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 ELLIS    Owner/Creative Director 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 ELLIS   

Owner/Creative Director

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 ELLIS   Owner/ Production Director Dawson joined MIMOSA in August 2015. His main role is to take the hand-carved wax creations and turn them into metal. But honestly he does everything from make jewelry to add a second story to the shop when we need it.                                                                                                  

DAWSON ELLIS  

Owner/ Production Director

Dawson joined MIMOSA in August 2015. His main role is to take the hand-carved wax creations and turn them into metal. But honestly he does everything from make jewelry to add a second story to the shop when we need it.                                                                                                  

GRACE SIMONSON   Production Specialist Grace came to MIMOSA in June 2017 with casting experience she was eager to put to work! She's all about production from pouring melted metal to buffing it to a high shine! She gets your pieces ready from start to finish.  

GRACE SIMONSON  

Production Specialist

Grace came to MIMOSA in June 2017 with casting experience she was eager to put to work! She's all about production from pouring melted metal to buffing it to a high shine! She gets your pieces ready from start to finish.  

COURTNEY GAY Production Specialist Courtney has been with MIMOSA since November 2015. She takes the freshly finished pieces from Grace and fills your orders with them. She makes sure your orders are filled lightening fast and inventory is stocked and ready to go. 

COURTNEY GAY

Production Specialist

Courtney has been with MIMOSA since November 2015. She takes the freshly finished pieces from Grace and fills your orders with them. She makes sure your orders are filled lightening fast and inventory is stocked and ready to go. 

GRETA JINES    Director of First Impressions Greta joined MIMOSA in September 2017 with a background in mass communication. She manages email, social media communication, works events, manages our schedules & keeps the shop running like a machine. 

GRETA JINES   

Director of First Impressions

Greta joined MIMOSA in September 2017 with a background in mass communication. She manages email, social media communication, works events, manages our schedules & keeps the shop running like a machine.