If you’re in and around the Morgan Hill, California area a selection of my jewelry is available at Soul Vision in downtown Morgan Hill.
The weekend of December 17th I will be having a trunk show there as well. Lots of new creations for your last-minute Holiday gift giving needs. Or, just treat yourself!
I’ll admit it, I’m not a Summer girl in any way, shape, or form. The heat makes me shut down physically and mentally. My creative juices just dry right up! Now that things have taken a turn towards Fall, they’re coming back.
As usual, I’m drawn to my copper…and stones. They speak to me like no other materials can! Sometimes it’s a simple whisper. Other times they scream at me. I have to learn to listen to them instead of ignoring them. Like other artists, I struggle with the idea of wanting to create what I like, but also create something that is “marketable”. I start to doubt myself. I start to doubt my creations. I leave my beloved stones behind and try to use the “newest and most popular” materials.
And my stones start screaming at me. Those “new popular styles” feel forced when I make them. I start to resent my love of making jewelry. My stones continue screaming at me.
Then I remember. I have to love what I create.
I pick up my beloved stones. I create, and I love it.
Here’s a simple piece that I created a week or so ago. It’s nothing fancy. It’s all about the stones. Matte finished Noreena Jasper from Australia. A copper shield. Some amazingly soft deerskin laces.
Jasper has been used across the centuries and across the globe as a stone of protection and healing. To me, this particular variety of jasper has an amazing grounding quality to it, as well as a gentle way of reminding me to “stick to it”.
Autumn is inspiring. For many reasons. I love it.
Here at Vintage Mom Creations at the Creative Goddess Collective.. things have been been at a stand still.
My youngest daughter Isabel
Isabel September 2011
Got sick again. She ended up in the hospital for a few days with Pneumonia. It was pretty scary for a bit.. but, now? We are out of the hospital and ready to get back to work. Shop will be updated soon!
aka Vintage Mom Creations
Spring has sprung here in the Santa Clara Valley. Everything is blooming, the trees are full of leaves, and the birds are busy with their newly hatched broods. This time of year is always inspiring for me, and this Spring has been no exception.
I’ve spent some time experimenting with new (to me) techniques and materials. The first thing I’d like to share? Hand etched copper! I’m in love with this technique. The only limit is my imagination. To get the designs on the copper I can either stamp them with rubber stamps OR draw them freehand with a sharpie. Then through the magic of chemistry, the design becomes a permanent part of the piece!
This particular designs was drawn on to the copper freehand, with a sharpie. Spirals…of course…because I love them and incorporate them in to almost all of my designs in one way or another. This necklace has some beautiful garnets hanging from hand torched copper headpins. There are more garnets further up the piece, but you’ll have to wait till my Grand Opening to see the full view!
So…that’s my teaser for now. Check back for my next “new” experiment, using resin!
I hope you’re all enjoying Spring!
Joy aka GoddessJoy
Happy May Day everyone! For me, it means I am nearly at my self imposed deadline… you see, I’m having a Grand Opening for my new shop. Here! ..at the Creative Goddess Collective.
I’ve been playing with beads and wire and metals for weeks now and I’m excited to offer a completely new look for Vintage Mom Creation followers. It’s a wider variety of items.. that mean something. You’ll find rings and necklaces and bracelets. I’m going to have plus size items and dainty items.. something for each and every goddess.
You will also find “custom” items at Vintage Mom Creations. I take your dreams and add them to a piece. For example.. a woman with 4 children of her own.. with 2 step children.. living far from home.
Here’s where we ended up..
You will also see ceremonial items as I am a Cherokee Woman. ( let’s set it straight right now.. for all the sticklers to the rules.. I am NOT CLAIMING to be certified by the BIA-I am not.) I don’t need to be.
I have been taught since I was a little girl and I know who and what I am. I am a strong fearless woman. I have risen like a phoenix out of fire and I am better for it. I have healed and grown in these past few years like never before and now I can share my strenth with you through my art.
Welcome to Vintage Mom Creations and the Creative Goddesss Collective~We are glad you are here.. and we hope you will grow right along with us.
Renita Nunley-Ruiz~Vintage Mom Creations
We are a group of like minded women across the country who love to create. This will be our home online, where we share our stories, our inspirations, and our creations. Soon you’ll see an online market place, offering one of a kind handmade creations unlike any other you’ve seen. Stay tuned!