Marilyn Bean is the owner and designer behind O L I V E  T R E E. She currently works with sterling silver, 14K gold fill, and solid bronze. Every piece of jewelry is handcrafted from scratch using recycled metals.


O L I V E  T R E E seeks to symbolize neurodiverse ways of viewing the world. Converging asymmetry with simplicity, celebrating the abstract, and rooting in a continually evolving aesthetic.


Marilyn holds a double Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Gender + Women’s Studies. She studied metalsmithing at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. She is a single mother to a little boy named Oliver. They live in Kalamazoo, Michigan.