Part 2 - Day in the life of Oresome Jeweller

Part 2 - Day in the life of Oresome Jeweller

At Oresome we believe that your jewellery should be as individual as you are. Introducing Oresome Jeweller and Business Partner Victoria Prince.

 

Tell us about a your typical day?

If I am heading to the gym for a morning yoga session it’s a 6am start, I usually spend around an hour there then head home grab some breakfast and head out to the field for an hour to walk my dog Roo before heading to Oresome. Most days I check emails straight away and then get into the workshop to either work on developing my own range of bespoke one off pieces or a commission I am working on. At the moment it’s a stunning diamond engagement ring.

 

What I love about what I do is that no two days are ever the same and we get so many interesting commissions in.  it’s a real privilege to be part of someone’s story and help create that special piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. We usually head home around 6pm unless we have any pressing jobs to finish.

 

How did you become a jeweller?

Even as a child I loved making things and my poor mum got all sorts of weird and wonderful creations. I always had a fascination for jewellery and my sister and I used to play dress up and ask to try things on in Mums jewellery box. This grew to to creating pieces, just simple to begin with I then went onto study 3D Design and college and had the chance to work with silver. After that I was hooked and went on to do a BA (Hons) in Silver Smithing and Jewellery at Birmingham School of Jewellery. I loved every minute of it and being in the heart of Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter was like a dream!

 

What’s you passion outside of jewellery?

I love to travel and experience new cultures. I also enjoy a good night out hitting the dance floor especially if its salsa!

 

Where is your favourite place to visit on Holiday?

As I said before one of my passions is to travel and I recently went to Iceland. It was somewhere that I had wanted to go for a long time. It was an amazing place the landscape was stunning, so different to anywhere else I have been. We went in the wintertime and it was such an amazing feeling being out in the thick snow but nice and warm in the natural thermal springs.  I am already planning the next trip to see more of the country.

Posted on 20th May 2019 14:16:21 by surrect.media

Tags: Oresome Jewellery, Victoria Prince.

Father's Day

Father's Day

With Father’s Day fast approaching it can be difficult trying to think of a thoughtful gift for Dad. Dad’s can sometimes be difficult to buy for, but don’t worry, we have put together a selection of gift ideas that will make your Dad’s Day!

 

First up is The Ahoy There collection inspired by sailing these whimsical cufflinks symbolising the freedom of the ocean..you can almost feel the sea breeze in your hair! Designed and created by Oresome Jeweller Nicola Fidell Chapman. These cufflinks are made in UK Sterling silver they will be the talking point at any dinner party or special occasion. There are two different pairs of cufflinks on our website Buntin Boat Cufflinks and Cabin Boat Cufflinks both at £125 each.

 

If cufflinks don’t float his boat (see what we did there!) then we also have a beautiful UK Sterling Silver boat stick pin that would look fabulous on any coat or blazer £125.


If you Dad is anything like mine then he loves to have a go at different things, so a jewellery taster session would be perfect for him. We have three different sessions to choose from including:
 • Make an Oresome Silver Pendant
 • Make an Oresome Silver Ring
 • Make an Oresome Pair of Silver Earrings

These are great sessions to give your Dad a flavour of what’s involved in creating a piece of jewellery.

 

Nicola and I have expertly designed these courses to give your Dad a flavour of jewellery making and give them an insight to some basic techniques and processes that you will use to design their final item. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, so no need to worry if your Dad has never done any jewellery making before.

The course usually lasts around 3 hours, we ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the session starts as we usually have teas, coffees and biscuits available to get everyone going. Then its everyone in the workshop for a health and safety induction before we get stuck in to the session. Once we have completed the demonstrations there is plenty of time for you to experiment with the different techniques and processes on copper and brass before you decide on your final design and we help you to create it in sterling silver.

 

Still stuck for ideas? Well never fear you can also purchase Oresome gift vouchers in various amounts from £25 upwards. These can be spent in store so he can pick his own special gift.


Hope you have a great day, Love Nicola and Victoria

Posted on 15th May 2019 08:58:27 by surrect.media

Tags: jewellery taster session, creating a piece of jewellery, The Ahoy There collection.

Jewellery Repairs

Jewellery Repairs

At Oresome we pride ourselves on our bespoke and limed edition pieces. However did you know that we also are highly skilled at repairing worn and broken pieces of jewellery? We can bring your pieces back to life and have them like new in no time.


We know what it’s like you have got a jewellery box full of pieces but a lot of them you can’t wear as they are broken or misshaped and are in desperate need of some TLC.


We can work all sorts of different jobs such as replacing a lost stone, replacing claws on stone settings soldering rings, re stringing pearls and much much more besides.


When you bring your item in to us we take a close look at the item and then give you a quote for the work that needs to be done.  Once we are given the go ahead we then start work on your item.  The time that your repair takes depends on the complexity of the job. We would be able to give you a better idea of time scales and the work it entails when you bring the item into us.


Once your jewellery has been transformed back to its former glory we then give you a call the tell you its ready. Simple as that. Have you got a piece that you would like to be repaired. Contact us today to make an appointment or call us on 01482 213 881

Posted on 7th May 2019 13:51:43 by surrect.media

Tags: replacing a lost stone, replacing claws on stone settings soldering rings, re stringing pearls.

Jewellery Taster Sessions

Jewellery Taster Sessions

Fancy getting creative this May? Well you have come to the right place. We have three jewellery taster sessions running this May. Each session gives you a unique insight into the world of jewellery making.


You can choose from:
Make an Oresome sterling Silver Pendant  - Saturday 18th May – 1.30-4pm
Make a Pair of Oresome Sterling Silver earrings - Saturday 18th May – 1.30-4pm
Make an Oresome Sterling Silver Ring – Sunday 19th May – 1-4pm

 

Nicola and I have expertly designed these courses to give you a flavour of jewellery making and give you an insight to some basic techniques and processes that you will use to design your final item. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners, so no need to worry if you have never done any jewellery making before.


We demonstrate how to create different patterns and textures on the surface of the metal so then you can use this to create your own completely bespoke piece of jewellery.


The course usually lasts around 3 hours, we ask that you arrive 5 -10 minutes before the session starts as we usually have teas, coffees and biscuits available to get everyone going. Then its everyone in the workshop for a health and safety induction before we get stuck in to the session. Once we have completed the demonstrations there is plenty of time for you to experiment with the different techniques and processes on copper and brass before you decide on your final design and we help you to create it in sterling silver.


Make sure you wear some closed toe shoes, as we will be working in a workshop environment, bring glasses for close work if you need them. We keep the class sizes small so you get the most out of your session with us. This does mean that places are limited however so book early to make sure that you secure your place on the course.


So what are you waiting for? Book your session now!

Posted on 29th Apr 2019 12:50:52 by surrect.media

Tags: jewellery taster sessions, jewellery making hull.

Day in the life of Oresome Jeweller

Day in the life of Oresome Jeweller

At Oresome there is an understanding that jewellery is not just an accessory, it surprises us, creates experiences and inspires, it represents us for who we are. Introducing Nicola Fidell Chapman.

 

Tell us about a your typical day?

I get up about 730am and sort the animals out. If I am lucky I get a cup of decaf earl grey tea from my Husband. Get ready for , work check my emails and instagram account. Grab my lunch and head out the door. No two days are the same at Oresome, some days we have appointments with clients to discuss commissions and re models and other days I head straight into the workshop to create some of my own one off pieces. I usually work from designs in my sketchbook.  For me using a sketch book is such an important part of my design process. Its where I capture my inspiration for new ideas.

The working day usually ends about 5.30-6pm when we pack up and head home??

 

How did you become a jeweller?

I have always been fascinated by the function of objects and remember my Dad taking me into antique shops as a young child. I used to take my toys apart and also raid my mum’s jewellery box with the hope of discovering how things had been made.  This developed at school and the only classes I really enjoyed were the Art and 3D design classes. I went on to study for a BA (Hons) at Sheffield and graduated in 1986. The journey into the jewellery industry started after that and I have been doing it for almost 30 years and am still as passionate about making.

 

What’s you passion outside of jewellery?

I love fashion especially shoes and handbags. Next time round I would love to be a shoe designer. I am mad about my animals and have a collection of feral cats waifs and strays and an ever evolving family of foxes.

 

Have you made anything for anyone famous?

We made a chain of office for Peter Madelson and also gave a necklace to Emma Thompson. Sold a piece of jewellery to Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw.

 

Where is your favourite place to visit on Holiday?

I like to travel to different places and don’t really have a favourite. I love Whitby and Robin Hoods bay if I am going somewhere local. Last summer I went to visit Marseille They have a fantastic artists quarter in Le Panier where you can see the artist at work. Making everything from knives to jewellery.

Posted on 23rd Apr 2019 08:51:19 by surrect.media

Tags: Oresome Jewellery.

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