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Welcome to Meander Works!
Meander Works is a socially and environmentally responsible one-woman studio.
I’m Marilyn Brogan and I’m the owner, maker, designer and curator of Meander Works. The woman behind the 1-woman studio, I began my art career amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains in my home state of Virginia. Starting at Virginia Commonwealth University in their highly acclaimed sculpture program, I continued my studies as a Core Student at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina where I fell in love with metalworking.
After the Core fellowship I followed my passion, and a boy, across the country to sunny San Diego where I opened up shop on Etsy. There I sold prints of drawings made at our kitchen table, and a few 2-D pieces that helped me accumulate the equipment and fundamental tools I needed to build a home studio. Eventually, a few pieces of jewelry made their way onto Etsy and in 2010, I was able to move my workspace from our home to a beautiful rooftop studio that was once the piano bar of a historic hotel.
Now my jewelry is created in a room permeated by sunlight and replete with calm, where I can focus and dedicate myself to my craft. For inspiration, I’ve filled my studio with a lot of cacti and succulents, as well as small collections of rocks, shells and tree debris from my daily walks, which influence many of my designs.
I am a proud member of Ethical Metalsmiths and I use reclaimed materials from reputable suppliers to be certain they don't harm the earth or the people who work with them. When you buy from Meander Works, I want you to feel good knowing you have a high quality piece of consciously constructed jewelry, meticulously designed and made specifically with you in mind.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I now reside in sunny San Diego. I went to art school at VCU and studied sculpture, a little while later I became a Core student at Penland School of Crafts and fell in love with metal working!
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Order the correct size ring (it's easy):
It's very important to find out the correct finger size before ordering. I recommend visiting a trusted local jewelry store that's known for having capable sales staff. They'll size your finger free of charge. Make sure the sales staff knows how wide the actual ring(s) is that you plan on ordering.
Many pieces cannot be resized, and would have to be completely remade. It is the buyer's responsibility to indicate the correct size upon purchase. Once I confirm that I am able to resize a ring, I will happily resize it for $50 (plus any cost of additional gold needed), and shipping both ways. I ask for 3 weeks to complete a resizing after I receive the ring.
Custom and personalized orders
I love working with clients to create custom jewelry! If you see an item in this shop that you would like in a different metal, created with a different stone, need in a size not listed please contact me with your request and we will get started!
If you have an idea for a fully custom piece, unrelated to items available in this shop, please contact me with your idea.
Custom work is my specialty!