Budget: $ 640 USD
Additional Fee for Vellum: $ 55 USD
As we discussed via email, vellum cost additional money. I was able to use only one sheet, so was able to save the cost of the additional sheet of vellum).
Labor: (actual hours: 17 hours / $680) project labor capped at 13.5 hours $540
Project total: $ 695 USD
Deposit paid: $ 320 USD
Remaining fees: $ 375 USD
Client: Eridany James
Description: A birthday present for her mother; a ketubah to replace mother's grandmother's ketubah destroyed when they ran away from Spain.
Handmade with calligraphy, Orthodox Aramaic. Some flowers and leaves from Keter around the text. Antique looking.
Budget: $640 USD, including supplies and shipping.
Shipping: Shipping is estimated to cost about $100 for 5 day shipping via FedEx. I can include this amount in the total budget. There may be customs taxes, etc, but that will be your responsibility.
Size: I recommend 10x15 inches. This will allow the text to be a good size and still have a little room for flowers. It is possible to go larger or smaller.
Paper: I recommend using a very high quality watercolor paper that is archival and made from 100% natural fibers. This will allow the project to meet budget.
We discussed using parchment or vellum (made from animal skin) but this will add about $100 to the budget allowing less time for painting/calligraphy.
Before work begins, I require a non-refundable deposit. When the work is completed, I will send a photo for your review. At that point, the balance of the payment will be due.
1. Deposit needs to be purchased (any major credit card accepted).
2. The following information is needed to complete the text:
Fathers' names for bride & groom
Was bride's father living at the time of the wedding?
Bride status (never married/divorced/convert/other)
3. Once I have all the needed info, I will send you a text proof.
4. A decision about paper is needed.
5. When the text is approved, I will begin the calligraphy and art.