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


Friday, April 17, 2015

The Twin Cherry Trees that started it all

My most requested design to personalize & recreate is the TWIN TREES ketubah, which seems to have really struck a chord with couples. The one that started it all however, was back in May 2013, for a bride who wanted a bigger cherry blossoms ketubah than the one I had listed in my shop. It was also my first time layering more than one papercut.
Whenever I see photos of this ketubah, I think of a moonlit forest with owls and a whispering brook where an intimate ceremony takes place. I'm a romantic sometimes, alright?
A handmade papercut, the ketubah is 16X16 inches big, with my pearl grey, steel grey, and charcoal papers.
For more photos of this ketubah & other incarnations of the design go HERE
If you too would like to order a Twin Trees ketubah, please contact me HERE 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Custom Ketubah | Lacy Flora & Fauna

In December of 2013 Danielle contacted me to commission a ketubah in the theme of FLORA & FAUNA. Of course I jumped right on it! The design was to feature a small elephant and galloping horses, among other animals. Using the photos of Danielle's elegant flower arrangements and wedding gown I added lace to complete the design. Add a metallic antique gold background and we came up with this winner:

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!

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