09 February 2010

Early Valentine's Gift!

Since my Punk Glam King and I will be in different countries on Valentine's Day, he wanted to get me a gift early. That meant something I've been coveting from Wendy Brandes. The Isabella Wolf-Fang Earrings! I had fallen in love with them but was dubious because of the diamonds. I adore diamonds, but despise losing them! On our summer holiday the final act of the black cloud that was over only me out of our whole family (seriously, I nearly severed my ring finger resulting in a nasty break, had to be heimlich-ed in a restaurant, passed out from shock, and lastly...) I managed to lose one of my beloved diamond studs given to me by my Punk Glam King for our anniversary 8 years ago. A bit of paranoia set in, but I overcame it only to discover Wendy had done a new version without the diamonds. How perfect, she read my mind! Honestly it takes nothing away from their beauty, they still sparkle so you just don't miss them. And I feel much more comfortable wearing them. Due to the impending snowpocalypse my dearest was able to pick them up for me today so I have them in my greedy possession and love them so much I just had to share.

Close up of the Isabella Wolf-Fang Earrings in sterling silver. What gorgeous details! And I must say all of Wendy's jewelry has such a nice weight to it. There's simply nothing like the quality you get with fine, well made jewelry.


Wearing my "She Wolf of France" earrings with my "Barber" vintage faux fur ski jacket which looks exactly like her. Barber (I refer to her as Barbarella as she is so sexy with those icy grey eyes!) is my brother's Husky that is the sweetest love bug! (And my little Westie lets her know who's the boss, heehee!)

Slightly blurry shot of my left ear with my orphaned diamond stud above.

Close-up. Sorry for the blurriness, I just couldn't get a clearer photo.

Ack these were all taken sans makeup, I was too excited and managed just a quick slick of lipstick to brighten my otherwise dreary face! So there you have it, the Punk Glam Queen au naturale. (Ew. Sorry if I ruined anyone's appetites!) Yeah not too glam, eh?

I've mentioned before how much I love Wendy and her jewelry line (see my post on my Wendy B's Swear Rings), but I'd like to add again that if you are looking for quality fine jewelry, made in the US by a creative, intelligent, funny, and classy woman (and blogger!) do check out Wendy Brandes and don't miss out on this sale if you can. (Obvs I'm not suggesting you blow your rent or food money, use common sense!) These are pieces worth saving up for. I think of them as future estate pieces that I'll be able to hand down to my Punk Glam Princess (who has already expressed her desire for my earrings!) They aren't pieces you buy then toss in a jewelry box to languish, they are designed with intention -- each piece has a story to tell and is created with such care and attention to detail. As someone who used to sell jewelry in my old brick and mortar shop, I've learned what's "good" versus what you would buy on a whim and forget about (and I have a sad jewelry box filled with such things!) To me these are statement pieces, even the Teeny Genie or Little Woolf necklaces may be inexpensive but are lovely, and have such detail for their small size that they will bring joy for years to come (seriously, they're even 3-D with back detail!)

As mentioned in my previous post Wendy is hosting a Valentine's Day sale. If you can't make it do contact her at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com for a price list of what you are interested in and she'll ship to you. Hopefully the snowpocalypse won't put a damper on the actual sale Wednesday evening, but she'll be keeping an eye on the weather and will extend the internet pricing as well as reschedule the sale if it does indeed turn out to be blizzard conditions. I do hope I can make it to show my support for this stylish, smart, witty, and talented woman so I'm praying the weather reports are just scare tactics! Hell, I think a pendulum is more accurate than the weather reports most of the time, so perhaps I'll do little weather witching to see what's up!

One last note. The Teeny Genie necklaces will not be discounted. Proceeds from these are going to help out a fellow blogger who has had the recent tragic death of her husband, and has two small children to support. Wendy is contributing $35 from the sale of each Teeny Genie necklace to Janet of Je Ne Sais Quois until her current inventory is sold out. So by purchasing one you'll be helping someone in need, truly a lovely way to send a magical message of love on Valentine's Day, don't you think?

Cheers!

PS more to come about my upcoming trip, and the one year anniversary of Idee Fixe!

8 comments:

  1. They look spectacular on you. Perfect!

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  2. Thanks you so much for the compliments and your creative genius! I LOVE them and I think you'll rarely see them without them!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  3. You're a great model for me! I'm so lucky XOXO

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  4. Well when I've got such scrumptious choices there's no contest! Thanks for the compliment! Hey, I'm lucky as well to have such goodies from such a fab designer!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  5. Love the earrings, and you really suit your nosering. NOSERINGS FTW!!

    http://www.littlerazzi.blogspot.com

    and i never say ftw, just thought id try it out, it didnt suit me, and we will leave it as that.

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  6. Thanks for the compliment -- the nosering is probably older than most bloggers! BTW, FTW has never suited me either! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  7. Such lupine lovliness.
    Dan you are the man!
    And what can we say about the incomparable Wendy B that we have not said a hundred times before. Damm she's good.

    Queen Marie
    x

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  8. Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

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