Some time ago I stumbled upon the web shop Qrioza Voyage. It’s a webshop where you can buy handmade jewelry with a vintage look. Owner and creator is Robine, 26 years from Ede. The vintage look, and the fact that everything is handmade is not all. What I love about the shop is that you can choose your own image for brooches and pendants. And since I’m a real brooche-person, and I love birds and flowers, I chose above to go into my brooches. But there is plenty more to choose from. Here’s a short interview with Robine to find out more about Qrioza Voyage.
How did you get the idea to start Qrioza?
I noticed that customers often would like to determine how jewelry looks. This is hardly possible and so I came up with the idea of a shop where you start from scratch down to control what and how you want your jewelery to look like.
What is the material of the jewelry?
The jewels are made of bronze, a robust and earthy material that looks beautiful on everyone. Bronze sits just below the price of silver and is easy to work with.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get inspired by fairytales, nature and forgone times. I often buy storybooks because it makes me happy to think back about the time when everything was simpler
and kingdoms with monsters, mermaids, fairies and handsome princes still really existed. That time will never come back and I try to cherish it.
For who is this jewelry?
I make jewelry basically for everyone who is interested, but I do see some trends. The brooches and the earrings are popular among older ladies, but also very young girls and especially women between 20-40 are excited. I think jewelry is something for all ages, it begins with the whining about ear piercings, to sharing your jewels with your kids and grand kids at an old age.
How many pictures are there in total to choose from?
There are 608 pictures, but there will be added more! I’m planning to add ballerinas, old pictures of holiday resorts and of course more flowers soon. I am also
planning to offer to scan old family pictures and furthermore another additional option will be that you can upload a photo in the piece, which makes a beautiful gift or memorable of a loved one.
Which pictures are most popular?
The pictures of Marie-Antoinette, Alice in Wonderland and flowers are frequently chosen.
Do you also design upon request?
Yes, if you have a specific picture, you can always send me an email. This option will soon be added to the webshop as well.