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Maker Nation

Maker Nation: Paper & Beads

Lindsay Patross

In this episode, host Ashley Adams profiles makers in Austin and New Orleans.

Paper crafts in Austin with Amanda Witucki

Amanda Witucki’s love of paper crafts started with an Exacto knife and magazines — now she provides decor for walls to weddings. Her secret gift giving page @secretprezzieproject gives one lucky person a little bit of joy.

Follow: @ThePaperCommittee on Instagram

Modern beadwork and Black Masking with Demond Melancon in New Orleans

Black Masking Indians are part of a 200-year tradition in New Orleans, and Demond Melancon stands in the center of it as the Big Chief of the Young Seminole Tribe. His work has been featured from the streets of New Orleans to museums in London.

Follow: @qadamawi on Instagram

Maker Spotlight

Sarah Montrond, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sarah makes custom glass pieces, follow her on Instagram for updates and check out her Etsy shop to see more of her glasswork.  

Follow: @sarahmontrond 

Kat Maus – Beverly, Massachusetts

Kat is an illustrator who creates prints are inspired by hiking in New England. Check out her online store here.

Follow: @katmaushaus

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