OUR TEAM

MEET MIMOSA

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 ;)

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!

- TEAM MIMOSA

MADELINE SUBAT ELLIS

Founder/Creative Director

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.

@MIMOSAHANDCRAFTED

Dawson Ellis

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.

@manmosahandcrafted

GRETA JINES

Head of Content Creation

Greta joined MIMOSA in August 2017. She coordinates and 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. She also happily helps with too many other things to list! Away from us, she's probably tending to her growing garden, planning adventures, or walking her sweet rescue and shop dog, Daphne.

SAMANTHA WOOD

Wax Technician

Samantha started full-time at MIMOSA in 2019. She’s using her eye for detail to ensure our wax jewelry pieces are near perfect before becoming metal. When she isn't with us, she's likely working on one of her gorgeous stained glass pieces for her shop @lastlightglassworks or is spending time with her adorable and playful rescue, Birdie — the newest shop dog in the bunch!

@lastlightglassworks

SAMARA THOMAS

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 from the UK focused primarily on botanical ink drawings. She sells her work online at samarathomas.com.

@sam____thomas

ANDREW KENNEDY

Head Caster

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!

BLAIR ROOT

General Manager

Blair was helping ship orders and assemble jewelry back when it was just Madeline in a closet-sized office starting out. She's modeled for us over the years but officially joined MIMOSA full-time in 2022.

She manages the day-to-day operations at the MIMOSA Shoppe and workshop.

In her free time, she's hanging out with her husband Andrew, (our head caster), and their sweet pup and shop dog, Wrigley!

AVA BLAKEMAN

Retail/Sales

Ava felt like family from the start (both her parents graduated in Landscape Architecture at LSU - a few years before Dawson & Madeline :) She's done everything from help paint our pelican mural to quality control and helping customers at the Shoppe. She hangs out with us after school and on weekends and we're thankful to have her whenever we can!

Christopher Martin

Stone setting/Engraving/3D

Christopher Martin is a Metalsmithing artist from Denham Springs, Louisiana, who practices an alchemic style of craftsmanship. From traditional silversmithing to modern Electrforming, Christopher creates unique works of art that evoke a sense of compelling mystery and intriguing experimentation. His ever-evolving approach to metalsmithing seeks to challenge the boundaries of possibility and to develop a unique approach to traditional sculpture techniques. His artistry bridges cultures and eras, utilizing traditional techniques to create dynamic works that draw from classical motifs and emphasize a sense of unity in the grand scope of his works. Through merging sound craftsmanship with intuitive material manipulation, he has forged a unique style which speaks to antique methodology and contemporary innovation.

@ouroboric_creations

Adrianna Hawkins

Production-Finishing/Casting Assistant

Adrianna joined the MIMOSA team in the summer of 2023. You’ll find Adri in the MIMOSA workshop helping with our buffing and casting process. She’s recently graduated from LSU with a BFA in sculpture.

Adri’s been in love with casting ever since she took a metal casting class! When she’s not at work, she likes to spend time lounging with her dog.

SHOP IN-PERSON

At The MIMOSA Shoppe

541 S Eugene St., BR, LA 70806

Phone: (225) 244-9250
Shoppe Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM

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