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Text: I left my job in the corporate world to become an artist.

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Text: Scary path - I know!

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Text: But it worked out because I found a way to combine two of my favorite things - creating art ...

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Text: ... and drinking wine!

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Text: So how do I do that?

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Text: I make jewelry for wine lovers!

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Text: I have several collections now, but it all started with a simple cork.

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Text: I developed the idea for wine jewelry while trying to find a use for all the corks I'd collected during my trips to wine country!

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Text: Then one night, an idea came pouring out!

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Text: I grabbed a handful of corks, a few craft supplies, brainstormed, & drew samples. Through trial & error, I came up with the finished pieces.

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Text: So how do I turn this ...

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Text: ... into this?

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Text: Here's a peek behind the scenes.

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Text: First, I choose several corks from my collection & cut them by hand.

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Text: Next, I hand-sand the pieces. I don't use machines - I do it all manually until my fingers start cramping up!

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Text: I use acrylic paints & even wine to tint the corks & give them a subtle wash of color, then I add some shimmer & glaze to make them shine.

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Text: I embellish the corks with Swarovski crystals, bits of fabric, & hand-drawn art.

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Text: I finish off the pieces by adding sparkly glass beads & charms.

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Text: As you can see, all that painstaking work pays off when I transform what otherwise would've been trash into one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art!

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Text: When you wear Sparkling Vine jewelry, you're wearing a statement piece that expresses your unique sense of style ...

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Text: Text: as well as an appreciation for great wine!

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Text: But you're doing more than that.

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Text: You're being socially conscious by supporting artists & women-owned small businesses.

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Text: You're also caring for the environment by purchasing sustainable & eco-friendly jewelry.

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Text: And that's something that looks great on anyone.

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