Valentine's Day orders
Limited Edition Puzzles
"Wreath of Music"
Double sided puzzles
Learn about some of the special puzzles we have made over the years.
Special occassions or a special day??
We can cut a custom puzzle from a photo, an invitation or even a collage of items, for weddings, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or
favorite vacations. You can even give a gift certificate and have the lucky recipients pick out the picture. Click here.
Welcome to Jardin Puzzles, makers of unique,
personalized, quality-crafted wooden jigsaw
puzzles. Our puzzles are made from
fine art prints shown in our gallery or
from images sent in by our customers. Every puzzle is hand cut, one piece at a time, using
the finest quality woods and a variety of skilled cutting styles
and techniques to make a puzzle that is
both unique and enjoyable. Our puzzles are
made primarily for adult puzzle enthusiasts
and collectors, but can be adapted for school-age
children too. A Jardin Puzzle is an original
and memorable gift for special occasions such
as: birthdays, holidays, weddings,
anniversaries, corporate favors, or just the
right thing for that person who has everything.
Jardin Puzzles are meant to be admired as art
for their craftsmanship and enjoyed for the
challenge and fun of putting them together.
Given proper care, they are meant to last
Our puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. The challenging puzzle below is done from a reproduction of the watercolor,
Kokopelli's Serenade, by Kathy Cooney.
We took a rectangular picture and created a puzzle that has the shape of old, frayed parchment. The outside egdes are very irregular, and the
dropouts (intentional holes in the interior of the puzzle) between the border of the print and the Kokopelli image, make it even more
challenging. As with many of our puzzles, we designed special figural pieces that are included in the puzzle.
Two are shown, the wolf and jack rabbit. There are nine more woven into the puzzle. You can click on the image
below to read more about the puzzle or to order one for yourself.
by Kathy Cooney
Shown with two of eleven figural pieces.
(Note: Dark blue areas are background and not part of the puzzle. The two figural pieces are shown much larger with respect to the puzzle. They are really about 1 inch tall.)
New for winter 2002/2003 is this very intricate puzzle, Colonial Inn , a Limited Edition print by Colleen Sgroi. This wonderful print
has Santa chatting with Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, with his horse and sleigh waiting to take off.
Colonial Inn by Colleen Sgroi
It's snowing in the picture and it's definitely snowing in the puzzle. There are
48 snowflakes within, without and on the border of this puzzle. Forty six of them are the same size. They only fit one way, that is, except for six
that you can arrange around the puzzle. Click on the picture to learn more of this puzzle and to order it. But give me a lot of lead time,
48 snowflakes take a while to cut!
All of our puzzles are cut from flawless, top-grade, 1/4-inch mahogany plywood. Not only
is it perfect on either side, there are no interior defects in the core. After mounting either a print, photo or other
artwork to the wood, we hand-cut your puzzle, piece by piece,
to your specifications. To get a
tight fitting puzzle and the intricate small pieces of our
cutting styles or your chosen figure pieces, we use a special
blade that is only 8 thousands of an inch wide. Unless otherwise requested, we also include our
signature piece, a stylized iris,
which our cutter, Melinda Shebell,
has signed on the back, with a number and date, to ensure authenticity.
Once cut, your puzzle is assembled and inspected. The back is sanded
and hand finished with multiple coats of oil and
shellac to bring out the rich luster of the mahogany grain and to give the pieces a soft texture
when putting the puzzle together. We make sure the back of the puzzle is as nice to look at as the front.
Our puzzles are packaged in specially
designed, sturdy, secure white gift boxes (see picture below). The two piece box has overlapping sides so that if dropped, the
box remains closed with no spilled pieces. The box can even withstand liquid for a few seconds protecting the puzzle within.
Each box has a custom-label with the title, dimensions, number of pieces, and
the date it was cut.
Our Limited Edition Wreath of Music puzzle comes
in a custom-made, hinged, wooden box that allows the puzzle to be stored assembled in the wreath shape or unassembled as desired.
The process of mounting the print, cutting the puzzle, finishing the back, and boxing and labeling usually takes two weeks.
It may take longer for larger puzzles or during holiday seasons. When we confirm your order, we will
give you a firm quote on the time. Because all our puzzles are created by hand, they cannot be rushed.
Please order a custom cut puzzle well in advance.
If you would like a puzzle immediately, we do have a list of Ready-to-go
puzzles. However, we don't "stock" puzzles so this list is limited and varies over time. Email us as the address below
for a list of what is currently available.