Every part of the 3.5 inch ceramic ornament is hand touched by me making each one a unique piece of art. I sketch the custom portrait in pencil then outline the drawing with black glaze. The design is hand painted with non-toxic, lead-free pottery glaze colors. Afterwards, I paint the area around the design in a contrasting color, personalize the back, sign my work, coat the entire ornament with a non-toxic, lead-free glaze then fire it in my kiln.
Due to the incredible amount of time and work put into each and every ornament I do not feel comfortable offering discounts for multiple orders. Thank you for understanding.
Once finished the ornaments are carefully packaged to ensure a safe and successful journey from my studio to your home.
To order your custom keepsake:
1) Purchase and pay for this listing.
2) E-mail your image(s)to cathie.carlson [!at] yahoo.com
3) Include the personalized names and date in the "notes to seller" section when purchasing your ornament.
Custom ornaments take 7-9 days to complete from the time they are purchased and paid for. They are shipped USPS 1st Class which arrives in 3-5 days within the U.S. and 2-6 weeks international mail.
As shown in the third image, my portraits are also available on an 8 inch ceramic tile. Available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/121404163/custom-home-portrait-personalized
Please keep in mind that this ornament is not meant to portray a realistic portrait, but a simplistic rendition of your image.
Best etsy purchase ever. Both were gifts and both recipients were speechless. I will always order this as a new home gift for friends.
I just opened this, and burst into tears! It is so beautiful, and so perfect. I am counting down the days until Christmas to give it to my husband. THANK YOU!
To see more of my work, please visit my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicMarkingsArt
Thank you, Cathie Carlson
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.