Sunday was the Pride March in Toronto and it was a hot, sunny, perfectly beautiful day to celebrate and embrace the spirit of Pride. One of the many terrific things about attending is the Pride Toronto Street Fair, which spanned along Church from Hayden Street south to Dundas. The fair showcases many incredibly talented local artisans, and that’s where I met Sarah from Dust Bunny Jewellery who designs the most gorgeous pieces.
These Pride rings caught my eye because my best friend Chrissy loves silver rings and I knew she would love one of these. All of Sarah’s pieces are handmade and one of a kind.
Here’s some more about Sarah from her bio on her Etsy shop:
For years now I’ve been making handmade, one of a kind jewellery with a focus of crystals, found objects and taxidermy pieces. After rather recently being laid off from my full time position I decided to try out actually selling some of the things I love to make. I have a flair for the theatrics and the eccentric side of life, so I enjoy making big, weird, odd, statement pieces. In some of my jewellery I do use animal bones, teeth, claws, feathers, etc. For these pieces I try to source animal products not hunted for sport or profit. My listings will specify how these pieces have been acquired by my wholesalers to the best of my knowledge. For the most part they are either found predeceased (road kill, old age, found during foraging), animals killed for population control, or in some cases animals hunted and utilized completely by groups of First Nations People. I enjoy the beauty in taxidermy, death, and cryptozoology, however believe in transparency of how these items are found.
Sarah was just one of the fabulous people I met on Sunday. I’ve finally got the glitter out of my hair, but the vibe is here to stay. What an amazing Pride Month Toronto… can’t wait for next year.