Friday, October 5, 2012
I finally got to see celebrity manicurist Tracylee Percival yesterday. It was our first appointment since August. Between her fashion week and celebrity jobs, Tracylee was a hard woman to find. I think she was sorry so much time had passed when she saw my several ripped cuticles and one weirdly dented thumbnail. (About the nail, I said, “I don’t know how that happened, so don’t ask,” and she didn’t.) She patched everything up and applied Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips in Halloween-themed “Spun for You.” I hate real-life spiders, but spiderweb nails are fine with me.
Here’s another shot of the nails — plus a sneak peek at the mid-finger ring designs I’ve done for my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line.
From the left, there’s a B ring in 14K gold; a dollar sign for you “Get money, bitch” peeps in gold-plated sterling silver; and an asterisk ring in sterling silver. I made these because I constantly fiddle with my Memento Mori skull pinky ring, taking it off my pinky and putting it mid-finger elsewhere. But it never feels secure enough, so I made the new styles in size 4 with an open shank (band), to allow the wearer to pinch the ring tighter or open it a little wider to get a good fit.
The rings won’t be on my website till the end of next week at the earliest, but you can holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com if you want to talk about reserving one. You can also custom order a ring in any letter or symbol. Stay tuned for more additions to the diffusion line!