Tucson Final Three – Olga Dillow, Rhonda Chase & Sara LaGrand

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Daily Wire Jewelry Resource January 16, 2015

Mark Your Calendar for January 29 – February 9,

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Aren’t you excited for the 2015 Tucson Jewelry Classes this winter, hosted by JewelryTools.com? We are!

Come learn the art of making jewelry with us, January 29th – February 9th, 2015 at the JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show. We’ll have the BEST jewelry classes in Tucson in 2015, with a wide range of jewelry instructors teaching jewelry-making classes from 10am to 6pm every day of the show. Plan your 2015 Tucson trip around taking a class – or a few! – at the Jewelrytools.com Jewelry Classes at JOGS this February.

Today we feature our three final instructors for JOGS.

Featured Instructor: Olga Dillow

Olga Dillow

I am a member of the bead family over 7 years. I entered several International contests that were held in Moscow, Samara (Russia), Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin states.

In 2009 and 2010 I entered annual bead contests sponsored by Fire Mountain Gems and was awarded with Grand Prize Gold Medal in 2009 and Silver Medal Prize in 2010. Fire Mountain Gems published several of my pieces on their ads in such well known magazines as Bead & Button, Ornament, FMG’s years and monthly catalogs. I have a few publication in “Fashion” magazine. In 2012 my necklace was Finalist at Bead Dreams Show.

Click Below to explore Olga’s Classes this January and February in Tucson:

2/08/2015 2:30pm – 6:00pm Olga Dillow The Gold Feather


Featured Instructor: Rhonda Chase

Rhonda Chase

Always an artist, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing, painting or building something. I find both joy and comfort in creating things. When I was 15 I had my first showing of drawings in a New York gallery. I received my BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and then worked in a NYC ad agency. Over the next 10 years I found myself doing just about everything art related you could imagine; trade show design, murals, book illustration, medical illustration, teaching art, fine art shows and private commissions, graphic design. I ultimately settled into corporate graphic design, starting my own firm and working for clients like Intel and Wells Fargo.

After another decade I longed to get away from my computer and get my hands on my art again. I discovered jewelry making about 5 years ago and have been designing and creating wire jewelry ever since. I’m proud to have won many awards for my jewelry designs and currently show in a number of galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area. I live in northern California with my husband, two kids, two cats and a huge dog.

Click Below to explore Rhonda’s Classes this January and February in Tucson:

2/06/2015 2:30pm – 6:00pm Rhonda Chase Tree of Life Pendant

Featured Instructor: Sara LaGrand

Sara LaGrand

Sara Sally LaGrand, award winning artist and author, has had the great fortune to study glass with many gifted teachers both in America and Italy. She holds a BA in Glass Formation from Park University, Parkville, MO. Honors include awards from Art Westport, Kansas City, State of the Arts, Prairie Village, KS, Bead Museum of Washington, DC, Bead and Button magazine, Images Art Gallary, and the Kansas City Artists Coalition.

She has taught flameworking all over the world including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Unikal Glas in Switzerland, VeryClaire in Nice, France, Tuffnell Studio in Rudston, England and many private studios all over the US. She has been a presenter at the glass symposium at Sars-Poteries, France. Her work has been published in many books and magazines including The Flow, Bead and Button, Glas Perlen, Germany, Her work can be found in public and private collections around the world

Click Below to explore Sara’s Classes this January and February in Tucson:

We are lucky to have Olga, Rhonda and Sara joining us as JewelryTools.com instructors this year at the JOGS show from January 29th – Feb. 9th in Tucson, Arizona!

Find out more about our Jewelry Classes in Tucson and sign up today!

Happy Wrapping!