Featured Projects

JM Craft Works Custom Handmade Jewelry Boxes for VK Designs

Categories: Events, Featured Projects, News, Press | Posted 30-4-2015

Simply the perfect jewelry boxes!  JM Craft Works creates these beautiful, clean, simple and modern ring boxes for VK Designs. Notice that they are amazing proportions (not your typical brick sized ring box) and are designed with sleek & strong magnetic closers. We are completely smitten and so proud to have Jim create them!

This is what Jim says about these boxes and his designs:

“The walnut log you see in the first photo is from a tree cut down in our neighborhood years ago by the city.  I knew it was a black walnut and talked to the city forester about recycling it. He allowed me to collect most of the tree after they cut it down instead of it being hauled to the city dump.  Since most of the things I make are pretty small, it’s lasted for years.  I also visit two local recycling centers, Second Chance Building Materials and The Habitat for Humanity Restore, where I find a lot of the fine hardwoods I use in my work.  I have a specialty bandsaw & planer set up for reconditioning old used wood. Everything I sell is completely handmade by me from start to finish and I try to use as much recycled material as possible although I do sometimes have custom orders requiring purchased hardwoods from a local specialty hardwood supplier. “

We could not be happier with these beautiful boxes! The story and ethics behind the boxes pairs perfectly with the jewelry! Thank you Jim for your amazing work!

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Congratulations to Daniel & Breanne!

Categories: Events, Featured Projects, News, Press | Posted 2-4-2015

Daniel Engagement

Congratulations to Daniel & Breanne on their recent Engagement!

Chris & Joanie Wedding Celebration

Categories: Featured Projects, News | Posted 11-9-2014

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It was so wonderful getting to know Chris and Jonie over the past couple of years through the creation process of their custom wedding and engagement pieces. They both have such big hearts!

Their rings symbolize their unique connection and reflect their personalities. Big congratulations on your lovely Portland wedding!

Custom engagement ring is hammered 14k yellow gold with a yellow diamond and custom wedding rings are hammered palladium. Wedding photography by Nina Johnson.

Jacob & Colleen Summer Wedding

Categories: Events, Featured Projects, News, Press, Videos | Posted 21-7-2014

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Congratulations Jacob & Colleen! It was a pleasure creating your custom wedding (and engagement) rings for your your special day!

They tied the knot on June 28th!

Photos by Acorn Studios, Portland OR.


Custom Mens Wedding Band for Ben

Categories: Featured Projects, News | Posted 12-7-2013

What a fun project this was! Ben is a local Portlander that wanted a unique wedding band that utilized the gold from his fiancees’ fathers wedding band.

The elements are: Recycled heirloom gold, recycled palladium, ethically sources black diamonds.

Here is the preliminary sketch:

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and here is the final piece:

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Here is a quote from Ben;

“I had a few competing design ideas in my head and I wasn’t sure what I wanted was possible. Val helped me work in every element I was thinking about to create my dream ring. Thank you Val!”




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