Melanie says: I used to be a professional dancer. After a career-ending injury, I wasn't able to walk for months. I started doing origami, the art of paper folding. It's something I did as a kid, I have always been a creative person and without having the ability to dance I needed a creative outlet to keep my spirits up. I started experimenting with designs that you could wear and soon I was making wearable paper art for family and friends. I make all of my jewelry from recycled magazines and coat them with a waterproof sealer for durability.
Hand-folded magazine pages are covered with a waterproof sealer.