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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!

Loose Sacred Smudge Mix

Loose Sacred Smudge Mix

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

Love,

Beth

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

 

“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

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

The Bangles

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Well I am knee deep in a bangle explosion here at BethKaya Design. Thankfully Kelly is keeping you all in check with your style game while I literally hammer into the wee hours! I wanted to do a piece dedicated to Bangles, to ULTIMATE Bangles and also showcase the style I built this label on, which is layers, textures, free spirit, clothes and accessories with SOUL!

Enjoy -> All images are sourced from GOOGLE -So if anyone comes barking at me for copyright cries, cry to google, enjoy the party and be thankful BKDC showcased your loveliness!

 

The GRT Bangle Set – The Gas to The Flame

A few weeks ago I made this set to honor the rules of GORUCK. Since this set went out, I have made close to 100 custom, unique and special bangles for folks.

 

LOVE Bangle By Cartier

This bangle is THE ULTIMATE bangle. The holy grail of bangles, if you will and you will. This bangle directly from Cartier runs almost $6,400.00 Retail. It comes with a screwdriver and you lock it onto your love. That simple. You can find them on ebay for a grand or two, still, that’s pricey. I promise you, I will have one in my collection some day! Take note!

Also I think that it took me a long time to accept competing tones, colors and patterns – but the reality is if you embrace any style with confidence and a pinch of inspiration, I think it all looks great! Life is too short to wear 1 piece at a time. 🙂

Onto the fun stuff – here are the bangles and styles BETHKAYA sees when she closes her eyes: