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!