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. I started offering my 4 1/2″-long Cleopatra earrings in both gold and silver as singles in January.
One of my specialties is redesigning old jewelry. I made these amethyst birthstone earrings for gorgeous client Susan and featured them in February.
In addition to creating one-of-a-kind designs for individual clients, I’ll add special requests to my regular line, especially when it comes to emojis. March’s Jewel of the Month was a sterling-silver meat cleaver stud.
The fourth of my eight-ring Maneater collection was the Bull and Bullfighter ring, formally introduced in April, right in time for Taurus birthdays. Gorgeous singer Skylar Grey had a personal preview of the ring the month before when she wore it to Elton John’s Oscar party.
In March, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and author of Leaning In, joined with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts USA chief executive Anna Maria Chávez to announce Ban Bossy, a campaign aimed at empowering girls. By May, I had both BOSS and BOSSY necklaces.
I wear June’s Jewels of the Month — my barbed-wire stacking rings — every day! I expect matching barbed-wire earrings to be on my site next month.
My now-discontinued Chicken on Nest necklace in silver was featured in July. If you’ve got an unlimited budget, the original 18K gold chicken-in-egg locket is still available.
People use “literally” as a synonym for “very” these days. Ugh! In August, this necklace was my way of saying, “I literally can’t even.”
September’s Jewel was the “PUSHY” necklace I made for former New York Times editor Jill Abramson.
My October design was a hockey mask and chainsaw earring set. Shopping app Spring turned the pair into an animated gif for Halloween.
I was thrilled when my Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring won an honorable mention in the AGTA Spectrum awards at the end of October — meaning November’s Jewel of the Month was announced a few days early!
I ended the year with a diamond tribute to New York City — my yellow, white and black diamond NYC Taxi and Passenger Maneater ring.
Stay tuned for all the great new designs I have coming up for 2015!
Every piece is amazing!
Why, thank you!
I saw Skylar on TV (I think on SNL) and kept looking for the necklace you made for her. Unfortunately, denied!
I knoooowwww! It’s the one time I’ve seen her lately when she wasn’t wearing the necklace! Sad!