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 the different functions of her business and craft. I also delivered the angel that she had reverse-engineered for me, in Now That’s A Jig! colors.
Then she demonstrated the Pliers and I got to play with them a little bit.
Soon I realized that the Now Thatâ€™s a Jig! was the better tool for my purposes, and I started playing with the variety of pegs Brenda had on hand.
She gave me tips and recommendations, and I got to peruse her plethora of demonstration pieces. You can see her tutorials on YouTube.
Soon I had created a shopping pile, and I went home with a variety of tools, inspiration, and design ideas.
At home I implemented the DoubleDekr peg for earrings and a bangle.
I’ll still need gloves, but this will be easier than the uneven paintbrush handle I’ve been using.
I played with the infinity design of the 3/8″ pegs some more.
The results are on the NtAJ Facebook page. I like how these turned out.
I made earrings out of the pieces that were too short.
Brenda publishes in various magazines, and is in the latest issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry.
A smaller frosty design was born.
So many more ideas percolating!
These aren’t loaded into the Shop yet but feel free to message me if you are interested in purchasing one of my creations.