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Spanish Winemaker Can't Throw Corks Away
When I was working a regular job, the time I could devote to crafting was minimal. I kept buying craft books and stashing supplies, hoping that one day I could actually use them. Then I became unemployed, and although that part was not fun, it gave me the chance of start a crafting business. We all need to have a creative outlet, somehow, somewhere. I relax when I have the possibility of expressing myself.
Corks are a very irrelevant thing. Not all that many people drink wine on a regular basis. When you do, you open the bottle, drink it up, and the cork goes into the trash. I bring the cork into center stage for all those who never figured it could have a second, and useful, life.
My love for corks came through my job. I was fascinated by the typography and design that each producer used. I was dismayed that these very interesting and diverse corks ended up in the garbage after a tasting, so I started gathering them. I investigated what to do, and of all the many crafts you can use corks for, the bulletin board was my favorite. I am a pragmatic person, so I like things that have a function. I go to thrift stores and garage sales and look for frames suited to become cork boards. I get a lot of inspiration from the frames themselves. There is nothing standard about creating something out of a "found object", so when I'm ready to tackle a new project, I just throw some corks into the frame and start playing with them, forming a design, changing it, and eventually I come up with a plan.
I also make jewelry organizers from wood scraps. Fancy wines get packaged in wooden boxes, and I gather scraps whenever I can. I then paint and decorate them, and once again, something irrelevant acquires a practical function, and that makes me feel really good.
Owner, Maker, Designer
When I am not unemployed, I am a winemaker. But I have been a craftster for much, much longer. I grew up in Spain. I love my planet and want to be good to her
Each board is unique. I try to represent as many countries as possible on a given board. I also try not to duplicate the corks. I add synthetic, sparkling, bar tops and large-format corks to the boards to spice them up (it makes the designs vary). Sometimes I nail beer caps to the frame, if it is wide enough. In my line of work we claim that it takes a lot of beer to make good wine, and I can attest to that fact!
These boards are eminently a practical piece of wall decor. They are functional bulletin boards. You can hang bills to pay, phone numbers, fortunes from a cookie, photos, postcards, using a simple thumbtack.
I am not a professional artist, and I don't have the skills to produce professional boards. Please bear in mind that the frames I use come from thrift stores and garage sales, and that the corks have been inside a bottle. Therefore, there are nicks and scratches. I do not create boards with beautiful lacquered frames and corks with no red wine stains. But if what you want is a board full of character and uniqueness, at a very reasonable price, you have found the right place! Thank you for being here!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal. You can pay with a credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account.
International customers are responsible for all taxes, duties and customs fees.
If shipping within the US, I use USPS Parcel Select Ground. If you would like to upgrade to domestic Priority Mail, you may purchase this listing ($5.00): https://www.etsy.com/listing/213649583/priority-mail-upgrade-for-your-purchases?ref=shop_home_active_55. If you would like to upgrade to International Priority Mail, please contact me for pricing info.
All boards are packaged for safe shipping. I am not responsible for what happens to the package after I leave it in the custody of the USPS! If you wish to add insurance to the shipment, that can be done for an additional fee.
If your purchase is a gift, I can gift-wrap it for you. Simply purchase the gift-wrap here ($2.00): http://www.etsy.com/listing/72458609/gift-wrapping-available-for-your
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
For a custom order, 50% of the quoted price is required before work can begin. If your order is personalized, then it needs to be paid in full.
I will provide you with a delivery confirmation number when shipped.
Personalized orders are not refundable, as they cannot be resold.