Ronda Stevens - Wire I & Beyond
Ronda has loved creating since she was very young, but found her true calling with her first wire wrap design class in 2001. She began designing her own pieces, creating tutorials and teaching in 2004. She has enjoyed taking classes in many different mediums of jewelry art, but wire work, whether in traditional wire wrap design, freeform wire, or wire and fire, remains her first love. She thoroughly loves teaching and seeing her students succeed in her classes.
In 2014, she left the accounting world and began teaching jewelry making full time. She taught in her hometown of Jacksonville, Fl until her recent move to the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. She continues to travel to shows across the county teaching at the Tucson Gem Show, Bead and Button and Bead Fest.
She teaches several times a year at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts. In 2020 she began teaching classes virtually and has really enjoyed connecting with students. She is co-owner of the Annual Great Bead Escape Retreat which began introducing attendees to the world of Jewelry Art in 2011.
She released her first book, The Art of Wire Wrap Design in October 2013 and her second book, The Art of Wire Wrap Design II, was released in July 2016. You can find out more about Ronda on her website at www.twistsnturns.com