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Life & Work with Rachel King

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel King. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Eaarthbones Jewelry, created by Rachel King, was born in 2015 from a love of crystals and self-discovery. Having been trained in photography, Rachel turned to a new artistry of first handmade wall hangings, then jewelry. What started as a self-taught talent soon blossomed into an ethical jewelry brand followed worldwide.

Inspired by the beauty and preservation of our Earth, stories, and connection, Rachel seeks to highlight the power of the natural, of the magical, and everything in between through her jewelry. EBJ is not only a jewelry brand but a community promoting a mindful lifestyle.

Eaarthbones Jewelry is an ethical jewelry brand, working solely with small, ethically-sourced American businesses. The second ‘a’ in Eaarthbones symbolizes our Earth that is not the same as the land we were given, but that we must treat with respect. Each crystal and material used in our pieces is thoroughly researched and uses ethical practices.

Labradorite, Herkimer Diamond, and opal are just a few of the precious minerals Rachel works with, enhancing their beauty with the use of 14k filled gold and sterling silver metal. With each order, Eaarthbones Jewelry also plants a tree in the Appalachian Mountains Mountains with One Tree Planted.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Eaarthbones Jewelry was less of a planned destination but rather a journey of self-discovery and finding new creative practices. EBJ has been a balancing act of planning, visualizing, and manifesting, and on the other side, ebbing and flowing with inspiration and opportunities as they came. I’m still on the journey of evolving Eaarthbones Jewelry and excited to see where it takes me next.

Some of the biggest struggles along the way of learning how to run a jewelry brand were finding my voice and what makes me unique in a saturated market, as well as practicing perseverance and patience. When I was studying at ICP, we were always told, “every story has already been told, just not by you.” That is the true magic to anyone’s success.

Building a business or brand definitely doesn’t happen overnight and sometimes you think you’ll never get to where you want to be, but in those moments, the biggest struggle can be your own doubt. Remembering things happen when they should and in their own time has been a humbling and important lesson to learn.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
EBJ specializes in handmade, heirloom jewelry pieces based on the principles of sustainability and beauty. Jewelry making requires a level of reverence, knowing you are a part of a craft dating back thousands of years. A craft designed for self-expression, beauty, and legacy. My hands touch each piece, designed and made by myself. With the intention of the wearer discovering a little bit more of themselves and connecting themselves to the beauty around them. We are known for working with ethical raw crystals, combined with our simple and unique designs, heightening the beauty of nature’s gift.

Not only are we a jewelry brand, but a community-based in mindful and intentional practice and living. EBJ is an advocate for social justice, and ethical living in the home and the world.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
Finding mentors and networking is super important when learning how to establish your business or brand. My advice for networking is to connect with them as people first and then learning from them. Messaging people you look up to, paying for people’s time as mentors, and meeting people at events are the best ways, in my opinion, to network.

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Rachel V King Photography

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