JEWELRY DESIGNER WENDY GRIFFIN
By: Patricia Walters-Fischer RN
Wendy Griffin is a woman of action. Much like the Will Smith character Hancock in the movie of a same title (coming out July 2), Wendy is always on the move, on the go, and working to make amazing things happen.
Why is this important to mention? When you watch the movie or the movie trailers, notice the eagle pendant necklace hanging from Will Smith’s neck and the embroidery on his ski cap. The story behind how this piece came to be in the movie is one that Hollywood writes about.
When Wendy had been invited to a baby shower of a friend, she was encouraged by the mom-to-be to bring her jewelry. “I said ‘it’s your baby shower. I’m not going to bring my jewelry!’” Wendy tells HMC. “And my friend told me to bring it because it was her second baby and she wanted to support me. So I did.”
Without much time to plan and organize, Wendy threw several pieces of her hand-made jewelry into her display cases with the eagle pendant necklace being an afterthought. “I was in a hurry and wasn’t organized and just threw that in at the last minute.” After setting up in the corner, a woman approached her, asking about her jewelry. Wendy showed her several pieces, they had small talk and that was it. A couple of weeks later, the woman called her back asking for a few pieces, including the eagle necklace.