If you’re familiar with the blog, you know that I started a Black-owned business directory in 2020 to amplify Black voices and entrepreneurship in our community. It’s been so amazing to watch this list grow with so many incredible businesses. To celebrate Black History Month, I want to go a step further and get to know a few of the business owners listed in the directory. Check back weekly to learn about someone new!
Taylor Bailey-Hopkins and the beautiful work she does with Skeleton Park Creations was put on my radar when I first started the Black-Owned business directory. As soon as I saw her earrings, I wanted a pair. I love the designs and colours and they are affordable, too! Learn more about Taylor and why she started Skeleton Park Creations below.
When and why did you start Skeleton Park Creations?
I started Skeleton Park Creations at the very end of May. Before COVID I worked as a marketing coordinator so my days were filled with something relatively creative and my nights were filled with dance classes. So, by May I had been out of a creative outlet for a while and I was feeling it. I saw polymer clay earrings online, went to Michael’s, and decided to try it on a whim. I had told myself that if it didn’t go well I would just try something else. But it did go well and here I am- in large part because of your Black Businesses in Kingston post you made in June during the BLM protests. My friend Sophie had tagged me in it and everything changed after that!