Brenda Schweder is an artist, author, teacher, columnist, and inventor of Now That’s a Jig!, and Now That’s a Pliers! by Swanstrom Tools USA. She’s written “Collaborate: Friends in the Making” (self-published), “Steel Wire Jewelry” (Lark Jewelry & Beading), and “Junk to Jewelry” and “Vintage Redux” (Kalmbach Books). Her designs and fashion jewelry forecasts have been published over 100 times in books and magazines including “Beautiful Leather Jewelry” (Kalmbach Books), “Crystal Jewelry Inspiration” (Kalmbach Books), “Foxy Epoxy” (Lark Jewelry & Beading), “30-Minute Bracelets”, “30-Minute Necklaces”, “30-Minute Rings”, and “30-Minute Earrings” (Lark Jewelry & Beading) to name just a few.
Schweder masterminded “Collaborate: Friends in the Making”, a project-turned-book-turned-exhibit-turned auction where she “did the wire” and 27 other artist collaborator friends “did their thang” yielding thirty-plus multi-media works and thousands of dollars in contributions to breast cancer research via the Bead&Button Show 2014. And now Collaborate15 lives on!
Schweder is an Artist of the Year (2015) for Step by Step Wire Jewelry
and pens Wirework’s
“Creative Minds,” a column on cultivating personal creativity. She has also been a frequent guest on Craftsy, Beads, Baubles & Jewels with Katie Hacker and Craftcast with Alison Lee. Visit her web site and catch her on Etsy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.