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I wrapped up the kiosk this weekend at Jersey Shore Premium outlets. What an experience that was. I really enjoy setting up an installation that is unique to each venue I am at and really each day I am there. I take something away and adjust each time.

There were some moments of conversation that I will bring with more forward forever. A friends father visited the booth for a while and he is undergoing stage IV cancer treatments throughout his body. He was just so happy to be around and grateful through the words he shared. He told me how he had to fly to Georgia alone for his treatments. He wasn’t complaining at all I just remarked “That must be so difficult to do the travel on the heals of everything.” He just looked at me and said ” I have held my dying child, this is nothing, I can do anything.” He meant it. He also remarked “Every morning I look up at the sky and say thank you, cancer changes you, it really does.” So above all that conversation comes with me and helps me ground my gratitude practice.

Incredibly beautiful photo of @faerieblessings in her glory rocking a crystal sphere and orgone point ring I sent her way ⚡️ she is magical!

@faerieblessings “crystal sphere and orgone point ring”

I put some new things up in the etsy shop, some essential oil blends, some candles, new scrubs and new edition soaps perfect for the thick of summer. I am really loving where the shop is headed and how it looks.

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It’s been such an evolution. I have some new orgone pieces coming trickling into the shop too and would love for you to check it out and tell me what you think!

There is a black crow perched above me as I take this photo and stare into my own shadow against the panes of my humid house. When the black eyed Susan's bloom a part of my heart explodes a little, every year. The crow nods as if he knows why. . . . . . Orgone Rose necklace strung on blue chalcedony rosary. ⚡️

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

As a side note I am going to do my final installation of the summer at the SOULSATIONAL WELLNESS festival July 30, 2016. It’s a FREE, all day family friendly event with performers, artists, poets, and wellness centric EVERYTHING! I am so excited ! If you are local please come and stop by!

Incredible photo from @theabsolutebeauty

Incredible photo from @theabsolutebeauty

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Love, Beth

Summer’s Almost Gone – Fall BethKaya Preview Through the Lens of Rommy Coleman

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“Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughin’ sea
When summer’s gone
Where will we be
Where will we be
Where will we be” 

– Summer’s Almost Gone

The Doors

Summer is always very transformational. I spend the winter designing away, and the summer traveling, gardening, harvesting and planting universal starseeds for the winter. Doors slammed shut, gaping cosmic holes blew wide open. As an emotional journey, it’s been a whirlwind. Death of loved ones, and old ideas vs birth of loved ones and new ideas and learning to flow within the body of time’s journey and my work’s evolution.

 Here is a preview of my collection rolling into fall.

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September is around the bend, my baby sister leaves for med school and my baby boy gears for PreK. I burned bridges and started to mend others. One of my favorite photographers, Rommy Coleman has been by my side for years to help me document important things – this past weekend she took a stab at documenting my work, where usually she’s recording an event in my life.

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Guayusa Tea, Chamomile, Calendula, Lavender & Himalayan Salt Bath Bombs With Patchouli & Lavender Essential Oils

Signature Orgone Style Talismans Utilyzing Recucyled Metals, Flowers, & Gems in Trans-mutational Harmony with Mark's Hops and Lavender

Signature Orgone Style Talismans Utilyzing Recucyled Metals, Flowers, & Gems in Trans-mutational Harmony with Mark’s Hops and Lavender

There’s something special about my friends back home in Maryland. They just have cosmic gifts and I am so blessed to be influenced by them and that arise in my work. One of my very favorite couples, The Thomas’ are share farmers on a beautiful farm in Mount Airy Maryland, England Acres Farm. It’s a gorgeous piece of earth and I highly recommend visiting the market for incredible seasonal offerings. Mark Thomas blessed me with some of his precious hops to incorporate into some of my products as well as fresh lavender. It smells different from the lavender we grow at home, it’s a little spicier. It’s very exciting to have my hands on this stuff and by kismet love Rommy got her hands on them first to take some incredible product shots.

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Swirl, Standard, White Cap and Limited Square Gem and Botanical Vial Fragrances, My Faithful Grace Best Selling Travel Perfume Spray and Signature Orgone Crystal Pendulum Necklace with Mark’s Lavender

Double Layer Honey & Milk Soap Scented with Vanilla Beach & Coconut Scents which Make Signature Scent SURFSIDE

Double Layer Honey & Milk Soap Scented with Vanilla Beach & Coconut Scents which Make Signature Scent SURFSIDE

I could spend all day in this vibe – at this farm and working with this amazing photographer. I will have to highlight the photos she did of my wedding and my maternity at another time!

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Why not throw one of my favorite jewels in there from another favorite goddess Mallory Wingo?

Raspberry Aura Raw Prong set Ring By Wingostarr Jewelry With Mark's Cascade Hops

Raspberry Aura Raw Prong set Ring By Wingostarr Jewelry With Mark’s Cascade Hops

I hope you loved these and check out links for Rommy and England Acres Farm! EA Farm does seasonal pickings and events. Rommy freelances as  lifestyle photographer and documenter in the DC / MD Metro Area.

Photos By Rommy Coleman

@rommycoleman

https://www.facebook.com/rommycolemanphotography

England Acres Farm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Acres/153795044643567?fref=ts

Ring By Mallory Wingo

@mal_wingostarrjewelry

https://www.facebook.com/WingostarrJewelry

Product Brand Design By Capital Society

@capsociety

http://capital-society.com/

Lifestyle Art By BethKaya

@bethkaya

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

“Poison Dragon’s Liver?! – Do they poison the dragon or just the liver?!” – Bed Knobs and Broomsticks #Studio #bkdc #herbs #resin #flowers #gemstones #orgonite #alchemist

"Poison Dragon's Liver?! - Do they poison the dragon or just the liver?!" - Bed Knobs and Broomsticks #Studio #bkdc #herbs #resin #flowers #gemstones #orgonite #alchemist
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Altar’d. #studio #bkdc #workflow #saygrace #theorb

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Holistically Delicious – Customer Love – Beautiful Photos of BethKaya Goods

Gorgeous customer photo from @fortheloveofom I love her and you guys take the best pics!! Sold out of my sweet lemon parade buggy soaps w Tibetan Quartz points inside again! Time to pour more! She got matching perfume and also warm vanilla and coconut with matching Quartz point organic lotion! In love with this!! Thank you for sharing! #natural #holistic #beauty #spa #bybethkaya
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Repost of @rosstacreations bk goodies - witch hazel crystal infused toner to the skin rescue!!! ❤️thank you for the beautiful photo!!!

Repost of @rosstacreations bk goodies – witch hazel crystal infused toner to the skin rescue!!! ❤️thank you for the beautiful photo!!!

 

Gorgeous customer photo from @fortheloveofom I love her and you guys take the best pics!! Sold out of my sweet lemon parade buggy soaps w Tibetan Quartz points inside again! Time to pour more! She got matching perfume and also warm vanilla and coconut with matching Quartz point organic lotion! In love with this!! Thank you for sharing! #natural #holistic #beauty #spa #bybethkaya

Gorgeous customer photo from @fortheloveofom I love her and you guys take the best pics!! Sold out of my sweet lemon parade buggy soaps w Tibetan Quartz points inside again! Time to pour more! She got matching perfume and also warm vanilla and coconut with matching Quartz point organic lotion! In love with this!! Thank you for sharing! #natural #holistic #beauty #spa #bybethkaya

Beautiful customer photo from @gbossphoto of her #seedoflife (by @woodwearbyandrea ) and #Orgone necklace #bybethkaya - thank you for sharing!!!

Beautiful customer photo from @gbossphoto of her #seedoflife (by @woodwearbyandrea ) and #Orgone necklace #bybethkaya – thank you for sharing!!!

Orgone and Intentional Gift Sets - Also Collaboration with Woodwear by Andrea - Photo By Geraldine Vallecillos

Orgone and Intentional Gift Sets – Also Collaboration with Woodwear by Andrea – Photo By Geraldine Vallecillos

#Regram from @mal_wingostarrjewelry again! I'm sorry but she keeps putting my products in such incredible photos and I think she and a few others have turned into #BKbeauty junkies! Several custom blends here, including shop fav #faithfulgrace also one of my energy intention totems, some perfume sprays, hibiscus blush and an orgone actually a peer made with my own clippings from my jewelry work (as I tend to do with others). These are resting on crystal organizers by @jdrewsilvers that are just devine.

#Regram from @mal_wingostarrjewelry again! I’m sorry but she keeps putting my products in such incredible photos and I think she and a few others have turned into #BKbeauty junkies! Several custom blends here, including shop fav #faithfulgrace also one of my energy intention totems, some perfume sprays, hibiscus blush and an orgone actually a peer made with my own clippings from my jewelry work (as I tend to do with others). These are resting on crystal organizers by @jdrewsilvers that are just devine.

Lovely photo from Saturday auction winner @christalthepistol - just beautiful!

Lovely photo from Saturday auction winner @christalthepistol – just beautiful!

 

THANK YOU for your love and support! These photos are beautiful! I save them all! Keep sharing them you never know when you’ll see it pop up! Love, Beth

New Fall Gemstone & Botanical Fragrance Combos

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Here is the big master list everyone has been asking me for! I mixed up some great new combos for your delight for Autumn 2014. Check Em Out In the Shop!

http://bethkaya.com/master-fragrance-note-list/

Warm Vanilla & Lavender

“Forever” – Eternity Type Fragrance

 

“Cleopatra” – The Musk To End All Musks

 

“Lilac Grace” – Also Introducing New 8ml Perfume Sprayers

 

“Strong Medicine”

 

“Lemon Parade” A Scent Combo By Fellow Designer, Mallory Wingo

 

To name a few! Don’t forget about our design contest that ends on 10/1

Autumnus is Among Us! Cheers – Beth

Brand Revolution

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As you can see this label is undergoing major transformation and glitches 😉 along the way. Please stick with us while we fine tune things a bit better.

This summer part of the transformation aside from our logo reconstruction headed by Capitol Society; we went completely legit. What this means is no more “hobby” design, blanket sales, flea markets and fanny packs. (OK I’m keeping the flea markets and fanny packs) But what this does mean is that I am on the books. I am collecting tax, reporting everything, carrying business insurance, lawyers, cpas ….

#girlboss

So with this my prices are going to flutter a little bit higher. Its not cheap to run a business. You all know that I do everything to work with my customers to keep everything fair for all parties but the bells and whistles are what I bring to the table so sometimes you gotta pay just a smear extra for those bells and whistles. I know my customers, especially longtime clients are with me on the brand revolution we are going through.

Preserving

I have been exploring my gem connections, knowledge and expanding my spiritual studies this summer on a huge level. In addition to this we spent the summer growing, harvesting and preserving organic food and flowers. After tincturing herbs, and exploring floral essences all last summer – this summer was more focused on proto typing my signature fragrances, and gemstone + botanical infused clean fragrances as well as formulated anointing/ roll on essential oil blends.

Putting these pieces in place as a designer has taken years of study, dedication to herbalism, gemology and tapping into my psynthestesia. My sensory makeup is full of crossed wires. As I’ve previously mentioned I am tasting the things I am seeing and smelling simultaneously. This attribute lends to my creativity on a myriad of levels. In the kitchen and as a farm to table family and as a lover of perfumes that don’t give me a headache – this progression is near and dear to my heart.

 

I appreciate the feedback joy I’ve been able to bring to people capturing the essence of something for you. The florals, the fragrances (even if synthetic) essential oils, carrier oils and gemstones alike have a vibration and a life signature. In my home, garden and studio we have the purest intent while we pray over our blends, gemstones and earth’s offerings. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you support our Martha Stewart’s “AMERICAN MADE” Campaign this September.

We did a lot of fun stuff this summer and have more events coming up. I wanted to give a special thanks to Zoe Wilder and Nutritious for hosting me at the world DJ convention last month in Atlantic City. They have been big supporters of my fragrances and as a budding mobile DJ it was so stellar to hear them speak and play with some toys. I also want to thank Jen at Open Minded in Toms River NJ – for hosting my pieces in her shop and at her Customer Appreciation event this past Saturday. It was amazing to showcase my work – meet her customers and paint henna on her guests! Awesome day full of beautiful people and crafts.

The end of my twenties is approaching and I can say that as I enter my thirties I am poised to continue my work in wondrous and eclectic ways.  As a final thank you I wanted to mention Mallory Wingo of Wingostarr Jewelry and Emily French of Emmy Eff Designs. By random chance I found industry friends who feel more like kindred spirits. I appreciate your support and cheer-leading! Really excited about our growing instagram presence – its a great window into our little world here! @BethKaya

Thank you for being with me for the last 12 years.

Gemstones & Flowers –

Beth

“Stay Gold” First Aid Kit – Review By Meredeth Harvey

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Alright folkers this one’s for you.

First Aid Kits third full album, “Stay Gold”, is a folk filled, haunting journey that will leave you happily nostalgic.  This is their first album with Columbia Records and it shows a lot of potential.  It’s full of melodic harmonies, matter of fact lyrics and it has a 13 piece orchestra to boot.

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg began composing at a very young age.  They released their first home recorded single “tangerine” and quickly began getting airplay in Sweden.  They were eventually noticed by Jack White who invited them to record a single in his studio which got the ball rolling for the American circuit.  They became friends with Conner Oberst who brought them on stage to collaborate with Bright Eyes which led them to Mike Mogis of Saddle Creek Records. He produced their second album “The Lions Roar” which hit the Billboard Charts but never got much recognition aside from the single “EmmyLou”.

Third album, “Stay Gold”, is an eclectic mix that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster of sound.  There are a lot of parallels in with this album and the Bright Eyes album “First Day of My Life”.  It’s obvious that Oberst has influenced these sisters in all the right ways.  The album starts with “My silver lining” which is about moving forward and being empowered and it ends with “A long time ago” which makes you stop, hang your head, and relive heart break. This is the kind of album you blast with the windows down on a pretty day when you need to sing your guts out.

I’m not certain these girls have honed in on their own personal sound but I foresee good things for them in the folk market and as long as they continue to grow their sound I would imagine they will have a long and lucrative career.

You can catch them on tour in the U.S. this fall or at:

 http://www.thisisfirstaidkit.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfglZXexLvE

Why Instagram is the Shit!

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For the first time I can let everyone in with my favorite tool – visuals. I also can digest visuals of my favorite actors, musicians, artists and PEOPLE! It’s the best! Letting people IN is critical to the work I do as a spirit artist and designer. Follow me @BethKaya and see what I’m cooking up. Get inspired! (but come original 😉 )

Top 10 Reasons Why BethKaya D&C Loves Instagram:

1. Letting you Into the Process!! Now you can see glimpses of my production, workspace, inspirations and finished works!

2. Hashtag Optimisation – This allows people to find you like a card catalogue and also carve your unique stake in the digital visual arena.

3. Sell – Anything you want with no fees! Go ahead! Take a pic – slap it up and mark it for sale! See what happens!

4. Motivation – Viewing the feeds of my most inspired peers motivates me to achieve too.

5. Beauty Through Visuals – No words even needed on so many photos – just take them in.

6. Shop till you drop! Find unique things JUST your style through hashtags and other people selling through IG.

7. Storing Memories of an Important Event or Campaign – unique hashtags for events allow you to store everyone’s photos under the same hashtag if everyone is using the same one! Wedding Disposables? Forget Them Forever! Also this is crazy catching on for serious global matters! #BRINGHOMEOURGIRLS

8. Inspiration – The style pics,  other artists and designers, the garden photos, the canning porn, the words of encouragement, the chances I get to uplift someone I sense may need it, they ALL inspire me.  My goal is to do the same!

9. Connections – Instagram gives me the ability to span globally via my hashtag optimisations. The people who “walk into” my feed and stay are people I can connect with, without language barriers. Some of their captions I have NO IDEA what they say – but I get their visuals and that is a connection I cherish.

10. Love – Lastly my favorite thing about Instagram is the LOVE that I get for my work. Every time someone shares, tags or presses that heart button I am touched! It’s a token of appreciation in a scrolling scrolling existence! Thank you for that love!!! It means everything and is a critical arm now in grassroots marketing effort.

Thank you for walking into my feed and staying!!!! Thank YOU for sharing and connecting! We love instagram! Post your handle in my comments and I’ll follow you! Follow us and share some love! @BethKaya

Summer Tease 2014 BethKaya

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Hello BethKaya Tribe! If you have been following us on social media you are seeing the BLITZ of products that we are pumping out for Spring and Summer! Items we love right now?

Holy / Sacred Woods – Palo Santo, Hazelwood, Teak, Siam Rosewood, Tulsi.

GLITTER – Special Shapes imported from everywhere and mounted under genuine polished glass in antiqued bronze or silver plated bezel settings.

Sea Glass – Locally Sourced

Feathers- Ethically Sourced

Hair – Synthetic and Human – All Ethically Sourced

Butterfly Wings – Ethically Sourced

Space – Spacially Sourced

Paper – That I have collected and hoarded for the last decade, paintings, clippings, liner notes & album covers

Metal – Blanks, Custom Pieces, Bangles, Charms

Engravings – You Say It – We Stamp It

Look for items featuring these! Also we are testing scents/ potions / soaps and eventually candles! Chime in with your favorite unisex scents!

This summer BK will be DJing locally and also providing creative entertainment via Henna tattoos, Glitter tattoos, Facepainting, Hair and Nail Art and Event Support! Get in touch to book us for your special event! We have a TEAM of awesome artists and creatives waiting to make your event really pop off and be memorable. BethKaya@gmail.com – REACH OUT NOW! The schedule is filling up!

Photo Candy Time –

 

Malas of Sacred Materials for Men & Women

Our Eternal Color Pallette

Coming to the Shop! Shannas Soap N Shave Cubes! All Natural Awesomness!

Stones, Stones, Stones

Hand Blended 1 at a Time – With Herbs, Flowers & Gemstones – EXCLUSIVELY @BKDC

Charm Bangles!

 

 

Double Size Glass Cabochon Rings in Antiqued Brass Settings

 

Pin, Antique Bezel Style setting, Feather N Glitter + Deep Space.. Yes

Rough Gem Parcels – This one went for $12 bucks!! Follow @BethKaya to get in on the game!

Love & Blessings – BethKaya

Summer is gonna RIP!

Exp of Gem Parcels for Sale and Auction on BETHKAYA instagram! Follow U