jerise

Ketubahs, Papercuts, Calligraphy, Drawings, and Colors!

New York, United States 2589 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (949)

jerise

Ketubahs, Papercuts, Calligraphy, Drawings, and Colors!

New York, United States | 2589 Sales

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Announcement    WELCOME! ¡Bienvenido/a! Shalom! Bienvenue! Salaam! Selamat datang! Wilkommen!

Convo or call me if you'd like to know more about my artwork--I'm always happy to discuss possibilities!

You can find me on the web at: www.jerise.com

HAITI STILL NEEDS OUR HELP! Over a quarter million deaths, millions of homeless. Please see my Haiti Relief section in this shop: all proceeds go to Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasante, http://www.pih.org/pages/haiti/).

SEARCH ON MY PIF ITEMS for more ways to find out about worthy causes while getting great artwork from me!

Some of my favorite quotes, daily (kind of--in progress!): http://www.tinyflowers.org

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Last updated on Feb 28, 2019

WELCOME! ¡Bienvenido/a! Shalom! Bienvenue! Salaam! Selamat datang! Wilkommen!

Convo or call me if you'd like to know more about my artwork--I'm always happy to discuss possibilities!

You can find me on the web at: www.jerise.com

HAITI STILL NEEDS OUR HELP! Over a quarter million deaths, millions of homeless. Please see my Haiti Relief section in this shop: all proceeds go to Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasante, http://www.pih.org/pages/haiti/).

SEARCH ON MY PIF ITEMS for more ways to find out about worthy causes while getting great artwork from me!

Some of my favorite quotes, daily (kind of--in progress!): http://www.tinyflowers.org

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About jerise

Sales 2,589
On Etsy since 2008

Art that says yes to life, love, peace, beauty, and color.

Growing up in south New Jersey, I was always the go-to kid for drawing, lettering, coloring, painting, making dioramas and holiday decorations, and daily art of all kinds. Our family was and is proud of its mixed heritage (Jewish, Catholic, Russian, Italian, Scotch-Irish, Polish, African-American... you name it, really), and so I inherited a deep and abiding love of cultural and aesthetic variety. I love to share this through my artwork.

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Last updated on March 5, 2019
Hi! I am a calligrapher, painter, and graphic artist, and my personal website, with some of my older work featured, is at http://www.jerise.com. I'm here on Etsy because I believe very much in moving forward into a handmade future. Art is craft. I want to see a world where everyone has a chance to practice their art, and everyone is an artist.

In that spirit, I am very open to trades and barters, as well as custom work of any kind.

Additional note: All designs on my site, including but not limited to all ketubah papercut designs, are my own originals, and I retain all rights to them after I sell you my artwork; I am selling you the actual piece of artwork, not the design or concept itself! Just sayin'. :)

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All my work comes with a guarantee of your satisfaction--if you are not satisfied, I will either replace the item with one that suits, or refund your money.
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards (through PayPal), personal checks, or money orders. On overseas orders, I would probably prefer PayPal (it makes the exchange easier), but I will work with you on whatever type of payment is easiest. Taxes are included in the price you see when you check out.
Shipping
I regularly ship non-ketubah, non-wedding certificate items by US Postal Service. Regular shipping on most items is free, both in the US and internationally. If you have a deadline for your order, please let me know and I will get it there for you!

For ketubahs and wedding certificates, my standard shipping is UPS Overnight. I charge $25 toward this; in the vast majority of cases, UPS will cost more than this, but you will not pay more than $25 (within the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $30 overseas). If UPS shipping turns out to be less, I will refund you by PayPal for the difference. You will receive tracking information by email directly from UPS.

NY SHIPMENTS:
Please note that orders shipped to New York State addresses will be charged sales tax. Within the NYC area, I am happy to drop off for free!

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING--via US Postal Service or UPS:
I am happy to ship anywhere in the world that the USPS or UPS will take my packages! If the shipment charge is over $25, I may ask you to contribute toward it. Customs fees/duty taxes/VAT (Value Added Tax) are paid by me. Please check that the items you would like are not prohibited for shipment to your country:

http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immctry.htm
Additional policies and FAQs
~ ~ ~ Sales Tax: New York Buyers ~ ~ ~

I charge sales tax to all packages shipped to NY State addresses as required by law; this will be added automatically when you check out through PayPal. If you use another payment method, please convo me so I can calculate the added amount for you. Thanks!


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Last updated on Mar 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What do you mean by "custom"?

All my ketubahs are hand made artworks, and all are custom pieces. For me, this means that I create your design fresh—although if you desire it, I can also use one of my templates to replicate for you any of the already existing designs displayed in my Etsy shop. In this case, small additions or changes are also fine.

For papercut designs, I will ask you what sorts of elements you might like to see in your ketubah, and ask you also about colors and symbols/images that are personal to you (some folks like to include pets, monograms, or other symbols, as you may have seen); then I present you with a sketch that incorporates those ideas (pencil on paper). After that's approved, I cut out the design, hand paint your background and letter.

Does "custom" include the text? Can I use my own?

Yes! I'm happy to send you sample texts and help you search. But because I hand letter your text (that is, I do not print it out from a computer), I am also happy to work with any text you supply me with. I do not offer translation services into Hebrew or Aramaic, but I do read ketubah Hebrew, and can help you search for a text and make small changes if need be. For standard texts such as Conservative with Lieberman Clause or Orthodox texts, I have standard versions that I work from. I am happy to consult with your officiant or Rabbi, and I will send a text or text fill-ins for approval to the Rabbi before lettering.

May I see some ketubahs you have made in person?

Yes! If you live in the NYC area, or can visit, we can meet up in person, and I will show you some of my work—most likely not complete ketubahs, as those are hanging in people’s homes, but my portfolio contains template papercut designs (already cut), sample backgrounds, calligraphy samples, and more. Just holler!

What do you mean by "sketch"?

A “sketch” is a black and white pencil drawing of your design. It is rough (hence the term “sketch”!), but it serves as my guideline as I cut your piece. A sketch may include any or all of the following: elements from photographs that you have supplied to me, lettering, indication of the placement of the text, and indication of the artistic treatment of symbols, trees, animal and human figures, etc. For most papercut ketubahs, you can expect to receive a sketch two to three weeks before your wedding date; at that time, you will be able to indicate changes or additions you’d like to see.

I also send regular updates and pictures as I work on your ketubah.

Can I choose my colors?

Yes. As we discuss your ketubah design, if appropriate to your ketubah, I will ask you to describe the background colors you have in mind, your choice of black or white (or other color) papercut overlay. If you can refer to an already existing color scheme in a complete design that you can see in my shop, that is usually very helpful, and I can attempt to recreate such color schemes. Of course, since I use natural processes to create your artwork, no two color schemes will be exactly the same; I cannot make exact replicas, but I will do my best to recreate the effect and coloring that you indicate. I am also happy to work from pantones, or other color indicators.

When will I receive my artwork?

I try to get your ketubah to you as quickly as possible; this usually means I need about a month's lead time, but I can often work more quickly if you let me know when you need it.

You can expect to receive your completed artwork during the week before your wedding. I guarantee that you will have it in time for your wedding.

Many folks about to be married are understandably nervous about and overwhelmed by all the details, and this can lead to discomfort at needing to wait for the ketubah to arrive. If you are really uncomfortable receiving your ketubah close to your wedding date, or think that you might panic or be unpleasantly on edge about it, you should seek out another artist, as I do need to respect my own schedule.

How can I get started?

On my website, www.jerise.com (look in the upper right hand corner for the link), you can see and fill out the form that I use to collect the information that I will need to complete the ketubah text, check the spellings and/or complete draft with the Rabbi or Officiant before lettering, and send or drop off your ketubah. Of course, I am happy to discuss design elements with you at any time, even before you have completed the form; and you can consider yourself on my roster once we have agreed to move forward together. The completion of the information on the form constitutes our official agreement to work together on this art project.

How will my artwork arrive?

Your artwork will arrive rolled up, in a mailing tube. If your piece is a papercut design, you will receive two or more layers of paper, with protective paper around and between the layers. You will need to unroll and flatten the entire piece. Fortunately, this does not take long, usually just a few hours. You will be sent further details on handling, display, and framing later in the process.

For destinations within the New York City Metropolitan area (including NY and NJ suburbs), I offer free drop-off at your home or office, as long as it is reachable by public transportation.

For destinations outside the New York City area, I will send your ketubah to you using UPS overnight service.