37 Tubac Road

The Studio

Tucked in the Arizona desert, lies Viola Jo Studio. Founded by Lisa Dixon, this creative studio offers a haven for locals and visitors alike. From classes, to supplies, to custom jewelry gifts, Viola Jo Studio offers everything you need for your next creative project.

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The Visionary

About Lisa

After growing-up in the Midwest and a rewarding but busy east coast career, I’ve relocated to Tubac and opened Viola Jo Studio. It is my studio, and a resource for others. I’ve made handmade jewelry for almost 20 years and painted occasionally. I also do Kumihimo braiding using a variety of different fibers. With the precious gift of extra time, I’ve explored many jewelry and textile techniques including polymer and metal clay, wire wrapping, cold connections, enameling, resin, concrete, metal smithing, glass blowing, CAD, fabric surface design, screen printing, shibori, embroidery, weaving, paper sculpting, felting, and loom knitting. I like to explore and invite others to join!

Studio Services

Featured Event

Kathy Reyes Watercolor Class, Monday 10-12

Open-studio format class, so you can join-in anytime. Class fee is $30, and registration is required.  Please email Kathy at kreyes089@gmail.com to register. Kathy provides supplies for the first class.

Kathy Reyes Jewelry Design, Monday 2-5

Drop-in anytime between 2-5, Kathy will help you design and make jewelry with beads. Necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are covered. Class is free – just pay for the beads and supplies used.

Soul of Somanya Trunk Show: November 4-7, 2021

Beads, baskets, and jewelry from Somanya-Krobo in Ghana’s Eastern Region

Melody McDuffee Class, Demo, and Trunk Show Schedule November 11-14, 2021

Masks will be required for all classes.



Workshop Title



Nov 11 (Thurs.)


Make Your Own Findings & Wire Beads

Adventurous Beginner



Make Your Own Chains & Beaded Chains

Adventurous Beginner


Nov 12



Wire-by-the-Row Earrings




Lacy Wire Bezel




Custom Bezel Orders and Wrapped Paua Shell Demonstration


Nov 13 (Sat.)


Twisted Wire Floral Earrings Or Pendant

Adventurous Beginner



Handmade Bails



Nov 14


Tree of Life Pendant

Adventurous Intermediate