This lovely young lady is already enjoying her squirrel necklace.
Another young lady who loves her squirrel necklace is gorgeous blogger and client Lisa. Lisa ordered hers from my website and, after she received it, she emailed me to say how amazed she was that the design was 3D — perfectly finished on both sides rather than just pressed into the metal on one side. That’s the kind of quality you get when you buy Wendy Brandes jewelry. I make the pieces for my namesake collection just a few at a time here in New York City; they’re not stamped out cheaply by the hundreds or thousands in an overseas factory. I myself review each piece (not each design — each PIECE) to make sure it’s something I personally would wear, and I have seriously high standards for what I wear.
Here are some other 3D designs of mine:
- The Matilda Necklace — a sword that pulls out of its scabbard — is engraved and set on both sides. That means two rose-cut diamonds and four blue sapphires per necklace.
- The Oak Leaf Necklace has a distinct front and back, just like a real leaf. I made it in silver, but you can also order in in 18K white, rose or yellow gold.
- The Isabella Wolf-Fang Necklace in silver or gold is not only finished on both sides, but when you look at it head-on, you’ll see tiny nostrils on the snout. That level of detail makes this one of my favorite designs. This piece also has major heft. People are always surprised by the weight when they pick it up because they’re used to lightweight, inexpensively made jewelry. When you buy the Isabella, you’re getting a lot for your money. To me, the solidity of the piece gives it a private, subtle luxuriousness.