Metta8 Conscious Designs is a handmade jewelry line, infused with with intention & healing energy. Made with only the finest metals & natural gemstones, each piece comes with a positive affirmation and is packaged in eco-friendly packaging. The Metta8 mission is to change the world one person at a time, one piece at a time. We sat down with Priscilla, owner and designer, to talk a bit more about what keeps her inspired, her mantra and why she loves living in California.
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
I have been most inspired by the people who say I've helped or inspired them in some way, shape or form. It has really reaffirmed that I am on purpose & following my divine path.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Being in alignment with my purpose aka doing what I Love for a living & using my gifts to create for the world everyday. It took me awhile to figure out, but I'm truly fed when I am being the Conscious Creator I was put on this Earth to be.
Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
Acknowledge what your gifts are & really take in what people tell you your amazing at, then keep doing whatever that is! Believe in yourself even when the naysayers seem louder than the supporters.
What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?
Oh man, a lot! But basically 5 key things:
1. Drive safe-(I've been in more accidents than I ever cared to have!)
2. Never be afraid to be fully yourself...you already are enough & you're perfect! Let your light shine.
3. Follow your heart & your inspiration & make every decision based from a place of love.
4. Your body is a temple & you only get one. Honor & respect yourself & your body.
5. You think you know...but you have NO idea!!! Don't worry about the future or the past. Just BE you...don't water yourself down or try to be like anyone else. Because the more you try to play small or be like someone else, the longer it'll take to find yourself.
What do you love most about California?
I love the ocean & the salty air! Living on the coast has been my life's dream. It is my sanctuary, my inspiration & my peaceful place.
What was the defining moment you knew you wanted to create Metta 8?
Having a successful yoga business named MettaYoga in Texas & finishing my BFA in Metals in 2011, I knew I wanted to create a line of jewelry For my thesis that embodied the energy & healing I had learned & found through my 10 years of teaching. I wanted to share this jewelry with the world & make pieces that were not only beautiful adornments but also powerful conduits to healing, manifesting, balancing, etc... These pieces are the anchor people can use to remind them of their own power as a spiritual being having a human experience.
What's on your current playlist?
Music plays a huge part in my creative process. Always in rotation are Jim James, My Morning Jacket & Andrew Bird. Recently I've been heavily into Ben Howard, Glass Animals, Wild Beasts & anything Justin Vernon has a hand in, he's brilliant. Along w/ Dr. Dog, Explosions in the Sky, Future Islands. And always in the cue is Miles Davis' Kind of Blue! The list goes on & on. I don't really get stuck on one thing for too long.
"Be the flow. Live in the know." & "I Am."