JAmberg

J. Amberg: ART with a Purpose

California, United States · 30 Sales

JAmberg

J. Amberg: ART with a Purpose

California, United States 30 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(13)
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JAmberg

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Announcement   08/11/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu for selling large chest #559. Yup, this has been a good month for sales. Thank you art lovers & supporters.
08/10/2016: Many thanks to Z Folio gallery for selling boxes #407&592.
08/05/2016: A big thank you to Gallery at the Network for selling the Man in Profile box #579.The image was cut by my friend & fellow artist Marc Garfinkel. He says he paints with wood.
07/20/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu gallery for selling box #487, the James Krenov inspired box. It was one of the best pieces I have ever made. Surprised it didn't sell sooner.
Thank you to Gallery at the Network for selling face image box #580.

05/26/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu for selling box #435.
Nice to sell a piece. It's been a while.
05/02/2016: Just relisted the lingerie Cabinet. The grain patterns on this wood are some of the most spectacular I have ever worked with. Plus it smells like vanilla.

04/18/2016: renewed 3 pretty boxes. Don't miss out on these beauties.
04/13/2016; A big thank you to Z Folio & Gallery at the Network for selling 3 mini boxes during March.
04/02/2016: For the next several months I will not be able to add any new pieces to my Etsy website. This is for personal health reasons. Thank you for your understanding. I look forward to the day when I can again add work to my site.

03/22/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu Contemporary Gallery for selling bracelet box #588. Much appreciated.
03/19/2016: Just re listed 2 beautiful boxes worthy of your attention. Enjoy.
03/16/2016; a big thank you to Z Folio Gallery for selling the Genuine Mahogany 3 drawer step box. Much appreciated.
03/14/2016: just renewed 4 listings.
03/12/2016: Thank you to a loyal local customer for purchasing box #394, The Copaiba 2 drawer box.
03/09/2016: Just renewed 6 listings. Enjoy.
01/18/2016: OK it has been a while since I have posted something other than small pieces & mini boxes. I have been doing some custom work but that is all finished so now I get to make some bigger pieces.
Live edge Blackheart Mango. Rare & spectacular wood. I only have one small piece left & when it's gone it's gone.
Check out the custom silk interiors. Fun to do. I hope you like it.
02/09/2016: Just renewed one of Marc's handcut bandsaw face images. These pieces are very unique & original works of art. Please enjoy responsibly.
02/06/2016: Renewed the Peruvian Walnut chest. This piece offers a lot of storage at a good price. This one looks like mini dresser. This is my furniture making experience showing through.
02/02/2016: Just added accessory box #578. This is a hand cut bandsaw image piece with some exotic flair.
Enjoy.
Doing some custom work right now so it might be a while before I post anything new.
I do have some new & special pieces in the planning stages so keep looking for them. I will start them as soon as I am finished with the custom orders. Thanks for your support & understanding.
01/30/2016: Just updated a listing for a beautiful Rengos mini box.
Check it out.
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.
01/15/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu for selling the Partridgewood 2 drawer box plus 2 mini boxes in December.
01/14/2016: Thank you to Z Folio Gallery in Solvang,CA for selling 5 mini boxes during December & thank you to all of my loyal followers & customers.
01/01/2016: Happy new year to all.

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.

Don't forget to check out my pieces marked: SALE. Good value & storage for sure.

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 Aug 11, 2016

08/11/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu for selling large chest #559. Yup, this has been a good month for sales. Thank you art lovers & supporters.
08/10/2016: Many thanks to Z Folio gallery for selling boxes #407&592.
08/05/2016: A big thank you to Gallery at the Network for selling the Man in Profile box #579.The image was cut by my friend & fellow artist Marc Garfinkel. He says he paints with wood.
07/20/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu gallery for selling box #487, the James Krenov inspired box. It was one of the best pieces I have ever made. Surprised it didn't sell sooner.
Thank you to Gallery at the Network for selling face image box #580.

05/26/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu for selling box #435.
Nice to sell a piece. It's been a while.
05/02/2016: Just relisted the lingerie Cabinet. The grain patterns on this wood are some of the most spectacular I have ever worked with. Plus it smells like vanilla.

04/18/2016: renewed 3 pretty boxes. Don't miss out on these beauties.
04/13/2016; A big thank you to Z Folio & Gallery at the Network for selling 3 mini boxes during March.
04/02/2016: For the next several months I will not be able to add any new pieces to my Etsy website. This is for personal health reasons. Thank you for your understanding. I look forward to the day when I can again add work to my site.

03/22/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu Contemporary Gallery for selling bracelet box #588. Much appreciated.
03/19/2016: Just re listed 2 beautiful boxes worthy of your attention. Enjoy.
03/16/2016; a big thank you to Z Folio Gallery for selling the Genuine Mahogany 3 drawer step box. Much appreciated.
03/14/2016: just renewed 4 listings.
03/12/2016: Thank you to a loyal local customer for purchasing box #394, The Copaiba 2 drawer box.
03/09/2016: Just renewed 6 listings. Enjoy.
01/18/2016: OK it has been a while since I have posted something other than small pieces & mini boxes. I have been doing some custom work but that is all finished so now I get to make some bigger pieces.
Live edge Blackheart Mango. Rare & spectacular wood. I only have one small piece left & when it's gone it's gone.
Check out the custom silk interiors. Fun to do. I hope you like it.
02/09/2016: Just renewed one of Marc's handcut bandsaw face images. These pieces are very unique & original works of art. Please enjoy responsibly.
02/06/2016: Renewed the Peruvian Walnut chest. This piece offers a lot of storage at a good price. This one looks like mini dresser. This is my furniture making experience showing through.
02/02/2016: Just added accessory box #578. This is a hand cut bandsaw image piece with some exotic flair.
Enjoy.
Doing some custom work right now so it might be a while before I post anything new.
I do have some new & special pieces in the planning stages so keep looking for them. I will start them as soon as I am finished with the custom orders. Thanks for your support & understanding.
01/30/2016: Just updated a listing for a beautiful Rengos mini box.
Check it out.
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.
01/15/2016: Thank you to Fiona Bleu for selling the Partridgewood 2 drawer box plus 2 mini boxes in December.
01/14/2016: Thank you to Z Folio Gallery in Solvang,CA for selling 5 mini boxes during December & thank you to all of my loyal followers & customers.
01/01/2016: Happy new year to all.

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.

Don't forget to check out my pieces marked: SALE. Good value & storage for sure.

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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Layaway Available
US$0.20
The "Wrong Drawers" made right.
US$220.00
Unique Oval Shaped mini box is too cute
US$40.00
Handmade, reclaimed, exotic hardwood mini box.
US$40.00
Brazilian Cocobolo Beauty
US$40.00
Mini box #582 fits in the palm of your hand
US$40.00
Rich Purpleheart mini box
US$40.00
Handmade bandsaw image top for a jewelry box
US$80.00
Blue Gum Eucalyptus mini box
US$40.00
Bandsaw cut Girl in Profile image
US$80.00
Flower girl bandsaw cut image box
US$80.00
handmade mini box from recycled Rengos
US$40.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
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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    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.
Something to think about
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.