To celebrate the launch of Andelin, we are giving away three special “prizes” to three Andelin users. Each item was either hand-picked or handcrafted by us, and tells a story of the values we hold dear.
Any Andelin user who is among the first 10,000 app downloads is eligible to win. Learn more about contest rules and eligibility below.
“I love finding hidden gems. You might not guess, but there is one tucked away about an hour NW of Minneapolis called Weekend Cottage. And in particular, a man named Bill, the in-house jewelry affectionado in this treasure-house of antiques and collectibles. I had the pleasure of chatting with him about his extensive jewelry collection, his sourcing process, and some of the stories behind the pieces. He clearly loves what he does, and enjoys imparting his knowledge to fellow jewelry lovers.”
”In an age when mass-consumption and conventional design overwhelms the design senses, handmade and vintage jewelry is a true gem. Each piece reflects a studied eye, with a passion for great craftsmanship demonstrated throughout. The designer actually took great time and care to craft the piece. Why buy from a chain, big-box jewelry retailer when the market offers a plethora of beautiful pieces with compelling stories. The trick is taking the time to source out such pieces. It is always easier to go the conventional route but such a journey lacks the sentiment of following your own path. Giving a new life and a new home to vintage jewelry is money well spent. And, and heirloom to pass down to the next generation. With your story attached now, of course. I hope you will love these pieces as much as I do. And if you are ever in the Minneapolis area, a trip to Weekend Cottage is a must.”
“These wanigans are very carefully crafted by me for a lifetime or more of service. I have paddled many thousands of miles of waterways using wanigans on every single trip. For our giveaway, I have chosen to put one of these handmade gems out into the world. I hope you find it as useful as I have over the years.”
Learn more about Sam’s non-profit, EarthEd Foundation, and his wanigans.
“For the giveaway, I wanted to share one of my paintings. For the past few years, I have been working on a series called light depth. All of the painting are hand-brushed oil on canvas, with the subject matter being the perception of depth and light. This is a very subtle and minimal series in a carefully selected color palette. The size of the painting is 2’x2’.”
See more of Jim’s art and discover his artistic history on his website.