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Here are a few images of her jewelry:
People often question the durability of paper jewelry. Melanie’s pieces are resilient and waterproof!
We talked a bit about her sculpture:
And this is the supplier she mentioned for kakishibu (persimmon tannin).
You can learn more about Melanie on her website, follow her on instagram and facebook.
Music featuring excerpts of Makin’ Paper folk song by Peter Thomas. Listen to the full song and find out about other paper and book arts folk songs.
Gary A. Hanson did the sound editing for this episode. He practices and refines his skills in audio production while making his own podcast I’ll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer. Gary is also the Deckle in Pulp & Deckle, a Portland-based community hand papermaking studio.