I’ve been working hard this spring designing new ornaments. Pictured are my hand-cut studies of them. Some are for clients, some are to expand my own line. My new custom ornament is for Jacob’s Pillow. I designed a dancer ornament (this one is brushed steel) for them a few years ago and they have done so well, they want another. This one is of their iconic “barn” where they stage their dance productions.
After the success of the Golden Gate Bridge Ornament (polished nickel), I designed for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy last year, I decided to make a Brooklyn Bridge ornament (study on left).
There are even more new designs to come this year, but these are already in production. It is not too late to order your custom ornament, so if you are interested please contact me with your idea (801) 831-1848. The minimum order for custom ornaments is 50 (the finish may vary) and I require a $200 retainer per design to get started. The retainer goes toward your first order, but it is nonrefundable if the project is dropped for some reason. I’d love to work with you!
I am very excited about my newest menorah, Jerusalem Menorah. At shows, I after seeing my Tree of Life, Manhattan and DC Menorahs, I would often get asked if I will make a Jerusalem Menorah. I liked the idea, but it was a difficult problem to work out how it should look; what should go in. I would ask, “What would you put in it?” The answer was “some generic old city buildings”. Generic does not interest me. I decided this year I would tackle this challenge. I have been to Jerusalem and to the Western Wall, so I immediately found my sketchbook of 25 years ago when I took the trip in college. However, I found that it was not much help. We went pretty exclusively to Christian sites. I had to dig deeper for this to be a meaningful menorah. I found some iconic and lesser-known buildings that felt right. I made a drawing of the menorah, Then I reached out to several of my best wholesale buyers asked for their feedback. They were very helpful and supportive. I did not know there was a windmill just outside of Jerusalem. But many of my customers would know exactly what it was. With their helpful advice, you can see the hand-cut pattern for Jerusalem. From this pattern, I have made additional changes, but you get the idea of what will be coming soon! The buildings included are from left to right: Tower of David, Zions Gate, Montefiore Windmill, The Hurva, Old City, Rothschild House, Old City, and the Western Wall.
This year send your missionary the true meaning of Easter! Jesus appears to Mary in the Tomb Garden full of symbolism: butterflies, lilies, palms, grapes and an open tomb. This card stands up and will be cherished year to year. Get Free Shipping with the coupon code “FreeShip” when sending to a missionary. Please enter the code in after clicking “View Cart”. Resurrection Card is perfect to sent to family, missionaries or for your own home to help you celebrate this most holy holiday!
Resurrection Card stands up on its own for display. The gold insert may be removed or written on for a personal note. The image below shows the card from the back focusing on the rolled away tomb.
“I love the Valentine Card you made. I can’t seem to throw it way. I think I’ll have to frame it!” – Marjorie (satisfied customer) The perfect valentine for that special someone, mother, child or anyone you love. Save 10% bringing the price to $6.30 for a limited time. At 7 inches x 7 inches, this handmade card based on my grandmother’s handkerchief will stun the recipient with beauty.
Save 30% off all regular priced products for three days only! This sale ends on Thursday the 29th. Use the coupon code “AFTCHR16” on the shopping cart page to get the discount. Stock up for next year’s Valerie Atkisson Design gifts now!
Before the Black Friday crowd comes, I wanted to give you first dibs on my new and returning favorites. I’m excited to announce that from now until 11/28/16 get 30% off my new 2016 items and 20% off all others (with few exceptions). If I’m already sold out of the items on my website you can pre-order them and you will get them before Christmas. As you know, I’m new selling on Amazon.com and some items are available for free shipping with Prime Membership. Other items are exclusively available on my website, so you may have to do some searching for what you want. Please contact me if you have any questions (email@example.com).
Now the details:
www.amazon.com/shops/valerieatkissondesign This is the url to my Amazon Store. All items are discounted for the pre-sale, but for the new products use coupon code “AHA84QB4” to receive 30% off. (The code takes effect after 5pm Pacific time today on Amazon.)
Japanese Landscape is my latest mantel piece. Do you love Asian gardens, footbridges and cherry blossom trees? This meditative piece may be just for you, or someone you know that appreciates the Japanese aesthetic. Mt. Fuji, a Geisha, Buddhist temple, koi, lantern, and Japanese tea house also make an appearance in this lush landscape. Available in 24K gold, polished nickel, oiled bronze and brushed steel on Amazon or www.valeriedesign.com. Look for a friends and family sale coming soon!
San Francisco Ornament and Lighthouse Ornament are my new ornament designs for 2016! I’m so happy to share them with you. They come 24K gold, polished nickel and brushed steel just in time for the holidays. You can find them on Amazon or on www.valeriedesign.com. Coming soon, my yearly friends and family sale!
“I received the Nativity card today and it’s beautiful! I ordered one 2 years ago for my son serving in Croatia, and this one is headed to my other son serving in Africa. They are the perfect size to send since I am extremely limited by size and weight as to what I can send to Africa.” – Shannon, (happy Valerie Atkisson Design customer.)
I’m offering my Paper Nativity with free shipping and 5% off if sent to a missionary or person in the Armed Services this holiday season. Please use the code: Missionary. Free shipping and discount can be applied with the code when you are on the shopping cart page. You can have me directly ship the nativity to them if the shipping address is provided. If they are not stateside I can ship it to you for free (within the US). Also, announcing Paper Nativities on Amazon but no free shipping for individual cards! All of my Paper Nativities come in a standard US envelope and insert sheet. They are a perfect gift to someone who is away for the holidays and reflect the true meaning of Christmas. They are easy to ship and store. So take advantage of this easy way to spread holiday cheer this Christmas! Nativity is made of two pieces of lase-cut paper that fit together in the middle to stand up to make a three-dimensional nativity. The yellow burn on one side of the piece is intentional. Set up size is 9.75″ x 9.75″ x 3.5″. Made in the USA. Let your friends with missionaries and people on the armed services know!
Due to your great response the offer has ended. I only have a few left! You can still take advantage of my Friends and Family Sale!
Does your dad have many fond memories of New York City like mine does? This Manhattan Skyline will go perfectly in his office or home. I’m offering free shipping (ground) and more than a 30% discount off all Manhattan Skylines / Menorahs for this Father’s Day. Pricing starts at as little as $120 for this handmade piece! Add the discount code “NYCFD” on the shopping cart page.