H E L L O ! My name is Naomi Shiek (pronounced CHIC).
I create papercut ketubot for private clients in the Nouveau Judaica style.

What is a ketubah, you ask? A KETUBAH is a decorative marriage covenant used and exhibited in Jewish, non-denominational and non-traditional weddings and commitment ceremonies wherein the couple's vows to each other are declared.
First available production date is

Feel free to email me with any questions, I'm here to help! woodlandpapercuts@gmail.com

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ketubot from 2012

And my virtual dusting off continues: Last post showed beautiful custom work I forgot to publish way back in 2013, this one is even worse with photos that have been languishing since 2012!


Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW IN THE SHOP | Paper Samples

N E W   I N   T H E   S H O P

I am a paper junkie. That's it, I confess. I live between piles and mountains of papers.... And empty cardboard boxes, but that's another issue. The thing is, I love paper. More than that, I love seeing paper, holding paper, knowing the quality and true color saturation in different lighting... I actually frame blank papers, ok? It's my thing and that's what Ikea frames are for.

I'm always happy to share my stock, so couples can forage for samples if they want and make an informed color decision for their ketubah. We're all A type personalities here! Sadly for my US clients the European papers I use are not as common in US art supply shops as they are in Israel. So if you're like me and want to see & feel papers before you buy, I made paper sample packs for you!

You can buy all my papers to play with, or one of the other four packs if you have a color preference for 


Monday, March 23, 2015

client photos | Stephanie & Craig's pink & golden wedding

When I create a ketubah for my clients, I imagine where it will end up and how it will look. I'm picturing a woodland wedding a la Disney. Weddings are for childhood fantasies, right? Then clients send me their wedding photos and my imagination is blown. Just look!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ketubot from 2013

I found some photos of ketubot from two years ago that I don't think I ever published, besides random studio shots and one final look. Oopsy! Well, better late than never. Here are four custom designs from 2013:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Announcement | price change

I wrote about my assistant taking over managing my schedule on CHIC LA VIA, which has been a welcome experience. She's been tracking my hours and says that considering how long each ketubah takes to complete, I earn on average $6 an hour. So... not good?

As a result she's urging me to first change my production process to be kinder to me, and second to change my pricing structure so prices will reflect the time I invest, but the difference won't impact your wallets so much as my process.

Confused? So am I! There's a lot more that goes into pricing any product than the bottom line, apparently. Breaking my process into production tasks and what each costs is a bit more than my artistic head can handle.

In the end what this means is that there will be a price change come April. Orders submitted before April will not be affected.

IMAGE | detail shot of Pomegranate Garden heirloom papercut ketubah | Available for sale HERE
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