Like any artist or designer, Nicola and I follow the same process when we are creating new works of wearable art. The first port of call is to have a brief and define the project, then comes the visual and contextual research to get those creative juices flowing.
After what has happened over the last year, we both felt that our new bespoke pieces should be a more playful and fun. Hence, we decided on the fun fair as our source of inspiration for our new work. The shapes, colours and bright lights of the fair set our imaginations racing.
We first sourced visually exciting images, I was particularly interested in the movement and the shapes that this created. Next came the initial sketches and sample pieces. Making sure that our ideas are both aesthetically pleasing and practical to wear whilst retaining that element of fun and playfulness.
We also carefully consider and select high quality materials, whether that is silver or gold and the different stones we would use to reflect our inspiration.
Then refining our ideas and seeing which items would make the final cut, sometimes it is difficult to select the pieces that we actually create for our ranges.
Now we are in the midst of creating our final pieces ready to be send-off to be hallmarked and photographed in preparation for our big launch date in July.
All the items in this collection are complete one offs we will never create them again, if you would like to be on our list of VIP’s who get an opportunity to view and buy our pieces 24 hours before our public release date sign up for our VIP Mailing list here.
Posted on 20th May 2021 07:20:07 by surrect.media
Nicola and I are excited to announce that the project and exhibition that we have been working on over the past few months is now open to see.. well at least virtually for the moment. We hope the the exhibition will be open to the public at Goole Museum in May 2021.
The project was to create exciting and innovative pieces of art jewellery inspired from everyday objects. As part of the project we have had the privilege of working with renowned sculptor and art jeweller Jaqualine Stieger. Through working closely with Stieger we were able to explore her use of innovative casting techniques that give a greater freedom for creating more exploratory and innovative work.
Steiger has been taking inspiration from everyday objects for a long time now. Items that many people might consider inconsequential, for Stieger have inspired a piece of stunning art Jewellery.
Some of her past work has been inspired by items such as bandages, plastic tablecloths and babies nappies as a starting point for her innovative and inspirational pieces.
This exhibition and work was funded by Arts Council England and support form Goole Museum and Boyes Stores
The exhibition will be open to the public on 17th May, all being well.
For now you can view the exhibition on line here.
We hope you enjoy it
Posted on 17th Mar 2021 10:47:12 by Oresome
Getting engaged is possibly one of the most important events in anyone’s life. Here is our quick guide and what to do once you are engaged.
Call your Mum and Dad and close family, they will want to share in your good news too. It is tradition to ask the parents for your hand in marriage so they might have a heads up about your good news.
2. Get it insured
Make sure that your ring is Insured. Check to see if it is covered by your house insurance. If not, there are many companies that specialize in insuring jewellery. We also offer a valuation service within house to make sure your items are valued for insurance reasons.
3 Is it a good fit?
With most engagement proposals being a surprise getting the correct ring size first time is a tricky one. When we design and create an engagement ring, we offer a free resizing service after the proposal to cater for this. So your proposal can be as stress free as possible.
4. Tell the world
Once your close family know of your engagement. Get the message out there and tell everyone your exciting news, whether you announce it on social media or tell people by phone. Spread the word and celebrate!!
Plan a time when you are able to get everyone together and celebrate your good news
6. Set a date
Do you know when you want to get married? Whether is a hot summer wedding you are dreaming of or a winter wonderland. Picking a time of year to get married will give you a timescale to work to, so you can start to plan your big day.
7. Decide on a budget
It sounds boring but setting a budget will help to keep your finances on track. So setting a budget is essential…even if you do go slightly over it.
8 Decide who to invite
Are you going to have a big wedding with all your friends and family or do you prefer a small and intimate event. Knowing how many people you want to invite will be essential information your venue will want to know.
9 Find your venue
Whether you are thinking a country manor or tipi in a field where your decide to get married will impact the feel of your big day.
Where you get married will somewhat determine when you to tie the knot. As usually venues have bookings up to 2 years in advance, so it will depend on their availability. If you are flexible on dates and days of the week, this can save you some all important cash to spend on other aspects oof your big day.
10 enjoy it!
You don’t have to go all guns blazing into the wedding planning. Take time and enjoy it and revel in your pending matrimony, once the wedding planning begins there will be lots to think about.
Congratulations & Happy Planning!!
You Might also be interested in our blog post ‘How to commission bespoke wedding bands’ click here for more info
Posted on 10th Feb 2021 16:02:38 by Oresome
So you are engaged!! Congratulations, that’s amazing and super exciting.
You might have already started so of the organising and planning of your big day and this, no doubt will include your finding the perfect wedding bands.
These are probably some of the most important pieces of jewellery that you will wear so getting it right is essential. Not sure where to start…don’t worry Nicola and I have put together some handy hints and tips as to what to think about when commissioning these all important pieces.
Know your carats!
This one is important and that’s why we have put it first is if you have a gold engagement ring its important to know what carat gold it is. The carat of the gold in your engagement ring ideally wants to be the same carat as your wedding band. This is because the higher the carat gold the softer the metal. So for example you had an 18ct gold engagement ring you would want the same carat gold. If you had a 9ct gold wedding band against a 18ct engagement ring because the 9ct is harder and over time would wear the softer metal away. However, don’t worry if you are not sure as this is something that we can check for you with the hallmark.
Shape - This applies to the section of wire or sheet material that you might want. Traditionally either a flat bad or a D section wire are used but these days anything goes.
Design - is it a simple and classic band you are looking for? Or maybe something that is going to stand out and make a statement. Do you want it to fit together with your engagement ring or would you prefer it to stand alone?
Finish - whether it’s a highly polished or a matt finish. The effect that is applied to the surface of the mental has a huge impact on the final result. Don’t worry if you are not sure on what finish you would like as we will be able to help and advise the most suitable finish for your piece.
Whatever your wedding band dreams are Nicola and I are here to help you create your perfect pieces that will last a life time. Get in touch via phone (01482) 213881 or email email@example.com for further information.
Posted on 20th Jan 2021 09:06:28 by surrect.media
Tags: bespoke wedding rings.
Thinking of popping the question? If so no doubt your first thought is about the ring. This is probably one of the biggest sentimental purchases you will probably ever make. Yes it can be daunting with endless styles to look at. So how do you pick the perfect piece for your perfect partner, especially when you are having a bespoke piece made.
Well fear not, as here at Oresome Nicola and I are both professional jewellers with over 30 years of experience. We will guide you through not only selecting your dream stone but also the exciting process of creating a bespoke piece of jewellery. Each commission we make is as individual as the person that will wear the piece.
There are a few things that you will need to consider when selecting that all important stone or stones for your engagement ring
As an engagement ring will usually be worn all the time hence we would recommend a harder stone such as diamond, sapphire or Aquamarine to name just a few. Traditionally diamonds are the stone of choice however these days anything goes.
For further information check out our commissions page or get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01482 213 881
We will look forward to hearing from you.
Victoria and Nicola x
Posted on 10th Nov 2020 16:32:22 by Oresome