DavaDesign

Dava Design - Unique Jewelry and Beadwork Since 2004

Vallejo, California · 36 Sales

DavaDesign

Dava Design - Unique Jewelry and Beadwork Since 2004

Vallejo, California 36 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   WE'VE MOVED
Please visit us at our new shop DDRA Steampunk to order a custom item.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DDRASteampunk

Thank you for visiting :) All Dava Design items are designed and assembled by me, Dava Ellinger-Linville, in my Vallejo studio. Dava Design is a 100% smoke free shop. I find daily inspiration in the beautiful California landscape and lively eclectic culture of the San Francisco bay area, as well as historic jewelry and art traditions from around the world. Many of my jewelry items include hardware I created by hand. Custom orders and item suggestions are welcome.

I use the best practices of the trade in my creations; all of my work comes with a 6 month quality guarantee. Items ship in 1 to 3 business days. We ship worldwide to all countries that are listed by Etsy or Paypal.

We accept personal checks and money orders by arrangement. If you would like to pay by check, please convo me. Items paid by check or money order will be shipped after your payment clears.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 22, 2016

WE'VE MOVED
Please visit us at our new shop DDRA Steampunk to order a custom item.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DDRASteampunk

Thank you for visiting :) All Dava Design items are designed and assembled by me, Dava Ellinger-Linville, in my Vallejo studio. Dava Design is a 100% smoke free shop. I find daily inspiration in the beautiful California landscape and lively eclectic culture of the San Francisco bay area, as well as historic jewelry and art traditions from around the world. Many of my jewelry items include hardware I created by hand. Custom orders and item suggestions are welcome.

I use the best practices of the trade in my creations; all of my work comes with a 6 month quality guarantee. Items ship in 1 to 3 business days. We ship worldwide to all countries that are listed by Etsy or Paypal.

We accept personal checks and money orders by arrangement. If you would like to pay by check, please convo me. Items paid by check or money order will be shipped after your payment clears.

Dava Ellinger-Linville

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Dava Ellinger-Linville

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rabbitgti

rabbitgti on Nov 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! This pin was a big hit! I bought it for a specific event, but I like it so much that I'm going to pin it to my winter coat so everyone can admire it.

rabbitgti

rabbitgti on Nov 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

A very nice pin that completed my steampunk ensemble. Nice craftsmanship!

declaw

declaw on Sep 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

good communication, item was as described, shipped in a reasonable time frame

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About

Lack of Planning Leads to Happiness

Thank you for visiting! All Dava Design items are designed and assembled by me, Dava Ellinger-Linville, in my Vallejo studio. I find daily inspiration in the beautiful California landscape and lively eclectic culture of the San Francisco bay area, as well as historic jewelry and art traditions from around the world. Many of my jewelry items include hardware I created by hand. I use the best practices of the trade in my creations; all of my work comes with a 6 month quality guarantee, if your item breaks under normal daily wear-and-tear simply ship it back to me and I will repair it at no charge. I am happy to create custom items and I ship anywhere in the world.

Jon and I have been together for almost 20 years and I couldn't have made it this far without him. Officially in business full time as of 2008, Dava Design happened gradually by a combination of luck, coincidence, and support from family, friends, coworkers, and store owners from 2004 to today. In April 2004 I started by repairing and restyling purchased jewelry, then in May I moved on to buying broken / clearance items to take apart and combine into new designs. The huge outpouring of compliments and requests to buy my work encouraged me to design from scratch and take classes to improve my skills. The wonderful staff at House of Beads in Walnut Creek, CA broadened my horizons and rekindled my interest in gemology. When I was laid off from my "real job" the owner, Renu, invited me to work there. With help and encouragement from my new coworkers my designs suddenly exploded in quality and quantity, allowing me to branch out into new territory and become a wholesale buyer for the store.

A major stroke of luck occurred one day when I visited one of my favorite import / art gallery stores, Benjamin Fig in Sonora, CA. I've shopped there since I was 5, and the owner, Mark, has helped form my taste and style by his amazing example. When he complimented the jewelry I was wearing and I told him I had made it myself he asked to see the rest. I thought he was just being nice and wanted to encourage my art, but he actually wanted to sell it in his store! Wow, what a compliment! I had never thought to offer my completed work for resale in other stores. With Mark's suggestions and feedback I was able to refine my business into a clear agenda, and tried many new kinds of items with good success.

When I took on another job at San Francisco Arts & Crafts in Sonoma, CA the owner, Kelly, taught me a knowledge of glass materials and vintage beads, more repair skills, and better time and money management. I'm currently expanding into more shows, galleries, and stores. I sell in person at Moschetti Espresso's Saturday morning tasting events in Vallejo, CA and am expanding that side of my business with the help of my artist friends. I now work part time at Beads in Pomegranate Seeds in Vallejo, CA where I'm learning about modernized computerized inventory systems and helping organize the store. Etsy has been a great opportunity to market online and keep in touch with a greater arts community. I can't wait to learn and expand my skills even more.

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Last updated on May 27, 2014
Thank you for visiting! All Dava Design items are designed and assembled by me, Dava Ellinger-Linville, in my Vallejo studio. I find daily inspiration in the beautiful California landscape and lively eclectic culture of the San Francisco bay area, as well as historic jewelry and art traditions from around the world. Many of my jewelry items include hardware I created by hand. I use the best practices of the trade in my creations; all of my work comes with a 6 month quality guarantee, if your item breaks under normal daily wear-and-tear simply ship it back to me and I will repair it at no charge. I am happy to create custom items and I ship anywhere in the world.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Payment
Dava Design accepts credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal. California sales and use taxes are paid by us where appropriate, there is no price adjustment due from California buyers. For wholesale buyers please note you are a business and include your Resale Number for our records.
Shipping
ETSY TESTING UNDERWAY If you don't see a shipping price next to your item it means your account is being tested with the "shipping at cart" variation. Please contact Etsy support if you are unhappy with this test. See more about this topic on the Etsy Forums. https://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/questions/discuss/14572724/page/114?post_id=225503115

In stock items ship in 1-2 business days. If you need to cancel your order before it arrives please notify me before it is shipped or mark "Return to Sender" on the box when it arrives. DO NOT open canceled orders, as I retain a 20% restocking fee on opened canceled items without a return request.

I use insurance and tracking for all domestic orders. All packages will be shipped in securely sealed reduced/reused/recycled packaging unless otherwise requested. IMPORTANT: ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS OF $50 OR MORE REQUIRE SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION FOR DELIVERY. For lost items (does not arrive when expected or says delivered but is not) or damaged / stolen packages please contact me so I can help resolve disputes with the Post Office. Your confirmed PayPal address will be used when paying by PayPal on Etsy. Please double check your listed address on the order confirmation page before finalizing your order. We are not responsible for misaddressed packages in case of conflicting information. If your item has been sent to an old address please contact us.

International Buyers:
USPS Tracking may not be available for all international orders. If we are unable to ship to your country with Priority Mail you will be notified and shipping upgrade costs will be refunded. If you choose to continue with your purchase it will arrive by 1st Class International. We are not responsible for customs delays or additional import charges that may be assessed. Please be aware that these fees may greatly increase the cost of your item. Contact your local postal service for more information.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note:
Natural and handmade materials will vary slightly in color, pattern, shape, and size. All earrings are best mated from available stock. Colors may vary from your computer screen.

If you are unsatisfied with your item for any reason it may be returned. Please contact me for a return request if you need to make return arrangements for your item. Return shipping for domestic orders will not be refunded without a return request. International shipping cannot be refunded. Refunds are issued when I receive the return package.

All Dava Design jewelry carries a 6 month guarantee. If your item breaks under normal wear within 6 months simply ship it back to me and it will be repaired and returned to you free of charge. Contact me for repairs on older items as many can be repaired at low cost.

For lost items and destroyed or stolen packages please contact me so I can resolve disputes with the Post Office and ensure a timely refund of your item and shipping costs. Please wait 1 week after expected delivery date before filing a lost package claim. Stolen packages should also be reported to USPS http://ehome.uspis.gov/mailtheft/mlntrcvd.aspx
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes! We do custom colors and sizes. Dava Design items are also available for wholesale purchase or consignment in a store.