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HUNGER

Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or P O W E R.The works selected for this exhibition offer a wide range of ideas and images which go beyond food.See More
Jan 15
Brenda Schweder commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Call for Artists: Play That Funky Music !
"How fun! Starting now! oxox!"
Dec 11, 2013
Brenda Schweder commented on Lorena Angulo's group Behind the Brooch
"Second part? Refresh my memory! oxox! -b."
Nov 26, 2013
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"Very cool, Hilary!"
Oct 15, 2013
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Signature Work - Part 2

Signature Work... a distinctive piece representing our body of work that identifies us as artists.See More
Aug 10, 2013
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Brenda Schweder commented on Erin Knisley's group The Steel Road to Touchstone
"You got it! It will be in tomorrow's mail!"
May 1, 2013
Brenda Schweder commented on Erin Knisley's group The Steel Road to Touchstone
"Adam and Erin--I'm a fan and lover of dark annealed steel for cold-connection jewelry making and wrote Steel Wire Jewelry (Lark Jewelry & Beading). Would you like a complimentary copy for your students (of either side)?"
May 1, 2013
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Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately

For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting  in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
Apr 30, 2013
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The Steel Road to Touchstone

Thoughts, contemplations, and excitement about the upcoming "Jewelry Fabrication in Steel" course with Sharon Massey at Touchstone Center for Crafts.See More
Apr 24, 2013
Brenda Schweder joined Begoña Prats's group
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Joyas Sensacionales (Sensational Jewellery)

Collective of Contemporary Artistic JewellersSee More
Apr 7, 2013
Stephanie Voegele and Brenda Schweder are now friends
Mar 26, 2013
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Inspired Social Media

Using social media effectively can make a world of difference in growing and maintaining your creative business. While signing up for  accounts may be easy, mastering their use takes time and effort! Whether you're new to the world of social media or a die-hard tweetaholic, there's always something new to learn and share. Jump in and be inspired! See More
Jan 24, 2013

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Maker, Author, Teacher, Coach
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://BrendaSchweder.com
What media do you work with?
steel wire and found objects

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At 3:59pm on January 23, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through February 15, 2015.
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At 11:44am on September 26, 2012, Roxy Lentz said…

Good luck Brenda!

At 7:12am on September 23, 2012, Roxy Lentz said…

I forgot to say what I was using for the jury. The necklace with the red piece of pexi-glass. The necklace with the piece of drift wood, the brooch with the white pexi-glass, and two pair of earrings of steel wire, and small squarish tops for the post. 

When I tell people about VDV, they don't understand how exacting they are, and should be. 

At 7:01am on September 23, 2012, Roxy Lentz said…

I just posted the work I am using to jury at VDV. Some of it is already posted with pics I took, but I just had a professional in Milwaukee take some for me. Then, I made the earrings, and took my own pic for them. I will be on pins and needles until I hear from them.

I remember now seeing your work in Art Jewelry. I think the last roll of steel I bought was because of that article. 

At 5:55pm on September 22, 2012, Roxy Lentz said…

Thanks you so much Brenda. I don't use steel a lot, but tried some for the Ferrous show. I like your work also, and now, I remember seeing it before, somewhere else. 

I found out using brass bits to fuse works wonderful, and when I smooth with the sanding disk, looks like gold. 

I very much long to be in VDV. This is my first try. 

At 12:39pm on July 2, 2011, Amelia Toelke said…
Thanks Brenda! Three cheers for Wisconsin makers!
At 3:26pm on June 23, 2011, Glen Guarino said…

Hi Brenda,  Thanks for the complement!!!  I jury some of the shows here at Crafthaus with Marie.  She saw your work and loved it.  When I came in from the studio she showed me some of your pieces. All very impressive.

Enjoy Crafthaus, its a good site.

 

At 2:20pm on June 23, 2011, Glen Guarino said…

Please see our calls for online Crafthaus exhibtions

Small Treasures in Wood and Metal

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-small-treasures-in

 

In the Making: Short Demo

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition

 

 

At 12:11pm on June 21, 2011, Sheila Schwede said…

Yes, married name. My husband is from Rocky River, OH, just outside of Cleveland on Lake Erie....Lots of Schwede's in that area. Gram Schwede (passed away years ago) but was German. Interesting to find out if the names are related in some way, seems likely with how unusual Schwede/Schweder is....

 

Sheila

At 10:33am on June 20, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

Brenda,

 

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through July 15, 2012.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website editor are vetted to assure a measure of overall quality control. Unlike other image sharing websites, crafthaus is not a "free-for-all". Our members present their work in front of an educated and critical audience (their peers,) so the photos have to be GREAT. Our goal is to show our members' work in the best possible light. From the many images received daily, we aim to post as many as possible. Crafthaus heartily encourages comments from the membership, however, with regard to photos posted or not, we have a strict "NO WHINING" policy in effect! 

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor@live.com anytime, I will do my best to be of help.

I hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
Crafthaus Editor

 
 
 

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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