Melange is a small, minimalist jewelry and textile studio in Asheville, NC. The jewelry is made by me, Valerie Shrader, with simple small hand tools; when chemical processes are needed, low-impact substances are used to flux or clean the metal after annealing. The relationship between heat and metal produces a patina that is often left on the pieces and sealed to preserve the spontaneous finishes that result. Thus each piece is different, with its own personality and quirks.


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