Wendy Brandes lives in New York City and is a fashion jewelry designer. She is strongly influenced by the stories of fascinating women, whether they lived in the 16th century or the Swinging ’60s.
The Wendy Brandes line has a wide-range of exciting themes – from literature and history, to pop culture, and nature. The craftsmanship and mechanical workings are of the highest quality. Wendy has also sold to many famous celebrities including Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears.
Wendy also consults for designers Zang Toi and Christian Francis Roth on their accessories and jewelry lines.
Wendy originally designed for her own company Gigi Caron, which was launched in 2004 as a partnership between Wendy and a New York-based gemologist.
Wendy creates jewelry pieces that are bold and eye-catching, yet feminine and organic. Mechanical pieces that open and close, unscrew or twist are her specialties.
Her main collection, Vivat Regina, is Latin for “Long Live the Queen.” Each jewelry piece is named for a royal lady. Lockets and poison rings are an important part of this collection, because naughty royal ladies are the most interesting.
The It Girls collection covers other notable women, ranging from fabulous friends and family members, to a Stone Age redhead, to a legendary female pope.
The Eden collection is inspired by the highest-ranking woman of all: Mother Nature.
Wendy Brandes only uses precious metals, conflict-free diamonds and precious gemstones to masterfully create her clever jewelry designs.
As previously mentioned, Wendy began designing jewelry in 2004. Brandes spent fifteen years in media and marketing, including key positions at the Wall Street Journal, CNN, People.com and investment banking firm Lehman Brothers. Her first jewelry designs were of her engagement and wedding rings.
View all of Wendy’s collections at:
The Wendy Brandes Fine Jewelry Trunk Show –
Benefits The Young Survival Coalition
Wednesday, November 19th 6:30 – 10pm
The Pink Elephant
527 West 27th Street Between 10th – 11th Avenues
Celebrity jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes has a beautiful line with a wide-range of exciting themes – from literature and history, to pop culture, and nature. The craftsmanship and mechanical workings are of the highest quality.
Click here: Wendy Brandes
Designs range from $400 – $15,000
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Young Survival Coalition, (YSC) the premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. www.youngsurvival.org
RSVP – Nathana Josephs Productions
Nathanajpr@aol.com (212) 769 -2198
Guests must be registered, to attend.