JMCraftworks

Handmade Wooden Boxes for Jewelry and Keepsakes

Boise, Idaho · 1127 Sales

JMCraftworks

Handmade Wooden Boxes for Jewelry and Keepsakes

Boise, Idaho 1127 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(370)

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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

Knotty Acacia Walnut Ring box
$40.00
One Ring Box Two Ring Box, Walnut Wood Ring Box
$40.00
Wooden Ring Box, Rounded Ring Box
$40.00
Keepsake Box, Jewelry Box of Recycled Wood
$65.00
Keepsake Box, Quilted Pattern of Reclaimed Wood
$60.00
Large Ring Box, Birds Eye Maple, Walnut Wood
$40.00
2 Ring Box, Double Ring Box, Maple Wood Ring Box
$40.00
Knotty Cherry Ring Box
$40.00
2 Ring Box, Birds Eye Maple
$40.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(370)
T.D.

T.D. on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Quite possibly our favorite keepsake from our entire wedding! Jim provides the quality of product and friendliest of service all other Etsy vendors should strive to achieve! I noticed after ordering that there may be an opportunity to switch the foam insert with a softer fabric insert and would have liked to do so myself but even still I absolutely adore this item! Many thanks from these glowing newlyweds!

T.D.

T.D. on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My groom uses this box daily to keep his ring clean and safe - he loves the compact size and craftsmanship! Jim was quick to respond to questions and delivery was seemless.

val2001

val2001 on Apr 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect small box that will easily fit in a pocket. I love that I can fit two rings in the box. Thank you for the liner to accommodate the wide ring!

apotheosisart

apotheosisart on Apr 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous; both a clever and attractive design. Thanks for getting this to me promptly and safely!

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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

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  • 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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