Wendy Stauffer

"With a degree in biology, I've always been fascinated by the anatomy and morphology of plants and animals, and at the same time, I've felt a strong pull to design and create. Transforming gemstones, wire, and sheets of metal into flowers, vines, and botanical abstractions is a natural culmination of these two paths.. "

Wendy Stauffer's work explores leaf and petal motifs and the rhythmic rise-and-fall wave patterns found in nature. While freeform and organic, her creations are tempered by an underlying nod to tenable structure and balance. The juxtaposition of raw and organic with delicate and romantic accents is another common theme.

As a jewelry artist, Stauffer often combines wire wrapping with traditional metalsmithing techniques in unique and original ways. She frequently pairs wire-wrapped fringe accents with bezel-set stones. She also recreates flowers and vines with precious sheet metal, wire, gems, and pearls.

Wendy Stauffer received her BS in biology from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, but soon after worked several years as a graphic designer. She is self-taught as a jewelry artist and has been selling online and in high-end boutiques since 2007.

Red River Turquoise Rock Collection Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring, size 6-6.5

$ 690
Stellated Jasper Ring with Gemstone Fringe
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring, Size 8.75-9.25

$ 640
Montana Agate Tree Circles Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 840
Dumortierite in Quartz Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring, Size 7.5

$ 460
Dendrites and Stick Pearl Earrings
Gold, Silver, Pearl & Stone Earrings

$ 1,300
Roserita Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring, Size 8-8.5

$ 655
Honey Quartz Post Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 440
Midnight Petals and Grasses Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 690
Pink Sapphire Flowers
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 285
Tanzanite Flower Dangles
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 295
Dotted Pebble Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 750
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Paradise City Arts Festival, 3 County Fairgrounds, Northampton, MA, 2016
ACC Baltimore Wholesale + Retail Shows, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, 2020
American Craft Council, St. Paul, St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN, 2020
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY, 2020
Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito Waterfront, Sausalito, CA, 2018