About Shannon

I specialize in hand fabricated, one of a kind and limited production jewelry. My focus is on creating contemporary designs which combine silver or gold with semi-precious stones, pearls, vintage glass beads and rare acrylic pieces from the 50's and the 60's.

I studied Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at San Diego State University where I received my B.A. in Applied Design in 1998. While I have expressed my imagination through a variety of media including, furniture design, pottery, and textiles, I enjoy the medium of metal most. I am captivated by metal because of the way it can be moved, formed and manipulated into an ornament that projects the individuality of the wearer. I find much gratification in the process of using my hands to form an idea into a tangible object.

My most recent designs combine strong contemporary lines of precious metal, with glass beads in vintage shapes and colors. The juxtaposition of these vintage beads and the contemporary lines create striking designs.

My work has been exhibited in California and Oregon. Locally, I am currently serving on the Executive Board of the Creative Metal Arts Guild of Portland. Please see www.cmaguild.org


A few examples of my work.

Contact Information

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Mailing Address

Shannon Nichols
1631 NE Broadway #134
Portland, OR 97232

Phone Number

(503) 522-7020

E-mail Address


Exhibit Locations

My jewelry can be seen at the
following galleries and boutiques:

High Desert Gallery
281 West Cascade Avenue
Sisters, OR 97759

720 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

3352 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214

4623 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97213

Yum Gallery
111 Oak St.
Hood River, OR 97031

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