Minimalistic stone + metal jewelry handmade in NY                                   


The Mana Made Story

 

Owner + Designer + Maker

Amanda ‘Mana’ Paulsen is the owner, designer, and maker behind Mana Made Jewelry. The brand was first conceived in Southern California, where Mana lived for a better part of a decade and started designing jewelry. Originally from the East End of Long Island, she brought her jewelry practice back to the east coast and acquired metal fabrication techniques by working under several jewelry artists at metalworking studios in NYC.

A native New Yorker with a west coast soul, Mana currently calls Brooklyn & Hampton Bays home, but travels back to SoCal frequently. Check the events calendar to meet Mana Made Jewelry in person at pop-ups shops in NY and CA (and every now and then some states in between).

 

meet the studio dog

Bluegrass 'Bluey' is Mana Made Jewelry's one and only employee. A rescue mutt from SoCal, she too now lives in the big city and specializes in security and delivery services. We deliver locally if you are a customer or retailer located within walking distance of our home studio in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (and Hampton Bays seasonally)! 

 

creative collaborators

Dane Rhys Photography 

Tom Benedict Photography

Chris Gaylor Design

 

Jewelry

All pieces are designed and produced by hand in Mana’s home studio based in New York. Jewelry pieces are minimal in style and ever evolving to incorporate new materials and different fabrication practices. 

A lover of the sea and all things art + vintage + jewelry + fashion, Mana Made Jewelry is an amalgamation of these things, which are emulated in each design. The jewelry incorporates materials found doing the things that I enjoy – from sea stones that catch my eye while hanging out on the beach to unique one-of-a-kind findings collected during a vintage shopping adventure.                                                                                                                                     

Locally Sourced Materials + Handmade In NY

Each piece of jewelry is an original design and handmade from recycled metals and locally sourced materials in NY and CA. Chains, stones, and beads from local vintage purveyors are mixed with new and modern materials to give jewelry designs a classic and one-of-a-kind look.  

Stone pieces are designed and produced in Mana's home studios based in Brooklyn and Hampton Bays. Metalwork is hand fabricated at a local metalsmithing studio in Brooklyn. 

 

Collections

Mana Made Jewelry is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and inspired by the environment – both man-made and natural. This has influenced each of the current collections 'The Classics' and 'Urban Nature'.

The classics                                                

Timeless + simple everyday wear

 A collection of long time favs - classic + chic wardrobe staples.

Urban nature

Minimalistic jewelry with an earthy vibe.

Inspired by both natural elements from living along the shores of Southern CA and Eastern LI as well as ordinary city life experiences, resulting in minimalistic pieces with an earthy vibe.

CCE x mana made jewelry 'back to the bays' collab

A mini-series of casted objects from Cornell Cooperative Extensions (CCE) hatchery on LI. Proceeds go to CCE's Back to the Bays campaign to support marine research and habitat restoration.

 

 

 

 Photo: Tom Benedict Photography

Photo: Tom Benedict Photography

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