It's me! Sekayi :-)
The start of it all...GLORY B!
Oh the concentration!
My name is Sekayi. I started hand-pouring candles in August 2015 as something to do while recovering from a hysterectomy. I set up shop in my kitchen, made a few here and there and gave them to my neighbors and co-workers. I enjoyed the process and loved even more to hear how people enjoyed them in their homes. I wanted to honor my mother, Gloria Brunson, who transitioned at the young age of 47 and called my new candles GLORY B. I never would have guessed the journey that was to come.
My hysterectomy proved to be life changing—setting me on course to remembering the best of me. The part of me that is constant...that is peace... that is joy...no matter how the winds of life blow. I began a meditation practice and the process of candles became meditation time for me. I loved to wake early on a weekend morning while things were still quiet and make batches of candles. The intentions, affirmations and prayers assisting me in my daily life began to extend into my candles. I crafted an intentional line of aromatherapy candles and melts inviting the candle lover to set intentions to: BE calm, BE clear, BE focused, BE inspired and BE refreshed. I primarily sold GLORY B candles face-to-face at local craft shows and then unloading what remained to my loyal friends and family through social media posts.
I’m a Virgo and a creative being so new ideas are always coming up. I have made and sold a variety of things: arm-knit scarves, ottomans, polymer clay earrings, wood burned jewelry…and so I decided I wanted to offer more than the signature scented candles! I didn’t want to be restricted to just those intentional scents plus...how many BE statements could I really come up with?? In 2019 I decided to rebrand GLORY B to SO BE IT. I wanted to explore different vessels, all of the yummy fragrances and satisfy my creative itch by creating other handcrafted goods! Under SO BE IT I’ve included hand-stamped tea towels, body butter and body oil, candles that were poured into handmade cement vessels and wooden cups that were then wood burned with patterns and stained.
Basically…I’m having fun!! Stretching myself to learn new things and allowing myself to enjoy the freedom and peace of mind found in creating. All products are made in small batches and as the urge to create arises. That means…once they are gone they may be gone for good! The growing group of email subscribers are always alerted of new products and sales first and I appreciate their loyalty and repeat purchases! (Join the email list below!)
I still enjoy the meditative process of handcrafting candles...still in my kitchen...still in small batches...and still for your pleasure! May my intention of peace, love and kindness come through with each lighting of a wick.
So Be It.