Rita is a local jewelry designer living in Leavenworth, far from her New York City birthplace. She has over 30 years of experience in the arts, most recently specializing in beads and wire, incorporating found objects, vintage jewelry, and more into her creations. She loves to hunt for treasures at garage sales and antique stores. She finds it is thrilling when she can help recycle these treasures. Jewelry designing is her passion and she loves to share her work.