Sheryl Donohue's teacup pin can be seen in the September issue of Victoria magazine.
Sheryl Ann Donohue's career as a jewelry artist began 20 years ago when she started creating and selling ornaments while her husband, Greg, was a student at W.S.U. Now one of her works, a teacup pin, is featured in the September issue of Victoria magazine.
Donohue has created a method of making fine porcelain-like jewelry with a homemade organic clay that is air dried.
Her intricate and unique flower pins and earrings generally feature such old-fashioned garden flowers as pansies, hollyhocks, and foxglove. Each piece is individually hand formed and painted in her home studio.
Donohue has already been recognized by the National Wildflower Research Center in Austin, Texas, and her wildflower pieces are available through the center's catalog.
The Donohue family, which has lived in Woodinville for the past year, also includes sons Kyle, 12, and Seth, 10.
Donohue plans to have a catalog featuring her clay jewelry and other home whimsies available by mid-October. For information, call 487-2187.