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Jewelry Inspired by Nature – Meet Takoda Rain!

It is no wonder that the beautiful woman you are looking at is a jewelry maker, hoop dancer, Multidimensional Healer, Reiki Master, body worker, and model.  I would like to introduce you to Takoda Rain.  In her own words she is a “mama bear to a beautiful son, hoop yogini, fire dancer, holistic healer, artist, and free spirit.”

I first met Takoda in nutrition class at the Natural Healing Institute in Encintas, California.  My husband, an amazing photographer, had worked with Takoda on a big photo shoot in the past.  My very good friend, Crystal, raved about Takoda’s hoop dancing and jewelry making abilities.  Then I stumbled upon “Spirit Tribe” – Takoda’s online store that showcases her handmade, one-of-a-kind, nature inspired jewelry and adornments.  I felt like a kid in a candy store!  I bought one of her handmade ear cuffs and chakra earrings to wear at my first festival, Lighting in a Bottle.  Burning Man, Coachella, Bhakti Fest, and any other festival would be perfect for flaunting Spirit Tribe jewelry.  I wear my “chakra” and “purification” earrings all the time as they fit perfectly with my day-to-day style.  I do Reiki energy work for a living and I feel that Takoda’s jewelry represents my lifestyle.

Feathers, leather, amazonite, jasper, and quartz…these are only a handful of the items that she uses in her jewelry creations.

Here are a few pictures of me wearing my ear cuffs and earrings made by Takoda.

What is Spirit Tribe?

“Unique adornments for the goddesses that dance under the stars and howl at the moon.  The free spirits, the barefoot bandits, the fire dancers, the gypsies, the artists, the lovers, the healers, the roots warriors, the wild at heart.  Inspired by the earth, the elements and spirit.  Made with seriously good vibes, high quality material and healing intention.”

What inspires you?

“My inspiration is nature, the elements and spirit.  I get really inspired by nature so I love taking my supplies on camping trips and working in the wild.”

When did you first start making jewelry?

“I started making jewelry when i was in high school, but got really into it after I had my son, River.”

Spirit Tribe was born in 2009.  Takoda’s artistic ideas are brought to life in her adobe home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.