November 29, 2011

Behind the scenes...

We hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend, filled with leftovers, stretchy pants, and a good start to some holiday shopping! This time of year has us feeling awful thankful for a lot of things around these parts, but none so much than the wonderful people who make our jobs at Wendy Mink Jewelry run efficiently and smoothly, and who make the beautiful jewelry you and I get to enjoy! Forget Santa's workshop, let's take a little behind the scenes look into our TriBeCa studio to see whose hands are making the gorgeous WMJ handmade jewels...

Each piece of jewelry is handmade by one of our nine Tibetan jewelry artisans, your piece may have been made by Lobsang, Sang-Mo, Tomo, Tenzin, Renzin, Yeshi, Tsering, Tsering or Tsering (yes there are 3!) My favorite part about stopping by the studio is hearing the ladies chat and laugh all the while their hands are moving quickly and efficiently! Now these are some truly talented multitaskers...
Most of the ladies have worked with Wendy Mink Jewelry for 7-15 years minimum.
They were taught to make jewelry by Wendy, as well as a jeweler named Silvia Rossi that worked at WMJ but moved back to Italy, and another jeweler that now lives in Canada.

Take a look around at our studio. See all of those boxes? Stones. Stones. Stones! When we say we can customize a piece for you in the stone color of your choice- I think you can see we mean it!

Once the stones are all picked out for a piece, the ladies get to work!
Such intricate handwork is used in making each piece, these are some truly talented women!
The gold filled wire and gold plated earring wires below are just some of the many materials you will find around our studio.

If you ask the ladies what their favorite piece is, they would say it is hard to pick since they make jewelry all day long! However if you asked them what their favorite work of Tibetan art is, they would all agree it is the mandala.
Once materials are pulled, everything gets put into place so they can get to work !
And voila! The finishing touches to your beautiful WMJ piece are added on, and it is ready for you to wear!

It is no doubt these ladies are incredibly talented at making jewelry, but when asked what else they might be doing if not busy in our studio, they have said they would be a
nurse, chef, singer, a worker in elderly home, or a doctor!
Since the ladies are all from Tibet, they feel it is OK being so far away from home, but they like going back to visit as much as they can. Now living in NY, their favorite thing about being here is the different cultures that are all together in one place.

Below is a picture of Wendy with head jeweler Lobsang's parents. Renzin, Lobsang's mother, is one of the wonderful ladies who work at our studio.

These proud Tibetan ladies have a favorite Tibetan tradition- it is celebrating His Holiness' Birthday and preparing for New Years. If they could wish for anything in the whole world, they would want to FREE TIBET!

We feel inspired by these wonderful woman and so happy to work alongside them!

November 23, 2011

Our way of giving thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving! All of us at Wendy Mink Jewelry are eager to relax, eat some turkey, and get some early holiday shopping done!

How awesome is this turkey Alicia made? Using gorgeous Wendy Mink Jewelry, of course!

Saturday, November 26th is SHOP LOCAL DAY!
Stop by our boutique at 72 Orchard Street, or browse online to promote shopping local businesses!


20% OFF

everything online and in the boutique

(excluding Wendy Mink Vintage)

Friday 11/25 - Monday 11/28



on all domestic orders

enter code GOBBLE at checkout

(for both 20% off and free shipping)


30% off SALE

continuing online and in the boutique

(20% off does not apply to already reduced items)


Now in the boutique and coming soon online! Get that Holiday Shopping done early with easy to find deals!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy our great Black Friday weekend deals, and thank you thank you thank you for shopping & admiring Wendy Mink Jewelry!

November 18, 2011

Gobble up Black Friday!

We can't stop laughing at this video! We are so excited for thanksgiving (we love us some good eats around here) but it seems everyone has been talking about their crazy plans for Black Friday.

What about you? Waking up at 4am to get some deals?

If you are in NY and find yourself on the Lower East Side, stop by our boutique for 20% off the store! (excluding vintage) And shop online from Thanksgiving-Monday November 28th with code GOBBLE for 20% off sitewide!

Below we have some holiday festive pieces that will look perfect while surrounded by friends and family at Thanksgiving!

And don't forget, we have added a sale section online and in the store! Check it out for styles marked down 30%!

November 12, 2011

A Giveaway + SAMPLE SALE!

Hello, and happy weekend! Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny cool weather (in New York, at least!). Seems like a good weekend to enter to win a pair of gorgeous peach moonstone hoops from Eli Sharon, don't you think? Head HERE to enter the giveaway and win the chance to own these stunners!

Congrats to

Lydia Abaté
on winning these beautiful hoop earrings!

Thursday December 8th- 5-8pm
*preview night with drinks and sweet treats
Friday December 9th 12-7pm
Saturday December 10th 12-7pm
Sunday December 11th 12-6pm

Mark your calendars for deals available in the boutique on the above dates, plus a sample sale will be available online as well!

November 10, 2011

Ch-ch-ch-ch- changes!

Hello! Many of you may have noticed we have some changes going on around these parts...
Our blog has undergone a mini makeover. We moved some things around and changed some formatting to make your blog browsing easier...

and our website has undergone some format changes as well! Our goal was to make it a bit more user friendly- what do you guys think?

And we have some other exciting changes coming up in the store AND online just in time for the holidays...

Gifts under $100 & SALE!

During this time period where we figure out the final tweaks behind our awesome, make-your-life-easier, oh-my-god-this-would-be-perfect-for-so and so GIFTS UNDER $100 & SALE sections, we appreciate your patience while you bare with us. If you are a member, you will notice our sale page will be very similar to the members page you have come to love. It's ok. We know this is scary. Just think- minus the password, and now open to your friends as well, this will make it that much easier for you to browse sale inventory online. Thanks for taking deep breaths with us as we go through these exciting changes. Trust us it will be worth it!

November 5, 2011

Wendy's November Picks + Some New Vintage!

Around here we always love seeing what pieces from the current line are Wendy's favorites. We like seeing which designs and stones Wendy loves the most and getting to see how she would style them. Which is why we decided to start a sort of new tradition of sharing Wendy's monthly selection with all of you, so you can see which designs are Wendy's faves first hand. Check out her November selections below- all are available in the store and online!
Gotta love that pyrite and brown zircon! Those stones would look great during the holidays, don't you think?

Also new in the boutique (and soon to be online) are some stunning new vintage pieces... these necklaces are beautiful! Lockets, watch fobs and pendants- simply perfect.

For questions on any of the above items please call 212-260-5298 or email

November 1, 2011

Going to the Chapel

Dreaming of walking down the isle with your something borrowed something blue for your special day? Here at Wendy Mink we can customize unique elegant pieces for your fairytale wedding!

Newlywed, Carrie, shares her gorgeous photos from her recent nuptials in Hawaii! Carrie had some custom Wendy Mink pieces made especially for her and her bridesmaids. Please see below for beautiful pictures courtesy of photographer, Celina Flores. Congratulations Carrie! Thanks for letting us be a part of your celebration!

filigree blue topaz drop earrings paired with blue topaz and calcite double drop necklace on gold chain

rosary calchedony bracelet with blue calcite drop

various stones single drop necklace

The beautiful bride with her handsome groom...the best accessory a girl could custom order!

We wish you both much happiness!

For custom orders please visit our website or the store on 72 Orchard Street. Can't make it call the store at 212-260-5298 or email us at

Wendy Mink does custom jewelry for all occasions! All ideas are welcomed!