#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Cori Schneider

Oh, friends, you’re in for a real visual treat today! This week’s real-life Wonder Woman is a talented artist and is sharing examples of her work with us. While widely known for her one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, Texas-based Cori Schneider is equally gifted on canvas. From cows to cathedrals and coral to crystals, Cori’s talents shine through.

And she’s not only artistic, she’s funny (and humble)! When I asked her about her job title, she said, “Hmmm, I’d like to say ‘Purveyor of Creative Endeavors’ but probably ‘Artist’ will do.”

I’m eager to introduce you to today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman…Cori Schneider.

KR: What brings you joy and fulfillment?

CS: I really enjoy creating something that is unique and solves a problem or makes a person/space more beautiful or joyful utilizing art, design, color, and interesting materials.

I have been a a lover of finding enchanting pieces of jewelry or other treasures and learning the history, sharing the stories, and making something fresh and exciting again.

I’ve had the opportunity to live overseas and travel much of the world. This has brought me endless inspiration and is something that brings me continued happiness.

I think it is wonderful to see a piece of art, jewelry or a space that really moves you deep inside not something that just follows a trend. It takes courage and internal development to find your own style and be courageous to show the world what you like rather than what is popular at the moment. That gets me excited.

KR: I believe we all possess inner superpowers. What are some of yours?

CS: Well I can make a mean chocolate chip cookie! I did strength finders which is a great book that helps you find what your strengths are. My top 5 after taking the test were adaptability, ideation, empathy, strategic, and positivity. I think this seems pretty accurate and I’m an Aquarius so the traits listed for my sign seem to also align with me. My superpower is probably being a creative thinker that likes to go outside the box.

KR: Can you tell us about an influential woman in your life and how she inspired you?

CS: Wow, there are far too many to list! I have been so lucky to have many women supporting and inspiring me through the years, and through all the many transitions in life. I think it is so important to have these women mentors in your life and to remember someone is always there when you need it. You just have to be open and ask for help when you need it. There are so many inspiring women in this world, look around–they are everywhere.

KR: What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies? 

CS: I love to explore new places, travel, be on the water, take classes, spend time with friends and family, thrift, visit museums, see live music and theater and be outside enjoying this beautiful earth.

KR: If you could have one super-human power, what would it be?

CS: I’d want to either be a numbers genius or to be able to sing and play guitar.

KR: Knowing what you know at this stage of your life, what words of wisdom would you give to your 20-year-old self?

CS: I would probably tell myself to trust the process. It is all going to work out like it is supposed to. Don’t be afraid to leap. Be mindful of your time, it is your most precious resource. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and finally, take the adventure.

To see more of Cori’s work, follow her on Instagram!

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9 Comments on “#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Cori Schneider”

  1. What an interesting and inspiring article, talented and gracious lady, and some awesome handiwork! Beautiful!

  2. Cori- you are amazing! So glad to have worked with you on the women’s fund! You are an inspiration in many ways. Thank you Kelly for sharing this story. Well done!

  3. Kelly- thanks for bringing Cori’s incredible talents to light. Cori- so wonderful to see you in the Real Life Wonder woman’s Circle. Very deserving!!

  4. I have known Cory since she was a young girl. We grew up in the same town went to the same school And shared many memories of our youth.. I am blessed to have known her and her family. She is the most humble and kind person you will ever meet. And an inspiration for anybody that wants to step out and take A chance on living your best life and your dreams.. Fantastic Cori thanks for sharing.

  5. Wonderful article and loved seeing your work. Your artwork and jewelry are amazing! I Love that you shared your work and talent. You are truly beautiful and talented.

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