Meet the Maker

My Vintage Obsession Founder: Meagan Browne

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Hi, my name is Meagan. I am a Melbourne based artist who creates unique items of jewellery by repurposing vintage and found pieces. Since I was a child, I have been making things with my hands, drawn to the unique shape, colour and texture of old objects.

In 2013 I started to collect vintage costume jewellery seriously. After learning a range of jewellery-making skills such as working with silver, I became fascinated by the possibilities I could see in some of the broken yet beautiful pieces in my vintage collection. Now I actively search for broken jewellery and unused vintage components to use in my work.

My designs all have a unique story to tell. They are inspired by the pieces I am working with, as well as glimpses of social history from the time they were made. I am proud that my work is sustainable, and enjoy creating modern jewellery with a vintage twist!

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 have made.

Last year I was interviewed by vintage costume jewellery expert Hester Fleming as part of her Vintage Style Seeker Series. You can read more about me and what inspired my work here.

Follow me to see what I'm working on now.