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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tweet Gorgeous singer Skylar Grey was interviewed on the music channel Fuse TV last week, and I was thrilled to see she had on the special double-ax necklace I made for her last summer! You can see it in this screen cap. (P.S. Her new chest tattoo says “Woodrat.”) Here’s the whole interview. I’ve written […]

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tweet When I introduced my TWERK necklace as August’s Jewel of the Month, I noted that 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 when I’m ready to cut the next bitch […]

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tweet The TWERK necklace that I introduced as August’s Jewel of the Month is getting hotter and hotter! Days after Miley Cyrus’s publicity-generating, twerktastic performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, the word “twerk” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. And Miley has teamed with Justin Bieber on a new song called, […]

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tweet I’m happy to announce that Jewel Gallery in El Paso, Texas, is now carrying my social-media-inspired WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line! Celina Ortega, the gorgeous sales manager at Jewel Gallery, came across my work in JCK Magazine and — voilà! — I’m in Texas. Here’s a peek at the store. This spot looks […]

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tweet My signature, 18K gold jewelry line — simply called Wendy Brandes — is inspired by women’s history, but my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line is inspired by pop culture, especially social media. Do you want to know how I decide when it’s the right time to immortalize a word or acronym in jewelry […]

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Tweet I was excited to see today’s Women’s Wear Daily story about the social-media-influenced fine-jewelry designs. While my signature Wendy Brandes line is inspired by women’s history, my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line is all about pop culture, particularly the online world. My first design for the diffusion line was the four-ring swear ring […]

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Tweet Can’t find the jewelry design of your dreams? Let me make it for you! I do custom engagement/wedding rings in both traditional and avant-garde styles. I can also do any other kind of non-wedding jewelry. Want a big tiger ring? Got ya covered. Fancy cufflinks that look like your dogs? Sure thing. Want to put […]

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tweet The reaction to my “romantic, gothic, alien” jewelry that I hear (and enjoy) the most is, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.” Other jewelers gasp when they see that my golden egg locket opens to reveal a tiny, diamond-eyed silver chicken … which, in turn, opens to reveal three gold eggs. […]

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tweet My sterling-silver hugs-and-kisses stud earrings — December’s Jewels of the Month — are now available on my website, so those of you who were too shy to email me to inquire about them can now buy them without assistance!     You can buy the X and O earrings singly, if you want just […]

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Tweet Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had a story on how monogramming is hot for the holidays, so I took that as a sign that my new letter/punctuation mid-finger rings should be November’s Jewel of the Month! I gave you a sneak peek at these additions to my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line last month. […]

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