danaevansstudio

Dana Evans Studio

434 Sales

danaevansstudio

Dana Evans Studio

434 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(241)

Announcement   My creative journey started as a child- I would sit under the weeping willow tree in my backyard and play for hours digging for rocks, building forts and imagining fantastic journeys to faraway places. Always creative, in college I chose to study architecture. That sheltering weeping willow tree in my backyard always reminded me that `place' is what grounds us and moves us. Architectural forms and details float in my brain, always ready to offer up a great shape or pattern. Onion domes and mosaics make me giddy with excitement!

After starting a family, I decided to concentrate on building smaller things.... making jewelry afforded me a chance to stay home with my kids while still being able to apply my design skills and interest in stones in a creative way.

Each of my pieces is designed with shape, technique, and tradition in mind, but a modern sensibility is added. I use cast and hand-fabricated silver elements to create jewelry which- whether simple or more complicated- has a richness in character, lent from the stones I use as well as the process of making and finishing.

My architectural design training is the foundation of each creation, from sketching to building a piece of jewelry. I received a BA from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I have taught, and written articles for Art Jewelry Magazine and Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine. My love of form, pattern, texture and beauty weaves through my collections in a subtle but substantial way.

Find me on Instagram: danaevans68

Please look through my policies (especially my return policy) before purchasing. Thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 29, 2016

My creative journey started as a child- I would sit under the weeping willow tree in my backyard and play for hours digging for rocks, building forts and imagining fantastic journeys to faraway places. Always creative, in college I chose to study architecture. That sheltering weeping willow tree in my backyard always reminded me that `place' is what grounds us and moves us. Architectural forms and details float in my brain, always ready to offer up a great shape or pattern. Onion domes and mosaics make me giddy with excitement!

After starting a family, I decided to concentrate on building smaller things.... making jewelry afforded me a chance to stay home with my kids while still being able to apply my design skills and interest in stones in a creative way.

Each of my pieces is designed with shape, technique, and tradition in mind, but a modern sensibility is added. I use cast and hand-fabricated silver elements to create jewelry which- whether simple or more complicated- has a richness in character, lent from the stones I use as well as the process of making and finishing.

My architectural design training is the foundation of each creation, from sketching to building a piece of jewelry. I received a BA from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I have taught, and written articles for Art Jewelry Magazine and Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine. My love of form, pattern, texture and beauty weaves through my collections in a subtle but substantial way.

Find me on Instagram: danaevans68

Please look through my policies (especially my return policy) before purchasing. Thanks!

Dana Evans

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Dana Evans

Opal Beaded Necklace with Antique Gold Pendant
Opal Beaded Necklace with Antique Gold Pendant
$225.00
Bar Mosaic Stud Post Earrings
Bar Mosaic Stud Post Earrings
$45.00
Starburst Mosaic Necklace
Starburst Mosaic Necklace
$105.00
Starburst Mosaic Earrings
Starburst Mosaic Earrings
$180.00
Opal Star Necklace
Opal Star Necklace
$60.00
Opal Star Earrings
Opal Star Earrings
$65.00
Dotted Star Necklace
Dotted Star Necklace
$90.00
Dotted Star Earrings
Dotted Star Earrings
$90.00
Opal Mosaic Star Necklace
Opal Mosaic Star Necklace
$110.00
Opal Mosaic Star Necklace with Pearl Chain
Opal Mosaic Star Necklace with Pearl Chain
$135.00
Pomegranate Garnet Mosaic Stud Post Earrings
Pomegranate Garnet Mosaic Stud Post Earrings
$78.00
Pomegranate Garnet Mosaic Necklace
Pomegranate Garnet Mosaic Necklace
$110.00
Moon Stud Post Earrings
Moon Stud Post Earrings
$48.00
Star Moon Stud Post Earrings
Star Moon Stud Post Earrings
$48.00
Star Stud Post Earrings
Star Stud Post Earrings
$48.00
Hamsa Mosaic Earrings
Hamsa Mosaic Earrings
$120.00
Hamsa Mosaic Necklace
Hamsa Mosaic Necklace
$80.00
Quatrefoil Mosaic Stud Post Wire Drop Earrings
Quatrefoil Mosaic Stud Post Wire Drop Earrings
$115.00
Quatrefoil Mosaic Ring
Quatrefoil Mosaic Ring
$80.00
Quatrefoil Mosaic Necklace
Quatrefoil Mosaic Necklace
$80.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(241)
annakhokher

annakhokher on Jul 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I just love these. Unusual. excellent communication from seller together with fast,clear shipment. I would recomend and would be happy to purchase from this seller again.

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really interesting and beautiful design made with well-executed skill! Dana's jewelry is very special and unique.

ajlococo

ajlococo on Jun 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Dana, Once again, an absolutely gorgeous pair of earrings. My collection of your truly beautiful work continues to grow. Each time I wear "Dana Evans," the compliments fly! Thanks so much!

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Updates

Alalia earrings off to a customer in SC

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2 new pairs of earrings in the shop- both with Ethiopian Opal and Montana Agate. Yum!

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Montana Agate & Opal Earrings
Montana Agate & Opal Earrings
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2 pairs left of my keum boo silver and gold earrings with opals....!

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Gold Keum Boo Earrings with Gems
Gold Keum Boo Earrings with Gems
Sold
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About

Hand-built jewelry with an architectural approach to design.

As a child, I would sit under the weeping willow tree in my backyard and play for hours digging for rocks, building forts and imagining fantastic journeys to faraway places. Always creative, in college I chose to study architecture. That sheltering weeping willow tree in my backyard always reminded me that `place' is what grounds us and moves us. Architectural forms and details float in my brain, always ready to offer up a great shape or pattern. Onion domes and mosaics make me giddy with excitement!

After starting a family, I decided to concentrate on building smaller things.... making jewelry afforded me a chance to stay home with my kids while still being able to apply my design skills and interest in stones in a creative way.

Each of my pieces is designed with shape, technique, and tradition in mind, but a modern sensibility is added. I use cast and hand-fabricated silver elements to create jewelry which- whether simple or more complicated- has a richness in character, lent from the stones I use as well as the process of making and finishing.

My architectural design training is the foundation of each creation, from sketching to building a piece of jewelry. I received a BA from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I have taught, and written articles for Art Jewelry Magazine and Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine. My love of form, pattern, texture and beauty weaves through my collections in a subtle but substantial way.

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  • Dana Evans

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Artist, metalsmith, lapidary, graphic/web designer, rock-collector, word-smith, art-lover, mother, wife, daughter, friend.

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