Meet the Maker

My Vintage Obsession Founder: Meagan Browne

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Hi, my name is Meagan. I am a Melbourne based jewellery artist who loves creating unique pieces by repurposing vintage costume jewellery and other found objects.

I started making things by hand as a child and have always found myself drawn to objects with lovely shapes, colours and textures. I’m also drawn to the history (and mystery) associated with antique and vintage things.

I started to seriously collect vintage costume jewellery in 2013. After learning a range of jewellery-making skills working with silver, I became fascinated by the possibilities I could see in some of the broken yet beautiful pieces in my vintage collection. That’s how I started creating modern jewellery with a vintage twist.

My customers tell me that they really appreciate the unique story behind each of my pieces and the sustainable nature of my work. Each design is inspired by the connections I see between the pieces I’m working with, as well as glimpses of social history from the time when they were made.

I like to think there is a strong sense of whimsy in my work. It makes me happy when people smile on seeing something that I’ve made. I am also proud that my work is socially and environmentally sustainable. You can read more about how I work sustainably here.

In 2020 I was interviewed by vintage costume jewellery expert Hester Fleming of hesterflemingvintage.com as part of her Vintage Style Seeker Series. You can read more about me and what inspired my work in her blog.

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