Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Following are some comments that we have received from our customers and visitors to our web site.  Click here to provide your comments about our works.


I am IN LOVE with this (ring) 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


(keepsake box) 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


The (ring) 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


Greetings, Kathy and Jim;
(urn) 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


(ring box) 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


(ring box) 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


(ring box) 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


(ring box) 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


(ring box) 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.
Thanks,

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


I am so pleased with my purchase! The (ring) 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


(ring box) 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. 
Regards


Stephen C, Toronto, ON, Canada   January, 2014


Hi,
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.
Sincerely, 


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 201 3


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