About Brenda

About Brenda 2017-03-10T23:43:22+00:00

Brenda Schweder is an artist, author, teacher, personality and inventor of Now That’s a Jig! and Now That’s a Pliers! by Swanstrom Tools USA.

Brenda has 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 a few.

The latest of her books, Collaborate: Friends in the Making, is a project-turned-book-turned-exhibit-turned auction feature where she “did the wire” and 27 other artist collaborator friends “did their thang” yielding thirty-plus mutli-media works and thousands of dollars in contributions to breast cancer research via the Bead&Button Show ‘14.

Schweder holds Step by Step Wire Jewelry’s title of Artist of the Year (2015) and penned Wirework’s Creative Minds, a column on cultivating personal creativity. She is also a frequent guest on Beads, Baubles & Jewels with Katie Hacker and Craftcast with Alison Lee and is a proud Craftsy instructor.

Catch her on her Facebook Live Video Broadcasts (at minimum, Monday’s and Thursday’s at NoonCentra); Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram, AND be sure to subscribe to her very own YouTube Channel, Brenda Schweder.