Our new jewelry organization consultant (JOC), Dana Oxenberg, sunlights as a bio-engineer while applying her creative talents towards solving a prominent female dilemma. Anyone who owns more than one necklace has discovered that somehow when the two items are placed together in a dark drawer they intertwine into a metallic orgy that ends with an insurmountably complex knot. The intricacy of the entanglement exponentially increases with each additional chain eventually reaching the state of a yarnball attached by a dozen angry kittens.
Place a value on one of Dana’s creations? – Well how many hours have you wasted untangling these disasters? How many times have you been late to an important engagement; perhaps a job interview, a date, a wedding? How much cursing was involved? Do you actually have a ball of cherished precious metal strings abandoned to the abyss of a shoebox so your conscious mind can be blinded from the frustration of failed detangling attempts.
These so called flat drawer “jewelry boxes” compartmentalized in no logical manner allow you to simply pile earrings into a lump. Do you find it strange that inanimate objects can manage to vote one or more mismatched rejects off the box? It doesn’t make sense, it breaks the laws of physics, but when you are in a rush try to match a pair of earrings from this indiscriminate pile you damn well know it’s impossible! The net (sad) result of all of this insanity is known as Jewelry Distress Syndrome (JDS) ...
What are Dana’s qualifications to present herself as a JOC? Well, to start out she’s a woman who owns and wears jewelry; second she is clinically diagnosed as being severely OCD. Even working in the pharma industry and having access to best meds available to subdue this obsessive nature, it remains alive and disturbingly focused on relieving the female species of the pain and suffering they endure in their daily dressing routines.
The earring screens swing out for display and simple access to studs for removal and mounting. The loops cling firmly around a vertical gallery, while the open hook variants are hung in a straightforward and orderly parade line. Notice the chains holding bracelets; unhook the clasp at one end and the string comes forward to present each individual chain for review.
Dana’s solution will clearly allow all of you to overcome adversity! The only decision to make now is how many to order. Obviously you need one for yourself, but please help end women’s suffering everywhere and get one for your daughter, mother, sister, aunts, cousins, friends, and coworkers.
So here’s the deal with Dana’s boxes. Dana is producing a series of her customized jewelry boxes with interiors properly configured for both function and form. Her standard models are available at a fixed price structure. Her services are available to customize a standard shell or to provide a truly personalized interior for a signed original Artisans of the Valley commission, or support a restoration project including remodel of an antique, collectible, or modern box to properly organize your prized possessions.
Interiors can be designed to accommodate your collection, considerations for your taste in jewelry and your requirements for access and display are all considered. Dana can engage with your involvement at whatever level you’re comfortable, as an engineer she can provide a sketch through a full detailed measured drawing; alternately she can take on the project as a personal quest delivering the final result without bugging you for decisions along the way. Contact us for pricing and consulting rates!
Link to printable article: http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/JewelryBoxesbyDana.pdf
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