Bapst received her AAS in graphic Design from Finger Lakes
Community College and her BFA in Metalsmithing from Syracuse
University in 2001. She opened her boutique "Adorn" in 2004
in her hometown of Canandaigua, NY where she lives with her
husband and daughter.
believe that wearing jewelry is all about self expression
and celebrating life. The intrinsic value runs deep with every
piece you wear. Whether it signifies a vow, connects you with
the past, or simply reflects the mood you are in, jewelry
can go beyond an accessory to an outfit. It takes confidence
to wear bold jewelry. I believe that a strong piece of jewelry
can also give you confidence. The accessories you choose to
wear, say an unusual necklace or an eye catching ring, will
be noticed and through that, people will begin to truly see
you as well."
works with a wide variety of materials including sterling
silver, 14k gold filled, copper, semiprecious stones, freshwater
pearls, Czech glass, Swarovski elements and more. She creates
about half the jewelry found in the boutique, the other half
being manufactured costume jewelry to fill any gaps in price
or style. Feel free to stop in and browse the ready-to-wear
jewelry or ask Erica to create a custom piece of jewelry,
in the no-pressure atmosphere.
a member of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce as well as
the Downtown Canandaigua Merchants Association to which she
currently holds a Board position. Erica also does committee
work for the Canandaigua Arts group/Finger Lakes Plein Air
Competition and Festival.
the years Erica has shown jewelry, paintings and sculpture
through FLCC and donates 100% of the proceeds of those items
to the FLCC art student supply fund she started in 2010. In
2011 She was honored to be a part of the Biennial Alumni Art
Exhibit. The remainder of the works show there can be found
at Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame, to continue on the fundraising
regularly helps out with various fund raising efforts. If
you are organizing a non-for-profit fund raising event and
need an in-kind silent auction donation, please feel free
2012, Erica was honored with a "Woman of Distinction"
award in the Entrepreneurship category, by the Professional
Women of the Finger Lakes.