Wild Fancy Design makes handcrafted jewelry and unique accessories & homegoods for fabulous folks of all genders. We launched this project to create expanded fashion options for queer people and to give people of all backgrounds a chance to express themselves and their identities. We make a lot of custom pieces and are thrilled to support queer self-determination, c/overt cruising, and unique gender identities and expressions through our work.
We are inspired to know that our pieces will go out into the world and brighten people’s days, start interesting conversations, help queers get dates, or help remind folks what someone’s pronoun is. Self-expression through fashion has always been an important part of queer identity- whether it’s about flagging, taking up space with your fabulous self, or defying gender norms. In addition to jewelry, we are excited to offer home decor, plant propagation stations, bud vases, tea strainers, oracle/tarot card holders, altar pieces, and more!
SUSTAINABILITY, JUSTICE, & LIBERATION
We are committed to being thoughtful about our impact on everything around us- people, places, animals. So when we think of sustainability, we’re thinking about the materials that we use as well as the ways that we invest in our communities.
As queer artists committed to collective liberation, anti-racist action, and social justice, we’re always thinking about the materials that we use as well as the ways that we invest in our communities. We regularly donate our work to auctions and fundraisers for amazing community groups including Black QT Fund, Transgender Gender-variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), Critical Resistance, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, Peacock Rebellion, and Middle East Children’s Alliance. These groups are literally changing the world, and we love being able to support their powerful work through donations, uplifting them on social media, and other collaborative efforts.
Our unique look is grounded in this commitment to sustainability and interconnectedness. We primarily work with recycled raw or vintage brass because it allows us to create affordable, long-lasting jewelry that can be polished with nontoxic household items such as ketchup. Learn more about care tips here!
We use recycled and upcycled packaging whenever possible – our mailing boxes are unbleached 100% postconsumer and padding is shredded junk mail. And we’ve managed to score enough repurposed, clean bubble wrap that we’ve never had to buy any in our many years of operation! “Gift wrap” is done with reusable cotton pouches in cute patterns. Of course, this is all a work in process and we are always looking for ways to increase our impact and reduce our footprint.
PROCESS & MATERIALS
Whenever possible we use vintage or deadstock materials, including brass charms, findings, and crystals and semi-precious stones. These materials come from diverse sources, including a few old school jewelry industry resellers who don’t have much online presence- you have to go to their warehouses and dig through towering stacks of boxes. We really enjoy hunting for unusual treasures that add a unique flair to our work!
BEHIND THE SCENES
Wild Fancy was founded in 2013, though we’ve both been artists and crafters since our wayward youth. Check out more of Lex’s work at LexNonScripta.com and Voula’s at GoldDustStudio.com
We are also co-founders of Magic Makers, the legendary queer art and healing fair that took place from 2013-2019 place in Oakland CA/occupied Chochenyo Ohlone land.
We’re currently based in occupied Pocumtuc & Nipmuck land, aka the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts.