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Monday, August 4, 2014

Tweet How I decide when to add a new word necklace to my line? This is how I explained it last year. ” … 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 […]

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tweet My Chicken on Nest necklace has been Jewel of the Month before. You might remember the smaller-than-a-dime, sterling-silver chicken … … that opened up to reveal three gold-plated eggs. If you’ve always wondered, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I have the answer. My egg locket came first, inspired by a work […]

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Tweet My right-hand woman Eryn gave followers of my Wendy Brandes Jewelry Instagram a sneak peek of my new barbed-wire stacking rings a couple of weeks ago. Two of the rings shown are sterling silver ($80); the other two are gold-plated sterling silver ($90). There are two sizes and styles: large with a plain shank, […]

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tweet I’ve loved singer Kelis ever since she appeared on the scene in 1999 with her debut single, “Caught Out There.”  The song’s “Augggggh! I hate you so much right now!” line — aimed at a cheating man — and Kelis’s rainbow hair in the video always screamed “Badass!” to me. Because of Kelis’s badass […]

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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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