Brenda Schweder


brenda-cropBrenda Schweder is an artist, author, teacher, columnist, inventor of Now That’s a Jig!, and collaborator with Swanstrom Tools USA of Now That’s a Pliers!. 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 a few.

Schweder masterminded Collaborate: Friends in the Making, 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. Collaborate15 lives on!

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, Craftcast with Alison Lee, and is a proud Craftsy instructor.

Visit her web site at and catch her on Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, AND be sure to subscribe to her very own YouTube Channel, Brenda Schweder.