Hey, I'm Shawna!
I'm from Ontario, but have called Edmonton home for 3 years now.
At my core, I'm a creator.
In order to feel fulfilled, passionate and productive, I need to be creating. This comes in many forms from writing, to painting, to DIYing, and, of course, jewellery making.
Everpressed Jewellery (previously Spent + Stone Jewellery) began with encasing crystals into spent bullet casings, for a unique, edgy, and mystical necklace, pair of earrings, pendulum, or key chain. I loved the contrast between the harsh bullet casing, and the soft, delicate crystal.
After playing with a variety of mediums, I finally found my niche: flowers.
Now, I create nature inspired jewellery and accessories with real preserved botanicals. Many of the flowers I use are local, picked from my own garden or purchased from other farms and florists. Then I press and preserve each item in clear resin for a lasting memento. One of my favourite things about creating is that because every flower is unique, each piece is always completely one of a kind.
I started Everpressed in the summer of 2018, but in a way, it began a long time ago – when I looked a little more like this.
I have been making jewellery for as long as I can remember – I made and sold my jewellery at family garage sales when I was a kid!
My grown-up self finally decided to start an official business on July 29, 2018, which has provided me with an outlet for all my creative aspirations.
Everpressed is a one-woman operation.
I do everything with my own two hands from my Edmonton apartment. This includes photographing products, updating and maintaining my website and shop, building market displays, applying to and prepping for shows, shipping orders, ordering supplies, managing social media and countless other behind-the-scenes tasks.
Starting Everpressed has been the best thing I've done. I have learnt so many valuable lessons, I have failed many times, and I've also had many successes. I've met many fellow makers and customers who have inspired me to no end. Myself and my business have grown so much since the beginning, and I've loved every minute of it. Anything I dream up, I have the freedom to create and I'm grateful for this life everyday.
If you're local to YEG, you'll likely catch me around the city at Farmer's markets, craft shows and pop-ups. One of my favourite parts of this business is getting to connect with other Edmontonians. If you see me, be sure to say hi!