Ellinor was raised in Finland, but her desire to become a designer and craftsman led her to a university education in Kent, England.
Her jewellery design was often over-sized and made bold haute couture statements. She realised a love for creating metal pieces that appeared impossible to form seamlessly, and working on a scale where one could embrace the object.
After three years in the United Kingdom, employment opportunities took her to Canada as a jewellery designer and goldsmith, creating custom European–influenced jewellery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. During 4 years of creating predominately bridal jewellery she filled sketchbooks with ideas of dramatic fashion jewellery, luxurious but bold fine jewellery and modern silversmithing pieces, all whilst witnessing a lack of the European bold and contemporary forms’ presence in Calgary.
In 2009 Ellinor started working on translating her sketches into tangible pieces to introduce EVStenroos in 2010.