Maya & Ruhi Giveaway!

Today’s giveaway is from Maya & Ruhi!  Shop owner Pearl makes gorgeous, unique jewelry that would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!  I asked Pearl to share a bit about herself and her shop with all of you here today.  You can also follow her on her blog, and on the Maya & Ruhi Facebook page.

My name is Pearl, and I am a work-at-home mom. I came into jewelry design and crafting through my love for art and all things beautiful, after years of being a writer at a global advertising agency, and the birth of my first daughter, Maya.

Maya and Ruhi are the names of my daughters. “Maya” means “Illusion” in Sanskrit, and “Ruhi” means “Spiritual” in Persian. Maya is now 14, and a raving goofball; Ruhi is 9, and the penultimate Drama Queen. I do what I do at MAYA & RUHI because I want to let my daughters know that it is important to do what you love, and love what you do. No amount of money, recognition or fame is going to replace that sense of achievement and fulfillment of doing something you really love.

Working at home gives me the blessed opportunity to watch Maya and Ruhi grow up. Every day, I juggle the cleaning, the laundry, being chaperone, fight mediator, boo-boo kisser, cook, storyteller, general fixer-upperer… oh yes, and carving out some time to sit in my little boxroom of a studio, and craft up some pretty jewelry, while the two of them are at school.

History most inspires me. I am fascinated by stories, costumes, architecture and, of course, jewelry, from way back. I’ve created whole collections based on the life of the French Queen, Marie Antoinette, the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Tamara de Lempicka and Gustav Klimt, and the poetry of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

To date, my most popular designs are the Chic and Unique hoops and the Klimt earrings. The Chic and Unique hoops are hand-forged, and a signature style of mine. I love how the big ones look so dramatic, fun and sexy, but yet so light and easy to wear. The Klimt earrings are inspired by the great Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. It’s a clean and simple design concept that echoes Klimt’s mosaic style, and warm brassy tone. I have had many clients custom Klimts to match an outfit for a special occasion, and Klimts with a combination of the family’s birthstones.

For today’s giveaway, Pearl is offering one winner the above pictured pair of Tiny Chic and Unique hoops with Powder Blue Amazonite cubes.  According to Pearl, “This dainty number is as cute as it is glamourous.  I love its air of quiet elegance, and understated romance.”  The earrings measure 3.5cm from the bottom of the ear wire, to the bottom of the cube. The earrings will be packaged in a pouch and box.

In addition, Pearl is offering a generous 20% off all orders through April 29th.  Use the code “smallthings20” to receive your discount.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed.  The winner is Beth J.  “So pretty! Thank you for the opportunity.”

Thank you, Maya & Ruhi!



  1. Beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous earrings!

  3. Raquelle says:

    She creates such lovely pieces – beautiful work!

  4. ginger g. says:

    Everything looks beautiful and well-made!

  5. So very pretty – and thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Lovely pieces! Hope I’m the lucky winner!

  7. LOVE IT! I’m so glad to see your beautiful work. Would love to own something!!

  8. Caroline B. says:

    Beautiful jewelry!

  9. What beautiful jewelry! I’d love a chance to win 😀

  10. pretty jewelry!

  11. What beautiful work! Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. I would love a chance to win these. My style has become so frumpy and boring and could use something fun like this to liven it up!

  13. How lovely!

  14. I adore those klimt earrings!

  15. Beautiful jewelry! Would love to win!

  16. Beautiful jewlery and story, makes me happy!

  17. lemontree says:

    Love those earrings!

  18. How lovely! Thanks for the chance to win, I could definetly see myself wearing some of these!

  19. kristy goode says:

    beautiful! love earrings!!

  20. Beautiful jewelry!

  21. How beautiful!

  22. Oh, her jewelry is beautiful!!

  23. I’d love those earings!

  24. These are stunning!

  25. Beautiful! You introduce us to such a wonderful array of crafters!

  26. The earrings are beautiful! I love that pearl is able to do what she loves and be home with her kids! Thanks!

  27. Beautiful work! I am always impressed with beadwork.. it was the one medium I can’t seem to get the hang of! I would love to hang some of those from my ears!

  28. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful earrings!

  29. wow — what beautiful pieces!!

  30. Beautiful jewelry. Elegant, simple and beautiful.

  31. your work is awesome, i love the amazonite!
    thank you for a great blog

  32. Melanie Yang says:

    Simple and elegant, which usually means very versatile

  33. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

  34. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful work.

  35. Anne Weber-Falk says:

    What beautiful pieces. Thank you.

  36. Glad you shared this great artists site on etsy, I can see several purchases in my future.

  37. Kimberlie Ott says:

    Gorgeous! Love them, thank you for this opportunity!

  38. Christy C says:

    I would love to wear these beautiful earrings!!

  39. beautiful, I love everything !!

  40. Beautiful

  41. Gayle D. says:

    Jewelry is my favorite accessory and these are beautiful!!

  42. really nice earrings!

  43. What lovely jewelry! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  44. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  45. Just gorgeous. I would love to own these! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  46. Lisa Cunrad says:

    I would luv to give my sister these for her birthday.

  47. Gorgeous!!

  48. This jewelry is gorgeous! I would love to wear some:-)