Custom Orders

Custom Orders are currently CLOSED

Please wait until custom orders are open to submit any requests. 

Custom Order Procedure:

  1. READ OVER THE PROCEDURE & GUIDELINES BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST! Failure to follow my directions will result in your request being denied. 

  2. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. If you are not ready to complete the purchase immediately, please hold off on submitting your request. Custom orders are $50 ($40 for children’s, $35 if you provide your own frames) plus shipping. I do not offer bulk discounts at this time.

  3. After reading over the guidelines, submit your request via e-mail with the subject title “Custom Order Request” to: customorders@shopbabacool.com

  4. Please include the following info in your custom order request: 

    1. Lyric/word choice, if any. Please see the "Guidelines and Tips" in the next section for help on what lyrics will work and what won't! If you're flexible on lyric/words, include a few different options or specify that you are flexible. This will increase the likelihood of your request being accepted!

    2. Desired frame style and color. See all available frames at the bottom of this page. These are the *only* frames available for custom orders and this page will be kept updated. Please see the "Guidelines and Tips" in the next section for help determining if your lyric choice will fit on the frames you're interested in!

    3. Date needed, if needed by a specific date. There is a processing time of 1-2 weeks for custom orders (plus shipping time). I do not do rush orders.

    4. Decoration requests (such as flowers, stars, lightning bolts, etc).

    5. Colors/themes you're going for, if any.

    6. Colors/decorations you'd like me to avoid, if any.

    7. If you'd like to provide your own frames, such as prescription glasses, you must have them approved by me first! Include pictures of the frames you'd like to use with your request.
  5. Update: I will now respond to ALL requests letting you know if your request was approved or denied. If your request was approved, you will be instructed on how to move forward. If your request was not able to be fulfilled, I will give a brief explanation as to why. I have given very detailed guidelines, instructions, and suggestions in the next section to help you make sure your idea will work; I cannot go back and forth helping to revise your idea. Please read over the next section, revise your idea, and submit your idea again as long as custom orders are still open!

  6. Upon approval of your request I will set up an invoice and instruct you on how to move forward. You will have 48 hours to submit your payment. Your custom order is not secured until payment is received! Failure to pay will result in your custom order slot being given to the next person in line.

  7. Communication is crucial. This is a collaboration between artist and client. Please check your e-mail frequently during the process. If I am needing information and do not receive a response within 72 hours, I may cancel and refund your custom order.

  8. Processing time for custom orders is 1-2 weeks PLUS shipping time. I do not offer rush orders. I appreciate your patience!

  9. I will always send a picture of the finished product before I ship. I like to receive the client’s approval before shipping, but if I do not receive a response within 48 hours I will go ahead and ship the item. 


Guidelines and Tips for Custom Orders:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR IDEA! Not all ideas will work!

  1. First of all, it is important that you understand that my custom orders are a collaboration, not “design-your-own”. Please trust in my creative process and understand that while I will do everything I can to bring your vision to life I must remain true to my own artistic style and vision! Your flexibility is appreciated!

  2. Keep it short and sweet and think about how the words will be split between two lenses. Circle and heart-shaped frames typically have a maximum of 10-12 characters PER LENS (characters include spaces), depending on the size of the frames. Square, cat-eye, and more angular shapes will have a much shorter maximum of 5-8 characters PER LENS, again depending on size of the frames. There are certain exceptions to this rule, but if you have a long lyric in mind please consider having a few back-up choices. (As an example, "Surrender to the flow" would be split into "surrender" on one side [9 characters] and "to the flow" on the other [11 characters].)

  3. The more words, the less room for other decorations. Once the character maximum is reached there is no space left for something like a daisy or star on the side, although I can still decorate with jewels around the rims. 

  4. If you wear prescription glasses, I am happy to decorate frames that are mailed to me. I just need to see pictures of them first to make sure that it’s something I can work with. If you already have the frames please include a picture in your custom order request.

  5. To get a feel for my style and what types of decorations I have available, I recommend checking out my Instagram page: @shopbabacool. If you do not have the Instagram app you can still view it in your internet browser at: instagram.com/shopbabacool. I encourage you to include pictures of any of my past work that you feel is helpful in your request. This is also a good place to get an idea of what kinds of decorations/gems/cabochons I usually carry.

  6. If your custom order request is not accepted, remember I make soooo many fun designs **all**the**time! You are sure to find something you love! Follow me on Instagram (@shopbabacool) and Facebook (facebook.com/shopbabacool) to stay in the loop, and maybe after a while you’ll come up with some new ideas and try again. Thank you so much for appreciating my work!

Available Frames:

Classic Round Frames:

These frames fit up to 11 characters per lens. Examples of lyrics that will work: "Surrender to the Flow," "Gotta Jibboo," "Funky Bitch," "Your Trip Is Short", etc! See color choices below.

 

Tortoise with blue gradient lensesTortoise with dark lenses
Black with black lensesBlack with purple/clear gradient lenses

Example of this style decorated:

Round sunglasses decorated with "A Circus of Light" and circus tent, stars, rainbow jewels.

Oversized Round Frames:

These are jumbo! Best for those who like the oversized look and who don't typically have a problem with glasses being too big! Because of how large they are, they are best for longer lyrics and can fit up to 13 characters per lens. Examples of lyrics that will work: "We Want You To Be Happy," "Everything's Right," "Feel Good About Hood," "Sunshine Daydream," "Radiate Positivity", etc! Available only in black.

Oversized circle frames; black plastic with black lenses

Example of this style decorated:

Asymmetrical "Crosseyed and Painless" design on oversized round frames

 

Neon Oval Frames:

Small oval frames in assorted neon colors. These frames work best with short lyrics; ideally no more than 6 characters per lens. Also available in neon orange or purple not pictured here.

Example of this style decorated:

 

Flat Top Aviators (oversized):

This style allows for some rule-breaking since I can utilize the middle part of the frames! Great for one-word designs ("Readicculus") or three-word designs which can often be hard to split between two lenses (think "Fuck Your Face"!). Try to keep it to 16 characters or less (total, not per lens).

Example of this style decorated:

 

Diamond Cat Eyes:

Maximum 9 characters per lens, but shorter is better. Works best with funky, asymmetrical designs. These frames and lenses are very small, more of a fashion statement than practical eyewear. Minimal UV protection.

Example of this style decorated:

 

Kids Circle Frames:

Maximum 8 characters per lens, shorter is better. These are really quite small and intended for young children under ~7 years old.