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Melanie Shelor

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About Laminar

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On Etsy since 2009

Augmenting the landscape of the body with pared-down geometrical designs.

Laminar is a project I began in 2009 as an exploration into the assemblage of shape, color, and texture in the form of jewelry fabrication and objets d'art.

The term laminar, which characterizes a smooth, layered flow, is reflective of the manner in which I like to see humans interact with their environment. While jewelry at times is meant to be a signifier, I prefer to see it as an intermediary between the person and her environment - a kind of pattern or rhythm that visually negotiates the discrepancy between the two.

I find beauty in pieces discarded by humans - broken glass in a parking lot, a cap from a Gatorade bottle, a leftover neoprene gasket in the street gutter - and I celebrate the qualities of more traditional material of silver.

Along with fabrication, I have a masters degree in architecture from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and was a visiting scholar at the Network Architecture Lab with Columbia University in 2009. I taught design studio in architecture at Arizona State University in Tempe from 2010 to 2012.

I reside in Phoenix at the moment where I live with my lovely daughter, Franka, who is four years old.

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Last updated on December 24, 2013

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I stand behind the quality of all my creations. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with an item, regardless of condition, please contact me as soon as you receive your package. If a concern arises please do not use the feedback system to express your concerns, but rather contact me directly so we can work out a satisfactory resolution together.

If you would like to exchange or return your purchase, please contact me before returning. Items will need to be returned/exchanged with original packaging (in original unworn condition) and within 14 days of receipt. Please be sure to add insurance. I can refund your purchase price less shipping costs or do an exchange.
All prices are in U.S. dollars. I accept PayPal as a mode of payment.

Payment is due within 3 days of your purchase. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact me.

A Paypal echeck will need to clear before I can ship your order.
For U.S. SHIPMENTS: I ship via US Post Office First Class Airmail with delivery confirmation. This is normally a 2 to 5 business day delivery. Insurance is Optional, but I am not responsible for loss, damaged or theft during delivery. Please see below for insurance rates in addition to the listed shipping costs in each listing.

Optional Domestic/U.S. Shipping Upgrades:
US Post Office Priority Delivery (2 to 3 days) $3.50
Insurance: $1.70 for first $50.00 merchandise value and $0.75 for every $50.00 thereafter.
Contact me for Express delivery rates and schedule availability.

If you would like to add any shipping upgrades, please contact me and I will send an invoice for the additional options.

*INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I ship International First Class Mail. Please allow 2 to 6 weeks for delivery since customs can hold packages and delay delivery (unfortunately, I have no control over this). This does not include tracking or insurance.
*Customs/Duty and Local Tax charges may apply, be sure to check with your proper authorities on import questions.

If you would like to add any shipping upgrades, please contact me and I will send an invoice for the additional options.