Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Looking So Long at These Pictures of You

I didn’t take outfit pictures today. You’re not missing much.

Can we talk about Wendy Brandes instead? I remember seeing pieces by Wendy in fashion magazines long before I found her blog, and when I did find her blog, I was hooked immediately. She is smart, funny and full of historical information. Yesterday she wrote about her wolf themed pieces and I felt like it was time for me to write about her too.

I’m sure if you’ve ever seen her site, you have a favorite piece. Mine is the Isabella Wolf-Fang necklace. I have never bought a “real” piece of jewelry for myself, but I have decided to start saving for this one.

Isabella Wolf Fang Necklace

I’m not sure how long it will take. It’s not cheap, and for me, it’s most definitely what you would call an investment piece. It will take me a while. But look at it. It is perfect. It’s in 3D, finished all the way around. The detail is amazing, and the piece itself is so very “me” it practically screams at me every time I see it. It also comes in gold, but I’m going to keep my goal reasonable for now.

Isabella Wolf-Fang Necklace

Oh my gosh, how STUNNING is that?

So that’s my personal favorite. That’s the piece I want to make happen in my life.
But here are some other pieces I have dreamed about once or twice. I tend to be enamored or her darker pieces (who me? Imagine that).

Queen of Scotts earrings

Queen of Scotts Earrings

These are like the grown up version of the snake earrings I made for myself. These are the real thing, while mine are pale shades. These are stunners.

Bat Necklace with Agate

Bat Necklace with Agate

This also comes without the agate, but I like it with. It’s got a sense of humor, and I love that in a piece. And, as with all of Wendy’s pieces, the detail is amazing. A little goth, a lot glam.

Juana Skull Necklace

Juana Skull Necklace

Have you ever seen a cuter skull necklace? I have not. And it has bling bling eyes. Yes, please.

Borgia Poison Ring

Borgia Poison Ring
This ring is so serious I feel like I could do anything I want. I feel certain it would give me super powers.

Onyx Skull Ring

Onyx Skull Ring

Whereas this one, this one would give me the power to EAT YOUR SOUL, and remain fabulous and stunningly adorned whilst doing so. This ring would make going to the dark side appealing.

Everyone deserves a piece of Wendy Brandes before they die. And I’ve decided to make it happen for me. I’ll let you know just as soon as I’ve raised the funds. Oh who am I kidding, you’ll know. I’ll be wearing that fang every day. EVERY DAY. I’m excited.

What's Your favorite piece?


WendyB said...

Thank you SO much for saying such nice things about my work. It means a lot! ((hug))

WendyB said...

P.S. Thanks also for saying my ring will "EAT YOUR SOUL." That means a lot too.

Sal said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite! I've been eyeing her swear rings and Boleyn necklace (http://www.wendybrandes.com/pro-detail.php?cat=true&id=407) for ages ...

Kate B. said...

Oh my, I *must* have that bat necklace. Look at how perfectly he fits in that stone! Genius.

myownlittleuniverse said...

wow, super cool! i like the bat necklace with the agate or the Marie Antoinette Ring, which i could totally afford with my pocket change ;]
hey, i mentioned you as style inspiration in my blog! http://inmyownlittleuniverse.blogspot.com

christa said...

I'm pretty sure I'd collapse and die for the Marie Antoinette Ring...absolutely gorgeous. Of course the 12.5k may take me a while to save up...do you think they'll still have it when I'm 70?

jesse.anne.o said...

110% onyx skull ring. Maybe 200%. I love it.

Kelly said...

The ring looks like it was inspired by The Dark Mark.

Wear Necessities said...

wow, great post, she has gorgeous and unique jewelry - i'll definitely check out her website! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

Jodie said...

Oh it is all too wonderful and I love the historical figures lines! I covet the swear ring set and the Gloriana necklaces, teeny genie and a poison ring of my very own (maybe the Agripina).

Kendra said...

WOW, amazing jewelry. Not exactly my style, but I can completely appreciate the creativity, the workmanship, and it is totally YOU! You could rock any of these peieces amazingly... and for that I am jealous. I am just not edgy enough :)

Hopefully you have been a super good girl and santa can bring you a piece!!

Practically Perfect In Every Way said...

I love my Diana heart pendant and ring! and BTW I've canoodled with the Isabella Fang necklace, and it's even BETTER in person! course canoodling with Wendy in person would be even better too... wouldn't it ;)