JMCraftworks

Handmade Wooden Boxes for Jewelry and Keepsakes

Boise, Idaho · 1203 Sales

JMCraftworks

Handmade Wooden Boxes for Jewelry and Keepsakes

Boise, Idaho 1203 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(383)

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Jim

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Announcement   Custom woodcraft using recycled woods. Ring Boxes, Keepsake Boxes, Shadow Boxes, all original designs for stylish storage.


As of 06/01/16, our household has a second shop, MJArtcards, selling handmade greeting cards.

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Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

Custom woodcraft using recycled woods. Ring Boxes, Keepsake Boxes, Shadow Boxes, all original designs for stylish storage.


As of 06/01/16, our household has a second shop, MJArtcards, selling handmade greeting cards.

Jim

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Jim

Walnut Keepsake Box
Walnut Keepsake Box
$70.00
Wooden Jewelry Box, Walnut Wood, Mahogany Wood
Wooden Jewelry Box, Walnut Wood, Mahogany Wood
$55.00
Wooden Ring Box, Walnut Wood, Maple Wood
Wooden Ring Box, Walnut Wood, Maple Wood
$40.00
Walnut, Cherry Lidded Keepsake Box
Walnut, Cherry Lidded Keepsake Box
$60.00
Engagement Ring Box, Walnut, Cherry, Maple Wood
Engagement Ring Box, Walnut, Cherry, Maple Wood
$40.00
Large Ring Box, Birds Eye Maple, Walnut Wood
Large Ring Box, Birds Eye Maple, Walnut Wood
$40.00
Custom Laser Engraving
Custom Laser Engraving
$15.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(383)
andrewlichunkit

andrewlichunkit on Aug 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The box is gorgeously crafted. Shipping was fast too!

Chelsea Buzyniski

Chelsea Buzyniski on Aug 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as the picture shows it! can't wait to use it not just for our wedding, but holding our rings in every night.

Cassie Wilson

Cassie Wilson on Jul 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

JMCRaftworks was able to create this custom box for me in shape and color to fit our wedding rings. Very fast in responding my questions and sent pictures with the entire process to make sure everything was perfect. Can't wait to have this for our wedding day and years after! Thank You

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A group shot of the latest batch of ring boxes, using a variety of fine hardwoods. I usually work on about a half dozen small items at one time and try to vary the combination of woods and sizes.

About

Handmade woodwork, custom handcrafted designs

Artist’s Statement:

My focus is on limited production and I intentionally work on a small, friendly, and intimate scale. I enjoy the creative process and like to work with enough freedom to allow objects to end up substantially different than the initial idea. Most of my work is with wood and I avoid endangered exotic woods and concentrate on reusing materials from mostly salvaged or recycled sources. There’s a particular aesthetic that I use as inspiration for my functional pieces; I look to American Shaker and early Arts & Crafts styles. These were known for their understated simplicity and austerity; they’re a good match to combine with today’s minimalism.


Influences:

American Shakers - designed their furniture with care, producing timeless designs so simple that they continue to work well in today's homes.

William Morris - the 19th century English Arts & Crafts designer argued that art should meet the needs of society and that there should be no distinction between form and function “Good citizen's furniture, solid and well made in workmanship and in design having nothing about it that is not easily defensible". “I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few or freedom for a few.”

Greene & Greene - "The idea was to eliminate everything unnecessary, to make the whole as direct and simple as possible, but always with the beautiful in mind as the first goal."

Charles Mackintosh - "The craftsman of the future must be an artist" He was an Arts & Crafts designer very influenced by Japanese design. This style was admired by Mackintosh because of: its restraint and economy of means rather than ostentatious accumulation; its simple forms and natural materials rather than elaboration and artifice; the use of texture and light and shadow rather than pattern and ornament.


Educational Background:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts - Crafts, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts - Crafts, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Shop members

  • Jim

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Woodworker

    BFA in Visual Arts - Crafts from University of Houston, and MFA in Visual Arts - Crafts from University of North Texas

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