Rhonda Chase will be coming to Tucson to share her style of wire jewelry from her home in Northern California. Classically trained, Rhonda has always had an artistic side to her: from showing her drawings in a New York gallery at age 15 to working in a New York ad agency, which led to book illustrations, medical illustration, and her own graphic design business.
All that art - which ultimately translated to time on the computer, not using her hands to create her art directly with her fingers - led her to jewelry design and wire jewelry. At the time, she was making porcelain pendants and needed a way to hang them that was more interesting than a basic cord. Now wire jewelry is her medium of choice! Rhonda believes in first practicing and perfecting the basic skills and techniques, and then branching out into the creative opportunities.
I love how she breaks the rules in her classes: her "No Measuring" cabochon pendant class and Floating Teardrop classes will be a lot of fun. And who doesn't love those popular wire bird's nests?