I know I'm pushing the definition of "ruby" here.... but I am so fond of orange.
This is a piece I completed awhile back, as a present for my Mom. It's small, about 2/3 the size of a sheet of printer paper.
The base is handmade paper (made by yours truly), with an overlay of selected fabrics and ribbons, then hand stitched and beaded. Over the years, I was inspired to delve into the fiber arts, specifically paper-making, by my good friend Q. As for the stitching technique, several years ago I had the privilege of attending a week-long workshop in hand stitching with Japanese fiber artist Misao Tsubaki, an incredibly talented woman and a wonderfully supportive teacher. (See some examples of her work here; her website, unfortunately out of date, is in Japanese, but there are photos there as well).
Remember to keep creating -- whatever makes you happy -- in these troubling days of war.
Keep the balance,