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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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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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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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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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The Taste of Dreaming Tree Crush

The Taste of Dreaming Tree Crush

Dreaming Tree…the name still makes me want to head out, sit under a tree for the afternoon, have a glass of wine and sketch out plans for the future!  Now, it’s time to dive in and learn a bit more about the taste of Crush. Thoughts from the Brand From the bottle, the description has just as much attitude as the name itself: For the Dreaming Tree...

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Introducing Dreaming Tree Wine

Introducing Dreaming Tree Wine

This week, the selection was made purely on the name and label of this wine.  The organic look of the tree caught my attention on the shelf and then the name “Dreaming Tree” hooked me in.  The image in my mind was sitting under this tree in the summertime dreaming about the future. After the label drew me in, I saw the writing around the collar...

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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.