Donna Yutzy

Metal Clay Jewelry
The desire to become a jewelry designer came to me after the sale of my retail bead business. Beaded jewelry was my first attempt at designing jewelry. When I discovered Metal Clay, a moldable metal, I found I really enjoyed the ability to get rich textures, patterns and freedom of expression from this wonderful medium.  I was Born in Norwalk, Ca., and moved to Oregon at 16 years old. I worked for my brother in a store specializing in Southwestern-style beads used in Native American arts and crafts. This experience launched me into my own business. Since I discovered metal clay, all my jewelry is made from this delightfully limitless medium. It contains tiny particles of reclaimed silver, and the organic binder makes this a very green product. Metal clay is fired in a kiln. When the binder is burnt away only the silver is left. My collections include Bold Chain, Hollow Forms, Boxes, Lidded Vessels, Sun, and Spirals, an energetic symbol that inspires creativity. I am especially drawn to all spirals found in nature such as tiny fern fronds, seashells, and the large spiral of an elephant’s trunk. I use fine and sterling silver as well as natural and faceted gemstones in a variety of earth tone colors. A splash of 24-k gold foil adds warmth and brightness. I polish and finish with freshwater pearls, natural gemstones, sterling silver chain or one of my intricate handmade chains, a favorite that I enjoy making. I am certified in a variety of art clay techniques and teach about a dozen classes per year.
Double Spiral Bracelet with Blue Spinel,
Metal Clay
Double Spiral Necklace with Blue Spinel,
Metal Clay
Spiral Earrings with Champagne Cubic Zirconia, Metal Clay
Silver Spiral Mosaic Pendant with CZ's, Metal Clay
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