Southern Jewelry Designers

The Founding Mimosa Team

MadelineEllis
DawsonEllis

Mimosa Handcrafted began when Madeline Ellis took her life long passion for making and pursued it after her day job, late into the nights, on weekends and any free moments in-between. As a Landscape Architect by day she craved creating & making with her hands and found making jewelry satisfied. Mimosa eventually became her full time endeavor and is now joined by her husband, Dawson Ellis & Courtney Gay (both former Landscape Architects as well!).

Madeline's role now is focused on new designs, direction & mission of Mimosa. Dawson is head of all molding, casting and stone setting. Courtney manages production, orders, shipment & customer communication. The Mimosa team is rounded out with Grace and Lainey both working hard part time to buff & assemble finished pieces.

Madeline is committed to creating wears and wares with story and soul. Where she once used her creativity to design spaces for people to have experiences in, she now creates pieces for the wearer to have experiences with. Her pieces tell the story of everything from culture to history to landscape and invite conversation and opportunity for connection around things that matter to the heart.

Mimosa uses the ancient art of Lost Wax Casting to create bronze, sterling silver and 14k gold wearable pieces. Each piece is created start to finish in their studio, nestled behind their South Louisiana home. 

For more on our story and how we came to do what we do,
check out the PRESS & YouTube Channel page.

Follow our work and life @mimosahandcrafted on Instagram

 

 
Madeline has been making jewelry in some form or other for over 20 years. She created MIMOSA in 2008 and took the business full time in 2013. She turns her ideas into carefully hand-carved wax creations to be cast into metal.

Madeline has been making jewelry in some form or other for over 20 years. She created MIMOSA in 2008 and took the business full time in 2013. She turns her ideas into carefully hand-carved wax creations to be cast into metal.

Dawson joined MIMOSA in August 2015. His main role is to take the hand-carved wax creations and turn them into metal.

Dawson joined MIMOSA in August 2015. His main role is to take the hand-carved wax creations and turn them into metal.

Courtney joined MIMOSA in November 2015. She takes the freshly cast pieces from Dawson, cleans, buffs and assembles them. She ensures your orders are filled lightening fast and keeps the shop running like a machine.

Courtney joined MIMOSA in November 2015. She takes the freshly cast pieces from Dawson, cleans, buffs and assembles them. She ensures your orders are filled lightening fast and keeps the shop running like a machine.