Fashion Facets – Design Finds

What’s a nice girl who used to work in Catholic Social Services doing designing erotic jewelry? The answer spans a couple of decades, but it makes for a fascinating story. Michele Wiener grew up in a world of art and creativity – her father was renowned jeweler Ed Wiener and her mother, Doris, was an Asian art dealer. The family summered in Provincetown, where her father designed jewelry for noted artists and sculptors such as Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman and Chaim Gross. But like a lot of kids, Wiener wanted to go her own way, so she explored careers in a few different fields. After graduating from New York University with a bachelor of arts degree, she went on to the University of Michigan to study clinical social work and health services administration. Except for a brief stint operating Michele’s Cuisine in Lansing, Mich., this transplanted New Yorker devoted her time to
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