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.
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.
September’s Jewel was the “PUSHY” necklace I made for former New York Times editor Jill Abramson.
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!