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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Picking out birthstone jewelry for people born in June is a Choose Your Own Adventure experience. The American Gem Society lists pearl and Alexandrite as June’s birthstones. The Gemological Institute of America opts for pearl, moonstone and Alexandrite. I’ve seen other sources that say pearl and moonstone are the two June gems, and others that […]

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week. Monday: This Moschino dress is eyeing you up. Tuesday: My BOSSY necklace on JCK’s blog and Elizabeth I stories for International Women’s Day. Wednesday: Beatles producer George Martin died, aged 90. Thursday: My Lillie Rubin dress in 2006 and 2016. Friday: My […]

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

A year ago today, I posted a highlarious gif that shopping app Spring created with my hockey mask and chainsaw stud earrings. You can still get the sterling silver earrings from my Spring store or my own website, and you can have them in time for Halloween if you order today. Thanks again to gorgeous […]

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week. Monday: What Wendy Wore to see George Wein. Tuesday: Tourmaline is October’s other birthstone. Wednesday: Would you want your Instagram handle to be “lamer”? Thursday: Single stud earrings are once again proving my “Never Is the Next New Thing™” adage is true. […]

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The MTV Video Music Awards are tonight, so I was inspired to dig these out. I went to the #vmas from 1999 through 2003. I can't find my ticket from 2000 though! #mtvvmas #mtvvideomusicawards #videomusicawards #mtvvmas2015 #vmas2015 #nostalgia #mtv #bringitbacktonyc #fun #tickets #memories #ticketstub #mementos A photo posted by Wendy Brandes (@wendybrandes) on Aug 30, […]

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week. Monday: The BEST Donald Trump profile. Tuesday: I can’t get over this kid’s version of Lady Gaga’s “Applause.” Wednesday: I was recently in London. Thursday: I was also in Paris. I was on other people’s blogs too! Made of Jewelry included my […]

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

People say that every boxing movie has the same plot and maybe that’s true (except for Million Dollar Baby, because the hero normally doesn’t get killed by adrenaline injection), but it doesn’t mean a movie can’t excel within that range. I was blown away by the Southpaw premiere last night, as was everyone around me […]

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I went to a lot of concerts this year, getting off to a great start by seeing my celebrity crush Neil Young perform live on January 6. He played solo at Carnegie Hall, accompanying himself on eight or so guitars, a banjo, a horde of harmonicas, two pianos and an organ. The New York Times […]

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

This weekend, Run the Jewels performed in New York and I got to see them up close and personal thanks to my gorgeous rapper friend Gangsta Boo. Run the Jewels is a duo consisting of rappers El-P and Killer Mike, and Boo did a verse for the song “Love Again” on their critically acclaimed new […]

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Monday, November 24, 2014

One of the good things about being a jewelry designer is that I always have the appropriate accessories for any occasion, such as today’s official release of Shady XV, the double album celebrating 15 years of Eminem’s Shady Records label.  Let me take a selfie …. That photo was inspired by my gorgeous rapper friend […]

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