|About the Artist
|Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth:
make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
I love making jewelry.....
I have been designing jewelry since I was a child.
From "rings n' things" to using the telephone wire my Dad use to bring me home from work.
This led me to pursue a career in the jewelry industry.
Before graduating College in 1979 with a BA degree in Jewelry design I worked retail in a few
different national jewelry chains giving me customer service experience. Upon graduation I was
hired at Schlesinger & Krauss in NJ, a finding corporation that manufactured gold and diamond
jewelry for many different jewelry stores. This experience taught me how to make jewelry in mass
production and to organize my time. From there, I had the opportunity to work for a master bench
jeweler. He taught me the fine craft of fixing jewelry. I learned a lot about soldering gold and
stringing pearls. I decided then and there, I never wanted to fix jewelry but to create it!
As I started my family, I began my own part-time business. To supplement the family income, I also
made jewelry working from home for different silver jewelry craftsmen. This allowed me to be that
"stay at home Mom" that enjoyed baking cookies, coaching baseball, and raising my four children.
When the kids got older I started attending craft fairs and selling my own jewelry. After winning
many ribbons for "best of this and that," I pursued putting my jewelry
in stores and galleries.
Life threw me a curve in 2001, when I was diagnosed with
Carcinoid Cancer. With the help of my husband Alex, family, dear friends and
my faith in God I am doing well and living a full life! Having cancer changed my whole outlook on
life. Every day is a gift. So being able to create a piece of jewelry for someone brings so much joy to
In November 2009, my husband and I relocated from upstate New York to the beautiful North
Carolina coast. All of our six children are now grown and it is time for me to follow my dream of
creating jewelry as my career.
In October 2010, I opened a store with a friend between
Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, located on Rte 179 (Beach Drive SW).
Then the following August 2011, I opened my own store in Calabash,NC.
It is a Jewelry Store - Fine Arts Gallery featuring many talented Fine Artists, my husband's art work,
and my jewelry. It is my dream come true!
But the best news of in January of 2012, my Doctor at Duke University in Durham, NC told me I am
now their longest living survivor of Carcinoid Cancer with no re-occurrence. (11 years)
Everyday is a blessing!
Live your dream!
|Contact me at 910-398-5514
OR email me at:
|Jewelry By Wendy
Beach House Fine Arts Gallery
located at the Calabash Cottages
10152, Unit 6 Beach Drive
Calabash, NC, 28467
"The Hidden Treasure of Calabash"
by her customers!
|Print of the Sunset Bridge, Sunset Beach, NC
by my husband Alex Wowk
done in graphite and colored pencil