Posts Tagged ‘Jewelry’
Jawbreaker Creates Scary Skeletons

Jawbreaker Creates Scary Skeletons

  As Halloween approaches, I thought it fitting to focus on some wine with “scary” labels.  The first brand in the mix was Jawbreaker Cabernet Sauvignon.  I loved the label with the three skeletons.  I knew the blue and green design in the center would find it’s way into a piece of jewelry.  I wasn’t so sure about the two black...

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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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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 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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Middle Sister Sweetie Pie Design Inspiration

Middle Sister Sweetie Pie Design Inspiration

The next Middle Sister wine of focus was Sweetie Pie – a sweet Red Wine.  Here’s the story of Sweetie Pie and the necklace she inspired. The Background Sweetie Pie is the wonderful cook in the family.  From the label on the bottle, here’s the message about this sister: Do you eat dessert first? Do you keep an emergency supply of cupcakes on hand at all...

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A Necklace for Middle Sister Drama Queen

A Necklace for Middle Sister Drama Queen

The fourth Middle Sister wine on my design challenge list was Drama Queen – a Pinot Grigio.  Here’s the story of Drama Queen and the necklace she inspired. The Background Drama Queen is the fashonista in the Middle Sister lineup.  She spends her days at runway shows, at the mall, and combing the internet for the latest styles.  From the label...

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Jewelry Inspired by Surfer Chick

Jewelry Inspired by Surfer Chick

The next Middle Sister in the necklace design lineup is Surfer Chick Sauvignon Blanc.  Being a fan of the beach and sun myself, I could relate to the natural, laid back lifestyle of this sister! The Background Surfer Chick is the beachgoer in the family.  She’ll spend a day decked out in swimsuit and flip flops whenever she can.  From the label on the...

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Bumps in the Design Road

Bumps in the Design Road

I’ve been working on three of the Middle Sister designs all at one time – Drama Queen, Surfer Chick, and Goodie Two-Shoes.  There was some prep that needed to be done for each and I thought I would save some time doing them at the same time.  Instead of efficiency, I’ve hit bumps in my design road.  So, I thought I would do a quick post on...

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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.