I just love this artist this week, although I do truly love all of them that we feature on this blog. Marissa Grana creates ceramic and 22kt gold (yes I said gold!) jewelry along with other home decor items. I would describe her jewelry pieces as playful and colorful with just the perfect amount of shine! You really do need to visit her IG page after you are done here to see all her shiny handmade goodies!
See what I mean about the shine! Her gold details really bring out the color in her pieces and give them a modern, polished look. I really like the artistic look of the earrings and splatter pendants up top. She gave the splatter pendants (hope it's ok that I name them that Marissa!) great depth and dimension with the simple addition of the gold strips on top. They would make beautiful earrings too!
These ceramic gem earrings are to die for! Again, Marissa showed her creativity by adding dimension through the use of gold on certain parts of the stones. This really brought the gems to life and make it look like light is hitting them from just the right angles!
I love this landscape scene that Marissa created with the matching earrings! The color of the sky reminds me of those perfect winter days for ice skating and drinking hot chocolate. She was really able to create some great depth (starting to see a pattern here?) using the gold to outline the mountains and adding just a little bit of shading to the back shapes.
The Little Mermaid would have definitely stolen one of these from a sunken ship! I just love the mix of texture and colors and I’m pretty sure I even see some glitter in there. These would be perfect for your beach outfit or mixed with some seashell hair pins.
This moon pendant really speaks to my heart! I’m not sure if it is meant to be asymmetrical in design, but either way I love it! Marissa’s use of the gold in this piece really brings out the moon’s shapes and makes it look like they are sitting in the night sky. She even textured the moons!
When you think handmade, you don’t always think gold, but Marissa was able to use just enough to make her handmade jewelry come to life.
What do you think of Marissa’s use of gold in her work?