Monday, November 1, 2010

The winner is...

Dannelle, #5!
Congrats to you on winning the Sunset Mini Necklace! Please email me the address of where you would like it sent so that I can get this out to you asap.

As of right now, I am "out of the office" pending the return of order to my new house. Hopefully by mid-month I'll be able to start making jewelry again, but for the time being everything is still packed, hence the hiatus. I appreciate your patience! If you need something done for Christmas be sure to let me know in the next couple of weeks so that I can work on that first when I come back. Thanks everybody!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Spotlight: Daisy Chain Dangles ($38)

Sometimes a plain old post just isn't enough. That's where these vintage earrings step in. Versatile, mod and lightweight, these vintage Avon earrings have been revamped with a white glass bead and new post. (In their previous life they were clip-ons.) Make them a part of your wardrobe today! (Available on Etsy now)

Materials: gold plated post (never worn), white glass bead, vintage daisies on vintage pins

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Giveaway: Sunset Mini Necklace ($22)

The crisp breeze sends a chill as you walk outside, bundled in your favorite sweater. Your boots crunch on leaves falling gracefully in shades of red, orange and yellow. You take a sip of your apple cider, it's earthy cinnamon spice and the cool air awakening your senses on this beautiful autumn morning.

Materials: high quality gold-filled chain, tiny agate coins (smaller than a pencil eraser), gold plated findings.

I love fall. Is it obvious? This month's giveaway is perfect for the season! Harvest hues of agate are hung from a delicate gold-filled chain, at about 17" long. This simple necklace is part of a collection, which I will be putting up on Etsy later today. You can win the Sunset Mini Necklace by adding a comment to this post anytime from now until Friday, October 29th. Good luck!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The winner is...

Julie, #15!
Congratulations! Please send me your address so that I can get this shipped out to you!
For everyone else...don't fret, there is another giveaway starting Monday so be sure to check back and enter again! Have a fantastic Friday and happy October!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New blog design coming soon!

My brother and I have been collaborating to come up with a new look for Ruth Parker and I am loving the new direction. It sure is nice to have a family of artists, lemme tell ya. Fingers crossed we will be rolling out the new design sometime next week! I can't wait! It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to see what everyone thinks. I have a couple of new items to post soon as well so keep checking back for those!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway,
follow me on twitter,
"like" me on facebook,
and suggest me to all of your friends! :)

Also, here's my jewelry inspiration of the day...gotta love those earrings and I am always a huge fan of Grace Kelly.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Giveaway: Pink Lemonade

Giveaways are BACK!
This month I'm giving away a brand new necklace, the Pink Lemonade! It is simple and sweet and if you win this drawing, it can be yours FREE! Comment once on this post to be entered to win. The winner will be announced Friday, October 1st and a new giveaway will be posted the same day. Please leave a way for me to get a hold of you should you win. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spotlight: Pink Lemonade, Greek Goddess, & Those are not acorns

Here I am delivering, as promised! Three new necklaces on spotlight today, and one has already been featured on an Etsy treasury! For those who don't know, treasuries are a way for people to display they're favorite items in a collection and occasionally the editors at Etsy will pick their favorites to display on the front page! When you go to the Etsy homepage, the first thing you see is a treasury that someone created, so if they pick the lovely treasury I was featured in, it would mean a lot of exposure for me. Moving on...

Here we have Pink Lemonade ($24), my favorite new wear-everyday necklace! It is bright, fun and very summery, which is why I will be wearing it all through the winter when the snow starts falling.

Materials: glass leaves, opaque glass yellow bead, gold plated flower charm, fuschia glass bead, gold plated chain. Hangs right at the collarbone, about 16" long, not adjustable

Next in line is the Greek Goddess ($42) which is made of natural stones and hangs from two different chains. It is simple but still makes a statement!

Materials: white Malaysian jade, green turquoise, gold plated chains, gold plated bead caps. Hangs around 24" long, is finished off with a toggle clasp and is not adjustable

And last, but not least, is Those are not acorns ($26). You'll have to go to the Etsy shop to see why it has such a weird name. There's a story behind it. This one is made from a REAL, live pine cone that has been electroplated in gold. Every necklace will be slightly different because every pine cone is slightly different.

Materials: gold electroplated pine cone (While cone-like in shape, these are actually the flowers of the alder tree. As this is a natural product, size and shape vary.), dark brown wooden beads, gold filled chain. Adjustable; hangs from about 17" to 18 1/2" long

Monday, August 30, 2010


I am working jewelry making back into my schedule and am excited to start showing off some brand new pieces. I have decided not to take any classes this semester; with a toddler now running around and another bundle of joy on the way, it was just too much to handle. I am working out a child care routine so that I will have some time to myself to really devote to my business and I am so excited about it. With the little guy out of the house I can finally experiment with some resin and do some might not sound like a big deal, but it is to me! I had a couple of sales this past week so that too was very motivating! You will be hearing from me again soon! :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunny Inquisition ($26) and Indigo and Lace ($42) Earrings

I'm baaaaaack! Today is going to be short and sweet; I'm in the process of packing to go out of town for the 4th so I'm short on time.

Two new pairs of earrings available this week: first I have the Sunny Inquisition earrings, which are Spanish inspired, with a glass yellow bead and a dark green jade cabochon encircled in a gold plated filigree setting.

Second are the Indigo and Lace earrings, Native American inspired, with carved bone, indigo blue and chocolate brown beads. Both are available on Etsy today so be sure to stop by and check them out!

I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend! Happy 4th of July!

Monday, May 17, 2010


As you've probably noticed, I've been off the radar here for a few weeks now. I have gotten the itch back to start making some pieces again and am looking forward to it. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who missed me; it meant a lot! I am hoping to post some new items next week, and fingers crossed, we will have another giveaway in June. Thanks guys! I'll see you soon.

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