Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada


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Beautiful box, great craftsmanship. Arrived quickly and packaged with care. Highly recommend items made by Kathy and Jim Sawada

SL, Whistler, BC, Canada
February, 2024


This wood box is stunning! The wood is gorgeous & it Is extremely well made. I love it! Very happy. Delivered quickly and beautifully packaged.

SL, Whistler, BC, Canada
February, 2024


Beautiful Canadian handmade jewelry box. Keep up the great work! Thanks
SR, Pointe Claire, QC, Canada
December, 2023


The jewelry box was even better in person. I was particularly impressed with the decision to use a single slab of material and waterfall miter joints, which allows the natural pattern of the wood grain pattern to flow all the way around the chest. Beautifully done!
DS, Spring City, PA, USA
December, 2023

The box is beautifually made. When received, I had a small problem with the glue joints on on one of the dividers and the lid hinge, but Jim and Kathy were very responsive when I messaged asking for help on how to fix it.
MA, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
September, 2023

Great quality wood, looked as promised. Sellers very kindly even refunded part of the shipping cost since it was a local delivery.
UF, Toronto, ON, Canada
September, 2023





I love this box. Padauk is one of my favorite exotic hardwoods and the curly maple is beautiful too. I also love the inside and sliding cubbies. Here are some pics. Thank you so much.
AL, White Plains, NY, USA
June, 2023

Wonderful! The box is made of beautifully figured wood that is even better in person. I love the tiger stripe effect in the maple, and it’s a great size for my jewelry or fountain pen stuff alike. :-) The shop owners were great to deal with: very quick and helpful in answering my questions. Thumbs up all ‘round.

EP, Ottawa, ON, Canada
June, 2023

The quality and finish are beautiful.

NA, Waltham, MA, USA
June, 2023

Hello, Jim.
I received the keepsake box today. It is beautiful. 
You do an amazing job on these boxes. 

Thank you very much.
Have a nice evening.

KB, London, ON, Canada
May, 2023

Well made and lovely.

GC, Minneapolis, MN, USA
May, 2023

Great urn! The quality of the woodwork was first rate and the beauty of the wood was beyond expectations. Super well packaged too!


JF, Victoria, BC, Canada
May, 2023

Hello Jim and Kathy

A delightful reveal! The woods are exceptional; expert craftsmanship evident in the careful construction and lustrous finishing...  as expected, of course!

These boxes will be gifted with pride, and treasured ongoing, I'm certain.
Thank you kindly

ER, Prince George, BC, Canada
May, 2023

Beautifully made box! Jim was super communicative. Will definitely buy from them again

AK, Northbrook, IL, USA
April, 2023

It was a great pleasure working with Jim and Kathy on my jewelry box project.
I had 2 boxes made previously for my 2 grandaughters by a gentleman in the US. He did a great job for me and I was happy with the result. When a new addition came alone unexpectedly, I looked for someone local to make the gift.
Kathy and Jim were much more than I could have hoped for. They welcomed me in without any pressure to quickly decide on the box. They first listened, and then helped me decide on the design, materials, shape and size.
There was never a rush, nor did they push me to abandon my special details.
The box that was finally made is of great quality and has the exact appearance that i was chasing.
Thank you Jim and Kathy for not only making my project, but for the wonderful people you are.
I am already looking forward to our next project.

BP, Brampton, ON, Canada
March, 2023

The box is beautiful and is as described

RTW, Toronto, ON, Canada
January, 2023


The box is exquisitely made and finished

RTW, Toronto, ON, Canada
January, 2023

Very happy with eyeglass case. It fit a pair of simple wire frames - did not try larger sunglasses. Wood is beautiful and just like description

GS, Roseville, CA, USA
January, 2023

Thank you for the gorgeous jewelry box for my treasures! I can see that a lot of heart and soul was put into its creation and would encourage folks to shop at this store. Communication and response was immediate and friendly and shipping was fast and packaged beautifully! Highly recommended

C.A.D, Toronto, ON, Canada
January, 2023

I am absolutely thrilled with the quality of these ring boxes. They are even more beautiful in person. My husband and I finally have boxes worthy of housing our wedding bands. Thank you so very much!

HR, Vancouver, WA, USA

December, 2022
just saw this email. i dont use Etsy that much. but yes your box is so well made and beautiful. thanks!

CB, Marathon, ON, Canada
December, 2022

Received and it is lovely, thanks

WA, Mississauga, ON, Canada
December, 2022

Beautifully done, as always, from a repeat customer.

MJC, Ayr, On, Canada
November, 2022

Thank you again for creating such a beautiful ring box! It was the perfect touch for the proposal, and my partner (now fiancé!) loved it and will treasure it as a keepsake from a very happy moment.

Ben, Toronto, ON, Canada
November, 2022

A beautiful handmade box. Delivered very quickly and safely. Thank you.

GE, Kelowna, BC, Canada
May, 2022

It's beautiful. Immaculate fit and finish. No detail is overlooked. Prompt shipping meant my item made it across the border and through customs well ahead of the estimate, and well ahead of the eyeglasses that I plan to use this case for.

JB, Cincinnati, OH, USA
April, 2022

Absolutely beautiful, happy with my purchase.
Very easy and nice to work with, got exactly what I wanted
JP, Beavercreek, OH, USA
April, 2022


The ring box is beautiful -- cleverly designed, meticulously crafted.
Thank you.

MC, Ayr, ON, Canada
February, 2022

This was well made.very nice.

MD, Savona, BC, Canada
February, 2022

I ordered a ring box and it arrived promptly and was exactly as described. I’m quite pleased with the product and am confident it will serve its intended purpose well. Thanks Kathy & Jim!

JZ, Regina, SK, Canada
February, 2022

The jewellery box is beautiful: cleverly designed, meticulously crafted. Packaged well and shipped promptly.
Thank you.

MC, AYR, ON, Canada
January, 2022

I purchased this for my mother. She absolutely loves it. It is so well made and such a unique statement piece for her jewelry.

LR, Mulmur, ON, Canada
January, 2022

Excellent quality. Shipping was quick. Absolutely 100% satisfied.

AW, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
December, 2021

Thanks for the jewellry box. I was waiting to comment until after Christmas as it is a gift for my daughter in law. But I think it's beautiful!

MG, Toronto, ON, Canada
December, 2021





Extremely pleased with the service when ordering, the shipping of the product and the quality of the product.Thanks, will recommend to friends.

KS, Edmonton, AB, Canada
December, 2021

This wooden box exceeded my expectations. The quality of the craftsmanship and the quick delivery were awesome. The personal touch of supplying a card with the wood types and how it was made and treated were special touches that went above and beyond! Very pleased with my purchase.

December, 2021

Good morning,  Excellent craftsmanship, thank you.

BB, Pincourt, QC, Canada
November, 2021

Very nice work.

KM, Moncton, NB, Canada
November, 2021

The jewellery box is finely crafted an attention to detail is evident throughout the construction. My wife loves it, and it is certainly heirloom quality.

I would not hesitate to buy from you again Jim!

MM, Lakefield, ON, Canada
November, 2021

Nice hand made product, carefully packed and promptly shipped. Good job!

JB, London, ON, Canada
November, 2021

Amazing item and fast shipping.

November, 2021

Hi Jim,

Just received the ring box I ordered from you the other day. I just wanted to say it is beautiful work and to wish you two a fantastic fall.


BM, Toronto, ON, Canada
September, 2021

Good service and happy with the product. Appreciated the recommendations for engraving. Thank you.

Anthony, Toronto, ON, Canada
August, 2021

Our third large project with Jim, this time a sunglass case, continues to impress. The care and high skill is seen on every inch from all angles. Such a beautiful piece. Wonderful to look at in person.

The large valet is simply perfect. Exactly what we wanted. Woods are sensational as is the precision throughout. Cannot get better.

DL and SJ, Toronto, ON, Canada
August, 2021

Hi Jim & Kathy,

Thank you so much for working with me on this order - please see attached for a photo of the final product that my brother took :) it's perfect and exactly what I imagined.

It means a lot to honour my grandfather this way and to celebrate his memory with my dad (albeit remotely for me) this upcoming Father's day. Thank you for your contribution to that.

All the best,

LB, San Francisco, CA, USA
June, 2021

The box is beautiful. Thank you Jim for working with me, much appreciated and I will be back.

DA, Fallbrook, CA, USA
May, 2021


Very pleased as a wedding gift to my fiance. This is so beautiful the quality!

Thanks a bunch!

KP, Deep River, ON, Canada
May, 2021

We ordered a bespoke jewelry box. Jim's skill/attention to detail/experience perfectly fit with our artisanal, design wishes. The box produced was sensational on every and all level(s). 11 out of 10. Extremely happy with the process and outcome.

DL and SJ, Toronto, ON, Canada
April, 2021

Jim provided very responsive customer service and fast shipping for my keepsake box order. The box itself is beautifully crafted and I am very pleased with the purchase.

WA, Mississauga, ON, Canada
April, 2021


Hello Jim....the jewellery box is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT....I love it...thank you so very much for the stunning work you do.....I will definitely be putting out your name....thank you again ......

KD, Pickering, ON, Canada
February, 2021

Jim (he communicates so frequently and with such care that I feel like we are on a first name basis) created a similar box for my mom's ashes. This beautiful box was to organize my random jewelry collection. The box is beautifully made and the craftsmanship is amazing. Jim's attention to detail (all the way down to the pull for the top) is impressive. When I was unsure of the lining I wanted, Jim sent me a swatch to make sure I liked the color. He does brilliant work and communicates to make sure you're happy.

SS, Silver Spring, MD, USA
February, 2021

Thank you very much. This Jewellery box is truly, a one of a kind. I was a little hesitant ordering such an artisanal item online, without seeing, touching, examining etc.
But; it is exactly as pictured, and as I imagined. It actually brought tears to my wife's eyes. We are very happy and I am sure it will last generations.
Thanks again,

JM, Ottawa, ON, Canada
January, 2021

Such a beautiful gift! My mom loved it and was amazed that an eyeglass case could be so nice! Great communication from Kathy and Jim - they added a personal note with the gift since it was mailed directly to my mom.

SM, Toronto, ON, Canada
December 2020

Beautiful workmanship. Arrived earlier than expected. Unique product and great service.

AJ, Oshawa, ON, Canada

December, 2020


Kathy and Jim were fantastic to work with! I gave them a challenge and they were totally up for it! They went the distance and exceeded expectations in the design. The final outcome was exactly what I had hoped. They delivered ahead of schedule and were very responsive in our email communication. Highly recommended and when I need to have anything in wood crafted again - I will be sure to make them my first call!

DW, Toronto, ON, Canada

November 2020

Hi Jim Hi Kathy
{...}'s keepsake box arrived today
Boy U do really nice work
The box is perfect
I don't know how to thank you enough except to say thank you thank you and thank you

RW, Oakville, ON, Canada
November, 2020

wonderful craftsmanship and so thoughtfully packaged. Arrived safe and sound. Thank you.

JM, Tucson, AZ, USA
November, 2020

We purchased two of Kathy and Jim's ring boxes for our elopement. They were beautiful! The grain is stunning, the workmanship is great quality, and communication was quick and easy! These boxes helped to make our day extra special. Thank you, Kathy and Jim!

MR, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
November, 2020



I purchased this lovely box for my mom's ashes and could not be more pleased with the quality and workmanship. The wood is warm and lovely, smooth to the touch and beautiful to the eye. The ingrain piece of darker wood is a small nod to my mom's faith and devotion to always being kind, gracious and good. The back is secured with about 10 screws and feels solid. I've enclosed her ashes as well as all the sympathy cards, cards from flowers sent and her death notice from the paper so I don't have to figure out where things are. This was the best way to safekeep my mom's ashes. I love it!

SS, Silver Spring, MD, USA
October, 2020

Arrived very quickly and really well built. Love the hinges and the magnetic lock. Looks great and feels great. Also loved the recycling of the egg carton for shipping. Love to support small Canadian business.

RS, Cambridge, ON, Canada

October, 2020

Absolutely beautiful item, exactly what I wanted! I use it as a catch-all next to my favourite chair. It's even more gorgeous than the photos: pictures can't do justice to the glow of the woods, and the precision of the workmanship.

Shipped quickly, seller was communicative, overall a great experience. Highly recommended.

KS, Regina, SK, Canada
September 2020

Hi Jim...

We received the urn on Friday....only got a chance to open it today....it’s beautiful...it’s perfect.

Thank you,
SW, Sudbury, ON, Canada

August, 2020

Exceeds expectations. I was hoping for a cool-looking gimmick, but it’s incredibly functional too. And the wood is a lot more beautiful in person than in the pictures. I wasn’t planning to spend $55 on a sunglasses case, but I’m weirdly glad I did.

RB, Morrisville, NC, USA

July, 2020

Gorgeous piece. I got it for my husband's birthday and he loved it - literally couldn't stop staring at it and opening & closing it. Shipping was super fast as well. Thanks so much!

JP, Columbus, OH, USA

July, 2020

I was looking for the ultimate jewelry box for my wife when my search ended here. Such a beautiful piece of work and the quality and craftsmanship is second to none. Thank you so much, Jim.

CB, Burlington, ON, Canada

July, 2020

Sorry for late review, item was perfect arrived exactly as described, many thanks!

DN, Hayward, CA, USA

May, 2020


I am very happy with the jewelry boxes that I purchased from Jim & Kathy Sawada. The craftsmanship is superb, and the design of each box is functional and handy. I am pleased that I can now select and store my jewelry in such beautiful pieces of work, and am especially proud that they were crafted by talented Canadian artisans. The boxes are so very well made that I know they will stand up to daily use, and I will enjoy using them for many, many years to come.

DH, Odessa, ON, Canada

March, 2020

I just received the most gorgeous wood eyeglass case today. It is stunning. I thought the photo was amazing but holding it in my hands was so much better. Thank You for creating this. Can not wait to show it off.

PR, New York, NY, USA   

February, 2020

Beautiful ring box! The wood grain and colour is even more gorgeous in person.

SR, Victoria, BC, Canada

January, 2020


This box arrived beautifully wrapped, incredible quality!

MG, Vancouver, BC, Canada

December, 2019


Hello Jim,

Thank you so much for this beautiful piece, worthy of my father's ashes.


EH, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
November, 2019

Dear Kathy and Jim,
I am thrilled with my purchase! The box is beautiful, a one of a kind treasure! Thank you so much!
CK, Whitehorse, YT, Canada
October, 2019


Hi Jim
I just received the maple box today. Thank you. A beautiful piece as expected!

RF, Vernon, BC, Canada
August, 2019


The box is beautifully crafted and I love having something pretty to keep my stash in. I haven’t been able to find a doob tube that fits the compartments, however.

I showed it to the workers at the tobacco shop I use and told them to buy your entire stock! Thanks so much!

UPDATE: Jim took the time to contact me to let me know where I can find the proper size doob tube. Amazon, of all places!

MV, Battle Creek, MI, USA   
July, 2019

Wow, a really lovely piece. Exactly what I was looking for with very fast delivery (coming to US from Canada, I was prepared to be patient). Definitely recommend vendors and would purchase from them.

June, 2019



A beautiful box! Very pleased with it and it will make a great gift. Thank you very much!

DR, Tujunga, CA, USA    
February, 2019



The recipients said the serving tray was extremely well wrapped & is quite beautiful! A well-crafted piece. I was disappointed that delivery was on the day after promised (when the recipients had gone away) & the package was left in the snow on the front step. A neighbor retrieved it & all is well. Holiday season taken into consideration, but the shipping cost was not inexpensive & I was counting on timely delivery.

January, 2019

Beautiful . Great quality, not something that you can buy at Amazon lol. I served tea bags in this tea caddy and got compliments. Great gift item for tea lovers

MK, New York, NY, USA   
December, 2018


I wanted to let you know that I have received the Walnut box I ordered, and I love it! This is a Christmas gift for my grandson and I am sure he will also love it. For some reason this item is not showing on my purchased list, so I am unable to leave the very positive feedback I to.
Thank you so much for your quick response to my order and all the shipping updates!
I look forward to ordering my granddaughter's box for you in the future.

PJ, Flemington, NJ, USA    
December, 2018

It is definitely made well--I was just a bit disappointed that it wasn't somewhat heavier in weight. I think the price of 100$ may have been a bit steep. 
I am sure the couple receiving it will like it. I do love the 3 tone color--it's unique.

SA, Toronto, ON, Canada    
 November 2018


Wow! Such remarkable craftsmanship. It's also highly functional, with lots of trays and compartments - each one is a beautiful work itself. Thanks!

KL, San Francisco, CA, USA      
October 2018



Beautifully made. Fast shipping. Very pleased with purchase.

CR, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA   
September, 2018



Quality of the product is very nice.
The reason for 4 star (of 5) is the final coat on the wood had some marks on top of the box (circles of less than 1cm like bubbles). Other than that everything works good.
Just a little minor thing is that the fit for the top of the box has some gaps, I believe due to the hinge mechanism. But if it can fit perfectly, it would be an awesome box, since the quality of the wood and inner lining is excellent.

SK, Mississauga, ON, Canada   
September, 2018

The box is the cutest thing. Thank you so much for making amazing products and for your hard work. It was very easy to make my purchase and everything is perfect. My partner is going to love it!

Thanks guys

TH, Vancouver, BC, Canada    
August, 2018

Beautiful wood inlay and hinges. Feels well-made. Thank you!

JJ, Columbus, OH, USA   
July, 2018



Beautiful box, I bought it for cufflinks and they fit perfectly inside. Jim gave a very quick and detailed answer to the question I had before purchasing, and shipping was extremely fast as well.

MD, Montreal, QC, Canada   
June, 2018


A lovely couple and a joy to chat with.

GR, Toronto, ON, Canada   
June, 2018



Beautiful craftsmanship and design, fast shipping, and great proactive customer service. I am so pleased with this purchase. Highly recommended!

MS, San RafaelCA, USA   
June, 2018


Thank you! It arrived today and looks beautiful.  Absolutely love it.

LC, Brighton, ON, Canada   
June, 2018



Hi there!! 
The box came today and it's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much!!

EM, Gray, GA, USA   
May 2018


The box is as beautiful as expected and the sellers were awesome to deal with. Thank you for the top notch customer service and quality product!

KB, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada    
February, 2018


This box is impeccably crafted and even more beautiful in person. The wood has a lovely depth and sheen (and I love the grain of the curly maple). It's perfect for keeping all your essential oils easily at hand. It's nice that the internal dividers only go up part way, which makes it easier to see the bottles' labels. The box was shipped quickly and packed very well to prevent any damage in transit.

NW, Jersey City, NJ, USA    
February, 2018

Hi Jim,
The Box arrived just fine, and the packaging was truly exceptional!
We could not be more pleased!
Suffice to say, we’ve added your website to our favorites for more purchases.
Thanks So Very Much!!!
All The Very Best,

JL, St Albert, AB, Canada    
January, 2018

The jewelry box I purchased was beautiful and very well built! The service I experienced from Jim and Kathy was also excellent. I highly recommend!

MR, Burlington, ON, Canada   
January, 2018


Beautiful craftmanship and woodwork. I bought this as a gift and my wife loves it.

PK, San Francisco, CA, USA    
December, 2017



Items were excellent quality. Both people who received them as gifts were very impressed with them. Would hightly recommend to anyone looking for items in this category. I am planning another purchase soon. Thank you again for such great work

JC, Mount Hope, ON, Canada   
December, 2017

I bought this for an engagement ring that I got for my girlfriend. (She said yes, btw). The craftsmanship is amazing! Beautifully made. I bought it at night and received an email with the tracking number from Kathy and Jim Sawada the very next day. I've looked at all their products and I highly recommend them, especially due to the fast shipping!

RP, Anchorage, AK, USA   
December, 2017

More beautiful in person. Shipped quickly too. Very happy. Recommend highly!!!

KS, Long Valley, NJ, USA      
December, 2017



The box is very beautiful, made with wonderfully figured hardwoods and added a very nice touch to a locally designed and made engagement ring. She said yes, so thanks! She was very impressed with it. Shipped quick and Kathy and Jim were great to deal with.

SP, St John's, NL, Canada   
December, 2017


The item was just as it appeared in the picture and was very carefully packed for shipment. I would purchase again from this seller because of the high quality work.

MS, Downey, CA, USA   
November, 2017


Beautiful piece and a perfect gift for my entertaining mother in law. Thank you!

SG, Brampton, ON, Canada   
November, 2017



I am IN LOVE with this box! I can't wait for my wedding day!

LM, Windsor, CT, USA 
June, 2017



I bought a keepsake box as a gift for my wife. Jim and Kathy were very flexible, meeting me at their home with only a days notice. When I arrived they were extremely friendly and answered all my questions. The box itself is clearly well-made and exceeded my expectations. They are highly skilled at what they do... you can't get this kind of thing in a store! They even gave me an extra piece of wood so I could test out some laser engraving before doing it on the box itself. A+ experience and product, very highly recommended!

Jonathon D, Toronto, ON, Canada 
April, 2017

I will need to take my rings off for work and this box is a gorgeous and sturdy way to store and keep them safe. It will fit both nicely and has a surprisingly strong magnet! It was packaged securely and shipped in a timely manner.

JVB, Morristown, NJ, USA 
April, 2017


My Tak set is absolutely gorgeous. The board turned out better than I had imagined, and the pieces are great. The zebrawood pieces came out a little rough on the edges, but I understand that's a byproduct of the wood itself, as opposed to any problems with the craftsmanship.
Thank you for making such a precious item! It's an absolute joy to play and to look at.

MG, Toronto, ON, Canada   
March, 2017

Fantastic Box. Great wood working.  Beautiful with the inlay

TL, Gloucester, ON, Canada   
February, 2017

Beautiful box. Fast shipping and exactly as described.

MS, Cambridge, ON, Canada   
January, 2017



I purchased this box as a gift for my husband as a place to store his few rings and necklaces instead of the bathroom drawer. His late grandfather was a very skilled woodworker so I knew he's appreciate the level of craftsmanship that seemed obvious to me just from the web site photos. The box came very carefully packaged with recycled egg cartons cushioning it on all sides and wrapped carefully in brown paper. I didn't even unwrap the paper until I gave it to my husband on Christmas morning, and we were both blown away by the fine craftsmanship and the beauty of the natural wood colors. It is also the perfect size to store his minimal amount of jewelry and we love that it is an heirloom quality piece. Very happy with my purchase!

KH, Cedar Park, TX USA  
December, 2016

Hi Kathy and Jim!
Thanks so much for the prompt delivery of the serving platter. Your wrapping is so beautiful that I haven't wanted to open it yet. It is a gift for Christmas and I may just keep it wrapped up nicely with your wrapping until then! I'm sure he will love it though and I'm excited to gift it. 
Thanks so much!

KL, Grand Rapids, MI, USA 
 December, 2016

I bought this jewelry box for my husband as a Christmas gift and I absolutely love it! The quality and detail that Jim put into this piece is just flawless. Highly recommend!!

SE, Fort Worth, Texas, USA   
November, 2016


Absolutely amazing. SO well made!!! Even the wrapping and shipping shows that the maker is proud of their work. I can't wait to give this to my husband for Christmas!

FC, Fort Collins, CO, USA 
 November, 2016


Excellent, well constructed. Thank You

WT, Wallingford, CT, USA  
October, 2016



The box is beautiful! Was very well packaged and arrived in good time. Thank you Kathy & Jim : )

ES, Vancouver, BC, Canada   
July, 2016



Beautiful rosewood jewelry box. Very pleased with the quality and craftsmanship. Very classy box for my wedding ring. Will definitely consider purchasing from again

BS, Modesto, CA, USA   
June, 2016


The box exceeded our expectations, a small piece of art on its own! Perfect for The Ring!

Many thanks!

VK, Jersey City, NJ, USA   
June, 2016 


Greetings, Kathy and Jim;
Parcel arrived safely and intact. Thank you. What beautiful craftsmanship! Should the occasion arise, we would gladly refer anyone to your website and offer our recommendation as to quality and speed of transaction. Thanks, again and have a great day.

B & G H, Goderich, ON, Canada   
April, 2016

Top marks all around - happy we were able to drop by and meet you as well. Best wishes,

AW, Toronto, ON, Canada   
March, 2016

Wow. I got exactly what I wanted and it was perfect! Their communication and customer service was excellent! I would absolutely recommend this shop to anyone!!

WT, Orange County, CA, USA   
March, 2016


This was one of the most beautiful valet boxes I have ever seen! I bought this for my husband and he was very, very pleased with it. The service was quick and very nice. Hopefully I will find something else I need from them in the future. Thank you for making such a fine product!

PM, Hillsborough, CA, USA   
February, 2016


This is a beautiful piece! Kathy and Jim even customized the item to fit our rings! Would highly recommend them!

EH, Toronto, ON  
February, 2016


A truly wonderful piece! Also very quick to respond and really willing to work with my requests of shipping. Awesome work. Awesome people. Definitely recommend!

JJ, Tesuque, NM, USA 
 January, 2016


Well made. Flexible with shipping options to handle a unique situation that got me the item on time!

NW, Guelph, ON   
October, 2015



Hi Jim and Kathy.
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much my wife is enjoying the jewelry box. I am sure she will treasure it for years to come. It was such a pleasure meeting you and seeing your work.
Take care,
SG, Toronto, ON, Canada 
 September, 2015

Looks great, holds a ring well, and it's sturdy.

CE, Liverpool, NY, United States   
August, 2015



This is a gorgeous ring box, far more beautiful in person! Kathy and Jim were excellent with communication. Shipping was entirely on point. My only disappointment is with the asymmetry of the hinges, one of which protrudes a bit higher than the other. That said, it is a nice reminder that this piece is hand-crafted! All in all, I highly recommend these craftspeople!

AS, Highland Park, NJ, United States    
March, 2015

The ring box is AWESOME. Thanks so much guys!!

ST, Vancouver, BC, Canada   
February, 2015

Beyond amazing!!! Incredible workmanship. Will absolutely buy from again. Thank you!!

DK, Aliso Viejo, CA, United States
December, 2014



It arrived safely, and it looks very nice -- better than on the website's photograph!
I'm giving it to my wife for Christmas, and I'm sure she'll love it.

ND, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
December, 2014


Thank you so much for making a beautiful box that my fiancée loves! She brings it with her whenever we tell our friends and family about the great news. I have attached a picture we took in St. John on the day we got engaged!

Thanks again!

DH, Dover, DE, United States    
September 2014

Great service, great craftmanship, great quality! Exactly what I wanted and what I ordered. Great seller!

JH, San Francisco, CA, USA 
August, 2014



Received the (jewelry) box, thanks so much. It was beautiful and certainly met--if not exceeded--my expectations based on the customer feedback on Etsy. My wife was blown away!

I'll make sure to add feedback in the coming days. Thanks again!

CC, Chicago, IL, USA 
July, 2014

The box was awesome, she loved the ring and the box. it showed up very fast and Kathy / Jim were great to work with. The only issue at all was, the lid of the box wasn't glued to the hinges so it can come off the box, if you don't open it properly.

JB, Austin, TX, USA   
June, 2014

I am so pleased with my purchase! The box I ordered was more beautiful than I imagined, and Kathy and Jim were very helpful with my order. Many thanks!

EC, Oakland, California, USA  
May, 2014


Beautifully made and arrrived very fast. Wood detail is amazing.

SM, Escondido, California, USA  
May, 2014



I was looking for a true heirloom quality jewelry box to give my fiancee as her wedding day gift.
My criteria was to find one that was unique, handmade, beautiful, of superior quality and made in Canada.........I was fortunate enough to find Kathy and Jim's website and I went to their home to see the jewelry boxes.
The work exceeded my expectations and I purchased a beautiful Olivewood jewelry box for my fiancee which I hope will be something she will have forever.
The best part of the process was dealing with Kathy and Jim......they are truly welcoming and warm and were a pleasure to deal with.
Thank you very much for a great experience and a wonderful jewelry box.

Mark N, Whitby, ON, Canada  
April, 2014

Thanks Jim. (Ring) Box looks perfect. Incredible workmanship. 

JBK, Saskatoon, SK, Canada  
April, 2014

Wonderful ring box! I bought it for my husbands wedding ring, and he couldn't be happier with it. It arrived quickly and beautifully packaged. 

DH, Montreal, QC, Canada  
February, 2014


Hi Jim,
My jewelry box arrived today safe and sound.
It is absolutely beautiful. Your description of it as quietly elegant is spot on. I had a hard time deciding which box to choose and I am thrilled with my choice.
Thanks for the great communication back and forth.

JL, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
February, 2014

Our daughter was delighted with the jewellery box. The quality is amazing. It was a pleasure to meet you in person and to discuss woodworking with you. Keep up the great work!

JW, Toronto, ON, Canada  
January, 2014

Thank you for the amazing box!!! I gave it to my wife as a wedding present and she absolutely loved it!!!

JB, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada  
January, 2014

Hi Kathy and Jim,
the jewellery box was extremely well received as expected. She loves it! A real treasure that my wife already says will be one day passed onto our daughter. Thank you for your attention to detail. 

Stephen C, Toronto, ON, Canada  
January, 2014

My husband sought out and purchased the most exquisite jewel box as a Christmas gift for me! I just wanted you to know that I love it! The workmanship, wood type and craft are truly 
special and one of a kind. I will cherish this piece of art always.

CW, Toronto, ON, Canada  
January, 2014

Thanks Jim and Kathy. (....) loves it. It is full. She purged some of her semi precious jewellery and relegated it to her lingerie drawer. Who knows, I might be calling on you in a few years for a second one. Happy new year. 

SW, Toronto, ON, Canada  
January, 2014

My tray arrived safely and it is lovely. Thank you. 

SG, Bellevue, WA, United States 
  December, 2013

Hi Jim and Kathy, 
The box arrived and it is beautiful. The pictures underestimate the beauty of this box. I shall cherish it forever and fill it with my many baubles. The craftsmanship here is uncommon in our current day and age. Thank you for putting an obviously high level of skill and talent into such a pretty piece. 
Have an excellent weekend.

ND, White Rock, BC, Canada 
September, 2013

Thank you so much for making the custom watch and cufflink box... I know he's going to love it! And thank you so much for making my idea a reality; I couldn't find anything in stores or online that was even close to what I pictured in my mind and you've hit the nail on the head! The craftsmanship is impeccable, right down to every little detail - I still can't believe you make these entirely by hand. I can't wait to refer you to my friends and family :)

KV, Toronto, ON, Canada
July, 2013

Kathy and Jim, 
.... absolutely adores her anniversary gift. Thank you so much for your patience while I decided on exactly which box to get. It is perfect and your handiwork even impressed my father, the world's greatest perfectionist.
Thanks again,

KL, Toronto, ON, Canada
June, 2013

Hi Jim, the box is beautiful, absolutely stunning. thank you!!

GH, Montreal, QC, Canada,
June 2013



Just received my jewelry box. It's excellent, worth every penny. The pictures don't capture the pure ART that this piece is!
My wife will be thrilled this Christmas

John, Port Dover, ON, Canada,
December 2012


Hi Kathy: Dont tell my family but it was better than Christmas!! Got the boards last night - they are just beautiful - exactly as I had hoped. I've wanted something like this for soooo long. I will be using them on Sat nite!!!! Rest assured if possible I will be very quick to recommend you and Jim - great work and delightful service. 

SP, Toronto, ON, Canada,
September 2012

My search for a superb craftsman finally ended when I located Jim Sawada. I was looking for two momento boxes that would contain correspondence and special objects which I plan to leave for my children on my passing. These had to be no ordinary boxes as you can imagine; rather pieces of art which would house my "soul". When I saw the finished pieces, I knew that I found the right person for the task. From design to completion, Jim and Kathy were gracious and helpful each step of the way. Their attention to detail and creative suggestions were an integral part of this labour of love, for which I am thankful.

Glenn French , Toronto, ON, Canada,
February 2012

Arrived in perfect shape...its beautiful....thank you. 

JD, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada,
December 2011

Hi Kathy, Thanks for doing such a wonderful job on the toy boxes. They look fantastic! 

CP, Toronto, ON, Canada,
October 2011

I'm a former customer who is very satisfied with the boxes I bought in the past. This year I'm interested in a woman's jewelry box. I would like to come over to your place sometime soon and select one before these beautiful boxes are all sold.

CM, Toronto, ON, Canada,
October 2011

I just received the box and I must say that you are a very impressive craftsman- I love the little details! Very nice hardware and the corners are just lovely. The quality of the trays and drawer are just as impressive as the wood grain on the outside. Bravo!

JB, Pointe Claire, QC, Canada,
September 2011

Hi Kathy. Well, she was overwhelmed. She said, "Mom I never expected it to look like this, I absolutely love it". Her fiancé when he saw it said,"OH MY GOD"."That's amazing". They are thrilled, as am I. You are both wonderfully gifted and you make dreams come true. I am forever grateful. I want to stay in touch with you as I really enjoy being around you both. Perhaps after the wedding we can get together for a glass of wine. Hugs and many many thanks!

KP, Toronto, ON, Canada,
November 2010

Thank you for providing such good customer service! It's rare these days that people go above and beyond :) I'm happy that I chose to order through you and Jim. Not many places would check if items have arrived. 

SC, Sudbury, ON, Canada,
November 2009

Great job on the chest Kathy and Jim—thank you very much!

TJ, Brampton, ON, Canada,
July 2009

(he) absolutely loved the CD box. It's brings a professionalism to him. We've received many compliments on it. I'd like to thank you once again for your wonderful work. Have a great day!

NM, Toronto, ON, Canada,
February 2009


Hi Jim & Kathy - My husband chose a cuff link box today. It's truly beautiful. It's exactly what I envisioned as a gift for our son-in-law to be. Your work is exquisite. ( I have to credit the internet & 
your excellent web site for this happy purchase.) Hopefully, I'll have a chance to meet you at one of the craft shows. Thanks again,

AM, Toronto, ON, Canada,
September 2008

I did get the box on Monday, just got around to opening up the package tonight. Everything looks good. Great work with the wood, grains and the detail of the keys is a nice balance in the design. I especially like the 'v' cut in the key on the ends... Just the right size for what I needed it for. ....  Again, great job I will use this for years to come.  

CD, Norwalk, CT, USA,
June 2008

Just to let you know that I received the key box, it's beautiful, exactly what I was looking for and the colors look great. Thank you again,

SH, Laval, QC, Canada,
June 2008

Hi Jim. We received the beautiful box today!! I couldn't wait to give it to my husband till Xmas, so I let him enjoy it now. He absolutely loves it. As soon as he opened the package (which was packed perfectly safe) he moved all of his jewelry and pens and watches and such into his new toy. He is a craftsman himself and thought your work was just brilliant. Thank you for your help and your craft. Please let us know if you post anymore unique boxes on your site as we are collectors of unique items. Cheers to you and yours.

KD, Merced, CA, USA,
September 2006


Hi Jim, I received the wooden valet today; it's beautiful. I hope my husband likes it. My 17 yr. old son loves it; and thinks that my husband will like it also. Thanks so much; I'll let you know what happens. Happy holidays to you and your family. 

SM, Franklin, MA, USA,
December 2005


The box arrived today. It's beautiful -- exactly what I was looking for. I hope my new son-in-law appreciates the beauty and workmanship as much as I do.

LH, New Jersey, USA,
July 2005