ABOUT THE DESIGNER

 MAGGIE JONES WAS FOUNDED ON THE IDEA THAT JEWELLERY CAN BE MORE THAN AN ACCESSORY. IT CAN BE BOTH AN EXTENSION OF THE WOMAN WEARING IT AND A REFLECTION OF HER INDIVIDUALITY. THE MAGGIE JONES BRAND IS FOR THE STRONG WOMAN PROCURING FINE JEWELRY FOR HERSELF. INSPIRED BY NATURE AND ARCHITECTURE, THE JEWELLERY IS MODERN AND TIMELESS. 

 SHANNON BAGBY, THE WOMAN BEHIND MAGGIE JONES FINE JEWELLERY, IS A HARD-WORKING CREATIVE WHO RECALIBRATED HER LIFE AFTER A NEAR-FATAL ACCIDENT IN COLLEGE. HER GRANDMOTHER, THE REAL MAGGIE JONES, INSPIRED AND ENCOURAGED HER TO FOLLOW A MORE TRUTHFUL PATH—HEALING FIRST, FINDING HER PASSION, AND THEN WORKING TOWARDS FULLY WEAVING THAT INTO HER LIFE SHE BEGAN BY TAKING CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS AND LATER AT THE NEW APPROACH SCHOOL IN TENNESSEE. SHE HONED HER SKILLS WHILE APPRENTICING AS A METALSMITH AND STONE SETTER IN KANSAS CITY. 

 HER LOVE FOR JEWELRY LED HER TO LAUNCH HER OWN DESIGN BUSINESS. SHE NAMED IT AFTER HER BELOVED GRAMMIE MAGGIE TO REMIND HERSELF OF HER JOURNEY AND HER GRANDMOTHER’S CONSTANT LOVE AND SUPPORT. ONE WAY SHE HAS REALIZED SHE CAN HELP SPREAD THAT SUPPORTIVE AND POSITIVE IDEOLOGY IS THROUGH WORKING WITH CHILDREN. SHE HAS TAUGHT NUMEROUS WORKSHOPS ON METALSMITHING TO YOUNG CHILDREN FOR MANY DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE GIRL SCOUTS AND THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB.

 IN ADDITION TO MANUFACTURING HER COLLECTION SHANNON HAS CONTINUED HER EDUCATION AT THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AND WILL GRADUATE WITH THE GIA GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST CERTIFICATE, ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS IN THE INDUSTRY. SHE WAS RECENTLY ACCEPTED INTO THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL AND HAS PARTICIPATED IN FAIRS ACROSS THE SOUTH AND MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES. HER COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN IN KC MAGAZINE AND THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF BRITISH VOGUE.

SHANNON LIVES AND WORKS OUT OF HER STUDIO IN HER HISTORIC HOME IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. WHEN SHE’S NOT SETTING STONES, SHE CAN BE FOUND HER EXTENSIVE GARDEN, TAKING CARE OF HER CHICKENS AND HER NEW PUPPY PEARL, AND LAUGHING AMONGST HER FRIENDS WHOM SHE FREQUENTLY HOSTS FOR MEALS ON HER BACK PORCH.