Cannabis Life Network’s Alana Kindree spoke with Kelsi Sheren from jewelry maker Brass and Unity at the Toronto Lift Cannabis Expo about her business.

Sheren served four years in the Canadian Forces, with a tour of Afghanistan in 2009, returning to Canada with severe PTSD.

Now a retired veteran, Sheren has focused her time on Brass and Unity, incorporating spent shell casings with substances like black onyx and quartz crystal, with partial proceeds going to veteran programs.

“We take the shell casings that used to be fired at targets, turn them into jewelry and then donate the proceeds to help other veterans,” Sheren said. “We really believe in the strength of [the jewelry] and we just want to be able to find something fashionable for people to wear that is actually healing.”