Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Unique Wine Cork Jewelry - how it came about

Our friends give us gifts of red wine, wine glasses, wine glass markers, wine stoppers, and so on and so on..... you get the idea.  I appreciate these gifts and especially the thought that went into them.  However,

We drink wine, period

 

you can only have so many wine stoppers, bottle openers and... lets face it, bad wine.  Then I started thinking, other wine affectionados must have the same problem!  Gals, what do we really want?  We want J.E.W.E.L.R.Y.!! 

How about combining the love of jewelry with the love of wine!  After all we attend a substantial amount of tasting events and what better accessory than jewelry made from wine cork.  Off to research the market!  .

This is what my research revealed:  there was no one hand-painting on the corks - everyone was using inked stamps or stickers to add artwork.  No one was slicing the cork to be long - I found floods of round sliced corks, but none cut rectangle.  There was my window, now I was ready to hit the drawing board and design my unique collection.





















 I have a background in painting murals - flowers, wildlife and specializing in hummingbirds - and glass etching - that includes inlay of shell and gems, along with gold gilding - I decided to include those techniques into altering my corks into one-of-a-kind costume jewelry.  The image above itemizes the elements that go into creating my Wine Lover Jewelry.  I hand select every element that becomes part of my jewelry, often purchasing elements that are one-of-a-kind, always the highest quality, vintage when possible and many embellishments are color altered to make them uniquely exclusively my design.























Next came the sliced cork ideas.  Keeping with my love of all things that glitter, I add focal elements inspired by vintage art nauveau.  Often I layer the focal elements with paper, an amethyst glitter I make from jewelers gem chips, and hand-made metal flowers, pieces of antique jewelry and industrial hardware.

Next time you are shopping for the wine snob on your list, remember she already has a collection of  wine toppers, wine openers - of ALL types, and unfortunately she also has bottles of bad wine!  Give her a gift she can wear anywhere!  Etsy is home to many jewelry makers that, like me, turn ordinary objects into beautiful works of art, check out my shop:  Sherman Street Design.

Thanks!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Jewelry Collection Announcement - Arizona Jewels





Sherman Street Design is introducing a new jewelry collection

 “Arizona Jewels.”


They are made from shed elk and deer antlers found in the forests of northern Arizona.

Each antler is carefully cut, sanded and polished to reveal its natural beauty.
Additions such as semi-precious stones, metal filigree, Swarovski crystals and the like are added to  compliment the antlers natural colors, shape and uniqueness.




































Coming soon to our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShermanStreetDesign


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our BIGGEST Giveaway of 2016 - Everyone is a Winner!!

Sherman Street Design is giving away a garden bench, 20 pairs of earrings and coupon codes for 40% off!  Everyone is a winner!!!

It's been about a year since my last giveaway, so this is looking more like an annual event, so join me in the second annual giveaway event. 

This time I am giving away one of my Garden Benches.  This wooden bench is handmade built from a reclaimed, vintage bed frame.  It has been reinforced, sanded and finished with a sealant for outdoor use.  A hand painted design has been added for a french country garden feel.   This bench measures: 23 1/2" deep X 42" wide, the seat height is 14" and the front corner is 25" tall.

Prizes


1.  ONE (1) WINNER will receive one (1) garden bench!
 

2.  The first 20 entries will receive a free pair of earrings (of our choice)
 

3.  ALL entries will receive a coupon code for 40% off any regular priced item from our website or Etsy shop.


 How To Enter 

Winners will be chosen from our fan base, so you must be a fan by October 31, 2016.  Fan's enter the giveaway by commenting on the announcement image on our Facebook page.  Fan's that want to earn "extra" entries can share the announcement image on their social platforms with the hashtag #ssdgiveaway2016  (EXAMPLE:  if "Mary" shares the hashtag on her Twitter page, Instagram and Facebook she will earn  3 extra entries).

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
  • Entries will be counted from today through October 31, 2016
  • 1 winner will receive “Garden Bench” valued at $250.  20 Winners will receive a pair of earrings valued at $20.  All entries will receive a coupon code good for 40% off one (1) regular priced item at our website or at our Etsy shop.
  • Only US residents over the age of 18 can enter
  • Winners are drawn from our fan base.  To enter fans must make a comment on the announcement image on our Facebook Page.
  • Extra entries are permitted by sharing hashtag #ssdgiveaway2016 on entrant’s social platforms.
  • Winners will be drawn on November 5, 2016.  If winner does not respond by 15 days another winner will be drawn and first winner forfeits winnings.
  • Winner will be notified via announcement on our Facebook Page on November 7, 2016.
  • All winners have the responsibility to private message us with current contact information in order to receive prizes.
  • Winners of the Garden Bench and Earrings have the sole responsibility of all shipping/handling cost.  Any and all Garden Bench shipping arrangements will be sole responsibility of the winner.  Winners of earrings will send $3.50 check payable to Charlotte Sherman for postal charges.
  • No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sherman Street Design to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 
  • By entering this giveaway, You understand and agree that Sherman Street Design,  anyone acting on behalf of Sherman Street Design and Sherman Street Design’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. Without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
  • The Campaign hosted by Sherman Street Design is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.





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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

NEW Product Announcement - "Vin Amant Bijoux"




Sherman Street Design now offering intricate hand painted winecork pendants.  Featuring rhodium plated rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and amethyst shimmer.  

 Be the first to wear one to your next wine theme event, you’ll be the envoy of all.



For this collection “Vin amant bijoux” I transform upcycled wine corks into unique and lightweight statement pieces, for the wine aficionado (aka wine snob) on your list.   Each pendant takes hours to create, starting with a sealant, I then hand cut each cork to inlay with rhodium plated rhinestones. Next I hand paint my signature Ann’s hummingbird onto the front of each cork and embellished with rose Swarovski crystals, color shimmer, diamond cut silver ball chain and fabric.  The pendant is then sandwiched between industrial hardware, painted disks and petal shaped iridescent crystals. Dangling from the bottom are genuine Czech glass beads.

Each intricate pendant is hung from a 30” silver tone chain with a toggle clasp.  “Vin amant bijoux” looks great for both casual and formal events.   Wear it to your next wine-themed event,  guaranteed to attract lots of attention and compliments!

Pendant Features:

·        rhodium plated rhinestones
·         Swarovski crystals
·         silver dot and hemp fabric embellishments
·         amethyst shimmer
·         Czech glass beads
      http://www.shermanstreetdesign.com/jewelry.html