Marina Granica works in Barcelona and creates unique and unusual textile handmade jewelry inspired by nature, old crafts and ancient cultures’ spirit. Air, earth water, fire and metal play an essential role in her designs. Nature’s five elements are always trying to find the right balance. Either using the spider strategy or the patience of a weaver, yarns hug each other and talk to one another creating endless combinations. She choose the yarns according to their sensuality, proximity, feeling on the skin and also their textures and colors to call other senses.
The textile ornaments of ancient cultures with their diversity of forms and techniques have always been inspired by the work – not only to make the thread, to weave, to sew and to embroider to dress but also for to be used at rites and celebrations.
Japanese matte silk jewelry
Shimmering necklaces and bracelets made from Japanese matte silk. Silk is wrapped in silk, made with a traditional cord making method. Each peace of jewelry is one of a kind and hand-sewn. This creations are very soft and so lightweight!
After studying Fine Arts in Bilbao and spent a year in Greece, he established in Barcelona in 2005 where he has formed as a ceramist artist at Llotja art school . He currently works in ceramics, decorative utilitarian objects and jewelry, in interaction with other materials and techniques such as crochet, metal or leather.
The concept for this unique jewelry, is based on the idea of bean, the seed as device of life, that originates the process between measured and unpredictability, repetition and change, as potential latency. Its shape is interesting for its subtlety, between the symmetrical and geometric but organic and soft, referring to a living being. Hand made process of creations with care of every detail.
Textile jewelry woven from hemp, cotton or linen. Pieces with organic shapes and spontaneous aspect, which combine the character of the raw materials with color and evidence of tissue structure in constructions of continuity.
Here you can see the new additon in our gallery: jewelry pieces fruit of the collaboration between the ceramic artist Minji Jung (read more about her and see her creations at our ceramic category) and the young catalonian artist Marta Ortí. Both of them were studied in Llotja Art School in Barcelona. Recently (february 2013) Marta was the winner of 080 Design contest for her “Origami” project: paper necklace.
From the origami come the inspiration for this necklace and earrings, made of porcelain and silver en collaboration with Minji.
He was born in southern France and twenty years old learned to work the stone in a french centuries-old association called L’association des compagnons du devoir ouvrière, where cultivated the art of building in stone.
“My learning was developed over a 6-year journey that led me to work several types of stone in different regions of France. My aim has always been beyond my knowledge, which led me to collaborate in the construction of La Sagrada Familia. ”
Nowadays he uses for his creations divers stones like marble, granite, sandstone, slate, stone mountain or river boulders. The choice of material varies according to different criteria: the color of the stone, its natural form and sometimes, its geological composition. Everything depends of the desire of the artist, for example, a more homogeneous stone allows thinner pieces.
Paula Estrada, branded as Alma Propia is colombian artist based en Barcelona. For her jewelry creations she combinate different materials l(for example: silver with porcelain).
Porcelain and sterling silver jewelry.
In a small street in New York … in search of curios objects and my fascination with insects …. I found this precious, lovely bug…
Flies so repugnates for some ones, so beautiful for others…They joined me in series of pieces that I started to create in 2007 … and as time passes new flies are integrating … new forms and new transformations…