the heart & soul of soulku

Meet our SoulKu makers

Amanda C.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

Moonstone is my favorite stone, which represents sisterhood.  Women, families, mothers and children have been my focus since becoming a mother myself. I truly believe in the strength we have when we show up for each other with vulnerability and compassion.

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Amanda S.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

I like that SoulKu offers me a place to create heart-centered work that can be appreciated as medicine.

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Anna

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw of the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

-Mark Twain 

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April

FAVORITE QUOTE

"What's the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she's already had everything she needs within herself. It's the world that convinced her she did not." 

- Rupi Kaur

Autumn

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM?

I dream of living in an off the grid contemporary cabin with my family, our animal and growing beautiful flowers and herbs for the bees. 

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Bekah

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered by your old nonsense.“

- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Bri

WHAT IS A DREAM FOR YOUR FAMILY?

A long-term goal for me is to start a nature based preschool in the Asheville area that offers AFFORDABLE childcare with an outdoor/natural learning environment. 

Cody

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

- Theodore Roosevelt 

Iveta

FAVORITE QUOTE

“A hungry bear doesn’t dance Horo.”
- Bulgarian proverb

The Horo is a traditional Bulgarian folk dance. So to me this means to make sure to put yourself first—feed yourself and only then can you feed other needs.

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Jen B.

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away."

- John Lennon

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Jennifer H.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

I love that it allows me to work with like minded, supportive women who understand that my family comes first.  I love that Soulku allows me the ability to not have to choose between supporting my family and spending time with my daughter. And I love being able to connect to the powerful healing magic the earth provides us on a daily basis. 

Jennifer J.

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe."

Jennifer W.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

Knowing that I can be there for my family, empower other women through the jewelry I make and feed my creative heart at the same time is just amazing! This isn't just a job to me it is a way to connect to others through the pieces I make with love and light because I believe what you put out into the world comes back to you. I feel blessed to work beside so many amazing women and feel supported and held. They light up my life so that I can serve and light others.

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Jessica

FAVORITE QUOTE

"In nature nothing exists alone." 

- Rachel Carson

Julianna

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

I like being able to care for my daughter and help to support our family at the same time. It also doesn’t feel like work since I’m expressing my creativity.

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Julie

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

I’m typically wearing one of the stress relief styles. I like the color, and who doesn't need a little stress relief. 

KC

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE?

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"

- Maya Angelou 

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Kerry

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR DREAMS FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY?

It may sound silly but most days it feels like I'm living the dreams of my childhood... a tight knit family, living close by, spending lots of quality time together and doing what we can to make a positive impact on the world. Someday I'd love to retire on a ranch with lots of horses, help raise some grandkids and soak in every moment possible with my husband along the way.

Kim

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

For many years, as a massage therapist and energy healer, gemstones were a daily part of my life. Now, I celebrate the opportunity to indulge my artistic side by getting paid to create fun and inspirational jewelry, with the healing properties of gemstones. This doesn’t feel like work at all!

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Kira

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

My favorite SoulKu product is Botswana Agate! I love that every piece ends up totally unique. Each stone is just so beautiful.

Lisa

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead 

Marissa

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

It’s so hard to narrow it down to just one when there are so many beautiful products. But, the first thing that came to mind when asked that question was the Tourmaline Seed necklace. I love the different colors in it and anything that promotes laughter and happiness is a favorite in my book. 

Melinda

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

Say, I like SoulKu and ham! 
I do! I like them Mel-I-am. 
And I make SoulKu at the park. 
And I make SoulKu in the dark. 
And in the car. And at a bar. 
And with the kids. And by the sea. 
It’s so good, so good, you see!
I will SoulKu here or there. 
I will SoulKu anywhere!

My SoulKu creations join me as I do life. Before they get to you, the SoulKu pieces I create have joined me as I do my work as a mama. I’m a multitasking master! So, if you’re ever out and about in Asheville, you just might catch me SoulKu-ing somewhere nearby.

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Melanie

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

My favorite SoulKu product is everything purple! My daughter and I are already amassing quite a SoulKu collection. We are both excited to open a new box of materials and see which of the beautiful stones and gems will be tempting us to add to our collection that week!

Mary Lou

FAVORITE QUOTE

Do you want to improve the world?
I don't think it can be done.
It can't be improved.
If you tamper with it you will ruin it.
If you treat it like an object you will lose it.
There is a time for being ahead
a time for being behind
a time for being in motion
a time for being at rest
a time for being vigorous
a time for being exhausted
a time for being safe
a time for being in danger
The Master sees things as they are without trying to control them. She lets them go their own way and resides at the center of the circle.

- Tao Te Ch'ing

Nicole

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY?

We love to take weekend camping trips with our family and friends to the Nolichucky River. There we enjoy grilling lots of food, swimming and tubing in the river, and just spending quality time with our loved ones in the vast beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I also enjoy gardening, crocheting, and searching for vintage and antique treasures.  

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Sam

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

Working at SoulKu feels like family. Every Mama is not only nice, but genuine. I am blessed SoulKu has given me the opportunity to be able to spend more time with my daughter. 

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Sarah

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

My favorite Soulku items to make are the All One bracelets and Be Your Own Hero bracelets. I like that I can easily transport them and make them on the go.

Tamara

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR DREAMS FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY?

We dream of running an animal sanctuary. We love the idea of taking care of animals and giving them the opportunity of having a good life.

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Tiffany

FAVORITE QUOTE

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

- Maya Angelou 

Tina

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

I am so incredibly fortunate this magical business handpicked me to work for them. What SoulKu offers mamas is beyond beautiful! My absolute favorite thing is their vision. SoulKu gives mamas the opportunity to show up and be present for their family, and they know, understand, and welcome the hard work mamas put in day in and day out. And they have created an effective and simple platform for mamas to join in and feel like they're apart of something bigger.

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Wendy

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOULKU PRODUCT?

I am honored to work with Blue Lace Agate Soul-Full of Love necklace. Its beautiful lacy bands of white and blue have such a calming effect on me, I don’t want to stop making them. 

Vivian

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR SOULKU?

I absolutely love working for SoulKu because this amazing opportunity has provided so much flexibility for my family and me. I have also found a new passion for gemstones and learning about the uniqueness of each stone. I’ve always enjoyed artsy activities and here at SoulKu, I get the satisfaction of doing arts and crafts all day!

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