Delia Paine, owner of Via Delia, is making and selling buttons in her new shop on NW Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend.
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Bend button maker opens retail shop
moves into brick-and-mortar store downtown
Pictured: Delia Paine, owner
Where: 224 NW Oregon Ave., Bend
For Delia Paine
, every 20-inch by 30-inch sheet of paper is an outlet for her
to express her
"It's talking to my eye," she
said as she
twisted a sheet of decorative paper under an "I love Oregon" logo.
Paine creates handmade buttons, magnets and other accessories at Via Delia, which moved into a retail location on NW Oregon Avenue across from the Pine Tavern on July 1.
And everything in her
shop is $10 or less.
"It's like the high-end of a low-end item.
You take something super-duper basic that you wouldn't normally think you could make anything special out of and just try in every way that I can to take it to its highest point," she
But for Paine
, the real highlight came when she
started receiving custom requests from retailers.
"That's when I realized I was doing something sustainable, where I could take other people's logos and use my technique," she
said the concept of her
new store in downtown Bend is to not only display her
work, but also to show her
customers how she
"One of the reasons I've never had a retail spot before is because I've always guarded the process," she