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Jewelry that connects to a rich, cultural heritage. Classes that teach youth and adults the joy of creating and encourage self-esteem.

Classes & Workshops

Marisa Martinez Jewelry Studio

Marisa Martinez has owned and operated her own jewelry design and art business in the Twin Cities, Marisa-Martinez/Meztiza Designs since 2005. She attended both the College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas from 1997-2002, where she studied Art, Business, and Spanish.

Her belief in the power of healing through creating something with your hands and her passion for teaching led her to begin teaching Art right out of college. Having taught in local non profits, and in private workshops she has and continues to work with adults and youth to teach various art techniques. These classes help the students to build self-esteem, confidence and encourage creativity in all areas of their life.

In her own work Marisa loves to play off her rich cultural Mexican heritage to create collages of personal adornment and altars. Her shrines are composed of up-cycled found objects and other momentos she has collected or has been given. In her jewelry, she works mostly in silver and semiprecious stones but also loves working with glass, gold, and copper. All of her work is hand fabricated in her studio in St. Paul. Some of her collections include The Milagro (miracle) collection, The Enchantment Collection, The shrines and her latest the Papel Picado (cut paper) collection. She especially loves to create one of a kind custom pieces for her clients. If you are interested in more information please contact her at

Mentorships & Internships

Marisa is passionate about teaching. She hopes that in sharing her knowledge and passion for the creating beautiful things helps other’s to achieve their goals, believe in themselves and go on to share the gift with others. In addition to teaching classes and workshops, she loves to mentor students. Contact her for further information about mentorships and internship possibilities.



I would like to say thank you to all of the people who have supported me in my journey and encouraged me to chase my dreams. You are my ANGELS and I could not have done this without you! To get to know these wonderful people and businesses please visit their links below!

Design for the Arts
Leanne Stremcha
Amanda Kopplin
Marina Castillo Photography
Embellish by Kada
Cathy Collison
MN Original TPT
Kristina Lemon
Quince Gifts
Sarah Shomion
Centro Cutural Chicano


Classes & Workshops

Select items from Marisa's jewerly collection are available online. Custom orders are welcome.

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Classes & Workshops

Sign up for jewelry or shrine-making classes or book a private event to create a memorable gathering.

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