1980s Whimsical WENDY GELL Unusual Jadeite Peking Glass Green Dragon Brooch Pin 1.75" wide and 3" tall. UNSIGNED but guaranteed Wendy Gell vintage work. Plaque is gone. An assemblage of materials and objects, Wendy Gell jewels are very iconically 1980s. Her style is totally artisan and non classic bench jewelry maker style--all is hot glued and encrusted by hand. Many varieties of jewels by the artist are collectible today. Beautiful Asian jadeite green opaline glass dragon is the focal point, surrounded by modernistic natural crystals in diagonal opposition. Additional embellishment are AB flat back crystals and rhinestones. Hot pink-pale pink-champagne and rthat gorgeous light green. Magical Wendy! Excellent vintage condition.
GELL jewelry has a very distinctive style. It is bold, whimsical, and glamorous. As a jewelry designer, Wendy leaves no surface unadorned; each piece is a complete encrustation of jewels and other materials. The covering of all surfaces is analogous to creating a painting with jewels that she successfully achieves through her medium. The materials she uses form not only textural depth, but a visual delight. As a contemporary designer, Wendy not only used present-day materials such as rhinestones, pearls, and beads, she incorporates old findings into the work. It is not unlikely to find Indian carvings, netsukes and Eisenberg pins from the ’30s and ’40s as a center focal point in the designs.
1980s Whimsical WENDY GELL Unusual Jadeite Peking Glass Green Dragon Brooch Pin