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Ruby Lane & Ruby Plaza's Creative Hands Newsletter - February 2011
In This Issue
- Ruby Plaza Promotion: Sell for Only $9/mo. Through 2011!
- Video: Happy Valentine's Day from Ruby Lane
- Hearts - the Symbol for Love
- B. Bold Jewelry for Boomer Girls
- Send Us Your Video & Get Paid
- The colors of love and romance!
- Join Ruby Lane and Ruby Plaza on Facebook and Twitter
- Share Creative Hands With A Friend
RUBY PLAZA PROMOTION: SELL FOR ONLY $9/MO. THROUGH 2011!
This promotion has been extended! Are you looking for a venue to sell your home decor items (both contemporary and vintage) ranging from furniture and accessories to lighting, bedding and window coverings? Or perhaps you, or someone you know sells new and vintage fashion and accessories, and/or jewelry. If so, spread the word - as now you can try out our sister site, Ruby Plaza, just launched in April of 2010 - for only $9 a month through December 2011 with no set-up fee!
Through December 31st 2011, Ruby Plaza is making it easy and affordable for sellers to join Ruby Plaza. Already over 700 shops have joined us with over 150,000 items added to the site.
There are no contracts, no cancellation fees, and the only expense out of your pocket is $9 a month.
Spread the word!
For more information visit www.rubyplaza.com, then under SELL, choose Open A Shop. We hope you'll join us!
VIDEO: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM RUBY LANE
Click here to see a special Valentine's Day video from Ruby Lane and Ruby Plaza, or go to:
HEARTS - THE SYMBOL FOR LOVE
Original handcrafted artisan jewelry adapted from historical styles
Isabella Longs For Love Earrings Ruby Pink Opal 24KGV Filigree Medieval Style
She lived during what historian Barbara Tuchman called The Calamitous 14th Century. Princess Isabella of France was the wife of one of England's ...
Artist-designed jewelry featuring bold color, unexpected combinations and a bit of divine madness!
Leverback Earrings ~ A SUNNY HEART ~ Swarovski Crystal, Sterling silver
A charming little pair of earrings in one of Swarovski's newest 2011 colors, Sunflower, a warm and luscious yellow. The 10mm crystal heart is ...
Joan's Jewels Collectibles
Joan's Jewels and Collectibles
Gold-Plated Satin Finish Rope Rhinestone Wrapped Heart Pendant Brooch
From JMR Original Jewelry Designs comes this 1-Of-A-Kind Brooch Pendant combination. This is designed in gold-plated base metal with a satin finish. ...
Exquisite Creations in Wearable Art
Key To Your Heart - Scrabble Tile Pendant
This Pendant is created from a reclaimed Scrabble ® game tile. The Scrabble tile is approximately 3 4 square, and the image is crystal clear and ...
Jewelry by Andrea
Inspired by Countries and Cultures from around the world, unique hand-made and imported jewelry
Love - Heart Fimo Bead Charm Bracelet
This Valentine inspired Charm bracelet features pink and red heart fimo beads. Also included are faceted pink glass beads and multiple styles of ...
Handmade and Bespoke Jewellery at reasonable prices
Heart shape white cultured Pearl handwoven pendant 14k bail
`White Heart woven cultured Pearl pendant' A single hand-woven, three dimensional, white cultured freshwater Pearl heart, 2 x 1.7 inches. The 14K ...
B. BOLD JEWELRY FOR BOOMER GIRLS
For many years I was a Creative Writing Professor specializing in the teaching of the writing of contemporary poetry. I've published several books of poetry under my name.
The goal for me has always been to add new life to the words around me. I would like to do the same with traditional hand crafted beads from around the world. I'm also learning the art of working with pure silver and gold. Each day I learn something new! I am an avid fan of contemporary painting, and have studied the mechanics of color in contemporary painting, which unexpectedly has added another dimension to my designs.
Why not economize by keeping our true and trusted basic outfits and accessorize with bold and beautiful jewelry that last? Clothes wear out. Jewelry doesn't. The custom here in Santa Fe for Boomer Girls is to wear simple basic clothes and beautiful jewelry. One friend recently said "I'm going Johnny Cash tonight." That meant she'd be wearing black with lots of bold jewelry--this is our Santa Fe style.
I live part time in Palm Beach, where I do the opposite of Johnny Cash. I wear white. With the right pieces of jewelry I can travel light. In fact, for a two-week trip to my little hideaway I bring only a carry-on! That's the way to live--keep it simple.
So, Boomer Girls, I bring my jewelry to you! I hope you enjoy it. I believe that if you wear it, you'll feel and look like a million bucks. Your new B.BOLD jewelry will change your look, kicking it up a notch. I hope that
this new, exciting bold & tasteful jewelry will do for you what it does for me-- reassure me that I'm still a beautiful and vibrant woman, just like you! Life is just beginning for us!
Best wishes-- Marcia Southwick of B BOLD Jewelry for Boomer Girls
Unique handmade leather jewelry
Leather bracelet. Leather floral cuff bracelet.Peach, red and ivory color corsage. Color: reach, red, ivory, brown Materials: leather, dragon agate,...
Milmine Design Annex
Handmade lampwork beads, jewelry and more!
Handmade bead has a base of opal yellow glass painted with colors of raspberry, pink, red and orange as well as sparkly golden aventurine. This ...
One of A Kind Hand Stitched Art for Your Home
Tied to the dark brown dock, a rowboat of 3 golden brown puppies with their paws on the edge stare at a mother and her 6 yellow ducklings in the ...
Changing Woman Studio Jewelry
Unique handmade artisan jewelry
A really interesting piece of jewelry. Suitable for a man or woman. Made from copper inlaid with .999 fine silver in the shape of a trilobite. It ...
SEND US YOUR VIDEO & GET PAID
Many of you already know that Ruby Lane & Ruby Plaza accepts blog articles from shops, and credits your shop $35 per accepted article which we post on Notes from The Lane, Twitter and Facebook. We have developed a sizable number of shops who contribute regularly! We are expanding this program to include video - so we invite shops to send us video links that showcase your shop for publication consideration.
Have you considered making a video about yourself and your shop? Do you want to showcase the items in your shop? Do you have tips and information you'd like to share with others about online sales success to help establish yourself as a valuable resource? Do you have a studio that you would like others to view?Do you have a handcraft technique you would like to share with others or a demonstration video showing how to create your handcrafts? Video is fast becoming the medium to communicate with others, and a it's great way to market your shop. And these days anyone can do it!
Here's how it works:
Once you make your video, upload it to www.youtube.com. Then, send us a link to it at email@example.com. Once accepted, we will publish it on our blog, Facebook and Twitter pages to spread the word about your shop. Once published, we will credit your shop $35. Please note that the focus of your video must be you and your Ruby Lane or Ruby Plaza shop.
Here are links to a couple of videos that other Ruby Lane shops have done. These are just examples - we invite you
to use your imagination in doing your own:
Vintage Jewelry Showcase
If you're not sure how to get started making your own videos, be sure to check out this step-by-step Make Your Own Videos blog post by Viga Boland of Vintage Jewelry Showcase to see how she made hers.
The Team at Ruby Lane
THE COLORS OF LOVE AND ROMANCE!
The Reckless Necklace
Ruby Aurora - Goddess of Sunlight
This beautiful ruby bead (Old Mined African) necklace is made of 365 carats of Africa earth- mined, natural rare-sized fine pigeon blood red (red to...
Turquoise Ruby Red Glass Charm Bracelet
This is a handcrafted, vintage inspired charm bracelet laden with translucent ruby red and opaque turquoise blue glass charms with elegant filigree ...
The Wright Glitz
Fun Red Cherry Necklace in Glass Beads
This great necklace was made entirely of vintage beads. I put it together to look like a cherry necklace. It is a little over 15 in length and is ...
Stacey Porter Antiques
Original Branch Coral Crystal Nugget Necklace Sterling Hand wired
Hand knotted rock crystal nuggets are adorned by dyed red branch coral and dyed green coral spacers. Sterling silver clasp and my name tag, Stacey ...
Bright Moon Jewelry
Mozambique Garnet Double-Beauty Necklace with 14k Gold Fill
First of all I ask you to look at the photos of this piece using the Larger Views option....there you can see the sunlight glowing through these ...
Pink Chalcedony and Cultured Pearls Bracelet
This special bracelet contains faceted teardrops of pink Chalcedony and cultured freshwater pearls in a variety of shapes but all colored pink. There ...
Chameleon Jewelry by Arlene Summers
Vintage Rose Pendant Necklace ~ Art Glass: Lampwork: Handcrafted: One Of A Kind
This is one of the most stunning beads I have ever seen. Vintage Rose is a contemporary bead with a nostalgic air for Victorian times when enchanting...
Hammered Heart Mystic Pink Quartz Earrings
I added just a touch of pink to these lovely Gold-filled hearts. Each is composed of a 12x20mm hammered Gold-filled heart with a gracious curve ...
Refined Elegance Custom Jewelry Boutique
Sculptured Art Glass Flower Baroque Pearl Swarovski Crystal Beaded Necklace by Inna Victoria
I am excited to offer you a new line in my jewelry creations - exquisite hand-made art glass floral necklaces. I want to call it Spring Awakening . ...
Gypsy Jewels by Sharon
Rosie - Necklace of Crazy Lace Agate, Dichroic Glass and Sterling
Dichroic Glass is at its best in this American Artisan handcrafted 1 x 3 4 inch shimmering pendant of pink, rose, blue, mauve and lots of colors ...
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