We believe in the power of connection and the importance of telling your story. We are constantly striving to learn and grow and send our best work into the world, and we have fun while we do it. We believe we are given to give and that goods purchased with us should be good paid forward. We have huge hearts and hard working hands and we hope you feel both in our work!
Our work is like that group project back in grade school, but our group is made up of all the kids who cared the most in class ;)
Madeline Subat Ellis
With the encouragement (and nudge she needed) from her husband Dawson, Madeline officially started MIMOSA in 2008. She left her career as a landscape architect to pursue MIMOSA full time in 2012. She spent years doing all the things it takes to run a tiny startup and is now beyond thankful for the team that makes what we do possible. She spends her days designing jewelry, carving new pieces in wax, and helping out around the shop wherever needed.
Owner/Head Stone Setter/Too many things to list
Dawson, former Landscape Architect and serial entrepreneur, sold his company to join MIMOSA in August 2015. He does everything from make and create jewelry and setting stones to adding a second story to the shop when we need it. There is no way a title could capture what he brings to the table. Just trust us when we say he’s multi-faceted ;) In his free time, he's probably playing golf.
Head of Content Creation
Greta joined MIMOSA in August 2017. She coordinates and game plans all of our content creation like a true maestro! Most days you can find her writing blog posts & newsletters and creating content for social media. But she happily helps with too many other things to list as well! Away from us, she's probably tending to her growing garden, planning adventures, or walking her sweet rescue dog Daphne.
Donna May Stein
Buffing Technician/Stone Setting Specialist
Donna started out as a long time customer from Lafayette (originally from southern California) and eventually joined our team in 2018. She's the "Master of Making Things Shiny" — buffing and polishing jewelry to perfection. She also spends her time setting so many of the beautiful stones you see in our pieces (usually with her dog Jimi by her side :) She's a curator of all things vintage, a damn good DJ, and makes the sweetest beaded jewelry for her shop @shop_yes_no.
Shipping & Logistics Coordinator
Samantha started full time at MIMOSA in 2019. She is head of all things shipping where she carefully fills and ships your orders and processes your returns & exchanges — all with her rescue, Millie (the sweetest shop dog) napping beside her. She loves numbers and spreadsheets and uses both to help us do our best work possible. When she isn't with us, she's likely working on one of her gorgeous stained glass pieces for her shop @lastlightglassworks.
Head of Production
Samara joined MIMOSA in 2019 as seasonal help and thankfully went full time in 2020! She started out on the buffing team but has worked her way into the wax room where she oversees production. She spends her days creating and building our wax trees that are cast into all of the jewelry we send into the world. She's a wildly talented artist focused primarily on botanical ink drawings. She sells her work online at samarathomas.com and monthly at the Mid City Makers Market!
Andrew joined us in 2020 as a true jack-of-all-trades, ready and willing to try anything. He tried casting and was so good at it he became our head caster. He refined the process so well that he does it in half the time it used to take us. He's become a vital part of the buffing team, clipping freshly cast pieces, cleaning, shaping and prepping them for final buffing. When he's not casting or buffing, he's probably with Dawson building or fixing something around the shop!
Anna Catherine Cuccio
Production Technician/ Casting Assistant
Anna Catherine joined MIMOSA full time in 2020 but she's been working arts markets with us for over 10 years! She’s always up for learning something new and is multi-talented enough to be good at all of it! She's taken on the roles of buffing and finishing jewelry, assisting in casting, and helping out with wax production. Besides all of that, she is one of the kindest hearted and hardworking souls we know.
Director of Operations
Sarah joined the MIMOSA team part time in fall 2020 as seasonal help, but she was so good we begged her to stay (and she did!). Now she's with us full time and manages all things inventory, shop supplies, receiving, transfers, project execution and overall shop efficiency. She asks questions and digs deeper to make everything better and then she executes - ALL THE TIME. Away from work, you can find her cheering on her favorite football team! #geauxtigers :)
Charles has been coming in every Wednesday for over a year! He started out working mostly with Dawson and Andrew doing odd jobs around the shop but has since worked his way to finishing jewelry alongside the buffing team. He takes on every new challenge and almost always masters it. We only wish we could have him more than just Wednesdays :)
Retail Sales Director
Hannah joined us in the summer of 2021 and immediately started training to be the sales director at our new MIMOSA Shopette! Her 4+ years of jewelry retail combined with training with us and her enjoyable presence makes her the PERFECT person to help you find the PERFECT pieces to add to your collection. Go say hi to Hannah and her dog Moogin at the Shopette one day!