Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments

Star Ketubah

A precious piece of jewelry at bride’s late grandmother had given her became the inspiration for ketubah. It is simple silver star with each six segments slightly raised on edge to catch light. The effect something like pinwheel. Because the couple wanted spectrum of color, decided to divide the star into twelve segments more subtle color changes.

Then the issue of math raised it head. After engaging my spouse’s number skills and watch pages fill with formulas to answer the question about fitting the text exactly into the star shape, I decided to tackle it myself. I wrote out the entire text, and then cut it up into sections and shifted the pieces around until I had a star filled with snippets of text. That gave me the dimension of star and the letter height and spacing using.

This ketubah was one ever crafted in total silence. No books on tape, no favorite music, no nothin’! These changes around the spectrum often split individual letters into two, and closer to center, even three different colors per letter, so I could leave nothing to chance. It took total concentration to move those words around the rainbow!

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