Meticulously Handcrafted Jewelry
Meg by Hand
I'm intrigued by the intersection of mankind and the natural world. My current work brings together a juxtaposition of delicate forms with an edge. The formations, movements and textures within the pieces are inspired by nature, but they are precisely man made. Working deliberately complex and miniature, I am constantly testing my capabilities as a craftsperson. I hope my jewelry instills a fascination of the making process, akin to our simple fascination with delicate wonders of nature around us.
Creating jewelry is an art form, and each piece is a miniature sculpture. But jewelry is best worn, so I include elements like uniquely designed clasps and hand-constructed hinges to make functional pieces that come alive on the wearer. My style is distinctly contemporary with a trace of art nouveau. All pieces are finely crafted in reclaimed metals under low-impact practices, so the process is healthier to the maker and to the earth.
About Meg Talley
I've been making things with my hands for as long as I can remember. It was during my education at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA while studying industrial design that I discovered metalsmithing. I continue to be drawn to the meticulous, exacting process of making jewelry.
After lingering in Philly, Dallas, and Orlando, I'm now settled in Alexandria, Virginia. My studio is located in the historic Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town. Come visit!