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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tweet A big book arrived yesterday from Yale University. It was put together in honor of the 50th anniversary of the class of 1964 — MrB’s graduating class. Everyone had the opportunity to write his biography for the book. (It is “his” biography, rather than “his or her,” because Yale didn’t go coed until 1969.) […]

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tweet Gorgeous client Lauren recently bought my bunny stud earrings and my silver fleur de lis Madame Royale necklace … and got BOTH designs in one photo. Well done, Lauren! I asked Lauren to tell us a little bit about herself and here’s what she had to say: “Hello! My name is Lauren Delost. I’m […]

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tweet A lot of my jewelry is inspired by royalty, but I focus on females: queens, empresses, queen consorts, princesses. I figure history as it is taught in elementary and high school is basically about men, so I prefer to concentrate on herstory. However, I have a soft spot for one dude: England’s 15th-century Richard […]

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Tweet If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you’ve seen my gold and diamond Cleopatra earrings on Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City 2. And you’ve seen the silver version on a flock of bloggers and friends. Now you can see the silver Cleos on gorgeous model/DJ/musician/actress Tolula Adeyemi. Tolula was introduced to […]

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tweet I like this these lines right at the beginning: “You try your best to love the world despite obvious flaws in design and execution. And you take care of whatever needy things present themselves to you during your passage through it. Otherwise you’re worthless.”  

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tweet When I was in first grade, I read Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and was confused by the passage where Alice was rowing a boat with a sheep in it. I wasn’t disturbed by the fact that she was in the boat with the sheep, or that the sheep spoke and […]

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tweet While on my way to Washington, D.C., last month for an interview with the hometown paper, I was browsing the vampire section of the airport bookstore when another book jumped out at me. Not literally, of course. It wasn’t an evil zombie book that was trying to kill me.  I just noticed it because […]

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Tweet For this post, the fourth and final one on my favorite history book, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitious 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman, I wish I had a deep-voiced television announcer to say, “Previously on Wendy Brandes Jewelry …” and give a summary of the three preceding posts. Since I don’t have that guy, […]

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tweet Welcome to Part III of my report on A Distant Mirror, The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman. Read Part I and Part II to get yourselves oriented. On Saturday, in my second of a series of posts on the book A Distant Mirror, I listed the disasters of the 1300s. Those included what […]

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tweet Today is a day for celebration: it is the one-year-and-one-day procrastination-versary of my introduction to my favorite history book, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman. On March 26, 2009, I posted about A Distant Mirror and told you to come back the next week for more. I wrote a long […]

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