Sitting across from my friend and Bay Area jewelry designer Wendy Verlaine at Zuni Cafe last week, I was struck by the beauty of her latest creation - a pair of 'double' python vertebrae earrings with black onyx.
Wendy confessed to being 'consumed by Python' at the moment, as she prepares for the Annual Artisan fair November 18 & 19 at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.
Here are some examples from her latest collection, using the python's delicate silhouettes with gold, silver, gems and antique charms.
|Python Vertebrae and Citrine with 24K Gold Vermeil Details|
|Python Vertebrae, Large Citrine, 24K Gold Vermeil Details and 18K Gold Vermeil Chain|
|Python Vertebrae, Green Amethyst, 14K Gold|
|Python Vertebrae, Blue Quartz (left), Green Amethyst (right); 18K Gold Vermeil Chain|
|Antique Silver Charm and Python Vertebrae|
|Spinel (or black ruby), Pave Diamonds, Python Vertebrae|
A true artist, Wendy finds inspiration in the timelessness of nature's elements. Her unique, affordable jewelry appeals to a woman's sense of individualism. Dress it up, or dress it down, each piece will elicit compliments!
If you can't get to the show at the DeYoung, and would like pricing and ordering information, please call 800.745.9239 and we will gladly guide you.