Shelby's love of designing and creating dates back as far back as she can remember. As a child, creating dresses for her dolls, and jewellery out of found objects would later influence her lifes career path. In 1997, Shelby enrolled in the award winning Jewellery & Metals Program at Georgian College. After graduating in 1999, she returned to complete her post graduate studies in Goldsmithing and graduated in the top of her class.
For the next 9 years Shelby worked along side some of today's most talented jewellery designers honing her technical and business skills. In 2008, Shelby moved up to Muskoka to persue her dream of Magi J Designs.
Shelby has been creating custom Sterling Silver, Gold and Platinum jewellery for clients all over North America for the past 10 years and thanks to her growing and loyal following, she is expanding her business to create various lines that will be available through selected retailers.