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wine cork jewelry - the original test tube cork jewelry

Asbury Park, New Jersey · 4346 Sales

uncorked

wine cork jewelry - the original test tube cork jewelry

Asbury Park, New Jersey 4346 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Cat Ivins

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Announcement   Be Kind Rewined is the most fantabulously awesome and original handmade cork jewelry on the planet by Cat Ivins at Olive Bites Studio.

Cork is the bark of the cork oak.

My recycled cork comes from local bars and restaurants at the Jersey Shore. My new cork is grown in managed forests in Portugal where the bark is carefully harvested, once every nine years, in a centuries-old tradition with hand tools and without fertilizers or pesticides; a process that ensures the forests will remain undamaged!

I believe that people have green hearts and green souls and even an occasional green thumb and want to buy green goods.

We want to save the planet, hug a tree, recycle, ride a bicycle and we want to look awesome and amazing and make our friends green with envy while we do these things - and that's where I come in! My jewelry and housewears (stuff your house wears) is sustainable and upcycled plus totally amazing and unique!

Visit my other shop for dozens of amazing magnetic and recycled lockets http://polarity.etsy.com and read more about me in this Etsy featured seller interview https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-seller-uncorked/

All Uncorked jewelry designs © Olive Bites Studio 2007-2016.

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Last updated on Apr 8, 2016

Be Kind Rewined is the most fantabulously awesome and original handmade cork jewelry on the planet by Cat Ivins at Olive Bites Studio.

Cork is the bark of the cork oak.

My recycled cork comes from local bars and restaurants at the Jersey Shore. My new cork is grown in managed forests in Portugal where the bark is carefully harvested, once every nine years, in a centuries-old tradition with hand tools and without fertilizers or pesticides; a process that ensures the forests will remain undamaged!

I believe that people have green hearts and green souls and even an occasional green thumb and want to buy green goods.

We want to save the planet, hug a tree, recycle, ride a bicycle and we want to look awesome and amazing and make our friends green with envy while we do these things - and that's where I come in! My jewelry and housewears (stuff your house wears) is sustainable and upcycled plus totally amazing and unique!

Visit my other shop for dozens of amazing magnetic and recycled lockets http://polarity.etsy.com and read more about me in this Etsy featured seller interview https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-seller-uncorked/

All Uncorked jewelry designs © Olive Bites Studio 2007-2016.

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hit the road with the gps turned off, the radio turned up and our adorable recycled ring on your hand - write your destination in the comments section of your order and we will refund your shipping!
... the stories our wine corks could tell ... luckily for us they ain't talkin' - coupon code SHIPSFREE

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Olive Bites Studio - because biting's like kissing, except there's a winner

My name is Catherine (Cat) Ivins and I make really cool new stuff out of really cool old stuff.

I live in a little house at the beautiful Jersey shore.

I have one hubby, one daughter and one dog. My design studio is called Olive Bites (after my pup, who doesn't anymore) where I design and create 2 sustainable and recycled jewelry lines called Uncorked Jewelry® and Polarity Lockets®.

My Uncorked jewelry is made with cork bark that is hand-harvested in Portugal (without harming the cork oak trees) and is upcycled in my NJ studio into something handmade and beautiful and totally unique.

I also recycle corks for many bars at the Jersey Shore - luckily for me we have a lot of them! And people from all over the planet send me their corks - luckily for me I have alot of friends who really, really like to drink.

My cork obsession began with a wine cork hubs and I saved from the first night we spent in our new house. Being the crafty goddess I am I pulled out a super thick red magic marker I had used for our packing boxes and wrote NEW HOUSE on it (wasn't I clever?).

This NEW HOUSE cork was soon joined by PORTLAND VACATION and ANNIVERSARY and NEW BABY (well, truthfully the baby came first, but this way makes a better story).

Corks were soon filling every drawer and every closet and every nook and cranny until it was either make something or stop drinking wine (note- we did not stop drinking wine).

I want to deliver a unique view of something we have all seen before and hopefully get everyone thinking about new ways of seeing and using some of the other things in our lives. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed making it!

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    Owner - Chief Dumpster Diver

    I am what happens when a boston terrier falls in love with a beagle - I am the brains behind and the chief inspiration for Olive Bites Studio (no matter what Cat puts in her story).

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