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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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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tweet I really need to get back to writing my history-inspired posts! Here’s a throwback one in honor of the Chinese New Year. One of my favorite badass royal ladies was Empress Wu, as she’s known now. When she ruled China in the 7th century, she used the name Emperor Shensheng (spelling may vary), making […]

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Tweet I was inspired this week to take a little video of two of my mechanical jewelry designs. The first is the Sophie twisting heart necklace, which I wrote about recently. When I was working on that post, I didn’t have the extra pair of hands required to record video, but a few days ago […]

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tweet I’m thrilled to say that gorgeous actress Scarlett Johansson is wearing my barbed wire rings in the March issue of W Magazine. Admittedly, you may need a magnifying glass, a microscope or the Hubble telescope to see the rings on ScarJo in the photo, but they’re there, I swear! I have a credit and […]

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tweet My Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring was inspired by novelist and journalist Jack London (1876 – 1916). As a child, I was a huge fan of London’s dog/wolf novels, The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but I was blissfully unaware of his fictionalized “alcoholic memoirs,” John Barleycorn. The first-known reference […]

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tweet This is certainly my week for international recognition! First, my Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring was on the cover of Jewellery News Asia. Now, two of my designs are in K-Note, a Turkish magazine that goes to luxury car customers. Hopefully, those readers are luxury jewelry customers too. The pieces are part […]

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tweet I’m so honored that my award-winning Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring made the cover of the January issue of Jewellery News Asia! Thanks to JNA editor Marie Feliciano for sending me the cover image; the ring looks fabulous with those background colors. There is also a blurb about the ring on the […]

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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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Monday, December 22, 2014

Tweet Thanks to Vogue Gioiello — an Italian edition of Vogue that’s devoted to fine jewelry — for including my Victoria buckle ring in its December edition! My ring appeared on a page called “Belt Mania.” I got a little emotional seeing this ring in print in light of Henry the dog’s passing last week. […]

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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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