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Friday, December 2, 2011

I’m proud to say I’ve been nominated for Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in the fine-jewelry category! Last year, I was a finalist, and I’d sure like to be one again. If you’re an FGI member, you need to go vote in person at FGI’s New York offices at 8 West 40th Street in New York City. The first round of voting starts on Tuesday and continues through December 13. (The finalists will be announced on December 14th, and then there’s another round of voting in January.)

I promise you’ll be impressed by my entries, which include the Empress Wu dragon earrings from yesterday’s post.

A detail shot of my dragon earring. Click for more information.

I also entered three other pieces. I don’t want to ruin the suspense, so I won’t list them here. You FGI people (Candice, I’m looking at you!) will have to go and see for yourselves. While you’re there, don’t forget to vote for designer/blogger Stacy Lomman, who is a nominee in the women’s ready-to-wear category.

I always tell people that even if my medieval-meets-modern style isn’t what they personally would wear, that’s okay. Whatever your taste, a close examination of my designs will show that my attention to detail is extraordinary and my workmanship is impeccable. My goal is to create beauty that defies time and trends. To me, jewelry is more than ornamentation: it’s wearable art. I want to make every design museum-worthy. And it’s not just surface beauty that I’m interested in. My jewelry feels luxurious, with its surprising heft and perfect polish. Plus, I test-drive all of my designs so I can be sure that each piece is comfortable to wear. So, FGI members, go take a look at my pieces in person and cast your vote! I’m confident that you’ll like what you see.

 

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29 Responses to “I’m an FGI Rising Star Award Nominee!”

  1. Cameron
    Twitter: CameronMiquelon
    says:

    Yay! Big hugs to you and Stacy for the nominations! I’d so vote for you both if I had an FGI membership, but since I don’t, I’ll just help sell your jewelry next year instead.

  2. brett says:

    oh this is so exciting
    wish i could power vote for you :)
    can’t wait to see what else you entered
    best wishes!
    brett

  3. Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen
    Twitter: PunkGlamQueen
    says:

    YAY, Congratulations! BTW, the earrings came out gorgeous!
    XXX
    Suzanne

  4. Faux Fuchsia says:

    Nice Work Wends, am happy for you.

    What will you wear on Christmas day? I’m thinking white.

    xxxx

  5. K-Line says:

    Congrats to both of you. You do bring impeccable workmanship to every piece.

  6. déjà pseu
    Twitter: dejapseu
    says:

    And well you should be! In fact, you should win this one hands down.

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      I put a lot of thought into which pieces should be displayed. I’m hoping I picked ones that will inspire people!

  7. stacy says:

    This is your year WendyB!

  8. Bella Q
    Twitter: citizenrosebudz
    says:

    Congrats on the nom and I dare say most deserved! I hope you win!

  9. Mary says:

    Congratulations, I do hope you win.Surely you will with those most triumphant earrings!

  10. The Style Crone
    Twitter: judithstylecrone.com
    says:

    Congratulations Wendy B! Would vote for you 10 times if I could.

  11. Congrats, Wendy! Wish I could vote for you – your jewelry is gorgeous art.

  12. mystyle says:

    Hi my dear-much congratulations to you, so well deserved and those earrings really should win for you for sure!! xxx

  13. Pearl Westwood
    Twitter: pearlwestwood
    says:

    Good luck!! If I could vote I would!

  14. Well done, I have my fingers crossed for you, although I am sure you don’t need any luck!

  15. That’s excellent news and well-deserved. Glad to hear I won’t be the only one in gym clothes on Christmas Day!

  16. Totally my style….love it!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

  17. Susan Tiner says:

    You must win this time, I will it!

  18. Poochie
    Twitter: ShoeDaydreams
    says:

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  19. Megan Mae says:

    Congrats on the nomination!

  20. Christine says:

    This is your year! I can’t see how anyone can look at your pieces and not vote for you!

    I’ll buy the champagne!

    Christine xo

  21. Cyrillynn
    Twitter: any2ndnow
    says:

    Omg congrats Wendy! But you’re already a winner with me my dear!

    xoxo
    Cyrillynn

  22. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations! You HAVE to win!

    Congratulations to Stacy, also. I want you both to win so you can celebrate in the best dresses, wearing the best jewelry, drinking the best champagne.

  23. Shasie says:

    Congratulations girlie! How amazing is that!