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Artelle Designs crafts one-of-kind jewelry filled with meaning

Artelle Designs crafts one-of-kind jewelry filled with meaning

“Every piece of jewelry tells a story,” says master goldsmith Stuart Adelman. And at Artelle Designs, owned by Stuart and his wife Ellie Adelman, it’s especially true. Stuart has been designing and creating custom jewelry for over 40 years. Jewelry has an emotional pull, says Adelman. We’re all heard stories about family members who stopped speaking to each other because they both wanted to inherit grandma’s wedding band or grandpa’s watch--and only one of them got it.

Functional Art

Minnesota native Chip Addington set out on a mission two years ago to combine his experiences—working in the outdoors as a camp guide and director, along with his art major—to create the perfect backpack for the urban traveler. His handmade backpack line combines aesthetically pleasing design with durability. The water-resistant bags come with pockets for a laptop, phone, notebook and pens, and take Addington around 12 hours to make on his circa 1892 industrial sewing machine.

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