Shannon Stewart, founder of Adornation, has jewellery making in her blood. It started as a young love affair with colourful seed beads and friendship bracelets. As a young adult, she worked her way through university creating crystal bridal tiaras and teaching jewellery making classes at a bead store in Ottawa, Ontario. It was during this time that she was inspired to take her jewellery making skills further and made the decision to move to Vancouver, BC where she would immerse herself in silversmithing.
Shannon graduated in 2007 from the Jewellery Art and Design program at Vancouver Community College as a two time award winning student. She explored jewellery making for a few years and founded Adornation in 2013. Adornation focuses on creating modern, minimal, and organic jewellery designs highlighting simple geometric shapes and a variety of textures. All Adornation jewellery is handcrafted in small batches by Shannon in her East Vancouver studio to ensure high quality craftspersonship. Each piece is hammered, soldered, cut, filed, reticulated, and polished by hand. Only the best materials are used to make Adornation jewellery, such as sustainable sterling silver, reticulated silver, and bronze. Through Adornation jewellery, Shannon aims to encourage freedom of expression, to give form to individuality, and to invite all people to develop a connection to Adornation jewellery, which is for life.
Shannon draws her inspiration from the fine details in nature. She is drawn to simplicity and minimalism, which tends to show itself in all of her work. Shannon has had her jewellery featured at Vancouver Fashion Week 2009, and Adornation has been represented at markets such as Make It (Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB), Etsy Made In Canada (Vancouver, BC), Refresh Market (Squamish, BC), Harrison Hot Springs Festival of the Arts (Harrison Hot Springs, BC), and the Eastside Culture Crawl (Vancouver, BC).