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Monday, July 6, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tweet 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, […]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tweet 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. […]

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tweet 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, […]

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Tweet My hair guru Keith Carpenter and his partner Olivier had a dinner party on Saturday at their beautiful apartment in Brooklyn. I dressed in the same Zang Toi jacket/faux-garter tights combo that I wore to see Cabaret in January and to Zang’s Fall 2014 runway show.  What can I say? I like this outfit! […]

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