New on My Artfire

Vintagemomcreations Artfire is certainly starting to fill up a bit huh?

Night Sky

Night Sky

Night Sky at Artfire

And an old favorite…
I AM The necklace..





How about a Tuesday smile..

Before I finish all these wonderful orders from around the world…

Bella can always make you smile! Here’s us last year..








And look at her now..










Made you smile huh?

Have a great day.. I’m off to create!!

New from Vintagemomcreations

This one's mine..

This one









is mine...

is mine...









But I’ll be more than happy to make you one 🙂

I’ve forged this from solid copper, stamped and oxidized and made with love! These can be made for mothers, grandmothers,aunts,teachers.. you name it.. we can work it out!

Come on over to vintagemomcreations! for details!

Or just leave me a comment here and I’ll contact you via Email.

Renita Nunley-Ruiz Self Representing Jewelry Artist #1688

Something I want you to know…

As a jewelry “artist” sometimes it’s difficult to make your hands keep up with your mind. Many nights are spent with ideas bashing around in my head.. and many mornings like this morning ( up at 5 am.) are spent creating until time flys away, the baby wakes up wanting her breakfast and the phone begins. Sometimes time gets away..

Working on Etsy allows me freedom. It allows me the option of 1. listing today 2. listing tommorow or next week.

The problems ensue when things don’t get listed. When time flys so fast you forget and things get put in MY jewelry box and not yours.

I need for my readers to know this one thing. Vintagemomcreations was formed as an enjoyable venture. I do what I do because I LOVE it. I do this because it allows me to be at home with my children. It allows my creativity to bloom and be fashioned into something really cool sometimes. Now that I’ve moved more into metals with beads added I feel the world around me blooming with ideas. I need you to know that your ideas are important to me. I love to create a special something for another human. Now, as just a normal lady, I understand that sometimes it’s scary to commission an artist for a great piece of jewelry. (* It even sounds expense doesn’t it? That word commission.. ugh.. **shudder**) But honestly, come and talk to me. If I’m making pendant necklaces ( that take hours to create for $28.00~) I’m sure you and I can work out an affordable option for your special “piece” (as we like to call them in the jewelry world.) 

On another note.. let’s talk about Etsy. I sell at Etsy. Etsy is the place that allows me to have my own little piece of the selling world. Here’s the link to my shop..  To purchase from me on Etsy you’ll have to sign up. It’s simple. Just a few lines and you are done. If you have a paypal account set up already it’s SUPER EASY to pay me too. After you sign up for Etsy you can look on the right side of my shop and see a button that says “contact this seller” ( I think that’s what it says…  lol) Send me a note! Tell me what you are looking for and I’ll do my best to help you. ( And if I can’t.. I’ll tell you upfront honestly… I’ll also tell you how long your wait will be.. or not be. It depends on the season really.)

Let me show you some of the things in the shop?



Well, I suppose that’s all I had to say today. I hope you enjoy your Friday,


Handmade,Etsy,Life, Family, Genealogy and Me.

Some of you have asked about me. What’s Renita really like?
Just a mom? Only a wife? A stay at home mom? A Cherokee? Only another Artist?
Well, I thought I’d take a moment this morning and give just a tiny bit more information about exactly who you are dealing with when you and I are conversing over your special order.
If you look to the 1st photo you’ll see my Uncle Ken and me.  That day, we were searching for tangible genealogical proof. Yes, we are the “searchers for truth”. We are a pair, my uncle and I. As a matter of fact.. each morning we have a debate regarding the world in general… sometimes it gets pretty heated. We battle over presidential candidates and their schemes. We battle over what’s right and wrong. We talk. We think. It’s amazing don’t you think? We still love and respect each other too! He’s a huge part of me that I think you, my clients, should know about. He keeps me grounded most of the time.  AND, we have a blast finding our heritage together. The truth. We will find it even if it’s never been found.
This is my husband Adrian and youngest daughter Isabel..
Adrian and Isabel

Adrian and Isabel

Adrian is a wonderful father and husband and artist. I could go on for days about this man but, I won’t. I would embarrass him to no end. Bella, well.. Bella of course brought us the World of Down Syndrome. I imagine sometimes her up in Heaven talking to God. ” God, send me somewhere interesting will you?” And god saying.. ” well.. whew.. hold on, it’s going to be one heck of a ride.”
And last but not least..Look at this photo below..  Aren’t they the greatest looking kids ever??? If I ever have a moment of ” Good lord will this day never end.. I always think of these “kids” Each one person in this photo is without a doubt going to make a difference on this planet earth. I couldn’t be prouder.
from left..Sarah, Isabel, Travis and wonderful girlfriend Kelsey

from left..Sarah, Isabel, Travis and wonderful girlfriend Kelsey

My sarah  is most certainly the next greatest artist. Isabel, well she’s rockin the world with personality right now. Airman 1st Class Travis has taken over the job of “MY hero” and Kelsey, I’ve adopted in. Kelsey, with the great mind and imagination.
These four humans.. whew… Look out world!
So there you have it. My little life. Or at least a small part of it. I have photos I want to show you of my lovely Aunt Debbie. My mother who keeps hanging on no matter what. My friends that are certainly like extended family. I have been blessed with more love in this one lifetime than most ever get. I’m honored to be close to the people I’ve just showed you. And you know what’s funny? MOST of the people in this listing won’t ever see it. They are busy living life to the fullest.
And I wouldn’t want it any other way. That’s why I love them.
Now, I suppose I SHOULD get back to work. YOU might be waiting on your order…
I’m going….
Me and Isabel.. It seems SO long ago...

Me and Isabel.. It seems SO long ago...

Well… in a minute I’m going. Right now, I think I’m going to give this baby a hug. Time flies quickly as we live with no tethers.
Can I say just one last thing? This blog today happened when I was having a moment of “rush” do this.. do that.. hurry hurry hurry.. and I was watching the stock market crumble then repair and ..
sigh, you get the picture.
The whole reason I sat down was to remind myself what’s important to me.
My family is important to me. My business is important to me. YOU, my reader are important to me. And I think with the state of the world today we need to reach out to each other and share with comfort the fact that we are all part of this one world. Now, everybody.. take a deep breath and remember what’s important to you.
Many Blessings,
Renita a.k.a. Sweetgrass a.k.a Vintagemomcreations a.k.a. Self Representing Jewelry Artist #1688

For my Baby…

My littlest Angel.. This one’s for you Bella!

Available at:
My daughter Sarah holding my youngest.. Isabel

Pictured: My daughter Sarah holding my youngest.. Isabel

” I AM” The necklace

I am. I am many things to many people. This I know to be true.
I am FEARLESS. ( well most of the time.)

I’ve created this one of a kind necklace to show the world what “I am”. Each circle is steel. ( like my backbone.. made of steel!) Each letter is hand stamped by me and buffed to a soft shine. The circles are very strong and do not bend during normal use.


“I am” is completely personalized. If you prefer you can have other words in place of the three listed.
Some examples:
The ideas are endless.

The larger circle will have the name of your choice hand stamped.
The three remaining circles are all variable. If no other words are listed when order is placed it will automatically come with “STRONG, FEARLESS AND BRAVE”

Each “I AM” necklace is hung from an oxidized brass ball chain that can be sized to 16″ 18″ 20″ or 24″. If you prefer another style or metal.. please do not hesitate to contact me. We have other options.

During the ordering process I will need..

1. Name that you would like stamped into larger circle
2. three words you want on the smaller circles.
3. Necklace size

Thank you so much for your interest in my jewelry.. It’s appriciated more than you know. This is my lifeline right now. It’s my happiness and I am honored to be able to share it with you.

Please note at this time shipping on personalized items is normally less than one week. I will send you a “convo” on Etsy if I am getting a little behind.

You can find it here.. by clicking this link…

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