July Giveaway and Summer Update

Summer is half over and it’s going by so fast!  We are trying to enjoy the sunshine when we can – and I try to squeeze in as much jewelry making as possible during nap times or down times when Matt is home.  Desperately trying to prepare for two sure to be awesome craft markets next month – Sunset Beach Social and Viva Vancouver (click on the “Upcoming Events” tab up top for more details).  If you are in the Vancouver area – you have to check these markets out – there’s so much to see and do – a fun time for the whole family.

I have been getting so many new supplies in and I can’t wait to experiment and make some new pieces.  I’ll be sure to show some off on our instagram feed!  Speaking of our instagram feed (@virukkagifts) – we are having a Giveaway this week!  You can win this resin flower earrings and adjustable ring set by simply tagging a friend in the comments under the image and both of you will win your own set.  Check it out!


Virukka Jewelry on Instagram

You can now find us on Instagram!  Look us up under @virukkajewelry and stay up to date with special giveaways and promotions.  We have already had our first giveaway for the year – as you can see in the picture above.  Congratulations to @rachelseee on winning one of our popular harmonica necklaces!

I will also be posting the pieces that I have been working on before they get listed online, packaging and other fun stuff!  If you are an “instagramer” come and check us out.

Happy 2014!

happy 2014


I can’t believe it’s 2014 already!  So many great things have happened over the last year – and I’m hoping this upcoming year will be even better.  I am hoping to get to make more, have more opportunities to be creative, have more focus – especially with the shop!  It is also a bit scary because we are expecting our second baby in February.  I guess when it comes down to it, I can plan as much as I want – but God knows what will happen this year – and I trust him fully!  Here’s to starting off 2014 with a positive attitude!  Cheers!

Christmas Craft Fair Season 2013

Pricing and labelling my new creations and some old favorites.

Late night key pendant necklace making.

A little Christmas cheer pin button style!

I had such a great time doing all four christmas markets this season!  I have to say, my favorite one was a 3-day fair at Simon Fraser University – it was just so neat to see the students and staff wearing the jewelry they bought at my booth the next day.  So rad!  I added quite a few new pieces this winter season – and I hope to share more of it on here with you, and hopefully add some new things to the shop as well.

Ahh, it’s December 1st already! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Rock Slab Patterns

Loving the beautiful patterns on these slabs of rock.

The emerald green stone has a pattern that look like little waves.

Getting ready for upcoming Christmas Craft Fairs.

If you are in the Tri-Cities, come check us out, event listing here.

Friday Link Love

I guess you can say that I have been stuck in a rut for a couple of months…. and there is a good reason to that.  But I will have to announce why and a few other exciting things at another time.  I am trying to embrace the changes and transitions that come with life – and to be honest I am not sure how I would be able to do it without my faith.  I am just so thankful that God continues to bless me with a loving husband and so many opportunities to do things for His cause.

Here are a few blog postings that I found interesting and enjoyed throughout the interweb this week:

– Having been a missionary for several years, I thought that this article on giving money to child beggars was a great one to keep in mind – especially for tourists visiting third world countries.  I think it could also be applicable in similar situations in Canada or North America.

– A letter written by Sinead O’Conner to Miley Cyrus.  Aside from some of her harsh language, I found what she said to be quite interesting coming from someone who knows the music industry.

– For all the Discouraged Moms out there, here’s a good read for you.

Have a great weekend!