Happy Grave | March OHMistry Project

Happy Monday!!! I hope the week is starting off fantastic and that you are doing well.

In today’s blog post, I am sharing a look at the upcoming March Ohm Beads | OHMistry Project: HAPPY GRAVE. This is a bead collaboration with artist, Justin Aerni. You can follow him on his instagram at @fun_eral.

Ohm Beads sent me this bead to review.

Here is what Ohm Beads has to say about the artist:

An American painter, sculptor, author, photographer, and filmmaker, Justin Aerni has garnered global attention for his thought-provoking artwork that combines satire and iconoclasm while examining the great enigmas of our time. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he is as popular as he is prolific selling over 4,000 paintings worldwide within the past decade and has published ten books to date.

The HAPPY GRAVE Bead releases on March 13th at 10:00 AM pacific time zone. As per all, OHMistry projects, there are only 111 made and each one comes inside a special box designed by the artist.



The box art for, HAPPY GRAVE is overall a somber feeling with a black and white collar theme. However, it has a wonderful pop of fun with a magenta pink titles and the adorable smiley face from, HAPPY GRAVE himself!

I made a quick YouTube video, so you could see a quick overview of the box art details, as well as the wonderful details of the bead:

WATCH MY VIDEO HERE.



In Justin Aerni’s own words, here is his inspiration for, HAPPY GRAVE:

“I first created the character HAPPY GRAVE originally as a way to cope with my own overwhelming fear of dying and the possibility of not existing anymore.

One rainy day in Detroit, I was walking through a fancy old graveyard taking pictures, and as I happened to glance over at a distinctly smashed up grave where all the old writing had been chipped off. In the decay, I saw what looked like a smiling face! A chill came over me. Needless to say, I was horrified … yet delighted; inspiration instantly clicked in my mind, and HAPPY GRAVE was conceived! There have been many iterations on canvas and now cast into silver in 3 dimensions.

I hope that whoever wears my haunted little HAPPY GRAVE official OHM bead will find humor and peace instead of fear and anxiety about this sensitive subject that we all must inevitability face.” – Justin Aerni


The details on this bead remind me of a gravestone from the 1800s. It has some cracked and rough, cement detailing. It also has a cross-like detail at the top of the stone. But the most adorable little touch is the adorable eyes and mouth detailing on the front of the bead.

I plan to put this bead on my “Halloween” themed bracelet, but I also feel it would work well on my, “Dark Fairytale” themed bracelet too! What bracelet design would you add, HAPPY GRAVE to?

Overall, I think this bead is adorable and I am excited to design with him and take a few weeks to “test him out”. Stay tuned for a review, in the next few weeks!

If you haven’t ordered from Ohm Beads yet and are considering placing an order, Ohm Beads has now started a loyalty program called, LOL (Levels of Loyalty) and these points can be redeemed for OHMBUCKS. If you have a friend who has an account with Ohm Beads, ask them for their referral code and you will save 11% off your first order (and send some extra OhmBucks their way)! You are also welcome to use my referral code, (linked on my blog) or use code: EMILY1RVCHMDY at checkout. I will receive OhmBucks too!

Ohm Beads Review | Valentines Collection | February 2020

From left to right:
OHM LOVE SNAP
OHM KISS
OHM LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD


This is a “part two” video, for my first impressions and unboxing of the Ohm Beads February 2020 Valentines Day collection video, (I recommend watching that video first. You can find it, HERE).

In this video, you will hear my full review of the collection and also see how I ended up styling all three beads.

SPOILER ALERT: I still LOOOOVE, OHM Little Red Riding Hood…so crazy much!!!!!!!

OHM LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD


If you haven’t ordered from Ohm Beads yet and are considering placing an order, Ohm Beads has now started a loyalty program called, LOL (Levels of Loyalty) and these points can be redeemed for OHMBUCKS. If you have a friend who has an account with Ohm Beads, ask them for their referral code and you will save 11% off your first order (and send some extra OhmBucks their way)! You are also welcome to use my referral code: https://ohmbeads.com/lol?loref=loot5d… or use code: EMILY1RVCHMDY at checkout. I will receive OhmBucks too!

You can watch my new video, HERE!!!!!!

I would love to know which bead your favourite from the February release!!! And why.

OHM LOVE SNAP
OHM KISS

Ohm Beads January Collection | Review + Design Ideas

Ohm Beads “Lion Dance”

In this video, I share the Ohm Beads January 2020 Release Collection + Styling with you! I will be reviewing Ohm Lion Dance, as well as Ohm Peace Alien. They were officially released on January 2nd. I will also be reviewing the January Ohmistry project: Marble the Pony Campus. A bead collaboration designed by Grace Owen and Ohm Beads. It releases on January 17th. I filmed an unboxing and first impressions video on IGTV, too. You can watch it here.

As an Ohmbassador, Ohm Beads was so kind and sent all three beads for me to review (thank you so much, Ohm). I had so much filming this video and designing with these beads! My sweet guineas, Zooey and Georgina also help co-host this review video with me! I love when they help me out!

Also, if you are new to Ohm Beads, feel free to use my referral link to save 11% off your first purchase!

Watch the video here!
Twisted Ohm Bracelet featuring Ohm Lion Dance, Year of the Rat, Bottomless
Ohm Peace Alien styled with Curly Sheep and Glass Bark, Sky and retired green spiral bead.
Marble the Pony Campus with Spark of Life and Odette
Marble the Pony Campus

Beads & Tea | Ohm Beads – Beads and Coffee

Beads and Tea with DailyCharmAddict and ACharmedDreamer

On December 20th, I woke up feeling SO excited! Today was the day I would get to see my dear bead friends, Angie and Rita!!! And not only that, but also enjoy some Ohm Beads #BeadsandCoffee, or how I like to call it: Beads and TEA!!!

We all decided to meet up at my favourite hometown coffee shop, Matter of Taste. There are two locations and we decided to meet up at the Waterloo location. I have been going to Matter of Taste since I was in high school and since moving away, it has become a special place to visit, whenever I am in-town!

When Angie, Rita and I met up, we caught up with each other first, ordered our drinks (tea lattes for Angie and I and a latte for Rita) and I gave them some special Christmas surprises to open!

Opening up some Christmas surprises!

And then it was time to start designing over some Beads, Coffee and Tea!!!

Cheers!!!!

Ohm Beads sent me a new bead concept called, “Ocean Love”. It is a new style of clip for them (more similar to a Pandora clip) and they wanted our feedback on the function, design and style! Please note, this bead has not been released. If you would like to watch our video adventures together, as well as see their designs, check out my Instagram Stories: Beads and Coffee. I unfortunately didn’t think of taking photos of their designs, just video!

Below, you can see my design:

Ocean Love Clip
Here are some of my bead styling ideas. I really liked the idea of pairing the Ocean Clip with Ohm Odette.
Completed look with a mixture of Ohm Glass!
Another look at my design.

My Pandora Christmas Bracelets | Pandora Open Bangle + Ohm Beads Bracelet

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

In this video, I share my Pandora Moments Christmas Charm Bracelet and my Pandora Open Bangle Disney Christmas themed Pandora Bracelet. I also share my Chrismas themed Pandora Floating Locket necklace and my Ohm Beads Lucky Red Whip Bracelet with some Beadmas themed beads! I hope you enjoy this video and a very blessed and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greeting to each and every one of you! I hope it’s a magical one! XOXO

Zooey, Georgina, Ella and I
Decorating the Christmas tree.
Ohm Beads and Pandora Christmas themed bracelets

My Pandora Collection Overview | Jewellery Storage + Ohm Beads Play Tray

A new video is up!

Playing a bit of catch up with some recent YouTube videos I uploaded on my channel recently…or should I say, last year?! I cannot believe we are already into 2020!!!

In this video, I share how I store my Pandora Jewellery, as well as my Ohm Beads, Ogerbeads, Trollbeads and Alex and Ani pieces. I also share an overview of my entire collection, with you! This has been requested by so many of you, but I’m always hesitant about filming this type of video. I have a huge collection and I know I’m very blessed to have such special and meaningful pieces. Each one tells a story or reflects a special loved one or memory. I really love that about charm bracelets!!!

Anyway! Here is where you can watch the video:

Now, I’ll share some information on where you can find these jewellery storage options, should you be curious!

The first is the jewellery box I picked up in November by Tuscan Designs. I found it at Homesense/Winners for $149. Since this is a store that only has limited stock, there is a very similar option on Wayfair by a brand called, Morelle Company. The style is called, Sophia Leather Jewellery Keepsake Box. This may be the only difference as my jewellery box is a faux leather.

Pink Jewellery Box
It is so gigantic!

Inside this jewellery box, I added a ring tray that I found on Amazon. In the video, I placed it in the middle layer, but I have since moved it to the top layer, below the glass section. You can shop it HERE.

You can see the ring tray hiding behind my hand and bracelet!

The last item is my grey, Less Play Ohm Play Tray! If the grey isn’t your thing, they have a quite a few colour options to choose from. I hope that one day soon, Ohm Beads will also come out with a light pink colour too (they currently have a hot pink one though)! If you would like to order the tray (and haven’t placed an Ohm Beads Order before), feel free to use my referral link to save 11% off your order, HERE.

Ohm Beads also has an anti-tarnish tray bag that is sold separately.

Anti-tarnish Tray Bag by Ohm Beads
My Pandora Collection Overview + Storage

Pandora Winter Collection | Haul and Styling

Pandora Winter Collection 2019

In this video, I share my favourite items from the Pandora Winter collection and why they are meaningful to me! I also show how I chose to design and style them together, on bracelets and with two different outfits! I hope you enjoy this video…I love that Ella was able to co-host with me.

Enjoying a cup of DAVIDsTEA with Ella!
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring
Dream it. Wish it. DO IT!
Pave Star Slider detail!

OUTFIT ONE DETAILS:

Kate Spade New York Star Silk Dress
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet + Inspiration Stars Dangle Pandora Charm

Dress: Kate Spade Silk Chiffon Dress (retired) Similar design
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet *
Inspirational Dangle Pandora Charm *
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring *
Pandora Bracelet | When You Wish Upon A Star | Disneyland themed bracelet
Starshine Pandora Earrings (retired)
Pandora Starshine Ring (retiring)
Pandora Star Ring (retired)


* These Pandora Jewellery items were gifted to me from Gold-N-Memories Pandora for our collaboration on Instagram! They were so sweet and sponsored some of my Instagram content in celebration of their new online store! I have been a huge fan and customer of Gold-N-Memories for around 2 years and I cannot recommend them enough! They have amazing customer service and ship Canada Wide! You can see their full Pandora collection online and can place an order on their estore or feel free to give them a call or send them an email, with your order (that’s what I love to do).

I love Anthropologie! It is one of my favourite stores to purchase special and cute clothing items!

OUTFIT TWO DETAILS:
Blue Star Sweater Between You & Me | Anthropologie
Liquid Charcoal Black Leggings
Roots Cabin Socks
Pandora Sliding Bracelet + Pandora Charms
Pandora Fireworks Bangle + Pandora Charms | Disney x Pandora Aladdin Pandora O Pendant
This necklace has:
Ohm Beads Beadmas Tree
Ohm Beads Snow Angel
Ohm Beads St. Nick

And everything else worn is the same as outfit one!

What are your favourite pieces from the Pandora Winter 2019 Collection?
I love the Pandora Winter Packaging, this year! A magical night’s sky!
Pandora Sliding Bracelet! Can you spot my Disney x Pandora | When You Wish Upon A Star Disneyland themed Pandora Bracelet?

My Favourite Christmas Tea | Beadmas2019 Day 12 of #BeadmasStories

St. Nick is checking his list…twice!

As the Christmas season rolls in, it is time for my favourite Christmas tea: Santa’s Secret from DAVIDsTEA*! Have you ever wondered how Santa is able to deliver all those toys, presents and cheer in one night? Well, here’s his secret (besides Christmas magic, of course)! A delicious Chinese black tea with peppermint, vanilla and magical candy cane sprinkles!

Santa’s best kept Secret!!!

This tea is so delicious! I love having it black, but it also makes a delicious tea latte! There’s two ways I love to make it as a latte:

Latte Recipe One:
1. 3-4 perfect spoonfuls of Santa’s Secret
2. Fill your Steeper with about 235ml of water (roughly right above the DAVIDsTEA logo)
3. Feel free to add your choice of sweetener to the steeper (honey, agave, etc.) as the tea steeps. Roughly, 1tbs. Lightly stir in.
4. Steep for 4-6 minutes, depending on taste level.
5. Dispense tea into your favourite Christmas mug.
6. Froth about 235ml of your choice of: Almond Milk, Soy Milk or Milk. I have a video about how I froth my almond milk, HERE.
7. Pour your frothed milk over your Santa’s Secret Tea..and VOILA! Your Santa’s Secret Latte is ready to be enjoyed!


Latte Recipe Two:
1. 3-4 perfect spoonfuls of Santa’s Secret
2. Fill your Steeper with about 235ml of water (roughly right above the DAVIDsTEA logo)
3. Feel free to add your choice of sweetener to the steeper (honey, agave, etc.) as the tea steeps. Roughly, 1tbs. Lightly stir in.
4. I also add a tiny bit of vanilla extract, just a drop!
5. Steep for 4-6 minutes, depending on taste level.
6. Dispense tea into your favourite Christmas mug.
7. Froth about 235ml of Peppermint Chocolate Almond Milk. I have a video about how I froth my almond milk, HERE.
8. Pour your frothed Peppermint Chocolate Almond milk over your Santa’s Secret Tea. Please note, the chocolate almond milk will not froth as much as normal almond milk…but this tastes like a peppermint hot chocolate and is sooo sooo delicious!

HO HO HO!

Now, as you know, today is the last day of Beadmas 2019 | #BeadmasStories. As for today’s giveaway, Ohm Beads and I are teaming away to give one lucky winner the Ohm St. Nick bead! This is a very special bead to me because he represents my chosen Saint Name. As a Catholic, I got confirmed into my faith when I was in grade 8. I remembering researching so many different saints, but the one that stood out to me the most, was my hero since I was a little girl: Saint Nicholas. He was so inspiring to me…and the fact that his memory lives on through one of the most magical and holy seasons was very special to me! Now, pretty much every single person made “fun of me” for picking a “boy’s name” as my Saint. But I didn’t care…it wasn’t about what people thought of me! And…my Confirmation Sponsor (unknown to me, at the time) had chosen St. Valentine as her saint!

To find out how to win this bead, head over to my Instagram, @fashionstoryteller and look for one of those photos used in this blog post!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! xx

Emily D.

*P.S: some of the links, in this blog post are affiliate links.

St. Nick by Ohm Beads

#BeadmasStories Day 9

A sky of wonder…

Known as the brightest star in the night’s sky (visible from Earth), Sirius can be seen as one of the best wishing stars! And that is why I chose A SIRIUS WISH | OHM BEADS as today’s Beadmas2019 | BeadmasStories Day 9 giveaway bead!

Have you ever gazed up at the winter’s night sky and admired the mystery, the beauty…the snow falling, the stars twinkling…the moon glowing? As a Christian, I often think of, The Three Kings (AKA, the Magi or the Three Wise Men) and ponder how amazing it must have been to see, The Star of Bethlehem, as I gaze up at that dark sky. There are many theories on what this star actually was: multiple stars, a comet, exploding star, “dancing planets”, conjunction of multiple planets, etc!

While Sirius is not in these theories, it still makes me think of a winter’s night sky…and that wonder and awe that must have been experienced by every one who saw the Star of Bethlehem!

Ohm Beads’ A Sirius Wish is a stunning bead…full of mystery and wonder! It’s a wonderful bead to add to any bracelet design and a lovely reminder to make your wishes a reality!!!

A Sirius Wish – Ohm Beads

To enter into today’s giveaway, for this bead…please answer the following questions correctly:

1. What do I think of, when I gaze up at a winter’s night sky?
2. If you wished on a star, what would you wish for?
3. What was one of the theories about the “Star of Bethlehem”?
4. What is your Instagram username (if you win this bead, I will be contacting you through instagram)?


Giveaway ends on December 10th, 2019 at 2:30 PM EASTERN. Winner will be announced on my Instagram stories. Thank you, Ohm Beads for letting me host some of your Beadmas Giveaways!!! xx

Day 5 of #BeadmasStories

Peace on Earth, Good Will to ALL!!!

OUR WORLD by Ohm Beads…is my chosen prize for today’s #BeadmasStories post!!!! It is a bead that I feel is a wonderful reminder, especially around Christmas time!!! After all (sings:) Peace on Earth, Good Will to…ALL! 🙂

Here, in the Christmas season is where we all come together to celebrate with loved ones, near and dear…but also extend welcoming hearts and friendly smiles to others…outside of our family and friends. We can do this in so many ways: charity donations, smiling at strangers, paying it forward, etc!

It is also a time to be thankful, count our blessings and give thanks. What are you thankful for, this Christmas?

It is also a reminder to help protect and care for our planet and do our part in reducing waste! There’s so many easy adjustments we can do, to help our planet!!! What are your tips for helping reduce waste, during the Christmas season? Please comment down below and leave your instagram name, so I can contact you…should you be the winner!

Entries posted before 8 PM Eastern will be considered. Winner will be announced and notified tomorrow, December 6th after 8 PM Eastern. One random winner will be drawn! Winner must answer the TWO questions, (in this blog post) to qualify to win!

 Make sure to follow my hashtag, #beadmasstories so, you don’t miss a chance to enter the next 11 days!!! And follow #beadmas2019 to see the other fun giveaways going on in the community! 

Our World by Ohm Beads