Brenda Schoenfeld was born surrounded by a dynasty of legendary artisans in Taxco, Mexico. Her uncles, known as “Los Castillo’s” since 1946, were famous master silversmiths. While her grandmother, fashion designer, Tachi Castillo, provided traveling European aristocracy and sophisticated fashion conscious American women with extravagant couture wardrobes.
Brenda’s formative years were an amalgamation of artists, materials, design, form, detail, and craftsmanship. A combination which continue to significantly influence her expressive styles as a designer still today.
Brenda opened her first signature boutique in Dallas, Texas in the summer of 1990. Soon she became a source for uniquely feminine and finely articulated silver jewelry. By 1992, “Brenda Schoenfeld” jewelry was selling throughout the United States in over 2,000 locations.
Brenda then evolved her brand in Florence, Italy where she began offering commissioned designs made of gold and precious gems by experienced artisans in Florence. These uniquely crafted works of wonder effortlessly express Brenda’s passions in her native land of silver or of gold in Florence.
During her time in Florence, Brenda also began designing, creating, and restoring personal Villas in Tuscany alongside her lifelong friends. The Villa designs allowed her to go beyond her timeless creations made of silver and gold, and reshape her artistic mindset by developing unique objects, moods, and an entirely new array of collections.
After the last 18 years in Florence, Italy, Brenda has returned to her beloved United States. The country that nurtured her entrepreneurial dreams, gave her confidence, support, encouraged her self expression, and enthusiastically welcomed her as a young designer in 1989.
Brenda and her family have revitalized and renewed their devotion to design at her home away from home in Taxco, Mexico. Her family and her craftsman produce the culminations of her latest designs, balancing powerful forms of her vision with true passion and quality.