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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tweet According to the zodiac calendar, Taurus birthdays begin on April 20, making this the perfect month for the official blog debut of my Bull and Bullfighter Maneater ring. Actress Leven Rambin already tweeted a photo of the ring from Elton John’s Oscar party last month. Leven had borrowed it from gorgeous singer/songwriter Skylar Grey, […]

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Tweet I gave you a peek at my emoji-inspired meat cleaver earring last year. A foodie friend had seen my pig studs and asked for a special mix-and-match pair (once again, vegetarians, look away!) Now the cleaver is a permanent part of my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line, so I’m making it March’s Jewel […]

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tweet I enjoy redesigning my customers’ old, unloved jewelry. I’ve even redesigned earlier redesigns. For instance, I made a ring for my gorgeous sister, Terri Berry, in 2011. The stones originally came from my mother’s ruby-and-diamond cocktail ring. Before I was in the jewelry business, I took the cocktail ring to a local jeweler, who […]

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tweet Now that the red-carpet crowd is catching on to my single-earring obsession, it’s time to officially offer a statement-earring companion to all my single studs. January’s Jewels of the Month are my shoulder-brushing single Cleopatra earrings in silver, or in 18K yellow gold with diamonds. Last August, I suggested wearing one of my 4 […]

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tweet My Jewel of the Month posts highlight my newest jewelry designs — or, occasionally, existing designs that suit the season/holiday. Here are 2013′s hot jewels from both my luxe signature line and my social-media-inspired WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line. Click the photos to read the original posts. I introduced my “Maneaters” ring collection […]

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tweet One of my all-time favorite designs is my onyx and tsavorite skull ring … … with diamonds hidden inside. I’ve wanted to do a variation on this design for years — one that would be different enough for the onyx skull to keep its “one of a kind” status, but special in its own […]

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tweet My heavy-metal-loving customers have been asking me to add a “sign of the horns” stud to my emoji and emoji-inspired earring collection for a while now.  The gesture became associated with metal because it was the late vocalist Ronnie James Dio’s signature move when he was in Black Sabbath. (Read what he had to […]

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Tweet I just can’t stop adding stud earring designs to my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes line! Last week, I introduced my Heisenberg hat stud in honor of Breaking Bad‘s finale. Now, in time for Halloween, I’ve got a miniaturized earring version of the skull design that first appeared in my Juana peekaboo skull ring and […]

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tweet When I introduced my TWERK necklace as August’s Jewel of the Month, I noted that the overuse of a word/acronym tells me when the time is right to add that word/acronym to my pop-culture-inspired WENDY by Wendy Brandes diffusion line. An expression has reached critical mass when I’m ready to cut the next bitch […]

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tweet My signature, 18K gold jewelry line — simply called Wendy Brandes — is inspired by women’s history, but my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line is inspired by pop culture, especially social media. Do you want to know how I decide when it’s the right time to immortalize a word or acronym in jewelry […]

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