Shamaka Thompson is a self-taught jewelry artist working in the Washington, DC, region. She has created jewelry since the age of 11 and has developed a unique niche with her wooden wearables. Her work has been highlighted in a number of fashion shows. In 2017, she participated in her first three-person show. It was a great success, selling all but one piece on opening night. Thompson considers herself motivated by a higher power to encourage the outer reflection of inner beauty with her unique, bold jewelry.