PANDORA 20 | Hearts Safety Chain Charm | My Disney Pet Themed Pandora Bracelet

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this outbreak. I hope this blog post adds some happiness into your day. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

This year, Pandora celebrates their 20th Anniversary of the Pandora Moments charm bracelet. This charm bracelet was first released in 2000. To celebrate 20 years of collecting, Pandora is going through their archives and bringing back a vintage charm every month in 2020. All 12 of the charms will be limited-edition. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector!

I am so excited to join Pandora in celebrating this special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I will share a special story behind a charm in my collection, and reveal what the limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm is!

* All 2020 Limited Edition Hearts Safety Chain Charm photos are provided by Pandora *

So, make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let me share with you what this month’s charm is:

The 2020 Limited Edition
Hearts Safety Chain Charm

Hello June 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the Hearts Safety Chain Charm! This vintage charm was also known as the “Chain of Hearts” safety chain charm. It was a two tone charm with 14ct gold accents on the hearts. The original style number was 790307. The updated version is available in sterling silver and has the Pandora 20 hallmark on the side.

Prices from $45 USD and $50 CAD.

Each 2020 Hearts Safety Chain Charm comes
with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Hearts Safety Chain Charm is available globally only on Pandora’s estoreVery limited numbers are available, so it is best to purchase today, June 20th, 2020…if its not already sold out!

Click HERE to shop (EN)
Click HERE to shop (FR)

*please note that these charms are very limited. Until supplies last. 

Celebrate #Pandora20 with me:

Each month, I celebrate Pandora’s 20th anniversary by sharing a special charm in my personal Pandora collection. For this month, I am telling the story behind my Poodle Puppy Dog Dangle Charm on my Disney pet themed Pandora Bracelet. This bracelet is a design I started working on this year. It is a “work in progress”, but I love how it has turned out, so far!

I have created a video to more personally tell you the story behind the Poodle Puppy Dog Dangle Charm, as well as the bracelet theme and stories behind the other charms too! You can watch it HERE or down below:

The details…

The Poodle Puppy Dog Dangle Charm

The Poodle Puppy Dog Dangle Charm is so adorable. As soon as it released from Pandora’s Spring 2020 collection, I purchased it straight away! This dangle charm has beaded fur and a cute dangling heart tag on its collar. It is made of sterling silver and features black enamel detailing on the eyes and nose. Prices from $45 USD and $50 CAD.

This adorable charm represents adopting my miniature poodle, Ella. Ella (inspired after Cinderella) is my furry best friend and a dream come true. She has been a part of our family for almost a year. We adopted her on July 28th and she was born on May 26th, 2019.

She is a huge blessing in my life and has brought so much fun into my days. I don’t know what I would do without her! Do you have a furry family member?

Meet Ella
@pawfectella

In addition to Ella, I am a guinea pig mom. Ella is a little “big” sister to them and loves taking care of them!

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for the opportunity to be a part of their 20th Anniversary celebration! I am so excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, over the next 6 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, stay healthy and spread love, especially during this time…praying for the world. <3

My OHM Don’t Give Up Bead Launches TOMORROW!

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Tomorrow, June 19th, 2020 my OHMistry Project bead OHM Don’t Give Up launches at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM EST. I am so excited! A huge thank you to OHM Beads and this amazing community for helping make this dream come true for me!!!

In this blog and video post, I am sharing a bracelet design using OHM Don’t Give Up. The bracelet theme is inspired by fairytales because I currently feel like I am in one, with this bead launch! If you would like to see my first bracelet design with OHM Don’t Give Up, make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

Faith Over Fear | Don’t Give Up!

I had so much fun designing a fairytale themed bracelet with my bead. While this is not a permanent design, I am loving how OHM Don’t Give Up looks with the OHM Unicorny glass beads, and a few other special OHM Beads. It has a light-hearted, feminine feel to it.

I filmed a video to tell you the story and inspirations behind each charm and why I chose to put them on this bracelet design. If you would like to watch it, you can find it HERE or down below:

I will be posting the video later tonight. Please check back later! Unfortunately experiencing some technical difficulties with the file!

You are meant to succeed.

To shop for my bead, you can click HERE.

Please note, the bead will become available at 10:00 AM Pacific Time Zone or 1:00 PM Eastern Time Zone. There are only 111 made and each bead has my signature on it, near the bottom. Can you spot it, in my last photo?

To hear more about the meanings and inspirations behind OHM Don’t Give Up, feel free to watch the video I made HERE or down below:

DON’T GIVE UP, you tell yourself. You feel it in your heart and soul. You are meant to succeed.

It starts with those first few steps. But with all journeys, it is a struggle of faith and self-assurance. Fear finds its way to creep in. It twists your path, voices harsh judgment, creates doubt and pain. It tries to seize the victory that awaits you.

At your darkest moment, when all feels lost, this bead reminds you to keep going. Push upwards, onwards! Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.

Having faith will guide your journey, through the darkness. The clouds will open, the path will brighten and the further you go, the clearer your path becomes. You will find unexpected help. You will experience achievements, big and small. Before you know it, you will arrive at the end and the start of a new beginning.

You will be victorious. Every fear, doubt, and painful memory will be conquered.

– Emily | fashionstoryteller

Ogerbeads | June Unboxing

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In today’s blog and video post, I am sharing an Ogerbeads* Unboxing of five glass beads that have long been on my wish list. Each one has beautiful colours and detail. I cannot wait to design with them! For today’s blog and video, I’ll just be showcasing them individually, but stay tuned for some styling in the near future!

So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

* A special thank you to Ogerbeads for sending me these 5 beads to review.

The Muranos:

In addition to this blog post, I also created a special Youtube video sharing my first impressions unboxing each bead. I also share video scenes of each bead in motion. You can watch the video HERE or down below:

Berry Mystic Leaves

Berry Mystic Leaves is a magical glass bead. It makes me think of the autumn season, walking in a magical woodland with leaves falling down. I love the leaf-like details on it and the colours are so beautiful.

It is available in universal core and small core. I have the small core.

The small-core version is currently on sale for 50% off!
There are only two left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.

Danai

Danai reminds me of a forest. I love the colours of green, gold, topaz and browns. The aventurine sparkle is so magical! It is similar in style to Berry Mystic Leaves. I think this bead would make a beautiful centrepiece to a bracelet. I am excited to style with it!

It is only available in small core. It is currently on sale for 50% off!
There are 21 beads left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.

Apricot Flowers

Apricot Flowers is one of my favourite Ogerbeads! I had to order a second one! It has beautiful peach, orange and pink colouring and I love the beautiful flowers on the top! I cannot wait to style it with my other Apricot Flowers and my Fairytale Twisted Flowers beads.

It is sold out in small core and only available in universal core. There are 22 beads left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.

Venetian Armadillo

Venetian Armadillo reminds me of pouring milk into a delicious cup of tea (or coffee). I love the colours of brown, cream and ivory. I also ordered a second one of these beads to pair with my other Venetian Armadillo.

It is available in universal core.

There are 22 left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.

Blue Oasis

Blue Oasis features blue, cream, ivory and touches of green colours. It reminds me of the ocean, but it also has a lovely forest feeling to it, as well. I have long looked at this bead, but always hesitated ordering it because I wasn’t sure what it would look like in-person. I was blown away when I unboxed it! It is unique and I love the bubble detailing going around it. It feels so cool too.

It is only available in small core. It is currently on sale for 50% off!
There are 16 beads left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.

Ogerbeads is still having their 50% off all small-core beads sale. Ogerbeads will only be making universal core beads moving forward. There are many beautiful bead options in the sale selection!

I often get asked what bracelets do the small core Ogerbeads fit on! I made a detailed YouTube video on that exact topic. You can watch it HERE or down below:

But for a quick reference point, here are my top bracelet recommendations:

  • Pandora Open Bangle
  • Pandora Sliding Bracelet
  • Pandora O Pendant
  • Any “threadless” Pandora Bracelet (like the Pandora Rose bangle)
  • Trollbeads Foxtail Bracelet
  • Trollbeads Bangle
  • Moress Bangles
  • Ogerbeads Bracelet
    (they will be launching new bracelets in the future)

And that concludes today’s blog and video post! I would love to know which bead is your favourite and if you have ordered from Ogerbeads before!

OHM Preview Day | July 2020

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In today’s blog post, I am sharing a preview of the OHM Beads July Release. This is a smaller launch with three beads releasing.

I will be using OHM Beads promotional photos today, as I have not received OHM Cairn or OHM Shark Bay yet to take additional photos and video. My local postal services have been quite slow, the past few months. I am so excited to see these two beads in-person to give a full review!

So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

OHM Cairn | OHM Lab Project

Laboratory Assistant | Patricia McClure @the_mcctrish

I’ll put a stone on your stone.

– Gaelic Blessing of Friendship

The first bead I have to share with you is OHM Cairn. This is an OHM Lab Project with the Laboratory Assistant being the wonderful Patricia McClure AKA @the_mcctrish. This glass bead is inspired by the stacking of stones or rocks, also known as cairns in Gaelic Scotland.

OHM Cairn will add a subtle, carefully balanced hue of color to your bracelet, reminding you of the precious impermanence of each day, the gratitude you feel for guideposts along your journey, and the friendships you share that stack blessing upon blessing. “I’ll put a stone on your stone” and a pebble of good luck too!

– OHM BEADS X @the_mcctrish

This is a OHM glass bead and features peaceful stones stacked together. This stone detail goes all around the bead. From the photos I have seen, this bead looks calming and so unique. I love the neutral colours of greys and whites, two staple colours in my wardrobe. I am looking forward to styling this bead!

OHM Shark Bay | Exclusive

The next bead I have to share with you is OHM Shark Bay. This is a regional exclusive glass bead to OHM in Australia.

The bead is inspired by Shark Bay, located in the western point of Australia. Shark Bay is home to hundreds of species such as birds, retiles, fish…and sharks! The Whale Shark is known as the largest shark in the world and it gathers in Shark Bay during the ,months of April and May full moons.

Deep blue sea waves swirl into white foam as they spread across the sandy shore. The vibrant salty blue is flecked with shimmers that could be darting fish, bubbles from a whale, or a nearly transparent jellyfish. Is the sandy hue the seagrass floor? Or sea turtles nesting in the shoreline dunes? Your imagination can soar with the rising flocks of birds or leap with the dolphins or even cruise with graceful menace like a shark. Surely this is an OHM bead worthy of the name SHARK BAY.

– OHM BEADS

OHM Woot Bear Phinneas

Do you remember the April OHMistry Project Woot Bear? He was a limited edition bead that was extremely popular! There were only 111 made and this little bear sold out fast! Designed by Steve Ferrera with OHM Beads, the Woot Bear Phinneas will now be available for regular release on July 2nd, 2020. I am so excited for those who really wanted to add this little bear into their bead collection, but were unable to!

I first featured my Woot Bear bead in my May Preview YouTube video. You can watch it HERE or down below:

The Woot Bear design was born in Steve Ferrera’s Berkeley art studio in 2016 for an art show at Woot Bear Gallery in San Francisco. The original bear was a 5-inch tall solid cast resin figure painted with acrylic paints…

The design continues to evolve and find new iterations, this time finding a home in the jewelry and bead world with OHM Beads in Seattle, Washington.

– OHM BEADS X Steve Ferrera

I love Woot Bear Phinneas. He has adorable OHM signature swirls as his fur and he is holding a cute staff. He has the sweetest expression and I am so happy he will be available worldwide!

And that concludes this blog post! Which bead is your favourite?

This Release will be launching on July 2nd, 2020.

Disney X Pandora | Disney Babies Marie Charm

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In today’s blog post, I am sharing a closer look at a new Pandora bracelet design on my Pandora Moments bangle. It features my newest Pandora Charm from the Disney x Pandora | Disney Babies collection: Disney The Aristocats Marie Charm.

If you would like to see how I styled her and the other charms on my Pandora Bracelet, make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

Re-live the memories of watching iconic Disney’s Aristocats with this hand-finished Disney Marie charm from the Disney x Pandora Favourites series. Created in collaboration with Disney’s in-house toy design team, the cat’s design is centred on her bow details and long lashes that highlight her ladylike expression. The Marie sterling silver charm features hand-applied enamel details as well as an enlarged head and smaller body. Wear it with your favourite Disney x Pandora charms to create your own style adventure.

– PANDORA

I styled my Disney The Aristocats Marie Charm with the Nostalgic Rose Pandora Muranos (retired), Disney Jiminy Cricket Pandora Charm (retired), Shining Elegance Pink Pavé Clip Charm and Disney Dumbo Pendant Charm. To see a closer look at this bracelet, I created a new Youtube video! You can watch is down below or HERE.

Did you purchase any of the Disney Babies Pandora Charms? The Disney Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Pandora Charm is next on my Wishlist!


Pandora is celebrating their 20th Anniversary, this year! Join in the celebration of #Pandora20 HERE or check out my monthly blog posts HERE!

The Making of OHM Don’t Give Up | My OHMistry Bead

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. <3

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In today’s blog post, I am sharing how my Project OHMistry bead OHM Don’t Give Up was made. From the initial sketch, to the wax carving and to the end result…I will be sharing this fun adventure with you.

If you missed seeing my announcement about OHM Don’t Give Up, I have created a page with my previous YouTube videos and blog posts. You can find it HERE.

The OHM Don’t Give Up bead releases on June 19th at 10:00 AM PT.

So, if you are ready to learn how OHM Don’t Give Up was made…make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

* Photos courtesy of OHM Beads

Ideas, Stories and Inspirations…

In this Youtube video, I share a detailed look at what inspired OHM Don’t Give Up. You can watch it HERE or down below:

After brainstorming through my inspirations for my bead, I began to sketch out some ideas. I knew I wanted a mountain/journey concept, with a “dark” scary side and a “light” happy side. It was important this bead had a nature and fairytale theme too.

I was also inspired by my favourite bible verse, Hebrews 11:1 ⛰ ✨

Sketching it out…

After I sketched out a few ideas, I sent my sketches and design concept to OHM Beads. We began to collaborate on the bead design! They took my ideas/concepts and transformed them into an incredible bead design. I had so many ideas for a tiny bead and I was shocked at how many of those ideas they were able to keep or expand on.

They also asked me a wonderful question: did I want the bead to be like a real mountain or more of a fictional idea? I loved their idea of a real mountain, so we went with that concept!

They sent the bead concept art to me and we tweaked around with the bead design together, playing around with snakes, wolves and ghostly creatures!

They also added an adorable mushroom house to the “light side” of the mountain. This touch was so “me” and makes me smile to this day! So sweet of them to add that detail in!

After we approved the final design, it was time to test the design out in wax!

Lost-Wax Casting

OHM Beads sent me videos and photos of OHM Don’t Give Up in the lost-wax carving. The process of lost-wax casting allows intricate details to be achieved. It also provides an idea of the size and a safe testing ground to see what the details will look like, before testing it out in sterling silver.

It was fascinating to see the journey of a sketch transform into a wax carving! I was shocked to see how many details were achieved on wax.

After the wax casting was approved, it was time to move forward and create the silver master mold!

Silver Master Mold

The silver master mold was incredible to see! OHM Beads sent me photos and videos from every angle. They even added a blue sharpie pen over the laser engraving placement on the You Did It, so we could see it clearly.

All our ideas were captured perfectly. The details from the wax were maintained. I could not get over how much detail made it onto a small bead. I also LOVED the font OHM Beads chose for the bottom of the bead that reads, “Don’t Give Up”.

OHM Beads also styled the silver master mold with other wax molds, so I could get an idea on size (see below photo).

Box Art | OHM Don’t Give Up

The box art was a challenge for me! I had so many ideas, but none of them seemed “good enough”. One night, I was walking in the rain and an idea hit me: why not do a fairytale story sketch?

I took inspiration from my engagement photos. They were taken on a mountain top with a Little Red Riding Hood inspired dress that I made for the occasion. I loved the idea of a woman wearing a protective clock, on her journey up and over the “Don’t Give Up” mountain.

I sketched out my ideas and then created the final sketch. I coloured it in with a mixture of pencil crayons and prismacolor markers. The only thing I didn’t think about was the direction of the box, on the back. Which is why it’s in the opposite direction of other OHMistry boxes. Oops!

OHM Beads had the fantastic idea to add Don’t Give Up to the box art using the same font as the bottom of the bead. I loved that idea!

It was also during this time that I sent in my official bead description and artist biography. I found the artist biography SO hard to write! Special thank you to Nichol, my mom and Mike at OHM for giving me some ideas!

Approving the Insert

After the box art, bead description and artist biography were finalized, OHM Beads sent me the bead box insert to approve. We decided to showcase the “dark side” of the mountain, when you first open the box. It is the “start of the journey”, after all! When you unfold the insert and look inside, you would see the “light side” of the mountain.

Finalizing OHM Don’t Give Up

After the “big things” were completed, OHM Beads and I confirmed a few other things that included the announcement date and release date.

And…Here We Are!

9 days until OHM Don’t Give Up releases! It is so surreal, crazy amazing and exciting. A special thank you again to OHM Beads (and all of you) for making this huge dream come true for me. Means the world and back!

I cannot wait to see how you will style this bead, and to hear your “Don’t Give Up” stories. <3

Retails for $70 USD.

Limited Edition. Only 111 made.

Releases on
June 19th, 2020
at 1:00 PM EST.

Moress Review | Bracelet & Charms

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and doing well, during this time. <3

In today’s blog post, I am excited to share a review on four jewellery pieces from the Moress collection: 3 beads/charms and a bangle bracelet. A kind thank you to Moress for gifting me these items to review, as well to each and every one of you, as I wouldn’t have these opportunities without your support.

Moress was created with the belief that people express their individuality. Every person has a creative mind. We invite you to explore our collection and create your own unique piece of jewelry. It is all about involvement and style. 

– Moress

About Moress

Moress is a jewellery company based in Thailand. They have their own line of jewellery, as well as carry the following brands: Cristy Cali, Chronicles Amber, Grace Amulet, La Orr, Manterra, Millefiori, LoveIs and XJewellery.

The name Moress, meaning peacock in Thai, symbolises beauty, elegance, prosperity, and love. In Thai folklore, peacocks can turn any poison into its lavish and vibrant plumage. This is what Moress represents – beauty and strength. 

– Moress

Moress Packaging

My Moress order came well packaged. A bubble wrap envelope was placed in an additional envelope, and the jewellery items were packaged in two Moress jewellery boxes.

The three charms were placed in a Moress charm box. Inside the box, they were strung on a silver ribbon that was taped behind the boxed insert, to keep them from falling off.

The bangle was inside a Moress bracelet box. It also was placed into a ziplock bag and anti-tarnish pouch. I love that they included the ziplock bag because it further prevents the bracelet from tarnishing.

Inside the box, it also had a silver polish cloth, a lovely surprise to see!

Shipping

My Moress order shipped very fast. It took about a week to arrive. For my friends in Canada and the USA, you might need to pay duty, as I had a balance owing on my order.

The Jewellery | Moress Collection

Now, it is time to share my review and first impressions of the Moress Jewellery. Let’s start with the charms/beads!

Bunny Bella Bead | Moress Charms

As soon as I saw the Bunny Bella bead, I was in-love! I first saw her in a bracelet design by @saidibear. I loved the she had a genuine Opal stone (as her tummy) and a beautiful hand-painted flower detail, on her back. When Moress contacted me, I was so excited to have the opportunity to see her in-person!

Bella Bunny is a limited edition bead for Easter 2020.

Bunny Bella is beautifully detailed. I love beads that are packed with detail. She has the cutest little nose, furry detailing over her body, a fluffy tail and beautiful upright ears. On her back, she carries a beautiful, hand-painted enamel flower. It is so bright and cheerful, a lovely reminder of spring. She is lovely weight, not too heavy.

She is made from Sterling Silver and retails for $47.53 USD.
The Moress hallmarks are placed on her foot. She has a threaded core.

I love Bunny Bella soo much! She is just the sweetest and has made me intrigued to order from Moress Spring/Summer 2020 collection, which features more charming little forest creatures and beautiful hand-painted enamel flowers.

Royal Heritage Elephant Bead | Moress Charms

The Royal Heritage Elephant bead is magnificent. He represents the Thai elephants and Moress dedicated this special bead to raise funds for Save Thai Elephants foundation. There are only 500 made and 10% of all sales will be donated. Royal Heritage Elephant retails for $28.50 USD.

He is lovingly detailed with colourful enamel details of maroon red, green, blue and yellow found on his garments, both on his head, back and feet.

Royal Heritage Elephant has adorable big ears, a cute curling tail and beautiful tusks. He is also made from Sterling Silver.

The Moress hallmarks are found on the bottom of his back feet. He has a great weight about him, about the same as Bunny Bella. He has a threaded core.

While Bunny Bella is still my favourite pick, Royal Heritage Elephant is a very close second. He looks so sweet and gentle and I am so excited to style with him!

Heritage Bead No. 593| Flower Pattern | Moress Charms

The last bead I have to share with you is a decorative charm. It is called the Heritage Bead No. 593 | Flower Pattern. As soon as I saw it on Moress estore, I fell in-love with it. I loved the floral details and delicate sparkle. It is made of Sterling Silver with cubic zirconia accents. Decorative beads are a must (for me) when it comes to designing!

This bead was inspired by our traditional Sukhothai Silver Jewellery, Fabric Patterns and Thai Culture. We embrace our own roots and deliver a design that can last for generations. Timeless and beautiful heritage bead.

– Moress

Like the Royal Heritage Elephant, 10% of all sales will go to the Save Thai Elephant foundation. This bead retails for $38.02 USD.

The cubic zirconias provide a delicate sparkle on the Heritage Bead No. 593. They appear to be well-set and I am not worried about them falling out.

The Moress hallmarks are found on the side of the bead, near the core.

This bead is light weight with no threading. I love how dainty it is and plan to order a second one! I think having two would pair with Bunny Bella beautifully. And maybe a few of the new enamel flowers too!

All three beads are beautiful and surprised me with their quality of silver and craftsmanship. I love that they have something to appreciate, from every angle…especially on Royal Heritage Elephant and Bunny Bella.

Now, it’s time to give these three beads/charms a bracelet home:

Heritage Bangle No. 52 | Moress Bracelet

Browsing on Moress website, I saw some gorgeous bangle designs. In the past, I had been tempted by Maud of @mycharmdmoments1974 and her bangle, but as soon as I saw the Heritage Bangle No. 52, it was love!

It had a beautiful fairytale feel to it and I loved that it was an oval shape (quite promising for a comfortable fit).

The Heritage Bangle No. 52 is a Sterling Silver bangle with Stoppers. It features a beautiful filigree design along the sides. Like the other pieces in Moress’ Heritage Collection, 10% of all sales will be donated to the Save Thai Elephant foundation. It retails for $50.38 USD.

The stoppers have clear silicone inside, to help keep beads/charms in place. They are very shiny and I had no issues with the silicone falling out.

I couldn’t wait to add my three Moress beads/charms onto the bangle. I found the stoppers did a good job at keep the beads in place.

Although I wouldn’t normally style all there of these beads together, I thought they looked quite cute all together! I loved that the detailing on Royal Heritage Elephant echoed the pretty filigree detail on the bangle too!

When I first put the bangle on, it seemed quite big! But I soon realized if you gentle squeezed it, it helped customize a perfect fit!

As I thought, the oval shape was very comfortable on. The bracelet (on it’s own) is very lightweight. When I added the three charms, it still felt very comfortable and I could see myself adding 3-4 more beads, depending on size.

I also feel this bangle will accommodate other charms and beads from other brands too, which I love! I love when my bracelets can be more “universal” with other bead brands, as it opens the door to many fun and creative design options.

The Moress Heritage bangle is also very easy to design with, as there is no need to thread beads/charms on or off of it.

And that is it for today’s blog post! I hope you enjoyed reading my review on Moress. Please let me know if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them! I would also love to know if any of you have any pieces from Moress and what you think of their jewellery pieces. Please leave a comment, down below!

Have a wonderful rest of your day! I hope every one is staying safe and healthy.

The Art Oblivion | In Awe & In Search Beads

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a closer look at The Art Oblivion‘s upcoming release of their two new beads: TAO In Awe and TAO In Search.

These two sterling silver beads are releasing for pre-order on May 22nd, 2020 (today). They will officially release and ship out on June 1st, 2020.

The first 25 beads (of each style) that are pre-ordered will be sold at a special price of $66 USD. After that and onwards, both beads will be $98 USD.

To coincide with this blog post, I will also have a new YouTube video! You can watch it HERE or down below:

A special thank you to The Art Oblivion for sending me these 2 beads to review and style with! 

Let’s take a look…

TAO styled with OHM x TAO Unveil Glass Bead

TAO In Awe and TAO In Search are done in the barrel shape, like their first launch of beads (you can find my blog post about the launch beads HERE). I find this barrel shape very comfortable to wear. The larger barrel shape also creates a beautiful and unique bracelet design that really pops out! I also find them very easy to design with.

When I unboxed both, I was blown away by the details. Both beads are beautifully executed with spectacular imagery throughout the silver. I am excited to style both beads with a starry night/galaxy theme.

So far, I have worn my TAO beads on my OHM Twisted Bangle, but I did see my best friend, My Pretty Charmed Life style them on her OHM necklace and it looked beautiful!

For today’s blog, I styled them with the OHM X TAO Unveil glass bead.

The Stories Behind the Beads

In Awe

Over the course of our lifetime, we will face many trials and tribulations, many cycles, and seasons within our overall existence. 

At this moment in time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing collective challenges AND creativity that is unifying us – and dividing us – in unprecedented ways. This clarity and conflict toggles minute by minute within ourselves. It can be disorienting. Does it feel impossible to know which way to go?

When a dancer is spinning quickly, they are taught to “spot” one point ahead by keeping it in focus, to avoid getting dizzy and spinning out of control. Let us “spot” on the microcosm of simple everyday miracles, let us  focus on knowing that every feeling is a season, let us keep in mind that every experience is an opportunity to deepen the intimacy and knowing of ourselves – and consequently others. 

“In Awe” is an invitation, reminder, and talisman to be right here, right now; to be with what is uncomfortable as much as with what brings us joy, so we may know ourselves better and develop increased resilience. When things get overwhelming, look up to the sky at the beauty and miracle of light and our ability to perceive it. Let us feel into our connection with the Universe, as all organic matter containing carbon was produced originally in stars. “We are stardust, we are golden” and we are never alone. 

We can combine “In Awe” with “In Search” to keep our feet on the ground while reaching for the stars. To quote Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude “the earth is my body, my head is in the stars.”

– The Art Oblivion

In Search

Over the course of our lifetime, we face many trials and tribulations, many cycles, and seasons within our overall existence. 

At this moment in time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing collective challenges AND creativity that is unifying us – and dividing us – in unprecedented ways. This clarity and conflict toggles minute by minute within ourselves. It can be disorienting. Does it feel impossible to know which way to go?

Within tragedy there is opportunity for deep insight not otherwise available to us. It takes deep insight to calibrate our inner compass in order that we may navigate our own way with personal integrity, especially when the way is through uncharted territory. No one can do this for us, and it is essential work if we wish to avoid getting lost in the chaos.

“In Search” is an invitation, reminder, and talisman to be right here, right now; to be with what is uncomfortable as much as with what brings us joy, so we may grow to know ourselves better and develop increased resilience. When things become overwhelming, it is time to breathe in deep, check in with our inner compass and then – only then – set our feet firmly on terra firma, discern our path, and move.

Let us access our connection with the Earth and its diverse topography. Let us absorb the lessons offered by the planet that sustains our existence and that we will go back to once we pass from this world. 

We can combine “In Awe” with “In Search” to keep our feet on the ground while reaching for the stars. To quote Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude “the earth is my body, my head is in the stars.”

– The Art Oblivion

I love the amount of thought and imagery that goes into The Art Oblivion‘s bead designs. They tell a story with all the different details and they feel very special to wear.

I was trying to figure out if I had a top favourite, from the two…but after a few days of wearing and styling with them, I still love both of them equally. They pair perfectly together and not do they compliment each other visually, but their bead stories do too!

And that is it for today’s blog post! Stay tuned for my new Youtube video that will show an even more detailed look at these two new beads! I would love to know your thoughts on these beads. Do you have a favourite, from the two? And how would you style these beads?

OHM Beads | June Preview Unboxing & First Impressions

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I am a bit late in posting this blog, but this past Tuesday I published a new YouTube video about the OHM Beads June Release. In this video, I share an unboxing and my first impressions. The beads I unbox include: OHM Wagyl (Australian exclusive), OHM Walk the Walk (Thailand exclusive) and OHM Time Machine (OHM Lab Project). I also share another look (and some brief styling) of my OHMistry bead, OHM Don’t Give Up. You can watch the video HERE or down below:

SO, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea (I am enjoying some iced Peach Matcha from DAVIDsTEA*) and let’s get started!

* I am a DAVIDsTEA Affiliate

Official OHM Photos | June Release:

The June Release will be officially available on June 4th, 2020.

The Wagyl (AKA, Rainbow Serpent) looks like it curled around, over the wearer’s bracelet. So cool!

I love OHM Walk the Walk! So much detail from every single angle!

The OHM Time Machine is one of my favourites from June! It is amazing and one of my top choices!! If you could travel in the OHM Time Machine, where would you go and why?

Not shown in my unboxing, but there is also a OHM glass bead in the June release. It is called, OHM Lila Gold and is an exclusive to OHM in Europe:

And lastly…here is a little look at my bead, but I will be sharing a more detailed look at the official OHM stock photos, at a later date! I will also be including photos of the design process, including the wax model, etc. So excited to share these photos with you all!

My Bead Collab. with OHM:

What do you think of the June Release? What are your favourites?

As mentioned, my top pick would be OHM Time Machine. I love the all the details on it and it is such an imaginative bead! Every time you look at it, you may just go on an adventure. Also…how could my very own OHMistry bead not be in my top favourites? 😉 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your day! Stay safe and talk to you all very soon! xo

PANDORA 20 | The Lucky Four-Leaf Clover | My Wedding Themed Pandora Bracelet

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this outbreak. I hope this blog post adds some happiness into your day. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

This year, Pandora celebrates their 20th Anniversary of the Pandora Moments charm bracelet. This charm bracelet was first released in 2000. To celebrate 20 years of collecting, Pandora is going through their archives and bringing back a vintage charm every month in 2020. All 12 of the charms will be limited-edition. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector!

I am so excited to join Pandora in celebrating this special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I will share a special story behind a charm in my collection, and reveal what the limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm is!

* All 2020 Limited Edition Lucky Four-Leaf Clover photos are provided by Pandora *

So, make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let me share with you what this month’s charm is:

The Lucky Four-Leaf Clover

Hello May 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the Lucky Four-Leaf Clover charm! This vintage charm was also known as the “Clover” charm. Its original style number was 790387. The updated version has the Pandora 20 hallmark on the front middle clover.

Like the original, the Lucky Four-Leaf Clover charm is a two tone charm with 14k yellow gold accents.

Each 2020 Limited Edition Sterling Silver Heart charm comes with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Charm is available globally, at select stores* and on Pandora’s estoreVery limited numbers are available, so it is best to purchase today, May 20th, 2020…if its not already sold out!

Click HERE to shop (EN)
Click HERE to shop (FR)

*please note that these charms are very limited. Until supplies last. Due to the pandemic, many Pandora stores are currently closed. Select stores will have limited stock of this charm, when it is safe to re-open.

Celebrate #Pandora20 with me:

Each month, I celebrate Pandora’s 20th anniversary by sharing a special charm in my personal Pandora collection. May is an extra special (and romantic) month for my husband and I. Not only is it our wedding anniversary, but it is also our dating anniversary and the month of our first date! When it came down to telling a story behind a charm for this month, I knew exactly which charm to pick!

For this month, I am telling the story behind my favourite Disney x Pandora charm on my “Something Blue” Wedding themed Pandora Bracelet. This bracelet was a gift from my husband, on our wedding day. I have created a video to more personally tell you the story! You can watch it HERE or down below:

The details…

The Disney, Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach Pandora Charm is my favourite charm from the Disney x Pandora collection. This enchanting charm is inspired by Cinderella’s iconic pumpkin coach. It has an intricate cut-out design with hidden hearts and beautifully accented with sparking cubic zirconia stones. The crown on the coach is made of 14k yellow gold.

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for the opportunity to be a part of their 20th Anniversary celebration! I am so excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, over the next 7 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, stay healthy and spread love, especially during this time…praying for the world. <3