Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

How is it the week of Christmas already? So much has happened in the past few months that the time has flown by faster than ever. I was finally feeling a little more settled into motherhood just in time for my baby to start crawling and talking and eating real food?!? My life has turned into one major adjustment! I'm the kind of person that likes a schedule but I have quickly learned that my schedule revolves around my little guy and my husband. I am learning to roll with the punches. I am learning flexibility. I am slowly learning how to ask for time to myself. And, even more slowly, I am learning how to balance all of the many aspects of my ever-changing life! Husband, baby, spirituality, work, school, errands, chores... the list goes on and on. I'm setting goals and sticking to them, because they're more realistic now than they once were. I am one person and I can only do so much. I HATE admitting that, by the way. Like I said, I'm learning! I have so many ideas and goals for the new year, and I am so excited for the things that are coming my way. Like a little boy who will be crawling, talking, and then walking before I know it! I am so grateful for the support that you have given me this year. Thank you to all of you old friends, new friends, and family members who have supported my vision and passion. Your words of encouragement keep me going on the days that I feel like I'm losing my mind. (and that is often, if you must know!) I am looking forward to the coming year with excitement and determination. I want to grow this little business endeavor into something great and it can only happen with your continued support. Thank you all so much!

I also wanted to come on and thank everyone for their comments last week! I'm going to keep that same post active so keep the advice and thoughts coming and someone will win a free gift to start off the new year. I will be out of town for almost 2 weeks straight, so things are going to be pretty dead around here until then. I hope you all have a great holiday break; I will see you in 2010! TEN? Seriously!?

Monday, December 14, 2009

A change of pace...

This week instead of a giveaway, I want to do a sort of suggestion box theme. I want to know what you think I should improve, what you'd like to see more of, what you like, dislike, whatever! I want to know what YOU want. I'm thinking about switching things up a bit for the new year, but I want to check with my loyal fans to see what you think about how things have been. PLEASE be honest! I can take it, I promise. Criticism is only going to help me grow this business, so I really want to hear it. If there is a color in particular that you'd like me to design more of, let me know! If you feel like my photography sucks, tell me! (I already know...don't worry) If the history lesson posts bore you to death, give it to me! You guys are always so good at encouragement, and while I LOVE hearing that, and definitely appreciate all of the support, it's not what is going to help me take this to the next level. I want this coming year to be successful, and the only way that is going to happen is with YOUR help.
To sweeten the deal (and to bribe you into participating), the person who I feel gives me the most constructive, useful advice is going to get a holiday present from me as a thank you. Something small, tasteful, sparkly... in a little white box with a peach ribbon. I appreciate your help in advance! I am excited to hear from ALL of you....yes you. This week better have the most comments ever!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The winner is...

JoEllen, #30!

Thank you everyone for participating! I hope you'll come back next week for another great giveaway! Have a great weekend.

Don't forget to put your orders in for Christmas! I have been working on some custom orders for presents and I can't wait to put them up after the holidays. (Don't want to spoil the surprise.) If you need something done, let me know soon!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spotlight: Rosey Posey Necklace ($38)

My sister's middle name is Rose and we have always called her Rosey Posey. She helped me design this necklace, and has the only other one in existence, so I thought naming it after her would be appropriate. The rose charm was actually a vintage clip-on earring and was stamped "Coro". Coro was a jewelry company from the early 1900's until 1970, when it went out of business. Judging by the style of stamp that was on lever-back, and according to the information I have found through research, my guess is that the earrings date back to the 1950's. The rose is simple with a gold tone finish and a clear glass rhinestone in the center. The lever-back has been removed and I have drilled a hole in the top to hang it by. It is hung on two separate chains, one gold plated and the other sterling silver. It is finished with silver plated findings clasp. This is a necklace to complement any outfit and is simple enough that it will never go out of style.

It is available on Etsy now!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Giveaway: Beverly Hills Necklace ($46)

Beverly Hills is well known as one of the most affluent and extravagant cities in the world. Since the Roaring 20's, the area has been the playground and home of the rich and famous, the shopping mecca of the West (Rodeo Drive), and the heart of Hollywood celebrity culture. The vintage feel of this amazing green fluorite gem inspired me to name this necklace after the city which was marketed in the early days as "between the city and the sea". I think that phrase perfectly describes the color...a bit seafoam, but a bit jade as well. It hangs right at the collarbone and is elegant and stunning all on its own.

Enter up to 3 times, and please leave your email address with your posts so that I can contact you after the drawing. Thanks and good luck!

Also, be sure to check Etsy this week, as I will be adding plenty of new jewelry just in time for Christmas shopping! Thanks!

Materials: gold plated chain, gold plated fancy rings, gold plated clasp, large faceted round green fluorite precious stone

Friday, December 4, 2009

My apologies...

I just wanted to jump on here really quick to let everyone know that I am so sorry for the lack of posting this week. I have been sick and my little boy is going through teething right now which has made it a heck of a week for all of us. On top of that, I have been having back problems since the birth of my son, so I have been visiting a chiropractor every other day this week trying to get that pain resolved. It finally got to the point that I couldn't move and definitely wasn't going away so I figured I should probably go in. Good old fashioned procrastination....gets the best of me every time. Not a lot of fun this week, and nothing has been getting done around here either, so I apologize. I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will be back on Monday!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The winners are...

Rebecca, #14, Kati, #6 & Bria, #9!


Make sure to go to the Etsy shop sometime this weekend to make your purchase and receive your free gift! All you have to do is add one item to your basket and then leave me a message with the other item you would like free. The second item needs to be of equal or lesser value to the first and cannot be in the lost and found collection, unless it's one of the crystal necklaces. If you have any questions, definitely let me know. Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and good luck if you're heading out into the shopping madness today. See you next week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Spotlight: Avalon Earrings ($18)

I received a special request to make earrings for the Avalon necklace, so here they are. I decided to keep the design simple and used the exact same briolette drops as the earrings. As I have talked about before, I'm usually not a fan of the matchy matchy set, but this one worked for me. There's an exception to everything, I suppose! I hope you like them!

Materials: gold filled ear thread, gold plated fancy ring, cobalt blue glass faceted briolettes

I also added two new necklaces to Etsy yesterday, both in the Lost and Found collection. Be sure to check them out!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Don't forget to comment on this week's giveaway!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Giveaway: Black Friday BOGO

In honor of Thanksgiving and of course, Black Friday, I am doing a
offer for everyone this week! You will still have 3 opportunities to enter just by commenting on this post, only this time, YOU get to decide what you want to win. Not only that, but I'm going to choose 3 people as winners this week. So here's how it will work:

1. Comment up to 3 times on this post, to be entered to win, as usual.
2. On Friday, I will choose 3 people randomly who will receive the buy one, get one free offer.
3. The 3 winners will then go on to Etsy and purchase the item of their choice. On Etsy, there is an option to "send message to seller"; this is where you will let me know which other item you would like to receive as your free gift from me.

That's it! Good luck!

The fine print: 3 winners will be chosen randomly, however, if your name is chosen more than once, I will move on to the next person. The free item must be of equal or lesser value than the item purchased. Free items are not eligible for refunds, but are up for exchange with an item of equal or lesser value. Lost and Found items are available for purchase, but not as free items, due to the fact that they are usually one of a kind creations. (This excludes the crystal necklaces, as long as they are of equal or lesser value to the item purchased.) If you have any other questions, please email me at:

Friday, November 20, 2009

The winner is...

Gina, number 3!
Congrats! Please send me your shipping information so that I can get this sent out to you!

On another note, I've been working with a new material, called beading chain, (which is what I used for the Avalon necklace) and I absolutely love it! It is very fine and delicate, making it perfect for some of the smaller stones and beads I have around here waiting to be used. I made two necklaces yesterday, (one of them is for sale) so I thought I'd share them with you. The first necklace I made for myself, but as always, if you would like something similar (or exactly the same) I take custom orders so just ask!

The second is the new Magnolia and Arlington Necklace ($32) named for an intersection in my hometown. For those of you who don't know much about Riverside, it is the birthplace of the citrus industry, and was also the site of the first golf course and polo field in Southern California. In 1873, Eliza Tibbets received 2 navel orange trees from a friend that came from Bahia, Brazil, and history was made. The trees thrived in Riverside and created an industry which supported the growth of the city for generations. There are still many citrus groves in existence and the California Citrus State Historic Park, located in Riverside, has dedicated 186 acres of its property to citrus fruit growth. Today nearly all of the Washington navel orange trees grown in California are descended from Eliza Tibbets' two original trees from Brazil, one of which still grows at the intersection of Arlington and Magnolia Avenues in Riverside. This simple necklace reminded me of home, and the colors that I grew up with.
It will be available on Etsy today!

Materials: gold plated chain, glass crystal faceted teardrops in topaz, aqua, and green

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Spotlight: Avalon Necklace ($32)

The city of Avalon is located on a small island known as Catalina off the coast of Southern California. Most of the city's architecture dates back to the 1920's, after the island was purchased and developed by William Wrigley Jr., the owner of Wrigley gum. It is an enchanting place, and one that attracts many tourists every year. The ocean surrounding the island is actually very deep and rocky, making the colors a lot darker than what you would normally sea around more shallow, sandy beach islands. A large dance hall was built in 1929 called The Casino, and remains one of the most recognizable buildings on the island today. The Art Deco design and circular layout of the building make it truly unique. It is surrounded by water on three sides, and is 12 stories tall. I love the Art Deco feel of this simple necklace and can definitely imagine a young woman wearing it with her flapper dress for a night out on the town. It is understated yet elegant, making it the perfect piece for a fancy dinner date but still casual enough to dress up your favorite pair of jeans.

Materials: gold plated chain, faceted cobalt glass teardrops, gold plated filigree box clasp

Monday, November 16, 2009

Giveaway: West Hollywood Necklace ($28)

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but felt is IN! Everywhere I've looked lately, I've been seeing felt products. Here are a few examples I have come across...bowls, tree ornaments, hats,super-cute coats, and yes, jewelry! This week's giveaway is the
West Hollywood Necklace,
made of wool felted beads. It is the perfect statement necklace for this fall. I don't know if you've heard this yet either, but apparently things that are "green" are really popular right now. Really? Seriously though, I love this necklace. Some of you might think I'm crazy, (and I'm ok with that) but I think the jumbo size and funkiness of this necklace makes it awesome. Remember: you have 3 opportunities to enter, just by commenting on this post! Good luck!

Materials: wool felt beads, gold plated chain, gold plated clasp

Friday, November 13, 2009

The winner is...

Congratulations to Chelsea, number 11! I hope you love this necklace! If anyone else would like to purchase it, you can find it at my Etsy shop. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a safe Friday the 13th! Spooky...

I'll be back on Monday for the next giveaway item! See you then!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spotlight: Duchess of Rock ($68)

One of the challenges in working with vintage and antique materials is that sometimes they aren't as strong and dependable as one might like. I recently bought this amazing amethyst colored brooch and last night, while working it into the necklace I had envisioned, the glass cabochon popped right out! I am in the process of re-setting the glass and once I am finished, it will be better than new. The glue that was holding it on underneath is very old and obviously had just lost it's stick. Better that it happened to me than you, right?! I felt like being brutally honest about this because I want everyone to know that accidents do happen! If ever you purchase a vintage piece (or any piece, for that matter) of mine and it happens to break or fall apart, please know that I would be happy to take it back and make the proper adjustments and/or repairs to make it good as new again. Here are the pictures I took before "the incident". The entire brooch is about 2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches and is in great condition. This is something I could imagine Sharon Osbourne wearing...yes, sometimes I design jewelry for my celebrity friends who have no idea that I exist. Yet.

Materials: steel chain, antique brass hook clasp, large antique brooch with amethyst colored glass and rhinestones.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Giveaway: August Boatwright Necklace ($54)

This weeks giveaway is another from my "Once Upon a Time" line, which are based on my favorite books. I did a spotlight on "Alice and Wonderland" and my Queen of Hearts necklace a couple of weeks ago, and this week is all about "The Secret Life of Bees". For those of you who have read this book, the necklace should make perfect sense. For those of you who haven't, I definitely suggest reading it (or watching the movie if you're not a book fan) because it is wonderful. My mom and I listened to the book on tape one summer during a family vacation and I have loved it ever since. I have a deep connection to the south; we visit family there almost every year and I always feel at home...whether it's New Orleans, Atlanta, or Tampa Bay. The narrator of the book on tape is a young girl with a southern accent, and she made the book come alive for me. The movie definitely helped in that regard too! (I should be getting paid for this, but I'm not...) Anyway, in the book, Ms. August Boatwright is a strong woman who makes honey for a living to support she and her sisters. She is a beekeeper, hence the bee, and is very successful, so I tried to make something a little more elegant and interesting. The pattern is absolutely random, meaning that every necklace of this type is bound to be just a little bit different from the next. I hope you like it! Don't forget to enter 3 times to win, with the winner being announced on Friday morning. I'll be back tomorrow for the next spotlight piece! This necklace will be up on Etsy today, so it will still be available in the shop if you don't end up winning. Good luck!

Materials: honey colored glass beads, gold plated clasp, gold plated filigree beads and a brass bee charm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spotlight: Key to My... Necklace ($38)

One of the best things about what I'm doing with vintage jewelry is that my friends and family love to help with my cause! My brother and cousin are way into thrift and vintage shopping and have been extremely helpful in finding me very unique and interesting pieces to work with. While on a recent shopping trip, my cousin came across an amazing collection of antique and vintage keys in an antiques shop, and sent them to me. This necklace is made with one of those keys, hung on steel chain, with cream, brown, and pink rose beads as an accent. The key is suspended on the chain without a ring, making it nearly impossible to remove- unless of course, you're ready to give it away. This will be up on Etsy today, so if you want it, don't wait!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Table for SLACKER, party of 1...

I have totally sucked at posting this past week, and I'm sorry! Who knew that moving would be such a hassle? We finally have our internet up and running (piggy backing the neighbors could only last so long...sshhh...don't tell anyone) so I can finally get reorganized and post again! I have a spectacular spotlight for tomorrow planned, but unfortunately, since it's so late in the week now, there won't be a giveaway until next Monday. Thank you all for your patience! Don't forget to stop by the Etsy shop to start working on those Christmas presents! There will be more to come very soon. Thanks!

Friday, October 30, 2009

The winner is...

Renée #19!!

Congratulations on winning this weeks giveaway. Please send me your shipping information and I will get this out to you within the next few days! Unfortunately, this move still has us living out of boxes, so I haven't been able to get my new office set up. By Monday I will have something great for you though! Have a great weekend and
Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Moving Day!

Hey everyone...unfortunately there won't be a spotlight today. We're moving! I have already packed away the camera and cables so there is no way for me to upload pictures of my newest piece, but you will see it soon! Hopefully I'll be settled in enough on Friday that I can get a picture up at the same time as the giveaway winner announcement. Don't forget to enter 3 times to win! I'll be back Friday.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Giveaway: San Francisco ($32)

Good morning! Today's giveaway item is a new necklace! Here's your back story:
The California Gold Rush in the late 1800's brought many wealthy entrepreneurs to the city and resulted in economic and population growth. The early success of many led them to build in extravagance and as a result, the city is well known for its Victorian architecture today. Reminiscent of that Victorian influence, this necklace's focal point is a solid smokey quartz drop faceted to look like a miniature chandelier. San Francisco is known for its gloomy days and fog that rolls in off the coast, which is why I chose this moody rock as the city's signature piece. The necklace has a simple chain but is hung in a unique way, giving it just enough detail without taking the attention away from this amazing gem.

You know the drill! You have from now until Thursday at midnight (MST) to comment on this post 3 times and be entered into the random drawing to win this necklace! Good luck!

Materials: silver finished chain, silver plated clasp and rings, smokey quartz gemstone drop

Don't forget to check out the new Etsy shop! The link is on the right sidebar >

Friday, October 23, 2009

The winner is...

Congratulations to
Ashley, #23!!
Please let me know where you'd like your fabulous new pair of earrings sent and I will get them out to you as soon as possible!

In other Ruth Parker News....check out the etsy shop this weekend because we are OPEN! I have started listing a few things and will continue to do so over the weekend so check back often! I am SO excited, and especially grateful to all of you for your support and interest. Be sure to tell your friends, and I will see you back here Monday for the next awesome giveaway item!
Have an AWESOME weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lost & Found: Ruth Parker Poppies Nouveau ($52)

It's Wednesday! Today's spotlight is on a new Lost and Found piece that is especially dear to my heart because it is a poppy! (For those of you who don't know, the poppy is California's state flower, which is why my logo has poppies incorporated into it.) So here's your history lesson for the day:
Art Nouveau was a reaction to the "academic art" (Neoclassicism and Romanticism) of the 19th century and the segway into the early modernism of the 20th century. It bridged the gap between its predecessors: the extremely ornate styles and ethereal paintings of years past, and the future: simplistic, clean lines and the attention to detail as in the Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and mid-century modern movements that were to come. There was an emphasis on organic forms; trees, flowers, and other plants, as well as other flowing, curvilinear motifs. I recently found this awesome bracelet from the Art Nouveau era (1890-1905) and decided to make 4 limited edition necklaces out of the charms. They are sterling silver over brass which makes them very lightweight. Because they are so old, the color is beautifully tarnished and on a couple of places, the brass is actually showing through. I love the freeform look of the poppies and thought they were the perfect pieces for a signature Ruth Parker necklace. Who knows, maybe someday we'll make reproductions and this will be the "it" necklace of my brand! For now, there are only 4 available, so grab one while you can!

Materials: Sterling silver plated brass antique poppy charms, Sterling Silver chain, silver plated fancy rings, jumprings, lobster clasp and tab

Monday, October 19, 2009

Giveaway: Pasadena Earrings ($18)

Pasadena is one of my favorite cities in California because I am a huge fan of the Craftsman era of architecture, and one of the most recognizable houses from that time is in this city. It's called the Gamble House, and it was built by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908. When I started making jewelry, I knew I wanted to pay tribute to California in some way, but I just wasn't sure how I was going to make that work. Sometimes I start with the city and try to find pieces that remind me of it, and other times I see the pieces and they represent the city for me in some way. As soon as I saw the cloisonne beads that make up this earring and necklace set, I knew instantly...they are Pasadena to me. The colors green and pink, the gold filigree bars in the necklace, the roses (for the Tournament of Roses and Rose Parade every year), everything just clicked. Arts and Crafts architecture is heavy on simplicity, but with an air of sophistication. There was an extreme attention paid to detail, not a lot of fluff, clean lines, natural materials, and beautiful stained glass. I tried to exemplify all of that in this set, because we all know I love an updated vintage look!

I know, this was more of a spotlight today, but these are some of my very favorite pieces so I felt like talking about them more than normal! Remember, you have until Thursday at midnight to comment 3 times on this post! Good luck to everyone! (Check out the FAQ's if you are new to this and need more information as to how Giveaways work).

Materials: Gold plated earwire and headpins, cloisonne enamled bead, pink mother of pearl beads

Friday, October 16, 2009

The winner is...

Amy, number 6!
Congratulations! (Please email me your shipping information so that I can get this sent out to you on Monday!) Thank you all SO much for commenting, I really appreciate everyone's thoughts! I am flying out of town early (too early) tomorrow morning, which is why I'm posting this right after the deadline. (Otherwise, I would be asleep, but packing and cleaning the house has taken a bit longer than expected...I guess it IS expected when you are a procrastinator like me...especially with things I dread, like cleaning and packing!) Anyway, I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend, and we'll see you back here next week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spotlight: Queen of Hearts ($32)

This necklace is a tribute to one of my favorite childhood books/movies, Alice in Wonderland. Each of the charms represents something from the story, with the large baroque-cut crystal in the center representing Alice. There is a rose, a rabbit, a black cat face, and a key, all hanging under a heart accented with a red glass bead. I think it is fun and whimsical, and who doesn't need a little bit of both in their lives these days?

Materials: Antique gold steel chain, glass bead, zinc heart, gold plated filigree rose, mother-of-pearl carved rabbit, German crystal, jet carved cat, zinc key, antique brass clasp.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Giveaway: Crystal Candy Dish ($42)

Good afternoon! How is it afternoon already? Sorry for the delay in posting...I was finalizing this necklace and working between baby nap times/'s been a crazy day. I hope everyone likes the finished product. Let me know what you think! Remember, you can enter the drawing 3 times from now until Thursday at midnight. Tell all of your friends! This is number 2/20 of the second design from the crystal lamp necklaces. These are awesome vintage crystals and there are only going to be 20 of each necklace so grab one while you can! Good luck!

Side View

Top View
Materials: silver finished chain, silver plated clasp, rings, pins and caps; glass, chalk turquoise, mother of pearl, dyed jade, and fossil beads; vintage crystal pendant

Friday, October 9, 2009

The winner is...

Lisa, number 28! Congratulations! You will receive number 2/20 of these limited edition necklaces (I was able to salvage 80 crystals from the original lamp, but there will only be 20 of these necklaces). Please contact me with your shipping information so that I can get this beauty out to you today. Thank you so much to everyone who posted. We are so excited that things are starting to take off around's been a long time coming! I hope everyone will be back next week for another giveaway item. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spotlight: San Juan Capistrano Earrings ($18)

I'm not a huge fan of matchy matchy earrings/necklace combos, but sometimes you just need a set that compliments the other to finish off an outfit. These are similar to the San Juan Capistrano Necklace ($38) without being exactly the same.

San Juan Capistrano is a city in Southern California famous for its catholic mission which was founded in 1776. A little known fact about the area: it was also the site of the very first vineyard and winery in California.

Materials: gold plated memory wire, glass and turquoise beads, 24k gold plated seed beads.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Giveaway: Icy Blossoms Necklace ($42)

Welcome back! Is anyone else completely freaked out by the fact that it's October already? Off topic, I know, but definitely what's on my mind at the moment. Anyway, this weeks Giveaway is a brand new necklace that I designed over the weekend and am absolutely in love with. I'm calling it "Icy Blossoms" because I used a vintage crystal from my collection salvaged off of an old lamp, (click here for a link to that post) and a few random flower beads that ended up going together perfectly. I love the simplicity, the daintiness, and the colors! The crystals are stunning and definitely take center stage in this piece. Someone is going to get very lucky with this one! Remember, all you have to do is comment on this post throughout the week (until Thursday at midnight) to be entered to win. The odds are in your favor! Just do it!

Materials: distressed silver finished chain, silver plated clasp, vintage crystal pendant, hand distressed silver plated rose charm, glass and acrylic beads.

This silver plated rose charm was bright silver, but I wanted it to look more antiqued so I hand distressed it to give it this awesome finish. LOVE the finished product!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The winner is...

Number 2!! Congratulations to Meghan, the winner of our first-ever giveaway drawing! I used's random number generator which was so easy and fast! Please email me the address of where you'd like them sent and I will get the earrings out to you as soon as possible. Happy Friday to everyone, I will see you next week! I leave you with this quote to ponder...

Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all. ~Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spotlight: Love Haight Bracelet ($22)

Haight-Ashbury is an intersection in San Francisco in an area famous for the hippie movement of the 60's. I love the colors of this bracelet and they feel very "hippie chic" to me so that's why the name. The bracelet wraps around as one piece and is very comfortable and sturdy.

This bracelet is made with gold plated memory wire, glass, aventurine, quartz and red marble beads.

I have had a few questions about how to order things, and at this point, all you have to do is click on the "Email Me" button, and call or send me an email with the items you want. I take payment through PayPal and am working on getting the process streamlined a little better so that it's easier to purchase. I am still debating over whether or not I want to set up shop with Etsy, but I will keep everyone posted on that. Don't forget to keep entering the giveaway for the week! You have today and tomorrow left!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Giveaway: Manzanita Earrings ($12)

This week for our first ever free giveaway I'm posting the "Manzanita Earrings" (normally a $12 value) pictured below. All you have to do is comment on this blog post to win. You have the whole week to comment (until Thursday at midnight), with a maximum of 3 entries per person. On Friday I will randomly draw one person to win! It's THAT easy! Every week will be a different giveaway, so keep checking back for your chance to win!
(Open to US residents only, standard mail delivery)

These earrings are about 2" long and made with antiqued brass components and glass beads.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lost & Found: Cheery Cherry Bracelet ($48)

So today would have been the day I announced the winner of the weekly giveaway, but since I haven't posted any new jewelry this week, I thought I'd add my new favorite Lost & Found piece, the "Cheery Cherry Bracelet" ($48). The flower is a vintage brooch (obviously with some wear, which is one of the reasons why I love it!) with red glass beads and a gold plated clasp to finish it off. I used beading thread instead of wire to wrap the brooch around the beads for comfort and to avoid scratching the piece any more than it already is. It is going to be very hard for me to part with this one, because I absolutely love the way it turned out. If you are interested, let me know, because this is truly one of a kind and probably won't last long!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I will be back Monday to start off the week with our first FREE giveaway! Make sure to tell your friends!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Here's the deal...

Things are going to be different now. I'm going to start posting 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Mondays I will be announcing the weekly "giveaway" of my choosing, and anyone that comments throughout the week will be entered to win. (More details this coming Monday) Wednesdays I will be spotlighting my new favorite piece, or talking about whatever I want to talk about! Then Fridays I will announce the winner of the drawing and give any updates on the happenings of Ruth Parker Jewelry. I'm excited! I have a lot of work to do this week so I will see you Friday!

Monday, September 21, 2009

FYI: I'm still alive...

Hello? Anyone out there? In case you were wondering, I'm still here, and ready to get down to business. My blog is currently under construction as you may have noticed, but I will be up and running again soon. I am so excited to share my new ideas and get back to work with Ruth Parker! Let me know what you think of the new space and thanks to LaDitta Design for the amazing work!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Santa Monica ($58)

It's flashy, chic, sophisticated and modern. The rings remind me of bubbles, which could be why I named it after a beach city (either that or it reminds me of the ferris wheel on the pier). This necklace will be your favorite statement. Meet Santa Monica.

This necklace is made of horn rings, gold plated rings and gold plated chain.

I did a two for one deal today, considering I slacked off big time with blogging this week! Thanks!

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