Meet Amanda 'Mana' Paulsen: the founder, owner, and designer of Mana Made - handcrafted jewelry made from locally sourced and recycled materials. Mana's journey designing jewelry started in Southern California. After coming back to New York, Mana expanded her craft by learning metal fabrication techniques and currently has a studio in Brooklyn.
Mana's jewelry are truly unique pieces of art with inspiration drawn from her environment - "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." Each piece is handcrafted and produced in small batches using recycled metals and various finds locally sourced in New York and California.