Wine Charms Celebrating College Football

Wine Charms Celebrating College Football

Sunday, the Top 4 college football teams were announced – securing their positions in the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl.  I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with the sports themed wine charms so I decided I would create a set for each of the top teams. I am really pleased with how they all turned out!  Here are what the four sets look like:   The...

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Love your Team?  Love your Wine?

Love your Team? Love your Wine?

With football season in full swing, I’ve been having a bit of fun with sport themed wine charms.  I first tried these out in the spring, and slowly the idea has grown to a new line of offerings in my Etsy shop. Living in Michigan, the University of Michigan and Michigan State were the first two schools I tried. From there, Ohio State was to tackle –...

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A Little Irony

A Little Irony

This evening, Irony Chardonnay was the wine of choice.  I’ve always liked the Irony wine corks – the word “Irony” is printed on the cork in bold letters.  I’ve used the corks to create many key chains over the last two years.  This is what I remember: So, imagine my surprise this evening as I popped the cork to something entirely...

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St. Patricks Day Design

St. Patricks Day Design

Last night we had a St. Patricks Day party to attend.  Actually, it’s an annual tradition that our neighbors have a big Irish celebration of the event.  Each year I debate what to wear….I’m not really a “green” person.  So, yesterday I decided to create a necklace for the occasion.  I thought I would share the creation process. The...

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Art on Vacation

Art on Vacation

Our family is on vacation this week.  While jewelry design is also taking a break, creating a little art is not.  We have a little cottage home down in Florida and we are currently remodeling the kitchen.  During one of our prior trips, we found some fabulous cabinets at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  I didn’t even know these stores existed until...

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A Little Valentine Design

A Little Valentine Design

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Love is in the air.  What better way to celebrate than with a wonderful glass of wine and a gift of jewelry! The Wine I spotted the Cara Mia Pinot Noir on the shelf and knew I needed to scoop it up for a Valentine’s Day jewelry design!  The label is design looks like a handwritten love letter…..in FRENCH (I think)…can...

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Cool Label – Tarima

Cool Label – Tarima

Once every couple of weeks, my husband brings me home a bottle of wine.  I always find it interesting to see what he has selected – sometimes it’s something on sale, sometimes he finds a cool label, and other times I can’t really figure out why he made the choice.  Yesterday, he brought home a red Tarima wine.  This one had to be selected...

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Looking Back and Moving Forward

I can’t believe the first month of 2013 is more than half over….where has the time gone!  My blogging has slipped and it’s time to get back at it.  I’ve been thinking back about my design challenges in 2012 and wondering where I want to focus this year.  I spent some time looking at how far I pushed my designs in the last 12 months...

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Introducing Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay

Introducing Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay

Yesterday, I “needed” to stop and pick up some wine.  I was thrilled to run across Mer Soleil’s Silver unoaked chardonnay!  The ceramic bottle was so unique it captured my attention immediately: I’m not sure that I could actually break this bottle to use sections….and, I’m not sure I would want to!  The ceramic design...

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Jewelry Inspired by Eco Balance Wine

Jewelry Inspired by Eco Balance Wine

Today, I’m proud of the designs that emerged from the inspiration of Eco Balance Chardonnay.  As I mentioned in the backstory, I wanted the designs to be social, fun, and reflect the eco-friendly dimension of the brand.  The elements of the bottle provided the perfect foundation for that design. The Materials As a reminder, here is a photo of the bottle,...

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Eco Balance Backstory

Eco Balance Backstory

I’m back from vacation and doing a bit of research on Eco Balance before diving into the designs.  The label on it’s own provides inspiration for the jewelry – sustainable, colorful, and artistic.  To understand more about the messaging behind this brand, I headed online to learn more. Background First, I found that the Eco Balance wines...

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Gone Hunting….well, not really…

Gone Hunting….well, not really…

This weekend, hunting season opens in Michigan.  I thought it was appropriate to select a beer in honor of the occasion.  I’m not actually planning to feature this brand in a design (at least I don’t think I will).  However, I loved the deer on the bottle cap.  The image is silver on silver and was a bit tricky to photo.  The beer is Dominion...

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The Taste of Eco Balance Chardonnay

The Taste of Eco Balance Chardonnay

This week features the Eco Balance Chardonnay…..a cool label with a pleasant to drink flavor. Thoughts from the Brand From the bottle, I was surprised to find a description of the winery (which I loved) instead of a description of the chardonnay: With Eco Balance, we have created a collection of quality wines for relaxed everyday enjoyment.  Integrity,...

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Introducing Eco Wine

Introducing Eco Wine

The simplicity of this label immediately drew me in and made Eco Balance Chardonnay my choice for this week.  I loved the script Eco and the coloring was in some of my favorite hues.  As I turned the bottle to the side, the meaning behind “Eco” emerged and solidified that this wine was the choice for me. The label reads: Enjoy life to the fullest. Care...

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My name is Lori Sullivan. By day I'm a Marketing Strategist and by night I'm a Jewelry Designer. I also enjoy relaxing with family and friends with a great wine or beer. This blog is the place where my passions for drinks, design, memories and marketing mix.