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Brenda Schweder is a recombobulator of found objects into wearable jewelry and sculpture. Her schtick is combining disparate stuff and quasi-trash into wacky new works with whimsical and joyous narratives!

Schweder is a juried international artist, winning placements in Bury, Lille, Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid; Munich, Athens, and Milano Jewelry Weeks, and placing in the top ten of Arte y Joya Annual Barcelona [2020-21]. She is also a member of the Precious Collective, a United Kingdom contemporary artist consort.

Her work has been shown domestically at New York Jewelry Week, Sedona Arts Center and Boston’s Piano Crafts Gallery, Museum of Wisconsin Art [MOWA], and her former space, A Working Gallery, in Tubac, Arizona.

Schweder was awarded as a Top 5 Innovator [2022] by Interweave for her achievements in the DIY jewelry space as designer, author, teacher, influencer, and tool inventor for over two decades.

A [re]emerging artist at 61 and re-homed Arizonan, she creates in her desert casita among the coyotes, quail and a javelina or two