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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

✨Good Saturday Almost Afternoon to you! ✨ Here is your regular auction, just one today – sorry I’m a lil late.💎🌊🌺🔮☺️🐝🙌🌿😘 These auctions are a way to get an intentionally paired set of #BethKaya goods for less and at the hands of a little sport. ☺️ Today’s bundle focus is on clarity. Clearing the spiritual lens, 👌sloughing away old rules and rewriting new ones to live and expand by. ⚡️ This bundle Includes: 1 – Juniper Smudge Bundle 1 – #PaloSanto #Smudge Stick 2 – Pyrite Chunks 1 – NEW Citrine Infused Marbled #Eclipse #Soap (100%Natural, Rosewood and LAvender Scent) 1 – NEW and improved Eclipse #Java Body Polish (4.5oz) 1 – Raw #Topaz 1 – NEW Vial of Vitality #Skin Tonic Powder (Mix with Water or Toner and Apply to Face for Renewal and Softness, Contains Rose Clay and Elderberry) 1 – Polished Tibet #Quartz 1 – Polished Banded Botswana #Agate #Pyramid and lastly 1 – Sprayer of my best selling #perfume .8ml #FAITHFULGRACE This bundle is amazing and retails for about $85.00. Bidding Opens at: $19 and goes in WHOLE DOLLAR Increments -To Bid- 🌿Comment with the Bid 🌿TAG Who You Are OutBidding Winner Pays $7.00 S/H USA or Rated By Zip for International Winners. 💎Auction Closes at 9PM EST Sunday. 💎Good Luck and Happy Bidding! #auction #parcel #bethkayaauctions #crystals #crystalinfused #crystalhealing #holisticskincare *Rose petals pictured from the lovely @coastaldreamer (not included 😘)

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☺️ #Etsy Shop Update ✨ Lots of yummies live in my shop including these Crystal infused #perfume solids! Wearing #faithfulgrace infused with #rosequartz – it’s lasting and soft – Debuting my newest scent #Surfside too! (Four scents to choose from right now all with a different Crystal inside) 👌 Use Code INDIESUMMERJAM20 as part of the #indieunitedsummerpromotion gets you a discount off your entire order! My 12k giveaway ends in a few hours a few photos back – all you have to do is tell me your favorite thing about summer on that photo! Read the entries! Instant pick me up!!! ☺️🌊 Regular Saturday Auction tomorrow am too – it will be full of fun new goodies! Sending you love and bliss! 🔮💎🌊💋

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Sending this very special Angel Aura and Cornflower infused special edition #Cleopatra oil to a very special artist! @coastaldreamer ❤️ I adore these cubic roll Ons! You can see the beautiful gemstones a bit clearer 👌☺️ #lifestyleart #perfume #sensual #handblended #bybethkaya

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I have some designer type fragrance blends in from my green fragrance supplier. I have department store favorites that I cannot wear because they just make me sick. Over time I’ve been less able to tolerate them. I finally threw out a bottle Burberry Brit that I paid 100+ for because everytime I used it I ended up with a terrible migraine. I’d give it away but what kind of friend gives her poison to another? Anyway, brought that note in and notes like 212 by Herrera, Miracle by Lancôme, Aqua Di Gio, Fahrenheit etc because these are my favorites and want to wear them again (my husband too) honestly the only reason I started doing this was so I wouldn’t have to get sick to smell amazing. This mix is for me ☺️ Miracle. I’m calling it Heaven Sent if you got a soap sample from me of this scent! They are live in the Fragrance Bar of my etsy (BethKaya) #fragrance #gemstones #botanicals #perfume #crystalinfused #theoriginal #bybethkaya

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Interview With BethKaya – By Zoe Wilder – Reposting From Skirt Collective

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– When Ms. Wilder approached me about an interview this winter, I admit I was hesitant. It seems strange to talk about yourself but at the same time I liked the idea of someone asking me about my work rather then me putting it in your face as I tend to do all on my own. Her questions were thought provoking and a good exercise in affirming where I am coming from and where I am going with my work. Please check out this article, give it a share and add your thoughts in the comments there or here! Thank You Zoe and and Skirt Collective!

Photo By Geraldine Vallecillos

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http://www.skirtcollective.com/an-interview-with-intuitive-artist-and-homesteader-extraordinaire-bethkaya/

“As an empathetic artist, I am constantly absorbing energy from my customers and situations. In business, you are supposed to look out for your bottom line. My bottom line is the customer. The balance is tough.”

The terms “homesteading” and “DIY” are relatively new. They didn’t exist because that was simply how people lived their lives. Our great grandmothers had gardens where they grew vegetables and fruit. Everything had natural ingredients. That’s all there were. It was the norm. In so many ways, the world has wandered so far away from that connection between who we are and what we consume.

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Intention Gift Set

However, I’ve noticed a growing awareness in the world about where our food comes from, whether it’s made with love and good intentions, and how that affects our health. I see this awareness moving towards skin care products, jewelry and fashion. As people become more enlightened about intention, more spiritual entrepreneurs are rising to the occasion to meet the demand.

One of the most prolific conscious creators I’ve met is Jersey Shore artist, BethKaya. She’s been making jewelry, perfumes, soaps and intentional tonics for me for years. It’s been a real pleasure to watch her succeed. I’m continually inspired by her creations, which inspired me to reach out and ask her a few questions about her craft.

ZW: When did you know you wanted to- had to- create art for a living?

BK: At a very young age, I knew that art, ancient culture, and gems were things I couldn’t live without. As an adult, I did hard time in corporate marketing for a decade with an end goal to make art the full time gig some day. In 2002, I started making various goods like candles, jewelry and salves. I had intended to be a jewelry designer and gemologist by trade, and that’s what I studied at night at the Fashion Institute in New York City while doing that hard time, but it never felt like a real possibility until I had my son. Something about that forces you to give it a go for the sake of being home, and needing a unique income option. I figured I might as well give a go at everything I had pipe dreamed from the beginning, and see if it would stick. Some things did, some didn’t but my voice and identity as an artist started to emerge and so far, so good.

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BethKaya’s Signature Fragrance Oils On Custom Designed Reclaimed Wood Display Pieces by J Drew Carpentry

ZW: How do you incorporate holism and spirit into your practice as an artist?

BK: Frankly, it’s the foundation of my work. As I got deeper into motherhood (one of the holiest sacraments) and being a one income family, I started to see every opportunity to do – from less and closer to nature. There’s so much waste spiritually and literally in society, even in business. I realized that the practices I was using in my home to keep my faith and family healthy were the very things that people were connecting to most within my body of work. We have a massive garden. We preserve flowers, herbs and spices. I connect so deeply to our garden and its gifts. For that, I am so grateful. The gratitude is a major component to the spiritual part. Sacred geometry is an inherent component of this because it IS nature, and spirit’s language. Being an international business woman and gem dealer gives me the unique ability to connect with different cultures all over the world for the raw materials that I make my products from. The connections I make seem to trust me in a special way, and offer their customs and rituals to me with an open mind. I believe all of our cultures are meant to be celebrated and am thirsty to connect to sacred customs and mythology. Intention is another facet to my work. It is an energy vibration I deal with, by imbuing these thoughts into my pieces and ministry works.

ZW: I’m in love with your gemstone and botanical infused oils and perfumes; and I’m not the only one. You’re ability to combine scents is out of this world. You have a “superpower” called synesthesia that allows you to smell and taste colors and sounds. Tell me more about this and how it informs your practice.

BK: I never really knew my senses were different until I asked other people if they too tasted color or could smell something like sound. I mean, I knew I was out in left field for other reasons. But, this realization and perfume was a fork in the road. I think that this crossing of sensory wires grants me to cross-create a product like a perfume that will recreate a moment in time for someone on a 360 degree level with a specific energy.

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BethKaya’s Signature Gemstone and Botanical Infused Roll On Fragrances

ZW: What are you focusing your creative energy towards lately?

BK: It’s always hard for me to focus on one medium, but the theme is just gemstone and botanical infused products with a specific intention – mostly holistic body care and perfumes. I still am doing custom jewelry pieces as well as orgone energy devices, but that’s being pushed more into the background.

ZW: When you are feeling spiritually bankrupt, what inspires you?

BK: Shutting everything down, and going out into nature with my husband and son. We reconnect and fuel up on the good stuff that life is about. Also prayer – I think praying is really a conversation with our higher selves, spirit and our guides. It’s important to check in with that on a regular basis. This plays into an attitude of gratitude that resets me when I am down on faith.

ZW: While more and more people are becoming hip to the concept of intention and the role this plays in what they eat and wear, there are still many people who have not been introduced to this idea. How do you reach the mainstream? Or rather, how does the mainstream make its way to you?

BK: A lot of spiritual concepts seem to come in and out of vogue. Right now “crystal energy” and “intention” have become hot buzzwords. Frankly, I see a lot of it watered down as a marketing gimmick, but I also see a lot of genuine interest in boarding a “spiritual arc” so to speak. This is an awakening that is growing rapidly, and extending itself to social media. Partnering with peers who are participating in this journey as well as using hashtags to call in those interested in seeking out what I am putting out there has drawn in the unique audience that appreciates and utilizes my work to the fullest.

ZW: How do you balance being an artist with being an entrepreneur?

BK: This part is pretty tough, admittedly. As an empathetic artist, I am constantly absorbing energy from my customers and situations. In business, you are supposed to look out for your bottom line. My bottom line is the customer. The balance is tough. I have to create for myself in addition to the demands of my clients. So I try to create a few things for myself before I jump into orders and purify my space via prayer and smudging. I focus well at night. And, I really am a better business woman in that zone than I am by day.

ZW: Homesteading is a big part of your life: gardening, canning, making natural cleaners, etc. It has even inspired you to make your amazing natural skin care products. At first glance, becoming so self sufficient can seem overwhelming. What advice do you have for aspiring homesteaders?

BK: It’s overwhelming because it’s exciting. My first piece of advice is to grow something that will provide you with something in return. An herb garden is a great thing even if you are in an urban setting. Then, I recommend getting a big jug of white vinegar and two essential oils:  tea tree oil and lavender. Those three things have a myriad of uses! Cleaning products, antibacterial functions, and crafts galore. There is so much information out there: forums, Pinterest, books. Dive in. Solve a problem for your home in a self sufficient way. This is the foundation!

You can follow BethKaya on IG and Twitter: @BethKaya

FACEBOOK: BethKaya Design & Consulting

ETSY: BethKaya Etsy

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✨Good Morning!✨ Reporting from the soccer field- first day of soccer! #soccermomstatus Here is your regular Saturday #auction . These auctions are the best way to get a bundle of Bethkaya goodies for less! Today’s bundle includes: ✨3 French Clay And Rose Olive Facial Soaps ✨2 Packs of Incense – Bergamot and Sandalwood ✨1 imported premixed #henna cone ✨1 .8ml sprayer of #FAITHFULGRACE perfume spray (unisex fresh scent) ✨ 1 Vial of Sacred Salt Bath Soak with Pink, Lava, Dead Sea Salts and Lavender / Rose Petals ✨ 1 Selenite Stick ✨ 1 Raw Amethyst ✨ 1 Raw Rose Quartz ✨ 1 Raw Golden Calcite ✨ 1 Raw Labradorite ✨ 1 Tibetan Quartz Point ✨ 1 Raw Fluorite

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✨Blending a large batch for the beautiful @shopintentionalb , a gorgeous local artisan curated shop on the main drag in #bradleybeach! So excited to bring my perfumes into such a beautiful shop! Using white glossy caps for this batch. ☺️ The blend pictured is #morrisonhotel , one of my first gem and botanical fragrances and the best selling one for my retailers. (Vs Online) It has notes of Amber, Tobacco, Cannabis Flower and Teak. Very unisex and transforms on the wearer. Customers visiting @omsmoke gift and smoke shop -in #tomsriver adore it too! Paired with mixed Jasper and red sandalwood. ☺️

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Good Morning! Thank you for all of your suggestions last night for your regular Saturday auction! This intention bundle is centered on +POSITIVITY and wrathful transformations. These auctions are the best way to experience a complete bundle from #BethKaya for less!

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