Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenzie B.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kenzie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Initially, I was unaware of the purpose of crystals and stones until I was influenced by some amazing yogis. In 2013, I worked at a gym in Santa Monica called Equinox. Nice, high-end place with amazing group classes. I worked the front desk and I was amused by the type of individuals that would check in for yoga class. They were spiritually aligned, happy and calm. I was motivated to take a few yoga classes and among the smell of lavender and patchouli, I noticed that the teacher and a few students had these dope necklaces and beaded bracelets on. I was informed on how amazing the properties were of the pieces they were wearing especially during meditation. The following day, I went to a small jewelry store on Main Street in Santa Monica where I was drawn to a handmade Black Tourmaline ring. The feeling of having a handmade item was so rewarding. The inspiration for creating my own pieces started here. I am a self-taught crystal wrapper. I never watched videos or took any jewelry making class. I just freestyle. In 2014, I started my Instagram page where I currently advertise my pieces. I always wondered what my talent was and now I can claim it.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Surprisingly, I can say it’s been a fairly smooth road for me in terms of creating my jewelry, shipping and product upkeep, but there are times where I find myself trying to keep up with the competition of social media. As a small business, you have to find affordable ways to market your products in a way that resonates to your target population. I also work a full-time job which can be a bummer because by the time I get home, the natural lighting I would have used for a product photoshoot is gone, but hey, with every challenge comes a solution.
Please tell us about Stonelyfekb.
Stonelyfekb (pronounced Stone-Life ) is a unisex handmade jewelry business focused around crystals and stones. My designs range from delicate necklaces to bold chokers and urban-inspired pieces. Stonelyfekb is known for incorporating everything spiritual and positive. I aim for maintaining that good energy flow no matter where you go or what you do. Sometimes we forget the power of the human body because we’re distracted by our phones and television. When you purchase from Stonelyfekb, your items are cleansed with sage and programmed to serve you with the highest intentions, love and light. Also, since my items are handmade, they each hold a certain uniqueness because no wrap is the exact same. What sets Stonelyfekb apart is that you can message me directly with any questions or concerns without having to receive an automated message. One thing I’m most proud of is that I did this all on my own. I created my website on my own, designed my cards, created the layout of my logo and I spend my own time outside of work to make Stonelyfekb happen.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I miss the days when my friends in the neighborhood would yell my name early Saturday mornings while I was still asleep. I would run to my closet to get dressed just for my mom to tell me that I had to first wash the dishes and sweep the floor.
- Crystal Necklaces $11-17
- Specialty Necklaces $20-$45
- Meditation Rings $27
- Website: www.stonelyfekb.bigcartel.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/stonelyfekb