Ronda  Stevens

Ronda has been creating jewelry since her first wire wrap design class in 2001. She continued her education at William Holland taking classes in advanced wire wrap design, silversmith, PMC and enamel. She began teaching at local bead stores and bead shows in 2006 and authored her first wire wrapping book in 2013 and her second in 2016. She lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband Ed where they teach classes at their Twists n Turns Jewelry Design Studio. She teaches nationally at Bead Fest, Bead and Button and at The Tucson Gem Shows. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design, but enjoys teaching silver soldering, wire weaving and chain maille. To see some examples of their work, go to www.twistsnturns.com. She thoroughly loves to teach and see her students succeed in her classes.

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Wire I - The Art of Wire Wrap Designs - Ronda Stevens
In this class, you will be introduced to wire wrapping tools and shown their proper use. We will go over wire hardness, shapes and gauges so that you will be comfortable placing your first wire order when you get home. Then the fun begins, you will have the opportunity to create bracelets, pendants, rings, chain and earrings in this class. I have designed each project to incorporate numerous techniques while creating a beautiful piece of jewelry. You will be able to add your personal style to many by adding beads and stones of your choice. Most of these projects have been featured in my books and all have been taught at national shows. Please bring an Optivisor or other type of magnification for your use. All other tools will be available for your use in class. Lab fee covers tutorials, copper practice wire and other consumables. Material cost range is based on the number of projects completed in class. We will be using sterling silver, sterling silver-filled and gold-filled wire in this class. To view photos of some of the class projects, please go to http://www.twistsnturns.com/williamholland

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$250
Prerequisites: None

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