EnlightenedPieces

Spiritually Inspired Healing Jewelry and Mala Beads

San Jose, California · 811 Sales

EnlightenedPieces

Spiritually Inspired Healing Jewelry and Mala Beads

San Jose, California 811 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(273)

Announcement   Welcome to my store! Here you will find an array of natural healing gemstones made into Malas, Bracelets and wraps.

I love the healing properties of gemstones, and also how we seem to be drawn to something that we need at any given time. I make all the pieces myself, by hand, in sunny California.

I was inspired to create simple gemstone bracelets, after a stone I was carrying in my pocket tumbled to the ground and broke into pieces .... Unlike a stone in your pocket, a bracelet keeps the energy in contact with the skin, and each time we notice it, it reminds us of our intention, bringing it back to the front of the mind.

My first mala was a gift from a friend, and it wouldn't loop around that last time and fit over my wrist nicely. I was on a plane, and for some reason convinced it would fit THIS time, I tried to force it over my hand it exploded, sending 108 beads flying around the plane! I managed to retrieve all but one, and set about finding a way to make it adjustable. My first attempt used elastic, but that perishes over time. I eventually found a sliding knot, which I use on all my malas and many bracelets, so you can adjust them to fit your wrist.

Along with designing, making, photographing and all the other things that go along with this business, I also have a healing practice. I love working with people to find a stone that fits their current needs and intentions, so if you don't see the perfect thing for you, please send me a message and we can discover it together.

Everything is handmade by me, I work with intention and clean the stones before I send them out. If you would like them Reiki charged, just send me a message and I'd be happy to do that for you.

I work with only high quality, genuine gemstones, that have not been dyed, from reliable sources. I want you to be delighted with your purchase, I enjoy making them and I want you to enjoy wearing them just as much!

Thanks for dropping in, if you have questions, please just ask me.
Love Kate

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2017

Welcome to my store! Here you will find an array of natural healing gemstones made into Malas, Bracelets and wraps.

I love the healing properties of gemstones, and also how we seem to be drawn to something that we need at any given time. I make all the pieces myself, by hand, in sunny California.

I was inspired to create simple gemstone bracelets, after a stone I was carrying in my pocket tumbled to the ground and broke into pieces .... Unlike a stone in your pocket, a bracelet keeps the energy in contact with the skin, and each time we notice it, it reminds us of our intention, bringing it back to the front of the mind.

My first mala was a gift from a friend, and it wouldn't loop around that last time and fit over my wrist nicely. I was on a plane, and for some reason convinced it would fit THIS time, I tried to force it over my hand it exploded, sending 108 beads flying around the plane! I managed to retrieve all but one, and set about finding a way to make it adjustable. My first attempt used elastic, but that perishes over time. I eventually found a sliding knot, which I use on all my malas and many bracelets, so you can adjust them to fit your wrist.

Along with designing, making, photographing and all the other things that go along with this business, I also have a healing practice. I love working with people to find a stone that fits their current needs and intentions, so if you don't see the perfect thing for you, please send me a message and we can discover it together.

Everything is handmade by me, I work with intention and clean the stones before I send them out. If you would like them Reiki charged, just send me a message and I'd be happy to do that for you.

I work with only high quality, genuine gemstones, that have not been dyed, from reliable sources. I want you to be delighted with your purchase, I enjoy making them and I want you to enjoy wearing them just as much!

Thanks for dropping in, if you have questions, please just ask me.
Love Kate

Kate Miller

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(273)
peridottears

peridottears on Aug 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Kate was amazing to work with on my custom piece, giving me time to adjust design, figure out bead size, string color & the works! I would absolutely recommend working with her & the quality of beads to knotting she provides is absolutely phenomenal!

Jennifer Page

Jennifer Page on Aug 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully put together -- I wear this one when I go on long walks and when I do yoga -- perfect for my moon mantras and I love that there's no tassel. Solidly knotted and the beads are mostly of pretty good quality. Shipped quickly. Many thanks.

Laura Brendon

Laura Brendon on Jul 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Kate was patient and creative as she designed a mala which highlights my birthstone. I am so pleased; although this is the first custom mala I have purchased from her, all of my stone malas are made by her. I've been ordering since about 2012.

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Updates

Hurrah, more black tourmaline arrived today, I was perilously close to running out.
Making some more heart chakra charm bracelets, Morganite, ruby, peridot and Rose Quartz, packed full of love! They make awesome gifts too!
I love it when new beads arrive and I immediately am inspired to create something new. I love the rich colours of this Amazonite and Rhodochrosite. The first couple of malas sold before I even had a chance to get them up in my Etsy shop. Enjoy!
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About

Healing

It was simple really, I wanted a simple bracelet, made with a particular gemstone, with an adjustable closure, that wasn't elasticated. If it was so simple why couldn't I find it?

Then a friend said to me - "Why don't you make it yourself" and that's how it started. The engineer in me joined forces with my creative roots, and I figured out how to make exactly what I wanted.

My Husband then asked me to make him a mala - He'd been unable to find a Jet Mala, and wanted something that would cinch around his wrist. There's a whole story about how I exploded my first mala on a longhaul flight, trying to get it over my wrist that final time - pretty impressed that I only lost one bead as they scatterred all over the plane! After that, I restrung mine with elastic, but of course that perishes over time. The sliding knot I'd discovered for my bracelets could also make an adjustable mala too!

Since then I've had all sorts of interesting requests, including rings and the popular healing charms for dog collars!

I love working with people to create their perfect mala, or gemstone piece. These beautiful stones all have their own healing properties, matching those up with a persons needs, and putting them into a mala or bracelet is so much fun.

That same friend suggested I opened an Etsy shop, so here I am - It's an honour to be part of creating a special piece for someone.

Shop members

  • Kate Miller

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    Born and raised in the UK, I moved to sunny California in 2005. I've always been creative, Pottery was my first love. Now my passion is gemstones and creating beautiful pieces, that bring healing and a smile into peoples lives.

  • All Handmade by Me!

    Philosophy

    There is something special about a handmade item. When we make something with our own hands, we leave some of our energy with it. The care, attention to detail and joy in creating for others, I believe that is passed on, and they feel good!

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2017
Welcome!

I love the healing properties of natural gemstones and was inspired to created these pieces, so I could keep the stones touching my skin, rather than have pockets full of stones, which often fell out and, unfortunately broke.

Mala beads are particularly special pieces, and can be used as part of a prayer or meditation practice. Selecting the right stones for your mala can help deepen your practice and intent. If you would like something specially tuned to you, please send me a message and we can work out the perfect stones for you.

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Payment
You may pay with credit cards, Etsy gift cards, or Paypal. Payment must be received in full before an item is shipped. Custom orders need to be paid in full before work commences.
Shipping
Please check each item to know how long before each piece ships out. The delivery times listed below need to be added on top of that. If you need something by a certain date, please contact me (before you order), and I can work with you to figure out how to make that happen.

US orders:
I ship via USPS First Class Mail and includes Delivery Confirmation. Once shipped, domestic packages usually take between 2-5 business days to arrive.
You can upgrade to either priority mail, or priority mail express on check out. Please note that only Priority Mail Express is guaranteed 1 to 2 day delivery. Priority mail may you reach you within the 1 to 3 days, but this is not guaranteed.

International orders:
Orders are sent First Class International Mail and can take up to 4 weeks to arrive. Please note first class international mail does not provide a tracking number to most countries.

I recommend purchasing upgraded shipping for international which includes tracking. Priority Mail takes 6 to 10 days to most countries, but doesn't include tracking. Priority Mail Express provides tracking and takes 3 days to most countries.

For customers in the United Arab Emirates, Priority Mail Express is the only shipping option that guarantees delivery.

Orders shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and fees levied by the destination country. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer. For further information specific to your country, please contact your local customs office before purchasing. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

I insure shipments, if your package does not arrive, you will need to fill in a affidavit stating that the item was not received, in order to receive a refund or replacement. Please contact me, once the estimated shipping period has expired, this is a fairly quick process.

I collect and reuse bubblewrap and padded envelopes from local shops, which would otherwise be discarded, every little bit helps our environment.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be delighted with your piece. If, for some reason, you are unhappy with your order, I will accept returns within 7 days of delivery for a full refund, minus the shipping cost. The item must be unworn, in its original condition, and in its original package. Please choose a carrier that provides tracking information and delivery confirmation. Please keep in mind that shipping costs are not refundable. The refund will be credited to the original payment method used for the purchase. 



Custom orders are non-returnable & non-refundable.

Earrings can not be returned for hygiene reasons.

In the event that your Mala or bracelet breaks due to my workmanship, I am happy to re-string it or fix it for you at no cost (excluding shipping costs) within 60 days of your purchase. After 60 days, I will restring your piece for a fee. I can not guarantee the beads themselves, there are many reasons that gemstones beads can break. Please note none of these pieces should get wet, and water damage is not covered by my guarantee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care details

Please be careful with your Enlightened Piece. They do not respond well to water, so please do not wear them while bathing, showering or swimming. Wearing them during strenuous activity may also result in breakage or damage to your piece.

I recommend cleaning your piece from time to time, by leaving it out over night, at full moon, in the full sun or laying it on a piece of selenite. Gemstones will absorb energies, they can get full and need cleaning out once in a while, or more often, depending on the environment and how often they are used.

Whilst I clean all my gemstones, and take care to treat them well, I do recommend that you clean them for yourself when they first arrive, resetting them for your use and intention - unless you asked for them to be Reiki charged!