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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I’ve been quietly designing two jewelry lines for a while. My signature Wendy Brandes line consists of my ultra-luxurious, hyper-detailed, mechanical pieces in 18K yellow gold or platinum. These pieces are typical of that aesthetic.

Acorn and squirrel locket. Click for more photos.

Mia scent-locket ring. Click for more photos.

Empress Wu dragon ring. Click for more photos.

Other designs — such as my swear rings and Mud Flap Jill necklaces — are more playful, modern and a bit more moderately priced. I’ve been planning to organize them into a diffusion line and, at long last, that line is here. Allow me to introduce WENDYB by Wendy Brandes.

Click to browse the collection.

My description of the collection is:

“Fun, feisty and fashion-forward, WENDYB by Wendy Brandes jewelry makes a statement. Literally!  Let your fingers do the talking with a fistful of silver rings that spell OMG, LOL, NYC or — totally tongue-in-chic, of course — F@#! Playful takes on pop-culture icons include a ruby-tipped “mud flap girl” and a peace sign that, on second glance, is also a pomegranate.  Be glamorous, bold and just a little bit naughty. Be WENDYB.”

I originally wanted to keep the prices for the WENDYB pieces under $1,000 (my signature line goes up to $25,000), but when I had to raise prices to keep up with the soaring cost of gold, that idea went out the window. Now my hope is to keep all silver WENDYB pieces without gems under $1,000 and all gold pieces under $2,000. The 18K gold fruit necklaces that are $2,000 and above — like this strawberry — will be discontinued as soon as they’re sold out and produced only in silver from that point on. As always, all prices are subject to change as the cost of the raw materials rises. (One day, I hope to introduce a third line at H&M/Forever 21/QVC prices, but we’ll have to wait till I get the big order from H&M/Forever 21/QVC for that.)

Thanks to Queen Michelle from Kingdom of Style for designing the WENDYB by Wendy Brandes logo. She also designed my main Wendy Brandes logo.

For navigation purposes, ALL my pieces are available at wendybrandes.com. To shop WENDYB by Wendy Brandes only, you can navigate to it from my Shop Online tab or click here.

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24 Responses to “Introducing WENDYB by Wendy Brandes”

  1. Thank goodness my anti spam word was sincere because I mean this most sincerely WENDYB is brilliant!!

  2. Maja Piraja says:

    This is really cool, congratulations! :)

  3. mystyle says:

    Hi my dear!! Fantastic indeed, the WendyB line looks totally gorgeous and wishing you much success with both lines xxx

  4. déjà pseu says:

    Wonderful, and a brilliant idea.

  5. YES! This is wonderful news. I’m excited to see what you come up with in both collections in the future.

  6. Lara says:

    super smart! Love this idea!

  7. Tricia says:

    This is so smart, love the new line!

  8. Eli says:

    Ah, what a great idea to split up the two. Great business idea!

  9. Susan Tiner says:

    I’m a devoted WendyB customer!

  10. brett says:

    love it!
    will be waiting patiently for the H&M,F21,QVC line!
    maybe you can call it the WB line! :)

  11. I love all your pieces….but Im thinking the dragon ring is my fav:)

  12. lisa says:

    I clicked over from my Google Reader because I was curious about what your new WendyB line looked like, and lo and behold, I already own some of the pieces! Congratulations on this new move, Wendy.

    • WendyB says:

      Yeah, I’ve really been doing it for a while and just meaning to organize things better! Because they are really two different looks.

  13. Andrea says:

    wow i love the dragon ring!!

  14. Sandra says:

    I love your simple but elegant jewelry.

  15. K-Line says:

    This is an awesome idea. Aren’t you awesome to have a diffusion line!!!

  16. Congratulations Wendy, I hope the “diffusion” line does fabulously well for you!

  17. So fun- congrats, WendyB!

  18. kavery says:

    I may have said this before, but here goes – I wish I had your job! I’d have to have your talent too! Chuckled over the Kim K post- getting that stone reset in one of your designs would be so cool

  19. YES. I love this. Off to peruse your site and add things to my Wendy Lust List.

  20. stacy says:

    Finally!!!! WENDYB is here!!
    This is going to be great!!!

  21. Mardel says:

    This makes a lot of sense, and I love the way your website is laid out. Now I can find the things I lust after far more easily……

  22. Fabi says:

    Wohooo WendyB! And I like the extra cool factor added by the fact that Queen Michelle designed the logo. 😉