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The Sunday Paper #310 April 26, 2020

Paper of the Week: String Drawing in Abaca

As many of you know, I have a thing for string, and one of my passions is the way untied knots look. You know those books of drawings of how to tie a knot require showing them untied? Well, I’ve taken this a step further by tying multiple knots

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Verso Jewelry on Paper Talk

The Sunday Paper #274 August 25, 2019

Paper of the Week: Melanie Brauner’s Paper Jewelry Melanie Brauner is an artist in the Pacific Northwest who makes lovely hand dipped paper & metal jewelry. She grew up around artists, makers and craftspeople, and she never questioned whether she could be an artist and make a living. She learned to make paper with me at the Oregon

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Melanie Brauner

Melanie Brauner is an artist in the Pacific Northwest who makes lovely hand dipped paper & metal jewelry. She grew up around artists, makers and craftspeople, and she never questioned whether she could be an artist and make a living. She learned to make paper with me at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, where she studied book arts and metals. We talk about how her business took off after she started wearing her jewelry around campus – people were buying the pieces she was wearing – and how she’s built a super successful jewelry business with her work in over 50 retail shops around the country. Enjoy our conversation!

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Verso Jewelry

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 12

Indigo Lily Crown or Neckpiece: This one-of-a-kind piece can be worn as a crown or a neckpiece. The lilies are dyed with indigo dye and the pistils are made of brass and orange glass.

Melanie Brauner’s jewelry is made from abaca paper fibers cast onto metal. First, she fabricates three-dimensional shapes from copper, brass, and

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Dip-cast Paper Jewelry from VERSO

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 21

© VERSO 2015, Pistil Earrings

Melanie Brauner combines her training in papermaking and metalsmithing to create VERSO, her line of paper and metal jewelry. The forms are inspired by the homes insects build, such as coccoons, chrysalises, and hives, as well as other shapes found in nature, like the bends in a river, or the

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The Pop-Up Hand Shadow Book

 

The Pop-Up Hand Shadow Book, 6″ x 18″ x 8″, paper, graphite, letterpress, book board/cloth

This project took 16 years to complete (although there was a long hiatus in the middle) and touches on many facets of my career (collaboration and inspiration, to name two). My initial interest in paper came from pop-up books and cards, and I made the prototype for

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