Tag Archives: wire bending

May Now Thats a Challenge!

On March 8, 2019, Brenda Schweder Jewelry’s Facebook Live video included a guest appearance of her husband, Jim Schweder. The couple is putting their house on the market (for a move to warmer Tuscon), which prompted Jim to volunteer some of Brenda’s beautiful ephemera finds for our May Now That’s a Jig! Challenge (with her […]

Jigging with Brenda

Recently I took a mini-roadtrip to Waukesha to visit Brenda Schweder in her studio. I have been intrigued by her Now That’ a Pliers! since she introduced them, but wanted to take them for a spin before committing to another tool investment. She showed me her fabulous studio space that has various sections to run […]

Finishing collages for my show

My encaustic wire collages are all finished and the March show is hung! It’s been fun to explore what to make and how and when. Some substrates lingered while I tried out various ideas and rejected them, and other pieces came together in consecutive sittings. I repurposed some older pieces into different looks. Adding wire […]