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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tweet I usually feature my newest design as the Jewel of the Month, but for March, I was inspired to take another look at an old favorite. After struggling home through snow and sleet this evening, I was happy to throw myself into FitzRoy the cat’s favorite chair and watch a Buffy the Vampire Slayer […]

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Tweet I’m continuing to make a series of cabochon birthstone studs that you can wear alone or with my FitzRoy the cat earring jackets. Here’s a close look at a single FitzRoy with January’s birthstone, garnet. February’s birthstone is amethyst and I’ve got one pair of amethyst studs available for any end-of-the-month birthday celebrations. Amethyst […]

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Tweet Most of the wedding jewelry I create is made to order, with the customer and I working on a one-of-a-kind design together. Here are a few examples: Lori’s white-sapphire engagement ring. Olivia’s surprise ring. Mindy’s redesigned engagement ring. Two more redesigned rings. But I do try to add new designs to the options I […]

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Tweet My Jewel of the Month posts highlight my newest jewelry designs. Here are 2014’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. Single earrings were hot this year and they’re not going to let up in 2015.  […]

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tweet If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen sneak peeks of my NYC Taxi and Passenger “Maneater” ring, but the ring is finally making its official debut as December’s Jewel of the Month. One side of the ring shows the Manhattan skyline. On the other side, the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. I like to […]

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tweet November’s Jewel of the Month has come a few days early because, this week, the Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer ring won honorary mention in the Amerian Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards eveningwear category! This ring is the sixth in my Maneater ring series (because of the AGTA award, the elephant has jumped ahead […]

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Tweet October’s Jewel of the Month are the Halloween-appropriate hockey mask and chainsaw stud earrings, available in silver … … and gold-plated silver. Because I’m all about the single-earring look, you can also buy just a chainsaw (or two) stud or just a mask. I’ve also got the mask available as a ring. Although the […]

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Tweet Zang Toi’s Spring 2015 runway show this week reminded me that I had an outfit photo with a Zang dress that I’ve been meaning to post since May! What Wendy Wore Dress: Zang Toi (2007?) Purse: Prada (2007) Shoes: Prada (2010) I’d have to ask Zang exactly what season this dress is from, but […]

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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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