- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Base prices: •Envelopes: $5/envelope, $7/envelope (if white/metallic inks wanted) •Calligraphy pieces (poems/invitations…etc.) $85 layout fee, then $0.85 per word •Live Calligraphy: $175/hr.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
•Have a quick phone/email/zoom conversation with client. •Send estimate/copy of estimate via email •Set time, date, and place to meet for portfolio presentation and payment up front. •Return to studio and start commission. •Contact client once commission is completed, to set up time, date and place to deliver. •Delivery of commission.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been making jewelry and practicing Calligraphy for 17years. I have had the unique opportunity to participate in IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) and take Calligraphy Intensives with Michael Sulls, Linda Schnider, Reggie Ezzel, and White House Calligrapher, Pat Blair. Over the next 10 years, I extended my knowledge and skills of other calligraphy hands and developed my own style. In addition to Calligraphy, I design jewelry. My designs are unique, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry using high quality materials such as precious metals, stones, and genuine leather. I frequently incorporate other art mediums and calligraphy in my designs. Many of my designs are inspired by the ocean, beach and nature. In January of 2021, I decided to follow my dreams and turn my passion into a business. I pride myself in quality craftsmanship, and don't believe in mass production. My belief is that every one is special, and wanted to create jewelry that is as unique and special as you are!