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where HAND meets HEART

meraki [may-rah-kee] (adj.) — A Greek word used to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

Meraki Handmade — where hand meets heart.

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  • Joanna

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Old soul. I feel it all.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hello, so lovely to meet you! Thank you for stopping by! :)

meraki [may-rah-kee] (adj.) — A Greek word used to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

Meraki Handmade — where hand meets heart.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
We gladly accept payments made through PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, and Etsy Gift Cards.

Please complete payment within 3 days of purchase. Payments made via PayPal eCheck takes some time to clear, and your order will not ship until it has cleared.

► Please note that California residents will incur a 9.5% sales tax.
Unless otherwise stated, most items are made to order in my Los Angeles home. Please allow 4-7 business days for your order to be processed and shipped. If you need your order right away, please purchase the "RUSH ORDER" add-on (found here: along with your item(s) and get in touch with me to confirm the rush order.

Domestic orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. The tracking number will be emailed to you upon shipment.

International orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail International. Buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees that may apply. I cannot predict which of these fees, if any, will be applied. It is up to the buyer to be educated about the laws of their own country. I am not responsible for delays due to customs.

If you would like an upgrade to Priority or Express shipping, please let me know so I can make a custom listing for you. Insurance and/or delivery confirmation are also available upon request with additional fees.

Once shipped, most domestic orders take anywhere from 1 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

We make gift-giving easy! All jewelry orders arrive in our signature gift packaging and is included free of charge. If you would like to include a special note, let me know so I can include it for that extra loving touch!

Wholesale availability

Wholesale purchasing is available for most jewelry items. Minimum purchase required. Please contact me for wholesale inquiries.

Custom and personalized orders

If you see something you like but prefer a different color/style of chain, charms, or beads, please convo me! I will do my best to accommodate your custom requests!

Is gold-filled the same as gold plate?

No, gold plating is a minuscule layer of solid gold applied to a brass base. The plating does not compose any measurable proportion of the product’s total weight. It is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating will wear off rather quickly and expose the brass base product. It does not stand up to heat, water or wear over time. By comparison, gold-filled contains 5% gold by weight; moreover, all the gold is on the surface which offers product protection from tarnish and wear.

Can gold-filled tarnish? How can I care for my jewelry?

Yes it can, but it takes a rare set of circumstances. Gold-filled is usually a lifetime product because the gold layer bonded to the brass core is quite thick. However, in rare instances of extreme sulfide exposure the gold-filled can blacken. This has only occurred a handful of times over our decades of gold-filled use. Foreign transit through extremely polluted shipping docks in a few countries has caused the product to blacken on several occasions. The only domestic cases we have had were products stored in nail salons with high levels of chemical sulfide fumes and due to a fire where the structure was filled with smoke and all the gold-filled in the building turned black. These are extreme conditions that are unlikely to happen to most

Why does my sterling silver tarnish?

Cardboard, paper and certain dyes leach fumes that damage silver. Moisture is also a factor. Silver should be stored in a zip-seal bag in a wooden, stone or plastic box somewhere other than your bathroom. To protect it from perfumes and lotions, make it the last thing you put on in the morning, and the first thing you take off at night. If it is a piece you don't wear daily, wipe it down with a soft dry cloth before storing it to remove any body oils. Also be aware that things like rubber and latex will actually burn your silver, even through several layers of plastic, so keep them as far apart from each other as possible.