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2020 AZ State Button Society Annual Button Show

My friend Nancy and I look forward to attending the annual button show in Avondale, Arizona each year. It’s held at the Hilton Garden Inn each February and is hosted by the AZ State Button Society. This year was just as fun as past years. We started the morning by attending a short class on Cricket Cage buttons. I .

* Junk In The Trunk May 2017

  Away I went, all packed up and ready for load in. It was the first time I hooked my trailer up by myself. Note to self, don’t wait until it’s dark when it’s time to come home. Scoops of buttons were a hit     A few of the pieces picked or created at the show. A big thank .

* 2016 in Review

2016 was a very good year for Ruby Mae Jewelry *Ruby Mae was featured in two national magazines – Phoenix Home & Garden & Country Living. *The Ruby Mae button launched *Bridal Bouquet Charms & Hole In My Heart product lines expanded *This new trailer hit the road *Ruby Mae was featured on the news a few times. * 57 women .

* Junk In The Trunk September 2016

Another wonderful show at the Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market this past weekend.  Friday morning I was  interviewed by Jessica from Channel 3 and we chatted about my $1 Button Make and Take as well as some of my vintage button bracelets. For Channel 3 Interview, Click this link … img_5447-mov-1 With Jessica & JITT co creator Coley Arnold Setting up Thursday .
* Junk In The Trunk September 2014

* Junk In The Trunk September 2014

Last Saturday we had record breaking numbers attend the Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market at WestWorld. VIP’s entered at 7:30am followed by early entry for $10 at 8am and general admission at 10am. There was live music & yummy food trucks. The atmoshere was electric. I’m guessing 10K people attended. If your coming to the May 2nd show .

* Gift Giving Made Easy

My client Kay has figured out a way to save herself time & money.  Kay prefers to give a  sentimental gift for those in her social circle and rather then driving to Kohls or Target, shopping for an hour or scooping up a gift card, Kay simply calls me & tells me 3-5 things her recipient is interested in & .

* Personalized Charms

Fun News!!! We are now offering personalized charms. My fantastic Dad, known to all as Jake, has taken on this new branch of Ruby Mae Jewelry. He likes making these charms & I love that we can offer them. The possibilities are endless. Graduation, christening, bridal, holiday, initials & numbers, children’s names …the list goes on & on. Wouldn’t it be fun to .

* Jewelry Photography

I rely on my photography to tell the story of my jewelry. Extreme close ups show off the tiny treasures I attach to each piece. You might be shocked to learn I’ve used my iPhone 4 to shoot 90% of my pics. Maybe you won’t be. For me it was all about convenience. I could shoot the pic & .

* Twitter Breakdown

“Twitter puts your face & business in front of infuential people who would never see you otherwise”.  This is the sage advice from my social media director Bev Lefebvre of One Less Hat and I’ve taken it to heart. Plus, it’s free advertising & networking. It helps if you have a smart phone so you can post on the fly. I use .