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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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Monday, July 6, 2015

Thank you to gorgeous Brecken Branstrator for including my one-of-a-kind She Sells Seashells ring in her National Jeweler post on summer-inspired jewelry! The 18K-rose-gold ring features a hand-carved rose-quartz “shell” and diamonds. It makes a statement but it’s not a red-carpet-only ring. You can definitely wear this one on a casual day. Just don’t wear […]

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I want to highlight one of the styles I introduced in yesterday’s post: the ankle bracelet, aka anklet. While anklets have been around since ancient times and are still a perennial in some cultures, in the U.S. they’ve gone in and out of fashion. I say they’re due for a big, fine-jewelry comeback! In recent […]

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It’s rare that I get to introduce a full collection (nearly) all at once. Usually I’m creating and revealing just one or two designs at a time. But today is different! June’s Jewels of the Month are the first nine styles of my brand-new Punk Platinum line. I was inspired to do this collection after […]

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cindy Edelstein of National Jeweler reports in her weekly TrendTracker post that turquoise is “having a real moment in the sun.” That’s an appropriate description, seeing as the cheerfully colored stone is perfect for summer. Of course, just because we use a bright color in our jewelry doesn’t mean we can’t be our morbid, skull-loving […]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I’m excited to see my customer Hi-Rez getting some much-deserved attention. Rez recently teamed up with YouTube prankster Coby Persin, sauntered into a Times Square McDonald’s, and rapped a crazy-ass order to the befuddlement of the McDonald’s staff. The video was shared by Lil Wayne on Facebook and has close to five million views. Not […]

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I love lists titled “The Best of the Best,” because it makes me think of the overeager West Point graduate in Men in Black who barks “Because we’re the best of the best of the best … SIR!” I love “Best of the Best” lists even more when I’m part of them! I had just […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thanks to Cindy Edelstein of National Jeweler for including my snake earrings in her TrendTracker piece on serpentine designs. This earring style — and its matching necklace — was inspired by and named after Mary Queen of Scots. For the mini history lesson that explains that, click here. I’ve had this design for quite a […]

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

When Jennifer Heebner of JCK Magazine interviewed me last month about my growing FitzRoy-the-Cat jewelry collection, I told her I had just finished ear climbers. Here they are … May’s Jewel of the Month! These kittehs are handmade in 18K yellow gold here in New York City, and modeled after my own Exotic Shorthair, FitzRoy […]

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thanks to these peeps who have shouted me out recently! Love & Pieces made me No. 4 on its list of “12 Jewelry Bloggers You Want to Follow,” saying, “Wendy is a firm believer that you should be creative, break the traditional fashion rules, and wear what you want!” Katerina Perez included my award-winning Pink […]

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