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post #1 of 17
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So hubby and I wanted a way to display all of the neat wine corks we have collected over the years.

We got a bunch of stainless steel forks at Goodwill and other thrift stores so they were really inexpensive and mostly different designs and such.

I welded them together



Here are a couple shots of the finished product. I wrapped the "stem" in 18ga copper wire with a bunch of blue and green beads in various styles and shades. Then to add the corks, I bent the tines of the forks.



post #2 of 17
Very cool! I would never think of that
post #3 of 17
so that's what it is!
If we had one, we'd fill it pretty quick with all the wine we drink...
post #4 of 17
You are just one cool chick, you know?
Do you have your own Etsy page?
post #5 of 17
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You are just one cool chick, you know?
Do you have your own Etsy page?

Total change of subject but..... Did you ever get your maple nut ice cream??????
post #6 of 17
What FUN!!! That's really neat!
post #7 of 17
TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really quite brilliant!
post #8 of 17
wow love it! x
post #9 of 17
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You are just one cool chick, you know?
You definitely are!!!

That is a great objet d'art!!

Have you ever considered putting your artistic talent/designs into a store, either online or off? You have a niche there that I think you could capitalize on.
post #10 of 17
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You are just one cool chick, you know?
Do you have your own Etsy page?
Thank you, but no, I don't have anything to sell.

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Total change of subject but..... Did you ever get your maple nut ice cream??????
Yes, I actually found a Schwanns truck and bought a box. The driver probably thought I was quite mad for driving up to his truck and asking for maple nut ice cream.

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You definitely are!!!

That is a great objet d'art!!

Have you ever considered putting your artistic talent/designs into a store, either online or off? You have a niche there that I think you could capitalize on.
I wish I could, but I don't have a shop of my own in which I could produce stuff to sell. The stuff I make is all one-of-a-kind. I started a thread a long time ago asking if people would be interested in steel memorial markers for their pets, but never got any response. I would love nothing better than to make and sell art, but I don't have any way to do it.
post #11 of 17
Hey I recognize that VOGA cork! We serve that wine at the restaurant I work at.
post #12 of 17
I would buy everything I have seen you post. Your work is really really good.
Have you ever checked out the website Etsy, like Carolina suggested?
Etsy.com, where artist sell their work. If you do, let me know, please.
post #13 of 17
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I would buy everything I have seen you post. Your work is really really good.
Have you ever checked out the website Etsy, like Carolina suggested?
Etsy.com, where artist sell their work. If you do, let me know, please.
Thank you.

I have been to Etsy and even purchased several things. It is really a neat website.
post #14 of 17
That's really interesting.....I like it!

I use my wine corks to make witch bottles for Halloween decorating around the house and in my office.
post #15 of 17
The funny thing is, of course, that corks are rapidly disappearing.

The cork has long been one big problem in the wine industry. When it works, it works well, but a certain percentage (perhaps as high as 10%) fail to seal properly, allowing the wine inside to spoil. This is the reason the sommelier opens the bottle at the table and allows you to check the cork.

More and more wineries are going over to artificial corks which cost less and have a much lower failure rate.

I suspect many people haven't even noticed it.
post #16 of 17
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Hubby and i have noticed the synthetic corks, tetra packed wines, and the screw top bottles. The synthetic corks and screw tops don't seem to affect the quality of the wine. Then again, we don't buy terribly expensive wines (we try to keep it under $10) We haven't tried any tetra packed wines yet.
post #17 of 17
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Hubby and i have noticed the synthetic corks, tetra packed wines, and the screw top bottles. The synthetic corks and screw tops don't seem to affect the quality of the wine. Then again, we don't buy terribly expensive wines (we try to keep it under $10) We haven't tried any tetra packed wines yet.
We were told at a winery we visited a few years ago, that screw tops are actually better for the wine than cork, but the difficulty is getting the consumer past the snob factor. We drink lots of wine, some of it still has real cork, some synthetic, but more and more we're seeing screw tops. And it's not suffering.
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