Hello! My name is Subhadra Lakshmanan and I am the founder/designer of Mrinmayee - Born From The Earth which I started quite serendipitously. I live with my husband and almost 10 year old son in Limerick located in breathtakingly beautiful Ireland.
I'm a Mechanical/Materials engineer major by education but a hard core creative by profession. My undying love for everything silver is what drives me to create pieces that are inspired by the tribes of the world and are yet completely Indian at heart. A one-woman team, I design and handcraft jewellery in my home studio where I combine silver and semi-precious gemstones to form one-of-a-kind pieces for my brand.
I have always loved the arts – music, dance, painting, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, you name it. But what really stuck with me were jewelry and painting oil colours on canvas from a very young age. I enjoy every moment of indulging in them. When I am not working, you can find me blissfully lost in the harmonious sounds of instrumental music, enjoying a performance of classical dance, catching up on the latest movies or reading my favorite authors - Jhumpa Lahiri and Jeffrey Archer.