All of our woods are natural; we don't stain them or change the color in any way
Bothell, WA (Vocus) May 18, 2010
Ruby and Robert Ulvestad are pleased to announce the publication of their brand-new blog, http://www.FineWoodJewelryBoxesBlog.com. Formulated to complement their original web store, this interactive platform was designed to provide readers with the intricate details of craftsmanship for each jewelry box they produce as well as information about why each product is, indeed, a keepsake of heirloom quality.
“My husband has been handcrafting jewelry boxes for a very long time and, about five years ago, I joined in on the fun. Together we produce multiple boxes at a time as we each take-on our own duties in the process, which spans about six to eight weeks to complete,” Ruby said.
At FineWoodJewelryBoxes.com, the couple’s web store, shoppers are invited to browse an extensive collection of handcrafted jewelry boxes. Cut from a wide variety of woods – most often Brazilian cherry and canary wood by popular demand – each box features creative patterns or freeform designs.
“All of our woods are natural; we don’t stain them or change the color in any way,” she said.
The very artsy shapes of the jewelry boxes, which are available in multiple sizes, bring a distinct attraction to the eye. In addition to selling them on their website, the Ulvestads also travel to local festivals and galleries in the Washington-state area to promote their crafty creations.
“We use a bandsaw to cut out each piece and then glue them together; every box is sanded repeatedly for an ultra smooth appearance and then finished off (the whole thing) with a several layers of varnish, which is then hand rubbed to remove excess liquid in between each coat,” Ruby said. “The satin finish we use – not a gloss – really brings out the luster of the wood for a more natural look.”
Be sure to check out the website’s monthly specials page, which showcases a collection of featured jewelry boxes that have been temporarily reduced in price. To learn more about the various woods used and where they originate, visit the site’s wood origin page.
“Our final touch is a flocking we add to the lining of every drawer to create a lasting softness for your jewelry and valuables to rest upon. Each box is branded on the internal back behind a drawer or on the bottom for authenticity,” Ruby explained.
Don’t miss the website’s most recent additions, which consist of smaller heart-shaped or oval boxes and feature lids instead of hinges. This entire new line will be completely uploaded to the web store by June 1.
About the Company:
FineWoodJewelryBoxes.com is a family-owned business that’s operated by Ruby and Robert Ulvestad. The company ships to the United States and Canada only.