Lauren Tatum of Bunny Paige

Hello! My name is Lauren and I am the mastermind behind Bunny Paige.

Established in 2012 in the vibrant city of Cleveland, Ohio, Bunny Paige has been a lifelong dream of mine. As a child, my love for handcrafting jewelry started when my mother gave me a collection of vintage costume jewelry to play dress-up with. This passion stayed with me throughout the years, even during my time in the corporate world. Frustrated with the daily routine of wake up, go to work, come home, sleep, repeat, I decided to quit my job and travel across the globe in 2009. My journey brought me to Japan and South Korea, where I found inspiration in the street style and unabashed self-expression of the people I met. I returned to the US feeling revitalized and determined to make my dream of starting a successful handcrafted jewelry business a reality. And so, Bunny Paige was born.

I started by scribbling down countless ideas in my notebooks, but it wasn't until I saw a set of jeweler's pliers in a craft store that I knew where to start. Armed with my tools and old costume jewelry, I created my first Liberty Spike Headband and Doll Eye Ring. My designs were not influenced by trends or the current fashion scene, but by my own life experiences and inspirations. I opened a modest Etsy store, which quickly gained a following from around the world. Encouraged by my success, I approached local shops and craft shows that aligned with my unconventional aesthetic. Soon, Bunny Paige expanded beyond Cleveland and found customers across the globe, from Europe to Australia and back to Japan and South Korea.

In 2013, Bunny Paige caught the attention of Shana Logic, a cult-following business based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The same year, I was accepted into the prestigious Swarovski Ingredient Branding Program, which allowed me to use the β€˜MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS’ certificate of authenticity in my designs. The following year, Bunny Paige found a new home at the acclaimed 78th Street Studios in the Detroit Shoreway art district of Cleveland and was featured in Rebelicious Magazine as their "Brand of the Month."

Now celebrating ten years of Bunny Paige, I am proud of what I have accomplished. From a small Etsy store to a global brand, my handcrafted jewelry has been showcased on some of the largest stages in the world, including Cirque du Soleil, which created a show inspired by my Spiked Heart. My journey has been surreal and fantastic, and I look forward to what the future holds for Bunny Paige.