My love for designing and creating jewelry started many years ago as a child making bracelets and necklaces out of buttons and thread in my parents' clothing factory New York City. From there, I went to school and became a New York City Public School teacher. Many years passed, but jewelry and designing was always in the back of my mind. During my summers, I would drive 2 hours out and back to take courses at Fredrika Kulicke School of Jewelry Art to learn ancient goldsmithing techniques. I would make jewelry as a hobby, but lacked the confidence to pursue and realize my dream. I temporarily gave up my dream of becoming a jewelry designer after becoming a mom, but never stopped thinking about it. One day, while visiting a local bookstore with my son, I came across a book called The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques by Anastasia Young. After flipping through the pages, I was instantly reinspired and started taking up goldsmithing classes again and here I am now realizing my dream.
When you purchase a Rosie Chan piece, you are supporting a small business. Every single piece from my collection was painstakingly handmade by me in my New York City studio. I choose the stones, purchase the metals (sometimes alloy my own metals), design and fabricate. I also take the photos, personally box each order and answer all correspondences. I am a one woman team.