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POST 1 - Introduction to MIMOSA (1,890 characters)
Who is MIMOSA Handcrafted?
MIMOSA Handcrafted® began when Madeline Ellis pursued her life long love for making.
She craved creating and making with her hands and found making jewelry satisfied that craving. After her day job as a landscape architect she'd make late into the night, on weekends and with ANY free moments in between.
Soon, the jewelry started piling up and her husband, Dawson (the entrepreneurially minded one ;) suggested selling it.
MIMOSA was officially born in January 2008 with a LLC and a small tackle box full of jewelry made at the kitchen table. Madeline started selling jewelry at arts markets, festivals and pop-ups, in house holiday shows and anywhere they'd let her set up.
In 2013, she left landscape and took jewelry making to full time. Then Madeline's husband, Dawson ( @manmosahandcrafted ) joined her full time in 2017.
Where Madeline 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. Madeline is committed to creating pieces that bring you home to beauty and belonging and wearable art that invites you into conversations worth having.
Today, MIMOSA is a full on team. After years of experimenting with everything from ceramic jewelry, glass beads and enamel, they have settled in on the ancient art of Lost Wax Casting as the main form of creating their work. They cast in bronze, sterling silver and 14k gold, and every step of the process is done in-house in their south Louisiana studio.
MIMOSA believes we are given to give and that goods purchased with them should be good paid forward. They believe in the power of connection and the importance of telling your story. They are constantly striving to learn and grow and send their best work into the world and have fun while doing it.