Wendy calls her artwork Gelastic Art. The word “Gelastic” comes from an out of use word Gell found in a one hundred year old dictionary when looking up the definition of her own name, meaning “capable of producing laughter; risible; healing by laughter.” A Gelasin is the dimple on the cheek produced by smiling. Jewels and rhinestones, brightly colored Swarovski Austrian crystals, small antique toys and objects, fabric, cherubs and religious artifacts, Wendy’s old jewelry, inlaid bits of Pop Culture or the playful icons of retro-Americana are major players in Wendy’s art. Some start as oil paintings and become encrusted as the jewelry and art “Gell” into something brand new. All Wendy’s gelastic art and oil paintings will be signed before shipping.
Wendy Gell’s Jewelry Archives are where the beautiful jewelry that has found its new home is placed for reference. This way you can see a history of the opulent jewelry designs Wendy has created and get ideas for a custom order of jewelry created just for you or someone you love. Though no two pieces are ever the same, we invite you to contact Wendy to inquire if she can design a similar piece of jewelry for you. You may also find more ideas to inspire your custom jewelry design in the Bridal & Weddings and Custom Orders sections of Wendy’s online shop.
Wendy Gell’s wristies are what got her started making her opulent jewelry designs…and then made her famous! See what Wendy has in store for you here, with both recently created wristy cuff bracelets and vintage pieces from her collection available here at wendygell.com.
Through the Seventies and on into the Eighties, Wendy Gell’s designs were on the cover of Vogue and in thousands of editorials in magazines all over the world. Wendy created sequined Disney characters, jeweled Roger Rabbits and his friends, Wizard of Oz jewelry, and masks from The Phantom of the Opera. She designed special pieces for Bill Blass, Oscar de laRenta, and Louis Dell’Olio that were worn by supermodels in their runway fashion shows.
Her worldwide client list includes celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Isabella Rossielini, and Cher. Actress / model Marisa Berenson included designs by Wendy in her Style Book, and Wendy Gell jewelry can also be found in the private collections of the late Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John (Wendy designed sunglasses for him), Hillary Clinton, the late Andy Warhol and the late Princess Diana.