Altered Wood

Gerard Kelley is a wood-working artist located in Sacramento. Working as a handyman & carpenter most of his life, he says he never thought of himself as an artist. But one look at his beautifully crafted jewelry boxes assure you that he is just that. According to his site, the style of jewelry box that Gerard has been making is called a bandsaw (or band saw) box. He works mostly with hardwoods and then laminates the wood in contrasting shades and colors which creates a different, sometimes dramatic, look. Each jewelry box is hand-cut making it a truly original handcrafted work of art. These are definitely not your run-of-the-mill square or rectangular jewelry boxes. Gerard also creates other beautiful items, including framed wooden artwork and business card holders.