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Boise, Idaho, United States
Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me via email (jmcraftworks@gmail.com) for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, a custom ring box, coin display case & mount, or a keepsake box.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fused Glass and Wood Collaboration

This is the latest in a collaboration between myself, JM Craftworks and a fused-glass artist here in Idaho, Wild Ideas Glass. We've combined wood & glass by using boxes with lids that frame her beautiful fused glass landscapes. The first photo is a box just finished from a series of 18 that are ready for the glass landscapes and the second photo shows a completed piece from an earlier order showing how the box will look after the glass is installed. Each landscape is different and is hand crafted using multiple layers of glass. The glass is permanently bonded to the lid resulting in a functional item with beautiful artwork displayed. The boxes provide functional storage but primarily are there to act as an exaggerated desktop frame to show off the glasswork.