Holly’s Bio

Holly’s artistic endeavors began as a sculptor of the female form.  She then began to study the art of jewelry design and fabrication.  This was in 2000.  Being based in Washington, Connecticut has enabled her to sell her work in the wonderful boutiques throughout Litchfield County and yet, still be close enough to New York to market her jewelry there too. Holly’s work has been carried in the luxury boutiques of The Mayflower Spa and J. Seitz and Company and has been featured in Petticoat Lane in New York and Greenwich.  

In 2005, Holly collaborated with Rachel Roy in creating her Holiday Collection.  In this collection was a necklace that held up a dress and a halter top.  The other piece was a belt for a dress.  They were multi-chain creations with dangling stones in rich-dark tones and chains of gun-metals and golds.  

In 2006, Holly collaborated with Rocawear Clothing.  Continuing to collaborate with Rachel Roy’s design team.  This piece was a choker-style necklace that draped down the back.  It was created for a prom dress and aired on MTV that year.

She has worked with L’Oreal and continues to enjoy the prospect of working with stylists and designers for runway shows and style shoots.

She was able to re-instill her passion for sculpture when metal clay came on the horizon as a new medium.  It is a made of binder and pure metal that she can actually sculpt like regular clay and then fire to create a piece of art of pure metal.  This has expanded her repetoire immensely.  She continues to use this and cast and plate her pieces as reflected in one of her upcoming collections, All Things Wings.

Holly continues to work with gold, semi-precious stones, silver and metal clay.  Her collections have vastly different looks, which allows her clients to wear pieces that reflect their mood or outfit.  Some work is delicate and dripping with diamond briolettes, sapphires, emeralds. Perfect for office and little black dresses, that special event that you want something handmade and gorgeous.  Other work is sculpted by hand and plated in gold, perfect for all occasions.

To make a design by Holly Shannon yours, please contact us at holly@hollyshannon.com