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5 Features of a Unique Jewelry Brand



I design unique jewelry inspired by vineyards and vintage style that's made to be worn by women as we raise a glass to each other. I combine the old with the new, using natural materials like textured pieces of cork with the sparkle of Swarovski crystals and glass beads to create a rustic, vintage-inspired style with a touch of glamour.

Here are five features of a unique jewelry brand:

1. One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

I make and assemble every piece by hand - not by machine - so there will be small variations between each piece of jewelry. No two are exactly alike. Lots of time and care go into my work, and the artist in me is a stickler for detail. Peek inside my studio to see how I turn wine corks into jewelry!

2. Wear a Statement Piece

I specialize in designing wine-themed jewelry. There are a few other designers out there who make simple pieces out of cork discs or charms with cutesy sayings ("You had me at merlot"), but I wanted to create a niche that had more of an artistic and elegant feel. When you wear one of my cork necklaces, don’t be surprised if your jewelry sparks interesting discussions about wine and style! You might need to show your friends the little nooks and crannies so they’ll believe it was once a wine cork in its past life. You won’t find anyone else wearing the exact same piece. Check out my Style Guide for ideas on how to pair the jewelry with your favorite outfit!

3. Unique Jewelry Gift for Wine Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, your mom, your sister, your best friend? Want to give them something special to wear next time they’re enjoying a glass of their favorite varietal? Check out my exclusive Gift Guide and say “cheers” with a piece of wine-inspired jewelry!

4. Eco-Friendly Jewelry

I cut, paint, assemble, and finish my jewelry by hand. I use repurposed and upcycled materials and primarily non-toxic glues and paints (including wine), and I try to locally-source materials whenever possible. Why would I send my corks to a landfill when I can turn them into a beautiful piece of wine jewelry?

5. Women Supporting Women

When I'm not making jewelry, I'm a bit of a social activist. Being bullied growing up made me passionate about helping to make the world a safer, kinder, and fairer place for us all. I run an online community that encourages other women to do the same, and I'm also working on a book (yes, I'm pretty busy!). This is a passion project (i.e., volunteer), so each purchase from Sparkling Vine helps me pay it forward through my activism and continue to help other women find the strength within to keep fighting.

When you wear Sparkling Vine's unique jewelry, you’re wearing a statement piece that expresses your individual sense of style and your appreciation for wine. But you’re doing more than that. You're being socially conscious by supporting artists and women-owned small businesses. You’re also supporting the environment by purchasing sustainable and eco-friendly jewelry. That’s something that looks great on anyone.

Sparkling Vine Design is a culmination of my love of art, jewelry, and wine and their transformation into handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.

Browse my jewelry collections.


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