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Welcome to the occasional Ruby Mae Jewelry Blog! I'm writing about the steps I've taken to start this small business, the folks I meet along the way and occasionally about my mom Patty Mae & my dad Jake.  

2017 AZ State Button Convention

The theme of this years Arizona State Button Society convention was Blue Hawaii. ASBS President Val was splendid in her Hawaiian look. Admission was a $5 donation at the door and the venue was the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale. There were many competition boards to admire. These two popped out at me. The first is shell. I love these […]

Read More » | February 18, 2017 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Looking Back At 2016

2016 was a very good year 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. * […]

Read More » | December 31, 2016 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

September Junk In The Trunk In Photos

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 […]

Read More » | September 22, 2016 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Charm Tray Video

I have two old typesetter trays that I use at my shows. I filled them with charms for customers to pick through. At the last Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market I dropped it during load up and the scattered charms got mixed up. My husband Scott had a solution for this. He put a […]

Read More » | July 17, 2016 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Junk In The Trunk Event Pics – May 2016

Last weekends JITT show was fantastic. Shoppers were great, live music & food trucks were wonderful and my booth layout totally performed. My dad in law Gary offered me 4ft round tables to use. My hubby Scott had the idea to put my mannequins in the middle. I added a new male mannequin this show […]

Read More » | May 14, 2016 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Ruby Mae in San Francisco

Recently I traveled to San Francisco to attend the annual Camp Okizu fundraiser that supports California children with cancer and their families. I donated a bold necklace, earrings and bracelet to the silent auction. It was fun to sit back and watch a bidding war happen and a gal named Jeanne excitedly win the auction. […]

Read More » | April 10, 2016 | Category: Blog | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

2016 AZ Button Convention in Avondale

So many wonderful buttons at this year’s 2016 button convention held in Avondale Arizona in February 2016. The event is hosted by the Arizona State Button Society and the theme this year was presidents. You wouldn’t know by looking at the photo of everyone sitting around the tables digging through boxes of buttons, but this […]

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Junk In The Trunk Photos September 2015 Show

Friday, September 18, 2015 – loaded & headed to West World in Scottsdale My booth was 30ft x 15ft – my biggest one ever I was two rows from the entrance on the main aisle. Perfect location. I have the same spot for the next show in May. My husband Scott had the idea that […]

Read More » | October 4, 2015 | Category: Blog | Comments: 2

2015 AZ Button Show

Oh what a day Nancy & I had together at this years AZ State Button Society’s annual show. It’s always held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale. This room might not look like much but for us, it’s heaven. 95% of the buttons are displayed on boards and you flip thru them like record […]

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Montana Road Trip with my Dad

   July 25th, 2015 dad & I headed north to the big skies of Montana. 18 days…4400 miles… 10 beds… 9 homes visited… First stop Laughlin, AZ and then Utah to see my friend Tori. I’m hoping to find cool buttons and treasures along the way. Springville, Utah This photo is of Tori’s Mom Lori, […]

Read More » | August 22, 2015 | Category: Blog | Comments: 4

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