Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! A huge virtual hug over to you. Although this Thanksgiving is a little different, I hope it will be special, cozy and full of love…in its own way!
In today’s blog post, I am sharing the new Winter 2020 collection from Ogerbeads: the Winter’s Wishes Collection. This collection launched today, Novemeber 26th, 2020. It features 13 new Murano glass beads and two sterling silver charms.
Ogerbeads also sent this collection for me to review, so stay tuned for an upcoming Youtube video/future blog post. I just received the package yesterday, so it will probably be coming out later next week.
So, if you are ready to see these gorgeous new beads, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share this collection with you!
Dark Purple Feather is a bead I cannot wait to see in person. It looks like it has beautiful dimension and detail. I am also excited to see more Moonlight beads releasing. The Moonlight beads glow in the dark!
These are the two other beads I am so excited about! Dawn and Fairytale Forest look so enchanting and very much my style!
The last two beads, Blueberry Dream and Midnight Dream feature cooler colour themes. They remind me of the Murano glass beads from Ogerbeads’ Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
The Sterling Silver Beads:
I love the inspiration behind both sterling silver beads. Wonderful reminders, especially for this year!
Black Friday Deal:
Ogerbeads is also offering a Black Friday promotion, which includes this beautiful new collection:
Buy 3 beads and receive the 4th bead for free. November 27th-November 30th, 2020
This promotion excludes the Be Proud Bangle Deal.
And that concludes today’s blog post. I would love to know which Ogerbeads’ are your favourites, from this collection! Do you plan to purchase anything from their Black Friday promotion?
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Autumn season. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!
In today’s blog post, I am sharing a look at another Halloween themed bracelet. This bracelet is primarily Ogerbeads, but has a spooky touch of Corner 35. I really love how this bracelet design turned out, but I do have a sad story: I lost this bracelet just over a week ago. But more on that later!
If you would like to see what beads and bangle I used to create this design…make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!
This post contains gifted items.
The first three beads I have to share with you are some of my favourite Murano glass beads from Ogerbeads. As my centrepiece bead, I have Snowdust Confetti. I love the dotted details and golden sparkle. It reminds me of a cold Halloween Night! Snowdust Confetti is included in the 3=2 promotion from Ogerbeads.
Further spread out from Snowdust Confetti, I have two Snowdust Baroque Festival beads. Both the small core and retiring universal core (3=2 deal) size options are on sale. I love the golden swirls on this bead. It adds a hint of magic and chilling breeze!
As mentioned earlier, I lost this bangle bracelet just over a week ago. I was out for the entire day. It was when I got home that night, that I realized the bracelet was missing. I was shocked and heartbroken!
The next day, I tried to retrace my steps. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful at finding it.
How did I manage to loose it? I believe the bangle fell off my wrist on my morning walk with my miniature poodle, Ella. I usually put the handle part of her leash, on my wrist. I hold the rest of the leash in my hand.
Since this bangle is quite flexible, I am confident that part pulled onto the open bangle design (as Ella pulled on the leash) and that expanded it. It would only be a matter of minutes before it would fall off. And since I was already wearing an additional bracelet and had the leash on my wrist, I did not notice it falling.
As some of you know, it is so heartbreaking when you loose a jewellery item, but I like to think that someone found it, who needed a smile in their day. It makes me happy to think someone is wearing it and loving it. And the silver lining is that these beads are currently still available. I will be able to replace them, over time.
I will need to be more cautious with open bangle designs, moving forward. I won’t be wearing them on walks with Ella, that is for sure! It was a good lesson learned.
Have you ever lost a bracelet or jewellery piece? Were you able to find it?
And that concludes today’s blog post! If you would like to see my other Halloween bracelet designs, I have Youtube videos of my Pandora Halloween Bracelet, as well as my OHM Beads Halloween Bracelet.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.
I have an exciting Ogerbeads announcement to share! If you are like me, I have long awaited a new charm bracelet from Ogerbeads. That day is finally here! Ogerbeads is proud to announce their first bangle: the Peacock Bangle. It is inspired by the last name of the designer: Evelien Pauw.
* Photos courtesy of Ogerbeads.
The Peacock Bangle:
The Ogerbeads Peacock bangle is available in 5 different sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, and L. It is sterling silver and it retails for € 75.
It officially releases today, Friday July 31st, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST, 20:00 Amsterdam time.
The bangle features beautiful peacock feather detailing with tiny little hearts. It is an oval shape and is similar to the Trollbeads bangle in-terms of sizing and shape.
The Vanity Stopper
With the launch of the Peacock bangle, Ogerbeads is also releasing a new stopper: The Vanity Stopper.
The sterling silver Vanity Stopper is also peacock inspired and designed perfectly for the bangle. It has beautiful feather-like detailing with hearts, as well.
The Vanity Stopper is designed to keep your Ogerbeads bangle design stationary and prevent beads/charms from falling off. Each stopper has silicone inside, that allows you to slide the stopper on and off the bangle, when needed.
The new Vanity Stopper retails for € 32.
The True Colors Charm
Also launching, along with the Peacock bangle and Vanity Stopper is the beautiful new charm: True Colors. It is a sterling silver charm that perfectly matches the new bangle and stopper.
Beauty reflects from the inside when you show your true colors. Be proud of who you are!
It was my first time visiting a Shop Disney store since February/stores closed for lockdown. The Shop Disney stores are starting to open back up and I couldn’t wait to go visit! A special thank you to My Pretty Charmed Life and Disney Hungry for letting me know they were opening!
Besides shopping at DAVIDsTEA and Pandora stores, the Disney Store is my favourite place to go to do some good ol’ retail therapy, haha. What about you?
You can hear more about the outfit details and see closeup shots in my recent #StyleSunday IGTV video HERE or down below:
And that concludes today’s Fashion Diaries post! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead!
Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. It is summer time here in Canada and I have been enjoying as much time outdoors, as possible! This includes lots of my favourite summer activities, such as: hiking mountains, exploring outdoor gardens, having picnics and patio dining with Ella. I have also had too many delicious iced teas and iced matcha to count! What are your favourite summer activities?
In today’s blog post, I am sharing a look at Ogerbeads‘ newest Spring/Summer release: The Blossom Collection. This collection features 10 new Murano glass beads and 2 silver beads. This collection was delayed due to COVID-19, but I am so happy it will be officially launching today, Friday July 10th at 12:00 Amsterdam Time (6:00 AM EST).
So, if you are ready to see the beautiful new beads from Ogerbeads, make sure to grab a delicious cup of iced tea and let’s get started!
A special thank you to Ogerbeads for letting me use their official stock photos for this blog post.
The Blossom Collection features 6 vibrantly coloured floral glass beads and 4 pastel glass beads.
The Collection Overview:
A Closer Look:
The Pixiedust Fragment Beads:
I love these new pixie dust fragment beads! I love pastel and neutral colours, so I instantly gravitated towards these beads. They are feminine and remind me of the spring time. They look magical with that touch of golden sparkle.
They are also very elegant and I can see myself dressing them up for a romantic evening or spring/summer wedding.
The Blossom Beads:
The Blossom Beads offer a refreshing pop of colour and make me think of running in a field of flowers or my mother’s garden back home! I can picture myself wearing these with one of my favourite white blouses or dresses.
I love the swirling white details and lifted bubble accents. They really evoke that “feeling” a summer breeze.
The Silver Beads of Spring and Summer:
The Tree of Love
The Tree of Love looks beautiful. It has heart shaped leaves and tree roots, a lovely symbol of connection and family. It reads: “Tree of Love” along the sides of the bead. I am looking forward to seeing this bead in-person! Love takes root and grows in so many amazing ways, I love that this bead is a reflection of that!
The Bee Hive:
The Bee Hive bead is beautifully detailed! I love the floral and vine accents going over the bee hive. There are a few bees with their wings spread out, buzzing about their home…such a sweet detail! I am curious to see the size of this bead, in-person. I am also intrigued by the doorway, into the hive…is it oxidized or can you see inside the bead? I cannot wait to find out!
And that concludes a look at the new Ogerbeads collection releasing today! What do you think of this new collection? Do you have any favourites? Please let me know down below!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
There are 22 left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.
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:
I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. In this blog post/video, I share my January 2020 order from Ogerbeads. I filmed this video back in mid-February 2020. I’m a little late in editing/sharing it, but I hope you still enjoy seeing what I picked out! You can watch the video HERE or down below:
Last week, I published a new YouTube video: My Harry Potter themed Pandora Bracelet. You might remember the blog post I did…well, this is an extension of that post, as well as showing how I styled my bracelet with a Harry Potter inspired outfit! You can watch the video, HERE.
Yesterday afternoon, I got home and was in the mood to design with some of my Ogerbeads. I ended up creating two new designs and I am so pleased with how they turned out. Both feel so magical and provide gentle reminders of spring, during the winter season.
My first design was inspired by the beautiful, Venetian Armadillo Murano glass bead. The colours remind me of a delicious cup of milky tea (or coffee), but I also noticed there was a pinky/purple hint of colour in one of the sections. This inspired me to pair it with my two, Orchid Pixie Dust fragments.
The next bracelet design, follows a more blue and purple colour theme. I was really inspired to use pieces from the Ogerbeads winter collection, especially some of the purple beads. Inspired by royalty…they do indeed have a regal look to them. And that deep purple is such a must for a winter season colour palette!
On this bracelet, you will see some of the previous silver beads I mentioned earlier. I find all of these beads so versatile, but I especially love, Flower Power and Serenity. They are in a similar shape to a Murano glass bead and pair beautiful beside them. I hope Ogerbeads releases more silver beads, like these ones. I would love to see more woodland, fairytale, space and abstract designs in these. What do you think?
In the centre of this design, I chose to place the, Victorian Murano glass bead. It reminds me of a flower crown and I love the bits of gold and mixtures of purple and white accents.
From there, I added two of my favourite beads: Fairytale Pixie Dust Murano. These are just made of pure enchantment: blues, purples, golds, periwinkle and greens! They are truly spectacular!
And that concludes my two new bracelet designs on my Ogerbeads bracelet. Ogerbeads (last time I checked) is currently sold out of their bracelets, but should have stock in again soon. I actually would love to order another bracelet, as my collection is growing and growing and it would be nice to have some more permanent designs kept on bracelets.
If you could like to see my Ogerbeads collection, you can find my YouTube video below:
Some of the items shown were gifted to me from Ogerbeads, to review. All opinions are my own.
In today’s blog post, I am sharing some photos of my, Harry Potter x Pandora bracelet! I just finished filming a video about it and I am looking forward to editing it. Whenever I film, I always make sure to take photos, as well! That way, everything is cohesive and reflects well together.
I quickly edited these photos and I am excited to give you a quick look at the design I came up with!
In the photo above, you’ll see a nice close up of the openwork charm: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This retails for $50 CAD and I have to tell you: I was shocked by the price point! I was expecting it to be around $80-100 CAD. When I received it in the mail from Gold-N-Memories Pandora, I could not get over the amount of detail on it! I also love that the back of the charm features the school’s crest and it is frame with dainty star details. Even without cubic zirconia, it is truly magical (and probably why it isn’t in the price range I was expecting to pay).
Beside that charm, heading over to the right, I also have Ogerbeads, Fire Fragments 2.0. It really makes me think of Harry Potter and almost resembles a lightning bolt! It contains pure magic, with touches of cubic zirconia and glitter and I cannot wait to edit the video, so you can see how it sparkles!
Heading over to the left of the Hogwarts charm, we have the Gryffindor Dangle Charm, which is my house! Both on Pottermore and at Warner Bros. Studio’s “Sorting Hat”, I was sorted into the Gryffindor house. So was my husband!
I love this dangle for a number of different reasons:
1. It has SO much detail, all over. This is something I love to see on any charm or bead.
2. It has magical, red cubic zirconia stars that just twinkle when they catch the light.
3. The bail detail reminds me of that old, classic Pandora look! I find that Pandora (recently) has been doing more plainer bails and it is sooo refreshing and lovely to see some more creativity to them.
4. The beautiful inscriptions on the bead: Gryffindor, Harry Potter and the three characteristics of Gryffindors: courage, determination, bravery.
Beside this Pandora charm, I have Ogerbeads Red/Green Moonlight Murano. The yellow and red detailing remind me of Gryffindor and the fact that it glows in the dark…and turns into a green colour, is just totally Harry Potter vibes!
Moving along, we have the first charm I ordered from the Harry Potter x Pandora release: Dobby the House Elf Charm. He is my favourite Harry Potter character besides, Professor Snape. I just adore him and every time I read or watch about what happens to him, I cry so hard. It breaks my heart! He is just the sweetest and while the charm is a bit too cartoony, for my liking…I love him just the same and I could NOT…not get him.
I love his wide-open smile and his cute little ears. His feet are a bit too plain for my liking, but I just adore that he is holding a little white sock behind him. That part is soo detailed and brings tears to my eyes.
His garment has cute draped details and I love the black enamel button eyes. It’s lovely to see those little enamel accents.
Over to the left of Dobby, you will spot the Black/Green Moonlight Murano from Ogerbeads. This also glows-in-the-dark and turns into a green colour, much like my other moonlight Murano shown earlier.
And there you have it! That is my Harry Potter themed charm bracelet! I have this bracelet on my Pandora Open Bangle, in case you were curious.
I would love to know what you think of my design and stay tuned for a video, coming out within the next few weeks.
ALSO: make sure to check out, Aali | Pandorably Charmed‘s video on her Harry Potter themed bracelet. She styled it on a Pandora Moments snake chain bracelet and added some really cute charms to go with it. I especially love the car charm, she picked out. So clever! You can watch her video, HERE.