We are so excited to launch our new site, AngieandRuby.com! This is a labor of love, born out of an idea that came to me when I posted a video of Ruby beading a bracelet a few months ago and we received TONS of requests for her to start selling them! Ever since then, we have been working to create a shop that not only spreads awareness, but also gives back to the disability community.
Ruby is so proud to have beaded two items on this site: Ruby's Friendship Bracelet and Ruby's Bookmark! You can watch a full video of Ruby creating her bracelets HERE! Of course, Ruby has school and her vision impairment makes things more challenging, which means she can only create so many items at a time. So, I decided to join in on the fun and create some Braille jewelry of my own. Then we added some apparel designs and home items and before you know it, we had built a whole store!
Every item in our shop is inspired by the things we are passionate about: Braille and disability awareness and inclusion. We are also giving a portion of every single sale to organizations that serve the disability community. For the foreseeable future, we will be partnering with Seedlings Braille Books for Children to help them in their mission of providing free and low-cost Braille books to blind kids! You can read more about our partnership with Seedlings here.
Beyond spreading awareness and breaking down stereotypes around disability, my hope is that Ruby's love of beading and making jewelry will keep growing, so she can continue making her own items and selling them for years to come. With the incredibly low employment rates of individuals with disabilities, this store is one of the bricks in the foundation of Ruby's future!
Thank you for stopping by and we hope you find something you love! The first 50 jewelry orders will receive a FREE GIFT! So, you don't want to wait to order! We will continue adding new products, so check back often. And make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive offers and product updates!
Angie and Ruby
P.S. We are still selling Ruby's "Good Day" line over on Outshine Labels! Head over there to check it out! Jessica of Outshine Labels has been SO incredibly helpful to me throughout this process - thank you Jess!