Monday, February 10, 2014

PhD Ornaments for the 2013 season, part 3

During the 2013 holiday season, I made 16 custom regalia ornaments.  I shared the first four HERE, and the next six HERE.  Here are the final six for the season:
Northwestern University:
Northwestern University
Northwestern University Masters:
Northwestern University, Masters degree
University of Maryland:
University of Maryland
University of St. Thomas in Minnesota (Ed.D, I believe)
University of St. Thomas
University of Washington:
University of Washington
Yale University:

Friday, January 31, 2014

PhD Ornaments for the 2013 season, part 2

During the 2013 holiday season, I made 16 custom regalia ornaments.  I shared the first four HERE.  I'll be sharing six more in this post:
Fordham University:
Fordham University
Marymount University:
Marymount University
Red Rocks Community College- PA-C / Saint Francis University- Masters:
Red Rocks Community College and Saint Francis University (Masters/PA)
Texas A&M:
Texas A&M
University of Illinois (the second one of this season, and a returning customer!  yay!  thank you!!):
University of Illinois
University of Denver:
(Just a note: it actually takes me hours to put these posts together, simple as they are!  It is quite difficult to photograph glass ornaments when you want to focus on what is inside!  Then there's the photo editing and preparing the photo collages for each ornament.)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Shop announcement: PhD ornaments sabbatical

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During the month of February 2014, I will be working on making custom ornaments for the people on my waiting list from the December 2013 holiday season.  I will be in contact with them in the order in which they confirmed their interest with me.  After that, I will be taking a sabbatical from making custom ornaments until further notice, and my Etsy shop will be in "vacation mode." 

Thank you for supporting my little shop!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Custom orders CLOSED for the 2013 holiday season

Custom orders are now closed for the holiday season!  I truly appreciate everyone who has purchased a custom graduation ornament this season and supported my little business.

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I will be adding posts periodically, sharing images of the ornaments that I made this year.  It has been really cool to see all the different regalia!

If you have further questions, please contact me at QSOgirl at yahoo dot com or through the Etsy conversation system.

Friday, November 22, 2013

PhD Ornaments for the 2013 season, part 1

I've been hard at work fulfilling orders for PhD/graduation ornaments this season!
I thought I'd share the first four that I made, along with a reminder that custom orders CLOSE on December 1, or if I receive 16 orders before that date.  Please see THIS POST for more information. 

Baylor University:

Drew University:

Harvard University:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
University of Illinois
I have many more to share in future posts!  Thank you to everyone who has supported my little shop!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

More custom ornaments

Throughout the spring, I had the opportunity to make seven custom ornaments (five PhDs, one MD, and one undergraduate).  I haven't shared them on the blog yet, so with the holidays approaching, I thought it was a good time to show them off.
Rutgers PhD:
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale PhD:
University of Connecticut PhD:
Duke MD:
Duke PhD:
Georgetown PhD:
Washington State undergraduate:
As of the time of this post, custom orders for the 2013 holiday season are open!  Check out my shop (and this post) for more information!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Shop announcement: PhD ornaments for the 2013 holiday season

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It seems that the Christmas ornament season is upon us!  I have been contacted several times already about ornament orders for this Christmas.  It's exciting!  Since I'm starting to receive requests, I've decided to make a couple of announcements on the blog and in my shop about custom PhD ornaments this fall/winter.

This holiday season (2013), the number of custom PhD ornaments available will be limited to 16.  Ornament orders will be first-come, first served (as in, when your purchase transaction comes through, your ornament will be next on my list to make).  I will make announcements on my blogs/in the shop if this number has been reached.

In order to submit a request and purchase a custom ornament, contact me through my Etsy shop or via email (qsogirl at yahoo dot com)

Ornaments are are $35 plus $6 shipping+handling, and if you're in Maryland, there is sales tax, too, since that's where I am located. (Note: if there are special modifications to the standard design, I reserve the right to adjust the price.)


It generally takes me 1-2 weeks to complete an ornament.  However, if the waiting list begins to grow, that amount of time it will take might increase.  I am always in contact with my customers while I am working on their ornaments, so I will make sure that you are well aware of when you will receive your ornament!

In order to ensure that ornaments are delivered by Christmas, I will close custom orders on December 1 (whether or not I have had 16 ornament orders).  

I look forward to sharing the PhD ornaments I make this season!  Thank you for supporting my shop, Lettered Olive Handmade.