From designing jewelry to sewing garments, and even to interior decorating, Shannon Saint Clair was always passionate about creating art, which stems from childhood when her mother taught her how to sew at age five. During her school years, Shannon designed jewelry from seashells she collected on the beach, designed and sewed pendants with beads and doll faces, and created jewelry with moldable plastic materials, that she sold at local craft shows with her mom. She was voted Most Artistic out of her high school’s senior class and graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Destined to turn her hobbies into a profession, she opened her first company in 2003 in St. Louis, where her husband was a Rams player. She designed jerseys for other players’ wives to wear at the games because they wanted jerseys similar to the one she designed by cutting up a pair of her husband’s workout shorts.
Shannon officially launched her couture jewelry collection in 2008. Shannon Saint Clair LLC has over 100 celebrities photographed of singers, actors, reality stars, beauty queens, and pro athletes wearing her handcrafted couture jewelry. Shannon was interviewed live on NBC 6 In The Mix in January 2020 for the Jeans & Jackets Gala Fashion Show, where she launched her Royalty Collection Clothing Line. Former NFL Players modeled her men’s collection, as well as female and children models for the ladies and kids wear. Shannon was filmed on Fox TV’s, WSVN Channel 7, DECO DRIVE TV in April 2019, with a segment on her sequin clothing line. She was also interviewed live on the NBC 6 Live Miami Show in 2011 and on the CBS Affiliate WDBJ7 Saturday Morning Show in 2013.
Saint Clair has received several awards, including a feature in the MIAMI HERALD as one of Legacy Magazine’s “Most Prominent and Influential Black Women in Business and Industry of 2019.” In March 2019, she won the Glitz N Girlpower Fashion Icon Award. Along with her husband John, Shannon received the Power Couple Award by New Visions Community Development Corporation in 2017. Furthermore, she won the ”NFL Player Alumni Association’s 2011 Player Networking Event Award” for achieving the most successful business. Saint Clair also ranked #3 in South of Fifth Magazine’s The Arts Issue as one of the “33 Emerging Creative Minds You Need to Know for 2011.
Super Bowl Weekend 2019, Dr Jackie Walters of “Married To Medicine” & Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms wore Shannon’s necklace and bracelets at the NFL Wives Super Bowl Fashion Show. In 2012, VH1 filmed an episode of Basketball Wives LA, where Reality Stars shopped Shannon Saint Clair Jewelry. Brandy in 2019 & Charlie Wilson in 2016 both performed at Jazz In the Gardens wearing her jewelry. Chris Brown wore her bracelets performing at a nightclub in 2011.
Shannon Saint Clair Jewelry has been featured at NBA All Star Weekend, Super Bowl Weekend, the BET Awards, and Kentucky Derby Weekend. Shannon Saint Clair has a special children’s jewelry collection sold at the Young at Arts Museum in Davie, Florida.
Saint Clair is a Founding Member of Off The Field Professional Football Players Wives Association & Active Member & Licensed Vendor of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.. She enjoys mentoring to youth at church and schools.