Beth Kaya Designs

Reshot, Rebranded, ReOpening

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From my personal Facebook:

I reshot my entire etsy site in high def. Rebranded and am reopening 11/1. Worked in an entirely new medium to ad to a paired down collection of signature favorites and a few new seasonals. The Cove torch stays lit by the flame of BethKaya. I mustn’t forget that. For that I was offered a role as an influencer for Amazon. I will be curating my own Self Care Cove space on amazon for you to shop. It’s with products that I’ve hand picked provided by both amazon and third party sellers like myself but not myself. Honest products that I love, and ideas for your home, crafts, gifts, garden and more. When you shop my curated Amazon space it will help support my fam and lift me up further as an online influencer. Stay tuned for that rollout! The SCC FB page cruised 10K subscribers, and BK insta continues to sit at 25K+ but declines with changes over the years and needs this push. You guys are the best soundboard and support, I have built my business online first.聽

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SELFCARECOVE.COM

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Hey Guys!

This post is pretty self explanatory. I have taken a bit of a step back from creating on etsy. I’ve been doing this full time since 2013 and I need to shift gears a bit. Check out the store front and the online gallery at www.selfcarecove.com to see what I am creating and what is new at the shop! With this platform I am free to both create and curate! Enjoy!聽

Hello!

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Why hello there! It’s been a while since I have checked in. I’ve been so busy between the store, etsy and workshops that I kind of neglected this page for a bit. I think the last time I wrote was in February and here we are right past the heels of the summer solstice so, I apologize for the absence on the blog.

I’ve been holding the fort down, working in the store and teaching, creating and just generally walking the line. I’ve been creating a lot of the usual, candles, soaps and the signatures you guys love. Sometimes with so much going on I lose myself in just creating what I know and what I know you guys dig and that’s ok. Having to constantly invent is something that I don’t want to lose my steam with so I rest myself in creating what makes me happy.

Working with essential oils and different waxes and flower waters as well as backing off of some oil blends I used to make a lot of. Suppliers are cutting scents out and that means I have to as well. I’m ok with evolving, it’s time.

I realized recently I have been doing this very thing since 2013. I feel a shift coming on. What? I am not too sure. Stay tuned and thanks for bearing with me and my shifts always. Check out whats new on etsy always and I appreciate your support!

XO BK

Hearts

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Time for a check-in. Isn’t that what self care is about, Self Check-ins? It’s still hard to believe that it is 2019. 2018 was quite a wrecking ball, kind of like 2017 – they felt like one long year. Now here I am, in 2019 still writing ’17 thinking about the road behind and ahead. One of those day-off moods I guess.

 

Heartbreak. Do you know the feeling? When your heart seizes inside of your chest, you can’t breathe fully and it hurts. It pangs. Deep inside. I have felt that feeling so many times. I think we all get slapped with some levels of it throughout life. The magical question I like to think about is, “How did I handle the heartbreak? What did I do?” This part reminds of the many serums and methods used to get through the mud. Those things help me keep my graces now but also help me literally create things and envision the various products I carry. They are after all for support, for a bridge over troubled water.

You know?

I never quite was able to wrap my head around what my art was. Am I leaving behind what I came here to leave? How can I put it into a box and name it? You just can’t and you can never see that at first.聽 All you can do is your path. Over time it amounts to a bigger picture. Like tiny dots in one of those mosaic photos.

Winter is not over, not near over, and as I tend to do – I’ve been creating a lot. Releasing new things that speak to where I am, scents like Dragon’s Apple make me think about blood, opium, macintosh apple, green apple skins and spice. It’s coming out in spray first, then oils and soaps as I move along these months.聽Dead sea salt, mud and moringa leaf are always bassline runners for collections as they evolve and transmute into new or throw backs of older designs. Thousands of designs, some of which came from heartbreaks you’d never know about or some I wore right on my sleeve. Who am I kidding, I wear it all on my sleeve and on the internet. 馃槈聽 Re-releasing spray incarnations of Amber Beach, Faithful Grace and 4Thieves. I’ve also released a new anti aging beauty oil and plenty of candles and fragrance solids in hues like Honey Almond Citrus, Guava Papaya, Nag Champa and More.

Check into etsy and visit the store and see whats new. They are two different worlds. The store is more about various tools and showcases artists as well as my current works, but etsy is just about BethKaya the brand and special pieces I’m releasing. Stones, Orgones and the present seasonal collections.

I gotta get on the event planning train soon and post some new dates but I’m going to take a little break and hone in on some thoughts! Enjoy the thick of winter, wherever you are. In New Jersey, it’s…. long.

-Beth

Upcoming Events!

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JAN
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Tue 7:30 PM EST聽路聽4 friends are going
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JAN
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Tue 6 PM EST聽路聽1 guest
Brick Township, NJ
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Wed 7 PM EST聽路聽14 guests
Brick Township, NJ
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Sat 12 PM EST聽路聽by Self Care Cove
Asbury Park, NJ
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Sat 2 PM EST聽路聽by Self Care Cove
Asbury Park, NJ

Black Friday On BethKaya and at Self Care Cove

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Hope you all have an excellent week! Just a heads up!

News, Updates and Smashing Into Holiday Season

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Hey all! We cruised through September and October with the recovery from the big curve on our backs but we still here! I have been furiously creating and organizing fun things for the store front and my brand. What a whirlwind eh?

I’ve released some new things on my etsy so check meow’t and message me for any orders from the store front if you are far from us in NJ. We ship global and can send videos and photos of all of our amazing stock! Holidays will be here before you know it, LET US HELP!


I wanted to update you on some events going down in the next few and I will try to keep this part updated!

Saturday 11/ 3 2pm – 6pm聽//聽BethKaya & Cove Pop Shop聽– at Asbury Hotel Event Space Indoor Market –聽Information Here
Monday 11/ 12 6pm 鈥 9pm //聽Dreambuilding Workshop – with April Kmiechick –聽at Self Care Cove – $20 –聽Information Here
Saturday 11/ 10 1pm – 7pm //聽Wandmaking Open Craft聽聽– at Self Care Cove – Come Make a Wand Any Time All Day – $20 –聽Information Here
Friday 11/30 7pm – 9pm聽//聽T聽ea Light and Salve Night聽聽– at Self Care Cove – An Evening of Candle Making and Salves of the Season, LIMITED SPACE – $25 –Information Here
Visit us at the storefront in BRICK NJ if you are local! See that tab for store hours and info! I hope you are all having a wonderful autumn!聽 XX BK

and then it was over…

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It was over before it began, but the journey has been worth it.

We got to the festival grounds in Watkin’s Glen NY and made a beautiful camp. We began setting up. Everyone was so on the ball – our store took a full day and then some to pop but it was beautiful. The first two nights were so peaceful and beautiful being there with just production crew and fields of empty campgrounds with stunning scenery.

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Moments after our booth was in full swing on Thursday am at Phish’s music festival CURVEBALL, we got the horrifying news. (see previous post for background)

The event was cancelled. At first it came off like a prank, as online pranksters like to do. We thought it was just another troll having a time, but after confirming with our vending contacts and phish’s site – the sad news was true. We had one night and were told to leave by noon and there would be no phish.

It had been raining heavily in the area in the days leading to the festival which overwhelmed the surrounding counties water filtration system. The water was dangerous to consume and the permits for the festival which was already underway with 12 k fans onsite were pulled. Really , Freaking, Crazy.

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Time kind of stopped for a little bit for me personally. We boosted this event stock on my FAMILY’S credit cards and checking account. It’s a sick feeling to be honest. We knew we’d make it back, but we did NOT factor this in. Insurance does NOT cover product we sit on and the companies聽aren’t being generous about returns. (ONE is and I am grateful for that) Also my NEW PHONE was stolen as we were leaving town from the wawa coffee counter. Police report and everything…. OK maybe luck had turned at that moment.

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The general feeling of the entire grounds was sullen and shocked. No one believed it, no one. There were still hopes of just one set or a secret set at night, but there was none. Just a bunch of sad festival goers looking to cram 4 nights of fun into 1.

Our team fared so well. Their attitudes were stellar and everyone planned and worked SO HARD to make this work. The devastating part is knowing that we won’t be able to share the store we curated with you. ALSO, we are stuck with THOUSANDS of dollars in product purchased in anticipation for 60K concert goers. Additionally we have to eat the rental costs and more. Thankfully Phish’s production team assured us that booth rentals at least will be refunded soon. I have to make a plan for the rest of this product and my plan is this, sell it online!

Jay and Baxter Setting Up Behind the Curtain

Jay and Baxter Setting Up Behind the Curtain

In the ashes of what I would call one of the biggest disasters of my indie career, I will emerge bolder and better than ever. This isn’t without INTENSE emotional lows. I am fearful but we have such support its crazy. So it’s hard to stay down long even when I get down.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported us getting to the festival. The experience was worth it as were the lessons and connections. I also appreciate all of your good words of encouragement and hope. We are so blessed to be loved by you all. Thank you so much to those who have shared and supported us POST festival too. An aborted mission it was, but a mission still none the less. It will take some time to recover from. How can you help? Share Beth’s Etsy page, Instagram or the Cove Page if you are NJ local! It helps – all those links are in the contact tabs of the site here.

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We signed on to do the Asbury Park Bizarre this Fall. We love that market so much and hope to rebound some more from that hype. Here is the poster:

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Thanks for your support and love, we will press on!

Beth

GO FUND MY PHISH FEST!! Dreams Coming True Alert!!! Please Share and Help BethKaya & The Self Care Cove!

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UPDATES:

8/9/18 11:03am – WHAT A WEEK. We are scrambling here. Breaking down new orders, organizing product, calculating the debt (AH!) and trying to make that time hack for this fest! We have had a bunch of new donors so peep the updated list and THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting me and my team. I hope to make you all proud!

8/6/18 5:37pm – It is the mad dash to the finish line here. The next few nights a team of friends and cove staff will be giving their all to the production line. WHY? I don’t know I swear I’m an awful human. I’ve even gotten hate mail from this campaign. My skin is thick now, that’s why I am READY TO TAKE THIS ON! I have updated the meter and added the latest donors. Shake these people’s hand for me next time you see them next.

8/4/18 10:46am – UPDATED the progress we are making! AHHHHH Thank you guys so much for your donations and shares! I placed 3 HUGE orders last night and I fear its still not enough! More updates later late to open the store!

8/3/18 10:20am – Woke up to more support, therefore woke up crying lol! Thank you guys, I’ve updated the meter and聽updated donor names – if you do not wish to be listed , please let me know! I know people like to remain anonymous sometimes. So this morning Danielle (amazing) is watching the store front so I can mail out the payment and place orders and ALSO register for a NY state tax Id. Isn’t this fun? 馃槈 We had an amazing pod of people in the store last night taking the products from my hands after I made it and packaging it up in bulk for me. It was FIERCE. I came home with buckets of product. All of that has to get designs for labels done , printed, cut and affixed. We work in a sweat shop with good music.

8/2/18 11:39pm – Finished working with an amazing team of volunteers executing designs for hours. This journey will be incredible! We have a few more donations and for 1 day of fundraising we end tonight at $605. THANK YOU. We will keep going until we kill this. So grateful!

8/2/18 5:09pm – Contract is in, Insurance is Updated, Staff Booked and in 5 hours of putting the word out , many incredible people have stepped out to vocalize support, to share our posts, to pledge some dollars! I am really incredibly moved and down to Phish’s KIND staff and their sensitivity to someone as scattered as me has been just amazing. I will keep you ALL posted about this saga as we go and thank you all for any inch of encouragement you’ve given me! I am putting some SERIOUS burns on my credit cards! It’s smoking!

Here is where we are at since first posting this blog! THIS MORNING! It’s amazing:

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Original Post 8/2/18 10:58am

From the beginning of my business career , phish was there. I started selling jewelry in the parking lots at what fans call 鈥渟hakedown鈥. Shakedown is a cosm of commerce , illegal commerce but none the less a pop up street bizarre, one or two parking lot lanes long and it鈥檚 where you can buy sell or trade anything from jewelry to crystals to grilled cheese and well… beyond. I sold my wares to get to the next show, and so on and so on until I started making some sick cash actually. I decided from there I wanted to peruse design school while working and then passion after passion. 13450075_10100642712116915_3003468092817334624_n

Since having my son I鈥檝e done whatever I can to stay at his side if he needs me. I still do me, but I鈥檓 here. He can be at my store and by MY side and watch the community that is unfolding at the store come to life. The people we meet and reach , it鈥檚 incredible . Support begets more support and its incredible.

Ferris Wheel at Festival 8

Ferris Wheel at Festival 8

My husband and I have been to countless phish shows. It鈥檚 something we do to let go of all stressors and enjoy some playful music and amazing phans. The festival scene can be really special. Phish fests do not disappoint and are filled with unique camping areas, art installations and vendors- all usually pretty indie and unique. With that , I have applied every year to vend a phish fest and have been denied each year including this one. There was a drop out and phish鈥檚 team actually called me to see if I would fill in. I have agreed! It鈥檚 not even two weeks away y鈥檃ll and I do not have the fees , gear or enough product.

Our Coed Bach Party In Atlantic City Phish 6/16/12

Our Coed Bach Party In Atlantic City Phish 6/16/12

WE DO聽however have support, I鈥檝e cried so many times today and kissed the ground because of that support.

After getting the call it’s been a scramble to put the parts into place to make it happen.The store front will be manned by a group of loyal friends and more loyal friends will be helping me in the days coming and at the festival.

The encouragement has been insane. I couldn鈥檛 say no, I鈥檇 regret it forever y鈥檃ll. This is a dream come true and I don鈥檛 mean to bust out the violins here but y鈥檃ll KNOW , this road hasn鈥檛 been cake. I am STILL recovering from a major operation, I opened a store front with heavy construction and permit costs and delays, and I do live with a chronic illness I don鈥檛 even talk about. I feel so much better than ever and my friends and team are incredible. I believe in US!

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What will we sell? Our booth would be located by the General Store and Showers! THIS IS PERFECT. We will sell sundries and it will be the best smelling Phish fest EVER.

Products:

-Soap! SO MANY! WOO HOO!

-Essential Oils & Roll Ons

-Bug Sprays

-Sunscreen

-BethKaya Goodies

-Lotions

-Scrubs

AND MEOWR!

Will you support this?
I need support with gear, tickets, van rental, securing product FAST and the vendor / insurance fees. I hate to ask but I am asking. This means everything and the exposure alone for the business could help us break through and the experience could help us聽attack some of the major聽store investments.
Any amount helps!!

WE BELIEVE nourishing ones self with self care rituals is an essential way to cope with well…life! It’s important to fill ourselves up as much as possible.

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By contributing you will help us get exposure to OVER 30K fans. We will make a LIFETIME’S worth of connections in the industry and have a memory sealed in forever. I will be able to connect with PHANS I’ve been attending shows with or sharing online with for the last 17+ years. My husband and I could have gone to Ivy League Colleges lol, instead we went to Phish. We traveled everywhere, hung with great friends and enjoyed freedom inside of our favorite band. It’s changed and shaped our lives! Our team deserves this and so do I! We are doing it either way, but with your help – I won’t sink the whole ship trying to! Thank you so much!

We will reach out to EVERY donor if we can (if this goes viral, bets are off there – ain’t gonna lie!). If you cannot throw anything to this today, PLEASE do not feel bad! A share helps or consider buying something special from my etsy someday! Thank you so much for reading!

(Fees alone for the fest are 2250!)

* I will edit this post with all the journey updates!

* Excuse my typos, I’m a woman on the run!

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Beth’s Smellers

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Are we already almost through summer? Say it isn’t so! Check out the updates on the shop page, the storefront page, meet our staff and check out any events we are producing! Comment with your favorite tones of the summer or products you’ve gotten at the cove.
Migraine Oil
We have been reviewing some stats and we are putting together a list of all of our smash products from the years – here is a few to start you off and this will help you get to know some of the products I’ve designed and still offer.
Beth’s Smellers:
We have a fun saying about our signature best sellers – Beth’s Smellers!
SOME of the products on the list of our best selling signature products of ALL TIME include:聽 {More to come, I gotta make dinner!}
Big Moringa Bar
Moringa Bar – Standard
Mermad Hair
OILS – Roll On Ready
MIGRAINE OIL – Crystal Infused EO Blend // Rosemary, Peppermint & Lavender
FAITHFUL GRACE – Mid toned, Fresh, Crisp , Loved By All
FOREST – Crystal Infused EO Blend // Wooded, Earthen
PUMELO Limited Edition – Crystal Infused EO & Green Synthetic Blend// Papaya, White Tea, Guava, Red Mandarin
AMBER BEACH – Crystal Infused Green Fragrance Blend // Amber with a Tip Note of Coconut and Warm Vanilla
Cannabis Flower Olive and Fig Oil
CLEOPATRA – Musky, Midtoned, Hint of Madagascar Vanilla // Discontinued
GAIA – Crystal Infused Green Fragrance & EO Blend // Cherry, Tobacco, Clove & More
DOCKSIDE – Crystal Infused EO & Green Fragrance Blend // Sandalwood, Lime, Cedarwood & Coconut
SURFSIDE – Crystal Infused Green Fragrance Blend // Brass, Amber, Copper, Warm Vanilla Coconut
Cannabis Flower Olive and Fig – Crystal Infused EO & Green Fragrance Blend //Powdery, Unisex, Medium Bodied, Spiced
NAG CHAMPA – Crystal Infused Green Fragrance Blend // champa flower, spicy, bassy, lingering with a light musky hint
PUMELO
Hope to see you soon!
BethKaya