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Michelle Cali is the brainchild behind Wine Coutures. Coming from a background in Theatre, Michelle specialized in Makeup and Costume Design. After attending a jewelry class to expand her design repertoire, Michelle was given the opportunity to apprentice with the well known Arizona jewelry designer, Florie Amster. Her work with Mrs. Amster inspired Michelle to seriously pursue jewelry design.

In the Fall of 2008, Michelle suffered acute liver failure and had to undergo an emergency liver transplant. Though the doctors could not determine the cause of the liver failure, Michelle was advised to refrain from alcohol. So, taking a cue from one of her favorite books, Michelle decided that, "Just because I'm resisting the wine doesn't mean I can't appreciate the bouquet." (Thats from Twilight for all you non-vampire fans.) Combining her jewelry design skills with the inspiring Napa Valley…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 3
  • Joined February 10, 2009

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Old jewelry, found objects, unique yarns, beautiful tissue paper, sexy young British actors and anything that smells like or reminds her of a good glass of wine

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About

Michelle Cali is the brainchild behind Wine Coutures. Coming from a background in Theatre, Michelle specialized in Makeup and Costume Design. After attending a jewelry class to expand her design repertoire, Michelle was given the opportunity to apprentice with the well known Arizona jewelry designer, Florie Amster. Her work with Mrs. Amster inspired Michelle to seriously pursue jewelry design.

In the Fall of 2008, Michelle suffered acute liver failure and had to undergo an emergency liver transplant. Though the doctors could not determine the cause of the liver failure, Michelle was advised to refrain from alcohol. So, taking a cue from one of her favorite books, Michelle decided that, "Just because I'm resisting the wine doesn't mean I can't appreciate the bouquet." (Thats from Twilight for all you non-vampire fans.) Combining her jewelry design skills with the inspiring Napa Valley vineyards that surrounded her at the time, along with a dash of theatrical flair, Michelle found her place in the jewelry world creating miniature works of art that can be seen gracing the necks and stems of wine bottles and wine glasses around the world.

Michelle is an advocate for the American Liver Foundation and a strong supporter of organ donation. A portion of Wine Coutures' sales goes to support the American Liver Foundation.

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