2 minutes with Elisa Mjöll of Mint Lilly


Elisa crafts subtle jewelry inspired by the city of Reykjavík with a distinct classic and elegant coastal aesthetic


How did you get started?

“It started with a youtube video when I was sitting at home; itching to learn a new craft. That, then- evolved into metal workshops and 2 months of jewelers school”

What is the inspiration for the brand name?

“..the desire to make jewelry inspired by my home city Reykjavík, Iceland. Our brand name will actually be changing very soon – stay tuned for our rebranding 😉 “

What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome to get started?

“Letting go of the feelings that I wasn’t organized enough, or *ready enough* and just embracing the idea of learning as I go!”

What was that “Just Do It” moment for you to get started?

“I knew I loved making jewelry. I’ve been addicted since I started! As soon as I had enough pieces to start an Etsy shop, I DID!”


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About: “Mint Lilly jewelry offers thoughtfully handcrafted jewelry with a modern & minimalist aesthetic. The Icelandic designer behind the brand draws inspiration from her roots in Reykjavik, which can be seen in the clean & simple lines, as well as the color palette. All of the jewelry is hand crafted in the designer’s home studio in Southern California.

From Elísa, the designer:
Having an online venue to share my work with people around the world is such a blessing. It has been and continues to be a journey of learning, growing, evolving, and enjoying. The thought of someone wearing a piece of my jewelry or giving something I made as a special gift inspires me to create.

I am humbled by the conversations, the kind words and the feedback that I’ve received both on Etsy and at markets / festivals in my area. Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to share words of encouragement.

Mint Lilly jewelry is currently available online and at several boutiques throughout the US. ”
Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mintlilly
Category: Jewelry

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