Butterfly Wire Design
Ronda Stevens www.twistsnturns.com
There is unmatched beauty in butterflies. As in nature, no two freeform wire butterflies will ever be the same. In this class you will work with several gauges of round wire and learn a basic wire weaving technique to complete your butterfly talisman. You will learn to create graceful curves and arches that represents the butterfly’s wings.
The butterfly represents grace, personal transformation and growth. Enjoy learning to create your own personal butterfly talisman that can be worn as a pendant or can be used as a decorative element.
More about Ronda... Ronda has loved creating since she was 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 teaches in her home town of Jacksonville, FL and
travels throughout the country. She can be found teaching at local bead
stores and bead shows, Bead Fest, Bead and Button, The Colors of the Stone
Show and JOGS in Tucson and more recently began teaching at William Holland Lapidary School. 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.