MIV Catch Up - Oresome Gallery and Jewellery
Victoria Prince, co-founder of Oresome Gallery and Jewellery, joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 25th November 2015.
Oresome Gallery and Jewellery are specialists in high quality handmade Jewellery commissions, repairs and re models. Taking their years of experience in traditional jewellery design and craft, along with their customers' inspiration, they have forged together bespoke pieces of contemporary jewellery that cannot be found anywhere else.
@Oresome_Jewel Hi Victoria Prince, thanks for joining us today! For those that don’t know could you just explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures Hi Oresome is a bespoke handmade jewellery that is made on site by Nicola and I. We also run jewellery taster days and wedding ring making courses. #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel Can you tell us about your background and what inspired you to create Oresome? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures Yes, both Nicola and I studied jewellery at university. I was in Birmingham in the famous jewellery quarter. Nicola and I met when we were both teaching at the local college. We are both passionate about our craft. #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel What makes your jewellery unique, compared to your #competitors? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures We design and make bespoke pieces to customer requirements. We also offer people an opportunity to join us on one of our jewellery taster sessions. #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel What are the key considerations when crafting your products? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures customer needs are top of the list as well as how the finished product looks. An eye for detail also essential. #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel What demographic are you targeting and how do you market your jewellery? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures It's really mixed as we have different strands to the business. Commission, repairs, re models and classes. W also offer a wedding ring making course. I use social media as well as magazines and newspapers to promote us. #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel What have been the biggest challenges of setting up your business? Any regrets at all? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures No regrets we pretty much live eat and breath jewellery. The hardest thing is being able to switch off! #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel What kind of #businesssupport, financial or #mentoring, have you received? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures We had some mentoring support which really helped us to look at the business from different angles. #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel What does the future hold - any exciting plans we should keep an eye out for? #MIVReveals
@Myincventures We are planning for #hull2017city of culture. I can't reveal anything just yet but watch this space! #MIVReveals
@Oresome_Jewel Thanks so much for joining us Victoria, it's been great to share your story #MIVReveals
@Myincventures It's a pleasure. Thank you for having us. #MIVReveals
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