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Holiday Season Update

This has been a hard and emotional week. Stretched beyond what I ever thought imaginable, and strained by relationships sometimes. I think I need to be firmer about not people pleasing and honoring my truths and boundaries. What are ways you assert yours? Melissa from the @selfcarecove crew made these with flowers and herbs from our family garden. Black eyed Susans are my home state's flower (MD). They are still blooming in this crazy Cali weather!!
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Greetings! The holiday season is almost here! A time to share our gratitude and love for one another.  Our focus has been creating the perfect bundles to help you care for your mind/body/spirit.
Give the gift to yourself and loved ones this season of self-care!
We are kind of going on tour! We have been working hard to prepare for some exciting events in Asbury Park this December with the store opening being so up in the air. We want to get the products in your hands however we have to do it!
December 10th and 17th, we will be returning to the Bazaar in Convention Hall for their annual holiday vendor event. The Indian Summer bazaar in September was a blast and we are anticipating this will be even more so. Grab some hot cocoa and join us for the fun!
On December 22nd, we will be in Asbury Park once again for a very special workshop. Keli Skellinger, the esteemed owner of Maitrisage – Massage + Reflexology, invited us to her monthly Sukha Series to share our wisdom and products right before Christmas. We decided to offer a relaxing bath soak and tea ritual that has been a staple of our daily self-care. For a $15 suggested donation, you will be able to create your own salts bath to take home! Bring your oils or use ours and we’ll bring the salt bar! We will have a table set up for the event as well, so it will be a perfect time to stock up on any last minute gifts.  By the way, Keli is an amazing body worker – Asbury Park and Jersey Shore locals need to hit her up if you need the best massage you’ve ever had. She’s magical.
Be on the lookout soon for our upcoming store announcements. We have been creating a beautiful space in Brick Township to share with all of you. Our permits were released TODAY so that means it will be a few more weeks yet. Maybe December 1? We will see – I hope you’ll support us now and when we finally open. Our loyal patrons have been so wonderful! Until then, you will be able to shop online at https://www.etsy.com/shop/bethkaya
**If you are local, you can save on shipping and pick up your online order at the store! Just mention it in the comment section. We will refund/ or hold your shipping and arrange the best time for you to pick it up. Also, we ship ALL over the world and gift wrap, so if you want to beat the holiday rush at the post office, once the store is open, we can totally assist.
**Those ordering BethKaya goods online, please note that shipping times are 10-14 business days. Please take that into consideration when placing orders, we do high volume and there is only a few hands in the pot – we never want to rush our process. You all know by now that we treat each package really special and pack an experience into each one! Please reach out if you have gifting needs or if you need to rush your package past the queue.
Additionally we have holistic products galore in boxes waiting for our store to open. We have ALL of the best brands, BethKaya of course and names like Jason, Zum, Aura Cacia, Burts Bees, Doctor Bronner’s and More!
Contact Beth to set a budget and create a spa care gift set for you or a loved one this season. We will prepare it based on your tastes or the scents you think your loved ones would like and then package it beautifully and send it wherever you wish! You may call the store’s phone number also if you wish to speak to me or an associate about placing an order or visiting!
732.477.4307
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We wish you a beautiful holiday filled with love and new memories.
Love,
Bethkaya & the Self Care Cove
MENTION : “WINTERLOVE” in your checkout memo through etsy and receive a FREE patchouli and lavender vegan soap slice!

Karma Cartel Fragrance Launch – Collab

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Back in October of 2015 I vended a local punk rock flea market. In the front area I remember meeting these two well dressed young men, with sleek correlating gear on. They were Jose Serrano and Chris Rockwell, partners for the clothing and lifestyle brand, Karma Cartel. I wouldn’t know it till nearly a year later, they would be collaborating with my own brand.

Chris runs a local series of events and coordinates with a lot of local talent in a very unique way. Support, Encouragement and Teamwork seem to be values that engulf the activities that the gentlemen take part in and host.

We found ourselves cosmically meeting to create a new flavor for their incredible brand, a pair of fragrances. These fragrances would embody the moral, spiritual and even swagger of their blooming indie label.

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Several smell sessions and thought storms later, a really effortless set of communicating fragrances were born. ” K ” & ” C “

While entirely meant to both be unisex, one employs more of an assertive vigor while the other is softer and vulnerable.

image1Each is firmly rooted in  fine sandalwood and home brewed madagascar vanilla. “K” is twisted with brighter coconut tones and “C” is bound in leather & amber.  “K ” is paired with genuine grade AAA peridot and moonstone and whole Jasmine Buds. “C” is met with genuine garnet & coffee moonstone as well as red sandalwood bark.  Sandalwood and Jasmine both represented a karmic relationship, as both are deemed in some cultures as holy and sacred natural offerings. Both are made of certified green fragrances and plant concentrates and are nearly completely natural. image2 The outcome of this duo is much like the collaboration itself, my organic vibe meets their urban luxe & street spirit driven aura and the results are in the fragrances. Like all of my hues, each is meant to take you somewhere you longed to be,  perhaps once knew, and most certainly wish to go to again and again.
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Karma Cartel is launching this line Thursday August 18th! Visit their site, check out their label, and read more about these fragrances as well as snag them for yourselves! It was a pleasure designing for such a lively brand rooted in community and culture.

What’s Going On? #HEARTSFORORLANDO

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Now Playing : Bleeding Heart – Jimi Hendrix

Here’s the deal, I have had a tremendous amount of difficulty with my words and footing lately. There is a lot going on in the world that is tough to swallow. Emphatically this is all too heavy and heart wrenching. Almost 2 weeks ago, a radical asshole shot up a club with people inside. This happens too much.

I can’t process this in any other way .  I made some art.

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This piece of art is screaming at me. I wanted to make a donation to the PULSE victims club in the wake of the tragic shooting, but felt guilty about the small impact a small donation really has. So I thought, well – I’ll put what I was going to donate into the art, and that will be my donation – and my peers will get a symbol to share and plaster every where out of this and together we can forge a bigger drop in the bucket a message and even a donation.

I created this sticker and it’s here – I have 50 to start

I hope to sell out and drop a chunk of love off to :

https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

^^^ by all means donate directly. – Of your donation to buy the sticker, apart from processing fees (from paypal, credit cards, and postage) – the remainder will go towards the group donation.

If I sell all 50 – I’ll do another run! Maybe I will put it towards another crisis situation that needs LOVE or keep it flowing towards this group. I don’t know, I know people need help, and to see love and be love everywhere and I don’t like to feel helpless. My peers helped in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in ways that one a grassroots level moved mountains. Those are the people I associate with. Lets move another mountain.

Even in shadow, we can be love. Things happen that are ugly, we cannot pretend they don’t happen. This is an age old battle. We need to confront these this and stand up for what counts.

PURCHASE STICKER TOWARDS GROUP DONATION HERE

DIE CUT STICKER PROOF:

4″ X4  – Die Cut High Quality Matte “Bumper” Sticker,

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Thank You – Keep you posted.

Beth

 

Standing Up for Your Weird

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Do you ever feel like you are tired of having to explain yourself or stand up for your emotions? Do you find yourself in social situations just feeling out of place, like no one could possibly understand how your mind works ? Have you ever had to defend what you’re doing in your line of work or your passions?

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You are not and have never been alone. At some point there has to be a moment where you accept your light and don’t feel the need to explain it to anyone who isn’t open to receiving it. That is a gift we have to give ourselves. All you have inside of your special projection is exactly that, a special and unique projection. It’s not meant to mirror or be like anyone elses, despite how comfortable that feels for you and for others.

Why am I writing about this? Well for one, I am going to write more. As my social networks grow I notice each platform attempting to cash in on that success by forcing me to promote my content. I view that as a form of corporate bullying so I’ve vowed to try to just sprinkle my magic wherever it’s going to be received openly and if writing what’s in my heart is that I’m going to do that.

Someone came to me recently upset about being bullied in their life. I had these flash backs of being a small child in our old townhouse neighborhood. Sitting on the bathroom floor while my father dug gum and suckers out of my hair with ice and peanut butter. Truthfully I was teased endlessly by neighborhood children. They called me “goofy” and it was the hood nickname for me whenever I walked by. “Oh here comes goofy!” Then began the small tortures. I never really complained, I just accepted it and came sulking in with shit in my hair from these rude little rapscallions. Sitting there on that bathroom floor my dad would quip me out on all of the things I was supposed to say to come back to these kids. There was one line that he would remind me of through adult hood when coworkers would get to me, or even family.

“I’m very sorry, but you must have mistaken me for someone who has to put up with your crap.”

#BillHicks ? Truth so True It Hurts #idol #awakening ?

I smile now when I think of it, I don’t often repeat it but it’s a mantra for sure. It might not be sweetest sounding of phrases but when you remind yourself that whoever is projecting awfulness onto you, just for being yourself is coming from a place of misunderstanding and really misalignment. You can refresh yourself knowing that you are not obligated to agree or engage. You’re not obligated to explain or anything either. I never fought those kids back, and actually was relieved when we moved away but that obviously has it’s own host of challenges. That’s not to say I haven’t fought back in my life, or am saying you never should. I am saying however, that at a certain point the need to engage becomes less and less.

The whole universe is inside of you. #seedoflife #crystalinfused

We make an agreement to allow ourselves to be pushed around even from a young age. We are so open to receiving and pleasing sometimes that it makes us targets – additionally sometimes we are so closed that we are targeting without knowing it. I don’t blame those kids, I know they had a lot of pain too.

I was weird, I was different. I had trouble communicating from some hearing issues I had and have always been highly sensitive. That means I am interested in a lot of things that others are missing and bringing those things to the surface all the time. It seems strange and out of place, often. In my adult life this “weird” outsider cloak remains. I have done my best in my life to embrace this and show others joy from this place of mine. That feels like a duty to me to communicate through this lens I’ve been given. The beautiful part about this is that anyone can do this and has the lens too.

The next time you feel like being different is the wrong thing because someone has something to say about your path, remember the words of my father digging candy from my locks – You are NOT obligated to put up with the negativity of others about your journey. Simply find your graces, and exit. Make the agreement that you are more important to yourself. It’s OK. Yes, it is!

All the love and ass kicking –

Beth

 

 

How Can I Help Nepal NOW?

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A while back, I approached a long time former tape trading pal about writing for the blog to bring an air of adventure to my page for my readers. My friend Kevin is a scientist and lives in Alaska last I checked but his work has him traveling to all sorts of places you might not dare to. I wanted to share that with you. He agreed to do so – but as life gets in between everything you want to do for leisure, other things pop up. Here a few years later – I’ve received an email from him after lightly learning about his new relief endeavors abroad. I wish to share some insights to his work and projects that involve rebuilding sustainable infrastructures in these damaged parts of our world. Here are his words and if you would – follow these links he’s embedded for you. They will tell you more stories about individuals and campaigns at the SOURCE. My customers know this is vital to my business but also assuring that money, hard earned money – goes where it should when it comes to charitable giving. Our relief efforts here on the Jersey Shore with the GO HOME SANDY operation moved a few small mountains. The power of networking helps people all over the world rebuild their lives. We hope to continue to highlight Kevin’s efforts, peers and adventures as we ask that our supporters, support them too! Please read his email to me and visit the links underlined. Share and support! XOBK
Almost as good as earthing - @handmaderopesandals played in the garden this evening for a bit getting the mounds all ready for seedlings! Don't forget about the big loop contest a few photos back and my regular Saturday Auction tomorrow at 11 or so. What are you growing this season?!
“Well, I am not a writer, but I have a story for you to tell if you were so inclined.  I know I told you about the Moringa. {A sustainable plant we spoke about for cosmetics}   But how much detail did I give you about our nonprofit organization?  So, obviously from my FB posts I am raising money for Nepal and Haiti.  Let me tell you exactly what we are doing.  A buddy, Jonathan Noggle, and I started up a nonprofit organization called 
We had an initial response to Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.  That lead us to revisiting a concept that Noggle had for Haiti back in 2010.  We made a few phone calls, that lead to an impromptu visit to Haiti, all of which culminated in a partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s E2E Haiti Program.  There we are providing a much need training role for Construction Quality Assurance alongside E2E as they put together their redevelopment plan. We plan to have a Graduate Level Intern on the ground in Leogane Haiti for several months this summer.  More recently we were contacted by a group of Nepalese Diaspora made up of Engineers, IT Professionals, a CFO of a Construction Company and others, all with obvious local connections within Nepal in the same fields including government level officials.  They have asked us to put together a team to address the reconstruction issues they will face.  The destruction is widespread and help is needed everywhere, but the particular group of people we have fallen in with are connected to a place called the Tsum Valley.  This is a remote Himal valley with an indigenous population of about 4000 Tsumba people.  Two of the members of our team are from a village called Ripchet. 
 
Here is Ripchet prior to the quake:
 
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This picture was taken several minutes after the quake:
 
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Team members Rinzin Lama, Head of the Tsum Society Youth Club, and Sonam Lama, A professor in Kathmandu with a special degree in Emergency Architecture from Germany, both left yesterday for the long journey to their village for assessment and preparations due to the approaching Monsoon Season.  They both have crowd sourcing campaigns. 
The village of Ripchet is a day drive west of Kathmandu followed by five days of trekking/hiking when the trail was good.  The earthquake heavily damaged portions of the trail, hindering current relief efforts. 
 
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 There was an American Woman, Sandy Kyin, on a 3-week trek through the valley when the quake hit.  She happened to be in Ripchet.  Take some time to read her story.  She also has a GoFundMe campaign – Sandy Kyin
 
Under her her Update #2 to her campaign you see Good News #1 she discusses a group of professionsal.  WEare that group of professionals she is talking about and she also links to the other two groups I linked above.  We have been in communication with her since that update about needs and coordination.  Actually we had a skype call planned with her early this morning, but this most recent “aftershock” caused disruption of some communications so we postponed the call. We have talked to all of our other team members in Nepal and they are safe. In any event, that is where we are now.
 
What do you think?  Can you make this into a blog?  I am not a writer or a sales person or a very good self-promoter.  I need help getting this story out!!!  How can I get this story out so we can raise the money to help Tsum?  We need money to mobilize VSI and have an 
IndieGoGo campaign   for that purpose on our main website.  I am planning to go to Nepal in the next few weeks regardless and this is out of pocket, so please 
We have a long term 5-10 year plan to begin to train and import innovative techniques during the reconstruction.  Our time in Haiti has taught us the need for a long term, Sustainable, Local, Scalable model that can be passed on through education in order to prevent recurrence of these disasters.  As a start-up nonprofit we have zero funds other than personal and our 501c3 is pending.  We also need money for the three other groups we are currently working with on this project.  It will certainly be a team effort and as we get organized our missions will begin resource sharing on the ground in a part of the world that started with limited resources.  Let me know if you think you can help get our story out to people that can help us. 
Kevin”

Intention Setting Through Gemstones, Natural Beauty and Perfumes

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Taking back the blog after dedicating it to the charity fundraiser we did for “Giving for Gwendolyn”. This has been an incredible year of transformation and growth for me as a person, spiritualist and artist. Collaborating with other artists and making new friends has been incredible. The new circles of energy I find myself thriving among has awakened certain sensibilities about my work that I had moved away from. When I moved into my first apartment I was 17. I had a full time job and budding career already. It was at this time that I visited a farm that was locally producing natural body products and goods – Terra Essentials. I walked through the shop and was accosted by the owner. She started to introduce me to her line and asked me some questions about the products I was currently using in my shower and home. She started to shoot some very serious holes in those products identifying the toxins I was unknowingly exposing myself to. Nuerotoxins, Carcinogens, Petro Chemicals and More – All of which were making their way down my drains and into water sources. No Bueno. After this visit I went home and took a look around my home and realized I had a big, costly problem. Most of the products I was using came from the dollar store. There is nothing, virtually nothing good for you or your body from the dollar store. That was a problem. I was on a fierce budget.

Post Pardom Floral Sitz Bath Making its way to a special lady about to pop and a few extras I prepared about to hit the etsy shop ❤️mama comes first ❤️

So that’s when my journey to create “better-for-me” bath and body goods began. I began with buying basic raw ingredients and replacing things one by one. I used recipes from websites, and trusted sources for cleaning product that actually did the job better then the toxic products I was using from the dollar store. A little orange peel, vinegar and lavender essential oils goes the distance when brewed right!

A few years into these practices my tried and true recipes began to emerge. They are recipes I took with me to NYC and sort of fell into just a personal hobby instead of anything I thought to offer to my current Jewelry customers.

I have always had a profound connection to ancient culture and gemstones. I’m not sure why, but it’s something I remember being totally engrossed in while I was young with a side interest in space. At one point I remember wanting to be an archaeologist, a gemologist and an astronaut all at once when I grew up. Somehow, despite being none of those things now, I don’t feel as though I fell to terribly far from that path. In fact, I was intention setting and didn’t even realize it!

After leaving the corporate marketing world post the birth of my son – I thought it was high time I invested myself into my jewelry full time. It had always been a sidebar goal, something the career lent the means to the ends for but since I left that behind I wanted to emerge with the design skillet I’d honed for the last decade and studied in college. Jewelry is among the oldest forms of adornment and display status. Gemstones, fit right in there equally and with perfection. It seemed like my path was on. What I didn’t realize was that while I had been on a path I was SO SURE about, the real path came into development and it’s much more then jewelry.

Photo By BethKaya Brand Designer Shelli Martinez, Capital Society

Sacred Salt Bath Soak, Sea Clay Hemp Soap, Gemstone and Botanical Infused Roll On Perfumes*

I started developing perfumes along the road here for myself in addition to the natural products I was making to use in my home. With a large organic garden and growing experience with essential oils and tinctures, it seemed like a natural progression for my “better-for-me” journey. Most commercial perfumes and scented products, I cannot tolerate anymore. Headaches, Skin Reactions and the like are not things I will compromise on for beauty. Working with a close chemist friend of mine – the perfume formulas took almost 2 years to get perfect. Now, paired with gemstones, our botanical elements and blended with intent, they have pushed themselves into the forefront of my design work because they are loved dearly but those who wear them.

So here I am now, experiencing this major revolution once again. The products I use for myself, for beauty and sacred spirit are available to you in small batches and infused with gemstone energy, botanical essences and the purest of intentions.

Best Selling Scent, "Faithful Grace"

Best Selling Scent, “Faithful Grace”

My jewelry work is going to take a back seat to the center stage here. I will still be doing custom engraved works and custom energy pieces and will always. I believe in wearing mantras and special tokens but going forward, I want to devote my body of work to the spiritual journey I have been on for a long time. I want to showcase the powers of intuition and creativity “BethKaya” possess and offer the highest quality goods and spiritual services to you in service to the great spirit and the light.  I proudly am a newly ordained “priestess” and have been discovering new ways to integrate spiritual living, ceremonial rituals and gem energy into every day life thus giving way to the tag line:

“Spirited and Holistic Gemstone & Botanical Infused Works and Services From The Heart”

What is setting intent?

Intention setting is Meditating or Channeling a spirit guide, or asking your higher self and guides for specific things and sourcing vibrational energy to support that goal! Try it!

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Enjoy the heat of winter! Reflect, Journal, Create and Set Intent!

Love,

Beth

*Photo By BethKaya Brand Designer Shelli Martinez, Capital Society (Click)

 

#HaveAHeart4Gwen Charity Auction – Round 4 – Handmade Artist Healing Lot – Bid Now!!!

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Auction Lot #4 - Click Link To Bid

Auction Lot #4 – Click Link To Bid

AUCTION # 4 – CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID 

This is the last and final installment in the cooperative fundraising efforts for Mrs. Gwendolyn Westlund. This series of auctions were put together to raise awareness for becoming an organ donor and to raise aide for our recipient Gwen. Her Facebook fundraising page can be found on facebook by looking up “Giving For Gwendolyn”.

(Ebay does not permit full links) Details for the final lot are below. Following the conclusion of this series I will release all of the detail photos on the blog as a showcase for all of the artists who participated in this over the course of the last few weeks. Thank you for supporting them, this effort and our work. Your kindness has reached thousands of people. We have made a huge impact! Kindness and Love are alive and very well.

 

#HaveaHeart4Gwen Auction Lot 4

The winner of this auction lot will receive the following items hand made and donated by:

*Rose Quartz Polished Heart Necklace on Silver Chain with Matching Rose Quartz Earrings

– Handmade and Donated By @GiftsOfTheGalaxy

www.giftsofthegalaxy.etsy.com

 *KettleCorn! (Raved Product!)

– Donated By Open Minded Specialty Shop in Toms River NJ – Beautiful store run by  beautiful team headed by female entrepreneur Jen Schweitzer. Her business is a beautiful community space showcasing local talent and beautiful glassware and gifts. It is a MUST visit when you are down the Shore! (Off Hooper Avenue in Toms River, NJ) @Omsmoke

*Polished Large Rose Quartz Heart – Glowing with Loving Energy!

– Donated By Zaraluna.com @Zaralalaluna

www.zaraluna.com

Crystals and crystal creations!

*3 Seaglass 4X6” Photograph notecards from the Jersey Shore of Genuine Seaglass Hearts

-Photographed and Donated by @twighlightdancedesigns

www.twilightdance.etsy.com

Unique Art and Seaglass Pieces

*Pink Bow and Button Earrings

-Handmadeand Donated By @Chimerarielle www.ButtonUpBoutique.Storeenvy.com

*2 Pairs of Crystal Earrings

– Handmade and Donated By @Sampinotti

*Stunning Rose Quartz and Pearl Necklace

– Dramatic Length with Dolphin Talisman

-Handmade and Donated by @susans_talismans

www.susanstalismans.etsy.com

 

– Handmade and Donated By @CelestialStarlight

www.thestarlightmovement.storenvy.com

 

*Opalite and Blue Mystic Quartz Earrings

*Hand Sculpted Blue Lace Agate Goddess Pendant

*Stunning Blue Suede Necklace with Wrapped Blue Mystic Quartz, Rose Quartz, Quartz and more.

– Handmade and Donated By @CelestialStarlight

www.thestarlightmovement.storenvy.com

*Mixed Quartz Crystals

-Donated By @Dizgarx_Designs

www.DizgarXDesigns.etsy.com

*Gift Certificate for  Shamanic Astrology Reading – Birth Chart Analysis

– By Astrolonaut @Gemini Brett

“We start with The Script.  This is the story of your soul path, which can be heard as a symphony in three movements:  the Lineage – where you’re coming from, the Strategy – what you’re currently working with to get to where you’ve chosen to go – the Soul Intent.

This reading weaves intuitive and mythological gems into a tapestry of detailed, but comprehensible astrology to tell the tale of your personal story as shown by the Zodiacal positioning of and alignments to the Personal Planets on your Celestial Fingerprint.

Within two weeks of submitting your birth data (date, place, and time if available) and payment, you will receive a 60-75 minute mp3 recording from somewhere in the great woods of the Northwest along with a pdf of your astrological chart.”

www.morethanastrology.com

 

*Vintage China Mug – Porcelian Collectors China Cup

– Donated By Mal_WingostarrJewelry

www.wingostarrjewelry.etsy.com

 

*SNIFF TAPE – Wooden Cassette Oil Diffuser – Freshens Your Sacred Spaces With (2) Holistic Oil Blends – Vanilla Orange & Coconut in Cobalt Glass Bottles with Pouch. Hangs on Genuine Suede.

– A Collaborative Handmade Donation By @JDrewSilvers & @BethKaya

www.jdrewcarpentry.etsy.com

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

*SPA ITEMS

Timewise – Mary Kay Foundation – Beige 2 – From Gwen Herself

Exuviance  Facial Rejuvenation Mask – From Gwen Herself

Dermatologica – Medium Sheer Tinted Moisturizer – From Beth

 

*FROM @BethKaya

Handmade and/or Donated By @BethKaya

www.etsy.com/shop/BethKaya

www.bethkaya.com – THE FOLLOWING:

 

– 100% Natural Espresso Facial and Body Scrub With Organic Espresso, Sugars, Avocado Oil and More!

– Flower Sachet – 8 Different Flowers for Altar, Tincturing or Crafts

– 8ml Cedar & Sandalwood Body/Room Spray – Unisex, Deep, Bright and Early – Bold

– 1 dram Gem and Botanical Fragrance Oil Annointing Oil – Amber Beach –  Beachy, Deep – Unisex with Peridot, Quartz and Mixed Flowers

– 1 Vial 1/3oz Gem and Botanical Fragrance Oil – Opium – With Marigold and Jasper  – Soapy, Bold, Unisex, Long Wearing

– 1 Vial of 1/3 oz Gem and Botanical Fragrance Oil – Summer Nights – Selenite, Apatite, Chamomile  – Coconutty, Aquatic, Powdery, Island Hues

-1 Rose Clay & Activated Charcoal Natural Goatsmilk Soap – Scented with #1 Seller – Faithful Grace

– 1 Raw Rose Quartz Chunk

-1 Raw Amethyst Chunk

– 1 Vintage Book of Goddesses – Out of Print and Award Winning! – By Kris Waldherr

 

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This series of charity auctions is to raise awareness and support for organ donation as well as to cancer survivor and heart recipient Gwendolyn Westlund.

All of the proceeds after shipping will go towards her fund. Please read more about her courageous story as well as her own efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of others.

To follow Gwen’s story – and support her ambassador work please follow her page

https://www.facebook.com/givingforgwendolyn

and if you want to cut the game out and donate directly to her fund here is her support page

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/giving-for-gwendolyn/98660

Thank you so much! Happy Bidding and Good Luck! Help Me Make this Rodeo Fly!

Closeups of the pieces and descriptions are in the listing copy! Click on the link!

Please Visit Their Shops and Take a Look!

Your entire donation (Minus Shipping and What Ebay Takes) will be forwarded to the Giving for Gwendolynfund!  Best of Luck!

Auction winner will receive EVERY item in the photos.

Thank you for your support!

This has been an incredible experience making so many new and kind friends!

Give someone a second chance at life! Be a Donor! This lovely set is made up of handmade and donated items from all of the artists and shops listed above. Please browse through all of the photos for close ups and message me for any questions .

Blessings – Beth

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This Auction LOT #3 Was Sponsored By Artists:

Please Visit Their Shops:

BethKaya

Open Minded Smoke & Specialty – Toms River, NJ

Zaraluna

Twighlight Dance Designs

Chimerariella

Gifts of The Galaxy

Susan’s Talismans

Celestial Starlight

Wingostarr Jewelry

Gwen Westlund – GIVE FOR GWENDOLYN

Samantha Pinotti

Dizgarx Designs

More Than Astrology

J Drew Carpentry

Wingostarr Jewelry

 

 

 

#HaveAHeart4Gwen Charity Auction – Round 3 – Handmade Artist Healing Lot – Bid Now!!!

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AUCTION # 3 – CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID 

Thank you so much for everyone sharing and raising this amazing buzz about a very important cause and for a very important ambassador of that cause! While discussing some of the media I work with – I was mentioning that some of the things I work with are actually pieces that are discarded by other artists in creation of their work. The orgone piece in this auction has clippings of metals from artists Wingostarr Jewelry, Emmy Eff Designs and Shinechaser jewelry. All it takes to make orgone is metal and quartz – so why throw it away if I can use it to make something beautiful? That connected me with this purpose because organ donation is essentially that – upcycling – with parts for people! It’s not waste – it can give someone or something else, life again. Many blessings to the many people supporting this project, every person supporting this deserves a major pat on the back. We’ve officially made some waves and got people thinking about it and acting about it! XOBK

#HaveaHeart4Gwen Auction Lot 3

The winner of this auction lot will receive the following items hand made and donated by:

* Steam Punk Heart Necklace

 

*Incense Box & Cherry Vanilla Incense

 

*Soapstone OHM Keepsake Box

 

– Donated By Open Minded Specialty Shop in Toms River NJ – Beautiful store run by  beautiful team headed by female entrepreneur Jen Schweitzer. Her business is a beautiful community space showcasing local talent and beautiful glassware and gifts. It is a MUST visit when you are down the Shore! (Off Hooper Avenue in Toms River, NJ) @Omsmoke
* Polished Larimar Heart – Donated By Zaraluna.com @Zaralalaluna

Crystals and crystal creations!

*2 Seaglass 4X6” Photograph notecards from the Jersey Shore of Genuine Seaglass Hearts photographed and donated by @twighlightdancedesigns

www.twilightdance.etsy.com

Unique Art and Seaglass Pieces

*Red Coral Tooth Earrings with Green Aventurine Handmade and Donated By @Rosstacreations

Handmade Jewelry and Art

www.etsy.com/shop/rosstacreations

*Red Coral Chip Heart Tree Necklace in Gold Tone with Long and Lovely Chain Handmade and Donated By @LovelyTwistedWireJewelry

www.etsy.com/shop/lovelytwisted

*Heart Button Earrings Hand Made and Donated By @Chimerarielle www.ButtonUpBoutique.Storeenvy.com

Handmade and Donated By @BethKaya

www.etsy.com/shop/BethKaya

* Soy Wax Hemp Wick Cedar Scented Long Burning (20hr +) Candle 6oz

*Raw Red Jasper Chunk

*Gem and Botanical Roll On Fragrance – Nag Champa & Sandalwood with Jasper and Calendula Flowers

*Orgone Heart Puck – with Mixed Gemstones (IDentified in Packaging) Quartz & Mixed Metals, with a Butterfly Wing

*Selenite Egg & Base – 70mm

*Australian Crystal and Tiffany Blue Seed Bead Bracelet with Vintage Button Closure

*Titanium Quartz Necklace Wire Wrapped in Red Copper on 24” Gunmetal Chain

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This series of charity auctions is to raise awareness and support for organ donation as well as to cancer survivor and heart recipient Gwendolyn Westlund.

All of the proceeds after shipping will go towards her fund. Please read more about her courageous story as well as her own efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of others.

To follow Gwen’s story – and support her ambassador work please follow her page

https://www.facebook.com/givingforgwendolyn

and if you want to cut the game out and donate directly to her fund here is her support page

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/giving-for-gwendolyn/98660

Thank you so much! Happy Bidding and Good Luck! Help Me Make this First Rodeo Fly!

Closeups of the pieces and descriptions are in the listing copy! Click on the link!

Please Visit Their Shops and Take a Look!

****If you would like to make a lump sum donation in the amount of $150.00 for this item – you can override the auction by messaging me that you would like to make the donation and I will set up a”buy it now” option for you to take it home. Your entire donation will be forwarded to the Giving for Gwendolyn fund!  Best of Luck!

Auction winner will receive EVERY item in the photos.

There are more auctions coming with more artists so stay tuned.

Thank you for your support!

Give someone a second chance at life! Be a Donor! This lovely set is made up of handmade and donated items from all of the artists and shops listed above. Please browse through all of the photos for close ups and message me for any questions .

Blessings – Beth

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This Auction Was Sponsored By Artists:

Please Visit Their Shops:

BethKaya

Open Minded Smoke & Specialty – Toms River, NJ

Zaraluna

Twighlight Dance Designs

Rosstacreations

Chimerariella – ButtonUp @ StoreEnvy

Lovely Twisted Wire

#HaveAHeart4Gwen Charity Auction – Round 2 – Handmade Artist Healing Lot – Bid Now!!!

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AUCTION #2 – CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID

#HaveAHeart4Gwen Auction Lot #2:

Happy Boxing Day! Time for Round two of our auction lots! At LEAST 2 more coming – Don’t forget about auction Lot 1 – Still six more days and bidding is still low! Info in the blog post before this one!

The winner of this auction lot will receive the following items hand made and donated by:

 * “Bed of Roses” Long Burning Scented Container Candle – Donated By Open Minded Specialty Shop in Toms River @omsmoke

*Series of 7 “Love Rocks” Hand Painted, with Keepsake Box – By @ElleSendingOutLove

 www.ellesendingoutlove.etsy.com

* “Follow Your Heart” Necklace with Faceted Rose Quartz on Dramatic Length Bronze Chain By @Mal_WingostarrJewelry

 www.wingostarrjewelry.etsy.com

* Two Stacking Gemstone Nugget Bracelets – Rose Quartz and Amethyst Handmade By @emmyeffdesigns

 www.emmyeffdesigns.etsy.com

* Polished Rose Quartz Bracelet  Handmade by @Dizgarx_Designs

 www.dizgarXdesigns.etsy.com

From @BethKaya :

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

* 2 Fragrances – “Cleopatra” (A Sweet Toned Unisex Musk) & “Dutch Daydream” (Tulip and Daffofil) Gem and Botanical Fragrances  –

* 7 Tumbled Chakra Centric Gemstones – Jasper, Agate, Carnelian, Aventurine, Lapis, Amethyst, Lace Agate From

* UV Reactive – Silver Plated Glass Heart Stardust Necklace  on 17″ Box Chain

* Orgone Puck – With Mixed Crystals and Copper Wrapped Tibetan Quartz

This series of charity auctions is to raise awareness and support for organ donation as well as to cancer survivor and heart recipient Gwendolyn Westlund.

All of the proceeds after shipping will go towards her fund. Please read more about her courageous story as well as her own efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of others.

To follow Gwen’s story – and support her ambassador work please follow her page

https://www.facebook.com/givingforgwendolyn

and if you want to cut the game out and donate directly to her fund here is her support page

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/giving-for-gwendolyn/98660

Thank you so much! Happy Bidding and Good Luck! Help Me Make this First Rodeo Fly!

Closeups of the pieces and descriptions are in the listing copy! Click on the link!

Please Visit Their Shops and Take a Look!

****If you would like to make a lump sum donation in the amount of $150.00 for this item – you can override the auction by messaging me that you would like to make the donation and I will set up a”buy it now” option for you to take it home. Your entire donation will be forwarded to the Giving for Gwendolyn fund!  Best of Luck!

Auction winner will receive EVERY item in the photos.

There are more auctions coming with more artists so stay tuned.

Thank you for your support!

Give someone a second chance at life!

Blessings – Beth

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This Auction Lot Was Sponsored By Artists:

Please Visit Their Shops:

BethKaya

Open Minded Smoke & Specialty – Toms River, NJ

Dizgar X Designs

Elle Sending Out Love

Wingsostarr Jewelry

Emmy Eff Designs

#HaveAHeart4Gwen Charity Auction – Round 1 – Handmade Artist Healing Lot – Bid Now!!!

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AUCTION # 1 – CLICK HERE to View and Bid! 

Happy Winter Solstice!!!!!

Happy to have passed the gifting rush “hump” and move towards this big charity auction I’ve been hyping for the last month. So here is how it will work – I have collected AMAZING – AMAAAAAZING submissions from kind hearted businesses and artists for the sole purpose of auctioning them off so the proceeds can benefit Mrs. Gwendolyn Westlund – and her fund set up to offset the ongoing costs associated with her heart transplant and medical expenses for a decade of fighting to live. She fought cancer and beat it, but it cost her heart, lucky for her – she was able to get a new-to-her heart, not everyone receives that precious second lease on life before it’s too late. The aim of this auction is to drum up general awareness for that alone and also to generate a little boost for my fighter here, in the spirit of giving and receiving! These are great gifts for yourself or someone you love! Everything in these auctions have the same intention – to bring peace, comfort in your heart and healing.

To follow Gwen’s story – and support her ambassador work please follow her page

https://www.facebook.com/givingforgwendolyn

and if you want to cut the game out and donate directly to her fund here is her support page

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/giving-for-gwendolyn/98660

Thank you so much! Happy Bidding and Good Luck! Help Me Make this First Rodeo Fly!

Closeups of the pieces and descriptions are in the listing copy! Click on the link!

Please Visit Their Shops and Take a Look!

BethKaya –  www.bethkaya.etsy.com 

Open Minded Smoke & Specialty – Toms River, NJ – Facebook/OpenMinded

Earth Designs By Christine – www.EarthDesignsByC.etsy.com

Dizgar X Designs – www.dizgarxdesigns.etsy.com

Zaraluna – www.zaraluna.com

Wingsostarr Jewelry – www.wingostarrjewelry.etsy.com 

J. Drew Silvers – www.jdrewcarpentry.etsy.com 

Emmy Eff Designs – www.emmyeffdesigns.etsy.com