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JAmberg

J. Amberg: ART with a Purpose

San Luis Obispo, California · 30 Sales

JAmberg

J. Amberg: ART with a Purpose

San Luis Obispo, California 30 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   12/10/2016: Added 2 mini boxes today. 1 ring box & 1 necklace box. These mini boxes make excellent presentation boxes for special jewelry.
They are also fine stand alone gifts.
Ring boxes are perfect stocking stuffer size.
12/08/2016: Added live edge mexican ironwood bracelet size mini box.
12/06/2016: Just added another mini box.
12/05/2016: Three days in a row. This time it is a mini sized bracelet box with a beautiful live edge top.
12/04/2016: Another day another necklace size mini box. The top on this piece is an incredible piece of Isigo burlwood from Peru.
12/03/2016: As promised I just added another piece. This time it is a necklace sized mini box. When I was preparing my shop so I could resume working I discovered a cardboard box with 10 mini boxes that I had completed in Feb. 2016 but never distributed to the galleries I am in. I will post all of them in the next few days. I hope you like them.
12/1/2016: This is a big day for me. For the first time in 2016 I am listing a new art piece. In march I was diagnosed with cancer, had surgery, had chemotherapy, radiation & surgery again. I am now in recovery & got back in the shop this November to finish this piece.
I am not looking for sympathy; just wanted to explain the delay for not adding new work.
I hope to add some more new smaller pieces in the coming days.
Enjoy my new piece.
Hold close those you love & cherish. We never know when life will change.

01/19/2016: I got a phone call the other day from a gallery customer. They had purchased a box as a special gift for their granddaughter. They shipped it only to discover that the package never reached it's destination.
They called me in despair & asked if I could recreate the box they had purchased. The box was very distinctive & I knew I could do it again so I said yes.
Today, they came to my shop & picked up their new box. Handshakes, hugs & thank yous abounded.
They were more than pleased & it felt good to be part of something that was way bigger than me or them.
For one day, the human spirit prevailed in good way.Their granddaughter will be happy too.


This not about tooting my own horn. This is to let potential Etsy customers know that my work sells & if there is something they like, they need to purchase it before someone else buys it. All of my work is one of a kind so once it's sold it's gone forever.

Lesson learned. If you want to see a small business succeed you need to patronize them. With out your support they will fail. I urge all of you to buy from small, local businesses whenever you can. Our businesses need you for us to keep going.

04/24/2015: You can thank Etsy customer Maryanne for my new Layaway policy. If not for her I would not have thought about doing it. We communicated; she asked if I would accept payments & I decided to say yes. The rest is history. She now has a box & I got paid, plus now I can offer Layaway to all of my Etsy customers. Layaway even applies to all items in this listing including SALE items. Now there is a deal for you: Layaway plus a SALE. Go for it.
04/21/2015: It's official. I am pleased to announce that I now have an official Layaway policy & procedure. It applies to every art piece on this site. Click on the layaway icon & follow the process.
04/19/2015: How about a big shout out to Lindy Lee Treasury for helping me with my new banner.. Hope you like it . More to come.
Look for more on my new & improved Layaway policy in the weeks to come.


03/15/2015: A big thank you to the purchaser of my Isigo double drawer box. They bought it off my other website: jambergjewelryboxes.com. Check it out. Much more personal & friendly than I can make my Etsy site. That's why I have both sites so I can reach as many buyers & art lovers as I can.
Thanks for your support.



01/24/2015: Just a heads up for you folks. I am flexible about your purchases. Make me a payment proposal & I will tell you if I am willing to accept it. Right now I am working with a customer who proposed 4 payments. I get a cashiers check at regular intervals on a schedule the customer set. I have pulled their item out of inventory to save it for them. Thought you might like to know this.
It may make it easier for you to purchase from me



A change of Mind; a change of Heart.
With that said, aloha & welcome to my updated & improved etsy website: J Amberg ART with a Purpose which I will operate in conjunction with my own personal ART with a Purpose website:
http://jambergjewelryboxes.com/.
I invite you to check out my new site.
The changes you will see on my etsy site:
New art pieces added on a regular, consistant basis week after week, month after
month.
Custom orders will no longer be accepted. Sorry for the inconvienience.
Shipping will now be added to the cost of your purchase. I can't compete with Amazon.
These changes will allow me to include smaller & less expensive pieces to the inventory.
Thank you for your past interest, support & patronage
Enjoy the show.

Mahalo, Jim

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 10, 2016

12/10/2016: Added 2 mini boxes today. 1 ring box & 1 necklace box. These mini boxes make excellent presentation boxes for special jewelry.
They are also fine stand alone gifts.
Ring boxes are perfect stocking stuffer size.
12/08/2016: Added live edge mexican ironwood bracelet size mini box.
12/06/2016: Just added another mini box.
12/05/2016: Three days in a row. This time it is a mini sized bracelet box with a beautiful live edge top.
12/04/2016: Another day another necklace size mini box. The top on this piece is an incredible piece of Isigo burlwood from Peru.
12/03/2016: As promised I just added another piece. This time it is a necklace sized mini box. When I was preparing my shop so I could resume working I discovered a cardboard box with 10 mini boxes that I had completed in Feb. 2016 but never distributed to the galleries I am in. I will post all of them in the next few days. I hope you like them.
12/1/2016: This is a big day for me. For the first time in 2016 I am listing a new art piece. In march I was diagnosed with cancer, had surgery, had chemotherapy, radiation & surgery again. I am now in recovery & got back in the shop this November to finish this piece.
I am not looking for sympathy; just wanted to explain the delay for not adding new work.
I hope to add some more new smaller pieces in the coming days.
Enjoy my new piece.
Hold close those you love & cherish. We never know when life will change.

01/19/2016: I got a phone call the other day from a gallery customer. They had purchased a box as a special gift for their granddaughter. They shipped it only to discover that the package never reached it's destination.
They called me in despair & asked if I could recreate the box they had purchased. The box was very distinctive & I knew I could do it again so I said yes.
Today, they came to my shop & picked up their new box. Handshakes, hugs & thank yous abounded.
They were more than pleased & it felt good to be part of something that was way bigger than me or them.
For one day, the human spirit prevailed in good way.Their granddaughter will be happy too.


This not about tooting my own horn. This is to let potential Etsy customers know that my work sells & if there is something they like, they need to purchase it before someone else buys it. All of my work is one of a kind so once it's sold it's gone forever.

Lesson learned. If you want to see a small business succeed you need to patronize them. With out your support they will fail. I urge all of you to buy from small, local businesses whenever you can. Our businesses need you for us to keep going.

04/24/2015: You can thank Etsy customer Maryanne for my new Layaway policy. If not for her I would not have thought about doing it. We communicated; she asked if I would accept payments & I decided to say yes. The rest is history. She now has a box & I got paid, plus now I can offer Layaway to all of my Etsy customers. Layaway even applies to all items in this listing including SALE items. Now there is a deal for you: Layaway plus a SALE. Go for it.
04/21/2015: It's official. I am pleased to announce that I now have an official Layaway policy & procedure. It applies to every art piece on this site. Click on the layaway icon & follow the process.
04/19/2015: How about a big shout out to Lindy Lee Treasury for helping me with my new banner.. Hope you like it . More to come.
Look for more on my new & improved Layaway policy in the weeks to come.


03/15/2015: A big thank you to the purchaser of my Isigo double drawer box. They bought it off my other website: jambergjewelryboxes.com. Check it out. Much more personal & friendly than I can make my Etsy site. That's why I have both sites so I can reach as many buyers & art lovers as I can.
Thanks for your support.



01/24/2015: Just a heads up for you folks. I am flexible about your purchases. Make me a payment proposal & I will tell you if I am willing to accept it. Right now I am working with a customer who proposed 4 payments. I get a cashiers check at regular intervals on a schedule the customer set. I have pulled their item out of inventory to save it for them. Thought you might like to know this.
It may make it easier for you to purchase from me



A change of Mind; a change of Heart.
With that said, aloha & welcome to my updated & improved etsy website: J Amberg ART with a Purpose which I will operate in conjunction with my own personal ART with a Purpose website:
http://jambergjewelryboxes.com/.
I invite you to check out my new site.
The changes you will see on my etsy site:
New art pieces added on a regular, consistant basis week after week, month after
month.
Custom orders will no longer be accepted. Sorry for the inconvienience.
Shipping will now be added to the cost of your purchase. I can't compete with Amazon.
These changes will allow me to include smaller & less expensive pieces to the inventory.
Thank you for your past interest, support & patronage
Enjoy the show.

Mahalo, Jim

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Thick sided Cocobolo mini box
$40.00
Live edge Mango necklace box
$60.00
Mexican Ironwood live edge mini box
$50.00
Padauk mini ring box
$40.00
Live edge Black Heart Mango Bracelet Box
$50.00
Isigo Burl Necklace box
$60.00
Quillabordon Necklace Box
$60.00
Cocobolo Burl live edge 2 Drawer Box
$375.00
Brazilian Cocobolo Beauty
$40.00
Handmade, reclaimed, exotic hardwood mini box.
$40.00
Unique Oval Shaped mini box is too cute
$40.00
Mini box #582 fits in the palm of your hand
$40.00
Rich Purpleheart mini box
$40.00
Blue Gum Eucalyptus mini box
$40.00
Bandsaw cut Girl in Profile image
$80.00
Flower girl bandsaw cut image box
$80.00
Layaway Available
$0.20
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gdave3491

gdave3491 on Oct 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This jewelry box is just fantastic! The different woods used, the way it was put together. Your eyes just sink into the different grain patterns. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GO AND SUPPORT THIS ARTIST NOW! I will certainly be back to his shop again.

stillwaterstoo

stillwaterstoo on Jul 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This is a unique and lovely jewelry box which immediately added interest to my bedroom. I am very pleased to own this piece.

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About

Self taught artisan woodworker

Started professionally after 30 years of hobby woodworking. Began making furniture pieces on commision & gravitated towards making smaller pieces after being inspired at an art gallery on Kauai. In 2009 the shift was made to jewelry boxes and now jewelry chests & image boxes as well. All are now shown on my personal website: jambergjewelryboxes.com and will be coming soon to my updated etsy site: J AMBERG ART with a Purpose

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  • Jim Amberg

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Etsy proprietor since 2009. The work has evolved over time to the point where the artistic expression is paramount to the woodworking. Hope you enjoy the changes. I look forward to hearing from you.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2015
J. Amberg ART with a Purpose is a purveyor of top quality exotic hardwood jewelry chests, boxes & image pieces crafted by hand in my Los Osos, California workshop. Whenever possible I use reclaimed or sustainably harvested woods, and 100% of my material goes to my finished product or to compost.

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Payment
Please pay by Paypal within 3 days of purchase. Please add $10.00/$100.00 for shipping costs. Thank you.
Example: $220 item will be $20.00 for shipping plus $220 for item. Total cost=$240.00.
LAYAWAY POLICY:
Consider offering me an extended payment plan. Be reasonable & I probably will accept it. I will do this on an individual basis. It's a matter of trust & sincerity.
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Shipping
Once payment is received I will ship your item via UPS or USPS. My workshop is open 9am to 5pm seven days a week by appointment only. I am located near San Luis Obispo, CA, 15 minutes west of Highway 101.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. If you have any questions about the dimensions of a piece or need additional photos before purchase, please contact me. I photograph my pieces from multiple angles in natural light and endeavor to capture the colors of my woods as accurately as possible. However, there is always some discrepancy between the actual object and what the monitor will display.
Keep in mind that some of the woods may contain irregularities that add to the uniqueness and character of the piece . I embrace the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, or finding the beauty in the individuality of the piece.