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Monday, November 23, 2015

Before my parents moved out of my childhood home in 2013, I retrieved some of my old things from their basement and various closets.  I found a lot of letters. During high school, I had pen pals in England, and I was always running to the mailbox to look for a blue airmail envelope. Who […]

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Monday, November 16, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen the seventh ring in my Maneater series: the Dragon and Knight. If you don’t follow me, first of all: follow me! Secondly, enjoy this little video of the piece, which is November’s Jewel of the Month. A video posted by Wendy Brandes Jewelry PR (@wendybrandesjewelry) on […]

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Last year, I declared that big hoop earrings were due for a comeback after the fashion-world frenzy for ear cuffs, ear climbers, earring jackets, “front-back” earrings and mismatched studs. About the latter style, I said, “This look has fashion editors hitting the piercing parlors so they can load up on more studs.” Today, multiple ear […]

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tonight, the fine folks of Platinum Guild International had a little soirée for designers and press at Parlor. I had designs from my Punk Platinum collection on display. I also brought my one-of-a-kind Luna ring, which is set with 1.90 carats of diamonds and a South Sea pearl. Who knew it would look so good […]

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

A #halloween blast from the past with my one-of-kind agate sleeping bat necklace. #bats #happyhalloween #spooky #halloweenjewelry #necklace #batty #soldout #scary #creepy #jewelry #holiday #boo A photo posted by Wendy Brandes Jewelry PR (@wendybrandesjewelry) on Oct 31, 2015 at 10:40am PDT

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thanks to Cindy Edelstein for including my designs in her gallery of Halloween-worthy jewels on National Jeweler! Cindy featured my 18K gold and ruby skull necklace and matching earrings. You can buy the necklace here and the earrings here. Check out the rest of my skull jewelry — and I have plenty! — by clicking […]

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Friday, October 2, 2015

I love to redesign old jewelry for customers and the mother of all redesign opportunities was literally handed to me in March. My gorgeous mother, BarbaraB, had to take off her engagement ring ahead of a minor medical procedure, only to find that it couldn’t be budged. The ring had to be cut off. BarbaraB […]

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Monday, September 28, 2015

I’m in love with the Paul Andrew Chrysler-Building boots that I saw in a Bergdorf Goodman catalog. Maybe I can wear them with my Zang Toi gown that depicts the Time Warner Center and the Hearst Tower … … and accessorize with my Taxi and Passenger Maneater ring, which is engraved with the Brooklyn Bridge. […]

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Friday, September 4, 2015

I’m happy to see that jewelry guru Cindy Edelstein’s latest TrendTracker post for National Jeweler is about Y-necklaces. Cindy writes: “You knew it had to have a comeback soon … the Y-neck of the 1990s is back en vogue now and enough time has passed so that we’re actually enjoying it. This time around they’re […]

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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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