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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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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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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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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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Happy Halloween – A “Phantom” Design

Happy Halloween – A “Phantom” Design

Happy Halloween! Last night, I headed out in search of a bottle of Pinot Noir for the evening.  Scanning the shelves for a cool label (like I usually do), I happened across Phantom by Bogle Vineyards in California.  With Halloween on the horizon, this was the obvious choice!  Phantom is actually not a Pinot Noir, but a blend of old vine Zinfandel, Petite...

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Designs Inspired by Dreaming Tree Wine

Designs Inspired by Dreaming Tree Wine

With life priorities and a bit of designer’s block, this post has taken a loooong time to complete!  I’m excited to finally have a collection that I’m excited about and looking forward to sharing the design story. The Dreaming Tree brand certainly provided a lot of design inspiration along the way.  I knew from the beginning that I wanted...

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Design Detour…Wine Charms!

Design Detour…Wine Charms!

Sometimes, design detours are moments when I step back and create something for myself.  This time the detour is the stuff that has been keeping my eye off completing the Dreaming Tree designs. I have elements of the Dreaming Tree concepts strewn all over my work area…I’ve picked some chain, I’ve tried a new technique, and I’ve found...

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Dreaming Tree – The Backstory

Dreaming Tree – The Backstory

This week, there was much to learn about Dreaming Tree wine!  I searched the web and found stories about the partnership behind the brand, the importance of sustainability, and the details behind the name.  The post features some of the most interesting things I discovered that I’m certain will inspire the designs that are created. The Partnership Dreaming...

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Jewelry Inspired by Badass Beer

Jewelry Inspired by Badass Beer

Kid Rock’s Badass Beer was the latest brew of focus here at Drinks to Design.  I am inspired by the rebel attitude of the beer and obviously excited about the “born in Michigan” angle!  I knew that I wanted the designs to have a bit of a rocker edge, yet be very wearable in a variety of situations. The Materials When I considered the parts...

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A Design Detour – Football

A Design Detour – Football

I’m realizing the need for a new type of post here…Design Detours.  These are moments when I step away from orders in my shop, design challenges on my blog, and the activities of everyday life to create something just for me.  Most often this happens from a “need”.  This summer, I posted about a necklace I created to fit with a dress...

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A Trip to the Gem Show

A Trip to the Gem Show

Yes, last Sunday I went to the Gem Show here in Metro Detroit.  This show is held twice a year and to be honest, I’m like a kid in a candy store.  For this show, I was focused on natural stones and fall trends.  I’m so excited with my finds I thought I would do a quick post and share what I think is ahead for the season. Fall 2012 Colors This...

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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.