Chuck Domitrovich's Profile

About

I began making jewelry back in 1988, when I was a student at the University of Washington. From the beginning, I really fell in love with the medium. I liked the intimacy of the scale; I liked the tools and techniques; and I liked working with metal.

My work has changed a great deal over the years. What has remained constant is my love of making jewelry and working with metal, as well as my respect for the process of creating a thing by hand. I take great pride in the fact that I have never used mass-produced findings in my work. I have always made my own ear wires and clasps and do not anticipate ever changing that. I also continue to enjoy the creative challenge of coming up with new ideas and of solving new problems.

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  • Male
  • Born on July 19
  • Joined May 23, 2006

Favorite materials

sterling silver, 14k rose gold, 14k yellow gold, 18k gold, brass, titanium, semiprecious stones, fine silver, silicone, faceted stones, 10k gold

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DownToTheWireDesigns
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About

I began making jewelry back in 1988, when I was a student at the University of Washington. From the beginning, I really fell in love with the medium. I liked the intimacy of the scale; I liked the tools and techniques; and I liked working with metal.

My work has changed a great deal over the years. What has remained constant is my love of making jewelry and working with metal, as well as my respect for the process of creating a thing by hand. I take great pride in the fact that I have never used mass-produced findings in my work. I have always made my own ear wires and clasps and do not anticipate ever changing that. I also continue to enjoy the creative challenge of coming up with new ideas and of solving new problems.

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Check out my new supply shop: www.etsy.com/shop/fireandskill

You can find out more about my work, my history, and my inspirations in my Etsy featured artist interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=45242

In my Quit Your Day Job inverview here:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-downtothewiredesigns-2836/

And in the blog interview I did for Such Cool Stuff:
http://www.suchcoolstuff.net/2009/09/downtothewiredesigns.html

You can also read about my 2009 charity auction donation giveaway in this article from the Storque: http://www.etsy.com/storque/craftivism/one-jewelers-new-years-resolution-revolution-3167/

Feel free to check out my flickr account for more photos of my current work, past work, and works in progress, as well as pictures from places I have travelled and things that have inspired me. You can find that here at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/downtothewiredesigns/

Also, you can read my blog here:
http://downtothewiredesigns.blogspot.com/

Finally, my work has been featured in the following books:

1000 Rings
500 Pendants and Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments
21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series
Penland Book of Glass: Master Classes in Flamework Techniques
The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay
Terra Nova: Polymer Clay at the Crossroads
Art Jewelry Today

Check them out!

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All of the silver-colored metal in my work is sterling silver unless otherwise noted-- this includes chains, clasps, and ear wires.

I stand by the quality of my work. If you are not satisfied with anything you buy from me, please contact me within 7 days of receiving the item and I will arrange for you to return or exchange the item.

Please see my shop policy page for details on other terms and conditions.

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