Announcement Welcome to my Etsy shop! All of my jewelry is created with recycled gold and ethically sourced stones. I look forward to working with you!
Welcome to my Etsy shop! All of my jewelry is created with recycled gold and ethically sourced stones. I look forward to working with you!
lehanano1 on Apr 19, 2017
Marilyn was amazing to work with. She was highly communicative, extremely helpful, and open to suggestions to help make my fiancés wedding band very unique and special to us. It was exactly what we asked for. I highly recommend her. She is a true artisan!
Jessie Rishel on Apr 17, 2017
I Love my custom ring!
rooted87 on Apr 12, 2017
I love my ring. Communication with the creator was great.
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, Designer, Creator
Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Marilyn now lives on the Forgotten Coast of Florida. She earned her BFA from VCU and was a fellow in Penland School of Crafts' Core program.
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies.
Typically wedding bands take 3-4 weeks and engagement rings 6-8 weeks. For details, see individual items.
Estimated shipping times
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:
Shipping rates and carrier are determined by the final price of your order.
• $0 to $199 – USPS Priority Mail; includes tracking and insurance
• $200 to $499 – USPS Priority Mail; includes insurance, tracking, signature required at delivery
• $500 to $3,499 – UPS 2 Day Service; includes insurance, tracking, signature required at delivery
If you would like to upgrade to UPS Standard Overnight shipping you may select that option at check out.
All orders ship via FedEx Priority International service, the safest, insured, trackable method.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Meander Works is not responsible for delays due to customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Meander Works is not responsible for jewelry damaged by wear and tear, or repairs/alterations made by other jewelers. Prior authorization is required for all returns and exchanges. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs, unless the return is due to our error then we will naturally pay for the return shipping. The customer is responsible for any loss in value if the returned item is not in its original unworn condition.
> Only "ready to ship" items are eligible for a refund (within 7 days of receipt)
> Made to order jewelry was created especially for you and therefore not eligible for a refund. For these items we will work with you to repair or exchange the same item.
> All SALE items are final: no exchanges or refunds for sale items (some rings can be resized).
> Custom designs are final sale - not eligible for refund or exchange.
> International sales are final sale - not eligible for refund or exchange.
MADE TO ORDER RINGS
All wedding bands and engagement rings, including engraved rings, are custom made to order, and are a final sale. If there is an issue with your ring or in the unlikely event of a manufacturing defect, please contact us right away.
READY TO SHIP
Ready to ship jewelry without customization (such as resizing or engraving, prior to shipping) may be returned within 7 days of receipt, in original condition, for exchange or refund. Buyer is responsible for shipping fees, including insurance ( original shipping fee is nonrefundable). Prior authorization is required for all returns.
We are happy to offer one *free* ring re-sizing per ring, on most bands with out stones, up to 1/2 size (smaller or larger) within 60 days of receipt. Some rings can not be re-sized so this service is offered on a case by case basis. You are only responsible for shipping fees both ways and prior authorization is required - please do not ship rings without communicating with us first. I ask for 3 weeks to complete a resizing after I receive the ring.
If you require a resizing beyond the 1/2 size parameter the cost is $50 plus the cost of any additional gold. Buyer is responsible for shipping fees both ways and prior authorization is required.
To avoid delays and extra fees it is extremely important to order the correct ring size. We recommend visiting more than one jewelry store to have your finger properly measured. Be sure to mention to the width of the ring you intend to purchase when getting sized - there are different widths of ring sizers and this can effect the accuracy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Do you create custom jewelry?
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!
To avoid delays and extra fees it is extremely important to order the correct ring size. We recommend visiting more than one jewelry store to have your finger properly measured. Be sure to mention to the width of the ring you intend to purchase when getting sized - there are different widths of ring sizers and this can effect the accuracy. Please keep in mind that some rings can not be resized.