There are few people as magical as Hildi Guiney! A SwellAlumni and empath, Hildi channels her love of nature and spirit into making conscious and energetic jewelry. Hildi’s necklaces are all malas, made with coconut beads and crystals which endow wisdom, clarity of mind and energy while amplifying prayers, wishes and positive visualizations. Hildi is particularly fond of the Agate gemstones, which balances the wearers yin/yang energy and helps to faciliate protection, healing and calming the mind. The jewelry’s beautiful exteriors surely match their powerful interiors! Hildi takes the time to bless and name each of her malas, such as “Swellness”, “Inner Bliss” and “I Have” (for the muladhara ‘root’ chakra).
Q: What’s the story behind you and your passion for jewelry and healing?
I grew up as an empath. I would always be aware of different energies, could always sense what was going on in a room, -even before entering. If anyone really close to me came down with a flu I would get it too. Fast forward to when I was 21 I met my future husband, a Kiwi called John, in Bali. I knew even before I met him that “something was in the air”. I fell hard, quit my job and decided to follow him to the end of the world and back. This was in 1995.Someone had told us about Rote so we decided to go and check it out and instantly fell in love with the island and the people. We built a little house here and living so close to nature as an empath is a blessing. The energy on this little island is out of this world!