat and 12pm-5pm on Sunday

Happy Holidays!

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