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D&O Celtic Jewelry Featured In The Quad City Times

Quad City Times Motherhood Knot Necklace

I was recently interviewed by Jack Cullen of the Quad City Times and the article was published today. They were very interested in learning about what I do and how I got into jewelry making. I always enjoy explaining how this works. Here is a part of the article:

What happens in this Davenport basement does not necessarily stay in this basement.

In 2012, Deere & Co. engineer Dan Foley began tinkering with computer-aided design software in his home-based workshop with the goal of crafting something tangible.

At the time, Foley knew a little about 3D printers since Deere worked with the machines, but he never explored other business opportunities the technology could provide. 

After conducting a bit of market research, the married father of three noticed a demand for 3D-printed jewelry, and went to work.

Foley began sending digital models to Shapeways, a New York City-based company that offers 3D printing services. While many of his first attempts were rejected, the techie kept at it, shifting his designs to comply with 3D printing standards.

“I wanted to understand it,” said Foley, who at first assumed Shapeways solely used and manufactured plastics. “But they also offer metals, and that’s what blew my mind.”

You can go to this link to read the full article:

Notes @ Noon: Engineer designs, sells 3D-printed jewelry on the side


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D&O Featured On Style In A Small Town

Fellow Midwestern blogger Hillary at Style In A Small Town did a feature on the Celtic Eternity Knot Ring recently. She has several really nice pictures. Here are two of them and a quote from the article:

One of my favorite things to do is to shop and support small business. When they are from the Midwest, it’s even better! So when I was approached by a small local jewelry designer I jumped at the chance to work with them! This Celtic Infinity or Eternity Knot Ring by D+O Celtic Jewelry is so pretty and unique and it’s the perfect addition to my everyday jewelry collection. I love Celtic jewelry because not only is it unique, but it tells a story.