2010….into 2011



So much has changed in this one year. First things first.. I now have a baby boy! He truly makes my heart go pitter patter. He has brought many moments of laughter and tears. He’s a kind old soul that just wants to smile and run! He started walking at 8 months old. But, because I’ve been so busy with Alexander and of course Isabel.. and do not forget Sarah! I’ve not had time to spend time with my lovely beads.. until recently. I’ve recently gotten everything in place to begin again my love, my craft. Let me tell you what I’ve been playing with… Beautiful miyaki seed beads. I’ve been creating French Beaded Flowers.. This is one of my first..

From Vintage Mom Creations.. Little Pink FlowerSo much is coming into my heart and mind now.. I just don't have enough time in the day to create all of my thoughts! But, avid reader.. prepare for an arresting amount of delicious beaded pleasure coming soon.. my heart can't be contained for long!As a side note I thought I'd share my newest photo of Ms. Isabel ( she's the one with down syndrome that many of you have grown to love) she's now 4 years old and a wonderful big sister. One of my best friends Joy created this wonderful piece of digital art for me ( you can find her on the internet by searching "Goddessjoy" she makes WONDERFUL jewelry.. and is an artist I guarentee you will love.. her link is also listed on this page) anyway.. here is my baby girl now.. Isabel~our down syndrome princess!


Isabel~our down syndrome princess!

That’s all for now my friends.. Keep watching for more beautiful creations.. coming from Vintage Mom Creations…

Room Number 5 The Memories

New from Vintagemomcreations!!
A lovely mix of history and present life..
Room Number 5 The necklace gives a taste of romantic memory, the smell of a rose mixed with the crayons of childhood… Room Number 5 -Listed at Artfire!

Room Number 5 The memories

Room Number 5 The memories


BLACK FRIDAY~ Christmas is coming.

Custom Mother's Necklace from Vintagemomcreations

Custom Mother's Necklace from Vintagemomcreations

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed so quickly! It seems like just yesterday I was furiously wrapping gifts and shipping orders and preparing for Santa Claus. But.. here we are again.  Black Friday is on the horizon.

If you are anything like me.. your palms get damp.. your mind is rushing along the lists.. and you are looking for DEALS. Savings. We just don’t have the money this year to be hasty. No junk for us, thanks. We want CUSTOM at a fair price. Handmade with Quality.

I’m here to let you know.. I’m feeling you. And I’m coming up with solutions. I want you to be able to have a wonderful personalized gift for your special someone for an affordable price. I have started marking items at sale prices. I will also be in my studio for the next two weeks upping my stock. So that I can offer you fresh choices, new styles. Quality Custom Jewelry for a fair price.

At this point I have some custom items all ready featured. Dreamer is one of my favorites.

It is one of my hopes that my clients can feel comfortable enough to contact me and let me know what you would like your pendant to say.

Are you a mother? A Maiden? A crone?



If you notice the first photo listed at the top of the page.. This custom mother’s necklace is like no other you have ever seen huh? I wear this one. Those are my kiddos. Now tell me? What do you picture yourself wearing? Your mother? NOW is the time to get those orders in. Those ideas and thoughts flowing. ORDER soon. Christmas is NEXT month folks. I DO have layaway available for large items. ( keeping in mind that I’m not shipping till the item is paid in full.. I think that’s fair don’t you?)
I’m looking forward to this Christmas holiday. ( well, as an artist I am.) I’m looking forward to creating wonderful items that will make you or your family/ friends feel great. In the next week I will be posting gifts for coachs, teachers, friends and family . If you don’t see what you are looking for.. please don’t hesitate to send me an email! familyleafcatcher@yahoo.com OR if you are already on Etsy just send me a convo.

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!

http://www.vintagemomcreations.etsy.com for details!

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

Renita Nunley-Ruiz Self Representing Jewelry Artist #1688

Fall collection.. or the beginnning of it!

Mexican Nights and Vintage Bohemia..


This is what happens when I finally allow myself a little time to sit down 🙂 and I have to say it felt really really good! Mexican Nights is a simple piece really.. it’s all about color and sterling silver. ( my personal favorite) Vintage Bohemia comes from a lovely little antique store I visited awhile back ( well, the metal connectors lived there for awhile) I saved her and added some great gemstone cut rectangles.. and wham.. a new/old fall cuff.

You can find both of these bracelets in my shop.. http://www.vintagemomcreations.etsy.com

Have a great Monday!

Thoughts from a morning sunrise..

I find myself thinking about this journey we call life. It’s amazing to me .. As a young child I thought that life was to be lived. Just lived. I didn’t question the heavens about my wedding dress like other little girls. I didn’t follow the latest movie stars or watch alot of television. I was just too busy living.

I thought that’s what you were just supposed to do.. Live. Little did I know that most folks just are not like me. I suppose I’m a little different in that aspect. I would look to the birds and the trees and watch for the leaves to turn their backs to me.. which meant a thunderstorm was coming. Even as a small child, I knew this to be true. I also knew, even as a child that I wasn’t just a little girl. I knew then that I was living a life.

This blog.. is supposed to be my “business” blog. But, again, I tell you, I’m not your normal person. I just think that we should go back to the old ways of doing things a bit. So what if I’m writing this on a computer and not with a quill. Doesn’t that make it more fabulous that I’m willing to share myself with you.. just like back in the day when you could come to my store and have a cup of coffee and saddle your horse outside and you could really know me before you bought a thing from me?

I think it does.

Therefore, today I wanna share my family with you, just a little more.

As most of you know, My son Travis has joined the United States Air Force.

Now, I could sit here all day and tell you about his journey, his accomplishments already but, instead I’ll ask you to look into his eyes.

Look at the future. Look how he is just living his journey.. He’s not afraid to let you see him as he is. He’s not thinking of the days when he will be old and it may be difficult to see. He is just living. Isn’t it wonderful? In this photo below, he is preparing to go and leave for the military.. where for all intents and purposes he could possibly lose his life. And yet, he’s smiling as he gets to his knees and makes himself small so that he can be a shorty too.. He can laugh at the world and smile at the simpleness… Because he’s living. And he’s not ashamed of one damn part of his life. He’s secure. And I’ll have to tell you, As his mother… I am more proud than words that I gave the world this man. This is your Air Force. This is the future. So, when you are worried about the state of the world today.. and you are afraid of what we are to become in the future.. you just come and look at the hope of our future. Go and take a look at the men and women that are signing up to protect us now. They all have this same spark in their eyes. As an American, as a native american, as a mother and a women I have to say that I’m incrediably thankful for the men and women that shine from within. They will live, if not in history books or novels.. they will live forever in their mother’s eyes and I for one plan on telling everyone that will listen.. all about living. Travis would want me to.




God Bless,

Thank you for listening,

Renita… a.k.a. Sweetgrass~Cherokee~Self Representing Jewelry Artist #1688 Vintagemomcreations