I am so happy you found me!!! My name is Petra and I am the owner and designer at I am EarthBound. I am a native Swede, but for the last 13 years I've lived in Connecticut with my husband Casey, and our four rescue cats Grizwold, Selma, Sigrid and Teodor. We live in this old brick building, that used to be a velvet mill, with 15ft ceiling height and ridiculously large windows. Most of the time you'll find me right here at home making malas (in my sweatpants, at least one cat in my lap, drinking way to much coffee) or on my mat teaching and practicing yoga and meditation.
I am EarthBound is my line of 108 Malas and Yoga Jewelry, and I created it to bring healing energy and beauty into the world. Everything you see in my web shop is handmade by me. All my 108 Malas are hand-knotted and my all my gemstone bracelets are handmade with 100% love. I work with semi-precise gemstones, gemstones, sustainably sourced sandalwood beads and rudraksha seeds from India. I am vegan - so obviously all my jewelry is as well. I only work with nylon cord and faux silk tassels (my tassels are the softest and highest quality tassels you’ve ever seen). Most of my amulets, charms and pendants are from Thailand, India and Istanbul, Turkey. I personally pick everything out to make sure it not only is high quality, but also has the right healing energy. When a 108 Mala or a bracelet is done, I always put it on my altar and have a small ceremony. I light incense or sage, I play my Tibetan singing bowl, put it on my Selenite plate to cleanse its energy and then sit in meditation for a few minutes. Just to send it off to you with the greatest energy and love possible.
Gemstones have different healing properties, but I always say just choose a mala or bracelet that speaks to you and reflects your personal energy. A mala can be used as a tool in your meditation practice, to give you healing energy or you can just wear it as an earthy accessory and as a constant reminder to yourself to stay present and be mindful in your daily life. Read more about gemstones and their healing properties here. And if you want to know more about malas click here
You can check out my upcoming Yoga Festival here. I would love to see you IRL so if you are in the neighborhood, come say hello! I also do trunk shows and pop-ups. Just shoot me an e-mail if you want me to come to your store, yoga studio or event! I can't wait to see or hear from YOU! E-mail me here.