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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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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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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The Badass Backstory

The Badass Backstory

I started the research on the backstory for Badass beer and soon realized that much of the story I already knew.  However, that didn’t make it any less fun or interesting to pull together my favorite content for this post.  I’ve already started to work on the jewelry designs and I’m excited for the direction they are taking. Update on the...

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The Taste of Badass Beer

The Taste of Badass Beer

The name of the beer is just cool.  And, somehow you feel a little cool or “bad-boy esque” when someone asks what you are drinking and you respond with “Badass”.  Leave it to Kid Rock to come up with a name like this for a beer! Thoughts from the Brand From the bottle, the description has just as much attitude as the name itself: It’s...

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Introducing…..Badass

Introducing…..Badass

I’ve been wanting to feature Badass beer for a while now.  For me, this is not a new beer, but one that reminds me of summertime in Michigan. Badass is brewed right here in Michigan and is “Kid Rock’s beer”.  I’ll explain more in the backstory….the headline is that Kid Rock started the brand a few years ago to do what he...

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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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Collection Inspired by Rebel Red

Collection Inspired by Rebel Red

Rebel Red is the last in my Middle Sister inspiration series.  Designing for the different personalities has been both challenging and fun.  From a design standpoint, I think projects like this really push your creativity and encourage you to try new things.  I feel like I’m moving on having learned a lot about my personal design style.  I’ve...

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Necklace Inspired by Sweet & Sassy

Necklace Inspired by Sweet & Sassy

Back on the Middle Sister design track, today’s post features Sweet & Sassy Moscato.  The story below will explain how this design had some mix ups and twists to get to the finished product.  One of the things I’m most excited about this design is the black and white color scheme.  My designs tend to be a variety of colors, but never black...

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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.