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Dana Evans
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Metalsmith and lapidary.
Metalsmith and lapidary.

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Spotted Fever...
Spotted Fever... I have it bad... And it's an addiction to spotted stones. There is just something about the graphic quality of the spots that appeals to me. Some of you who read my blog or newsletters recognize the below stones- Williamsite. It's apple-gre...
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Rock Hunting & Mining- A Moral Debate
Rock Hunting & Mining... A Moral Debate When I was a child, I would often walk around the lake near our house with my Dad and brothers. I was always looking for treasure, but due to the fact that the D.C. metro area is not very geologically interesting, I n...
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A New Product...
I make a lot of spinner rings. A LOT. It is definitely my most popular item. And now that I am wholesaling them, I am making 2, 6, even 9 at a time. I have gotten to where I have the process mapped out to a science. The last thing I do before they ship out ...
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Trade Show Wrap-Up
So yesterday ended my first trade show experience. I am SO glad I participated in the American Made Show! It was not a financial success for me, but the amount I learned made it well worth it. I'll go through why I think it wasn't successful for me, what th...
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Trade Show Move-in: DONE!
So today was the move-in day for our booth at the American Made Show in Washington D.C. at the Convention Center. I am trying to wholesale my jewelry, so last year, while taking a workshop at an ABI (Arts Business Institute) sponsored local event, my friend...
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Holiday Goings-On
The holidays 2014 are here and I've been busy with this and that.... here's an update of what I've been doing... not rocket science but making strides.... These birds were right outside my parked car when I went to mail some holiday gifts. A little rain on ...
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Opal Chandelier Earrings- Same/Different
The last few months have been busy with building my wholesale business. I've had some good things happen- gotten into one of my 'dream' stores, and I signed up for the online wholesale site WholesaleCrafts.com. In the meantime, the holidays are coming up, a...
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How To Make Your Own Gold Metallic Jewelry Tattoos
If you've noticed, metallic 'jewelry' tattoos are 'in' right now. You can buy them, but I'd like to show you how to make your own! Here's a set of tattoos currently for sale on Etsy... you can find them lots of places online and in shops... Since I have a S...
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Pieces and Parts....
I've finally finished designing my first collection of jewelry for retail stores- yay!! And as I was designing, I tried to have certain thematic elements that repeated, in order to have some cohesiveness to my collection. This jewelry is called the Etruria ...
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Batches and Batches of Work... and my Helper!
I recently sent a few pieces out to be cast for my wholesale line: These are components and I sent them to a new caster, who I was very happy with, but... they don't finish the work. What does that mean? It means, the castings come back looking like this: A...
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