This Friday, I witnessed a vision become a reality.
I fell in love with a picture of a ring online and sought out a Toronto goldsmith to create it for me. I found Suzanne Crudden of Form + Flux, who is quite literally my jewelry fairy (read: possessing ample talent and the ability to make all your jewelry dreams come true!)
I showed Suzanne the picture and she made a wax mould so we could envision it in 3D. After tweaking the design and sizing my finger, I anxiously waited until 3 days later an email arrived in my inbox saying the ring was ready.
This is how my ring turned out. I fell in love instantly.
While at the shop, which is an independent jewelry store featuring all local Toronto artists, M and I noticed this sign on the window:
This is a really cool movement going on amongst Toronto shop owners that are environmentally conscious; this sticker on their door lets people know that they can come in and fill their water bottles for free at their shops! I'm not sure about anyone else, but I've been out and about the city far too often and had to either buy bottled water or die of thirst because I had nowhere to refill my water bottle. Lets face it, having to pay for a plastic bottle of water that has been stored for years and whose source is questionable isn't really that great of an option for health minded people. I'd rather fill up my reusable Voss bottle with good ol' tap water until I get home, thank you very much!
If you're a shop owner and you'd like to add this sticker to your door, the website is www.bluew.org