Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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Final regalia ornaments

In the past almost six years, I have made approximately 100 regalia ornaments for about 63 different schools.  I have had some incredible interactions with some wonderful customers.  I have learned a lot about academic regalia.  I have learned a lot about owning a tiny self-run custom order business.
Including: having a custom-order business is not healthy for me.
And so, as I closed custom orders for the 2016 season, I also made the decision that my Etsy shop will be closed for the foreseeable future (read: forever).  I will be accepting NO MORE custom ornament orders.  I am grateful to all of my customers, past and present, for your support!
Below, you can have a look at the final regalia ornaments that I made for my Etsy shop.

Auburn University
Auburn University
Auburn University
Another for Auburn University
Florida International University
Florida International University
Kennesaw State University MS Nursing (with honor cord)
Kennesaw State University - Masters in Nursing
Regent University (Theology)
Regent University
Stanford University
Stanford University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Layfette
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Univeristy of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
University of Rochester
University of Rochester
University of South Florida

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!