Success story - Greece
1. Who are you and where do you come from? Please introduce yourself.
2. What are the areas of your project?
Bora’s Concepts is more than just a brand; it’s a passion project. Our specialty lies in immortalizing memories, especially those associated with one’s favorite flowers or bouquets, by crafting them into necklaces, earrings, and decorative accessories. Through a meticulous drying process, each flower is treated with utmost care, ensuring its colors remain as vibrant as the day they bloomed. These pieces don’t just encapsulate nature’s beauty, but they also hold sentimental value, whether it’s a token from a wedding day or a gift from a special moment.
Our aspirations, however, stretch beyond jewelry. I envision Bora’s Concepts blossoming into an educational hub for arts and crafts, offering guidance to those enthusiastic about art but unsure of where to start. Our mission is to empower, especially women, providing them with the skills and confidence to craft earrings adorned with genuine flowers and dive deeper into their artistic pursuits.
3. What made you become an entrepreneur?
The inception of Bora’s Concepts traces back to my days at the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana. It began as a creative escape during my spare moments, where I crafted watercolor cards for festive occasions. My academic journey during my Bachelor’s studies enriched this endeavor, allowing me to explore an array of artistic domains from mosaics to canvas painting. My rendezvous with resin, and its synergy with real flowers, marked a significant milestone in my artistic exploration.
It was during my Master’s studies in Graphic Arts and Teaching in South Africa, amidst the challenges of the pandemic, that Bora’s Concepts transformed from a hobby to a beacon of hope. Showcasing and selling my creations at local markets not only validated my craft but also supported my academic pursuits.