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

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

About my recent video |Autumn Style | Ohm Lucky Red Whip Bracelet

Autumn Style | Ohm Lucky Red

A few days ago, I posted my Autumn Style | Ohm Lucky Red video on my youtube channel. This is probably one of my most favourite videos I have done…because it turned out better than I had imagined and planned out, in my head!

I filmed half of the footage and Snowman helped film the scenes with Ella and I outdoors. He executed my vision perfectly. When I was editing through the footage, I couldn’t be more happier or impressed!!! It was hard to narrow down the footage to be around 6 minutes long…there were so many magical, outdoor scenes! Thank you so much, Snowman.

In my happy place!

I love that I get to take you all along with me, as I go on a my daily autumn walk with Ella. The majority of the outdoor shots are taken at one of my favourite parks, that goes around a gorgeous lake. When we were filming, it was right near sunset and it felt extra enchanting…a true golden hour. The setting sun flickered through the vibrant coloured leaves and the wind blew about and it couldn’t have been more perfect or autumn-like.

With DAVIDsTEA in hand, walking my little Ella through an Autumn Wonderland of Leaves!

Ohm Beads was kind enough to send me the Lucky Red Whip Bracelet to review (thank you so much…I would not have these opportunities without each and every one of you!). This bracelet had been on my Ohm Beads Wishlist (you can see it on my Instagram) after I saw it on their Instagram page. When I pulled it out of the packaging, the lucky red colour was even more vibrant in-person. It instantly inspired an autumn style themed video!!! However, I had to be patient because the weather was not in agreement to film, right away. It was stormy for about a week, haha. But I waited patiently and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect afternoon!

Wearing my Lucky Red Ohm Whip Bracelet.

I styled my Ohm Lucky Red Whip Bracelet with Ohm Wood Ent, Ohm Thanks A Lot and Ohm Heart of the Woods. I also used the Ohm WHO clasp as a decorative feature.

Shown, are Ohm Wood Ent and Ohm Thanks A Lot.
Feeling cozy in my Roots sweater. Doesn’t my Lucky Red bracelet just POP!?

Now, onto my outfit…

My Autumn Outfit of the Day.

OUTFIT DETAILS

Sweater
Roots x Line Knitwear

Jeggings
Dollhouse Jeans

Hat Pin
Pandora Me Safety Pin Brooch

Necklace
Ohm Beads Love Grows *

Bracelet, left wrist
Lucky Red Whip Bracelet *

Bracelet, right wrist
Ohm Beads Twisted Bangle with Inner Self Bead

Autumn Boots
Hudson Bay Company

Silver Quilted Purse
Rebecca Minkoff

And we cannot forget about the tea of the video!!!!

In the video, I enjoyed Vanilla Cappuccino by DAVIDsTEA. This was a tea my friend, Jo had recommended. When I am not sure how many grams of tea to purchase, I love to try it, “to go”. I decided to get, Vanilla Cappuccino, as a latte with almond milk. It was soo delicious and I am going to be purchasing at least 100 grams! If you are interested in ordering it, feel free to shop my affiliates links below:

DAVIDsTEA USA Vanilla Cappuccino

DAVIDsTEA CAN Vanilla Cappuccino

Anyway, that is it for this blog post! Talk to you all soon!!! And I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween!

Emily xx

Pumpkin Season with a little hyper-Ella!

Preview Day | Nov. 2019 Ohm Beads Collection

Odette – Special Ohm Beads Release on November 8th, 2019

Happy OHM BEADS Preview Day!!! In this blog post, I will be sharing my personal wish list beads from the upcoming release of the Ohm Beads November 2019 Collection. The official release date (unless otherwise noted), is on November 1st, 2019.

All pictures featured in this blog are courtesy of Ohm Beads.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to be an Ohmbassador and share this exciting content with you all. I would not have these opportunities without each and every one of you, so thank you! And…thank you, Ohm!

Odette – Inspired by, The Swan Princess

Odette Ohm Beads exclusive
Illustrated and Designed by British designer, Rebecca Cresswell.
Release Date: November 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM GMT
You can check your official release time HERE.

This is hands down, the top bead on my Wishlist from the November 2019 release. And I absolutely LOVE the packaging!!!

Here is what Ohm Beads has to say about this special charm:

This bead design is truly of magical proportions, entwining beauty and hidden meaning within her form. Inspired by the story ‘Swan Lake’ which is a timeless captivating love story about magical Swans.

Odette is a beautiful Swan Princess who under the spell of a sorcerer, spends her days as a Swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form.

Wear a little piece of magic that holds a little slice of English charm designed to spread love, hope and remind you of calmness within today’s busy world.

Swan Princess
ODETTE
Look at those feather details!
Illustrated by Rebecca Cresswell

The next bead (or should I say, beadS…) is the Ohm Lemon collection featuring four glass beads.

I am a huge lover of lemon flavoured desserts (which is something I share in common with my dear friend, Nichol) and I could not be more excited for this release. I just love thinking about adding pops of yellows to my outfits!!!! I will especially love wearing these glass beads in the spring and summer seasons…or when I am wishing for warmer days ahead!

Here is what Ohm Beads has to say about this collection:

Who doesn’t love the sharp, clean smell or zesty taste of lemon? It is sunshine in your mouth. We love lemon cookies and pies, lemon tea, lemon marmalade, lemon pepper fish, ice-cold lemonade, or a zippy lemon twist in our favorite cocktail. In celebration of all things wonderfully lemon, OHM proudly presents this flavorful new assortment of bright, lemony glass beads: each one adding brilliance to your bracelet and a hearty spoonful of another favorite dessert.

In order from left to right:
LEMON JELLY ROLL, LEMON COCONUT BLISS,
LEMON DROP SORBET, LEMON MERINGUE TART
OHM LEMON COLLECTION

If I had to pick a favourite glass bead from the Lemon Collection, I would have to go with one of my favourite desserts, Lemon Meringue Tart:

Lemon Meringue
How tasty does that look?!

Speaking of glass beads, the other glass beads collection that will be releasing is called, Out There. These beads are truly magical and I can see myself dressing them up or down!

Here is what Ohm Beads has to say:

Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols, as well as their interpretations. The ability to communicate an idea is nearly impossible. It is honestly magic that we do do it. When you are studied in stories, words, symbols, tropes, references, memes, gifs, emojis, etc., communication becomes possible. The sharing of knowledge fuels our species and allows us to reach for the stars.

Out There, glass beads collection paired with Odette and Imagine

There are three glass beads in the collection. They are:

A SIRIUS WISH
DEEP BLUE
GALAXY

The last glass bead that I am loving is through The Art Oblivion OHMster Exclusive (meaning you can only purchase the bead through, The Art Oblivion website). It is called, Imagine.

How often do you think I catch myself day dreaming? All the time!!! So, I cannot think of a better glass bead choice for me! And I just love those puffy white clouds and that vibrant pop of blue!

Here is what Ohm has to say:

IMAGINE invites us to lay on our backs, look up at the sky, and allow the stories of the sky to unfold. Let your mind open to the STREAM of your own imagination.

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”


“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”— Lewis Carroll

IMAGINE
IMAGINE
IMAGINE

Moving back into silver beads, my second last favourite is not an item for myself…but one I would love to purchase for quite a few of my friends who are nurses (and one female doctor).

It is called, Listen to Love.

Here is what Ohm has to say about it:

Nurses are the backbone of any health organization. They do what needs to be done. They continually give and give no matter what while caring for those that need it most. They help, they heal, and they love.

Listen to Love by Ohm Beads

Now, last…BUT…certainly not least!!!! My last wish list item is the BOTM for November 2019, Oracle. It is absolutely amazing and…once again, Ohm Beads does the most spectacular, storytelling packaging!

Oracle BOTM comes with a tea light holder.

Here is what Ohm has to say about their BOTM:

Each face spins. There is a cut-out in the spinner to view which number or symbol it lands on. One face features 12 roman numerals as it were a clock face, the other face has 12 randomized simple symbols. These symbols can be either interpreted on the fly, or pre-assigned meanings or ideas.

The idea is that it can be used as an oracle to help guide you in your day and in your life. Similar to OHM TAROT CARDS or CHI CHI STICKS 2.0.

Oracle, up close! I think it is so cool how it actually spins on the front and back!!!

And that is it for my November 2019 wish list from Ohm Beads release!!! And if you haven’t already, make sure to watch Nichol’s/MyPandoraCharmedLife Preview video on the entire November release HERE. After you watch her video, please comment down below and tell me what items are going on your Ohmbeads Wishlist!!!

Happy Preview Day! xx

Inner Self | Ohm Beads BOTM

No. 48/555 Inner Self OHM BOTM

In May 2019, Ohm Beads released their limited edition, OHM BOTM (Bead of the Month). They called it, Inner Self. These beads are uniquely special…there are only 555 of them, all with different variations of colour and detail in the embedded glass detail held inside exquisitely detailed sterling silver. Upon ordering, you will have no idea which embedded glass detail you will receive…the anticipation and guessing makes the arrival of this charm extra special!

The experience of opening this charm was truly incredible! I will be posting a youtube video of it, as well! Keep an eye out.

Unboxing the Ohm Bead, Inner Self

Each bead is serialized and engraved with an individual code and is sealed in a wooden keepsake box with golden lock and a mini, cotton black bag. The wooden box comes inside a velvet pouch, cleaning cloth and envelope. A mini certificate of authenticity with the number in the series is included. My bead is number 48/555. The charm retails for $140 CAD and let me tell you…it was worth every penny to me!

No. 48/555

The meaning behind this charm is quite a personal one. Although, I won’t dive into the whole story (I will one day soon, promise)…this charm represents an injury/health problem I have currently been battling the past 1.5 years. It hasn’t been easy, but I find the best thing is to stay positive, focus on the good and trust in God.

The Inner Self bead I received is just perfect for me! It is primarily spotted green with white and gold speckled details. It reminds me of my love of the forest and outdoors. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or needing to “escape”…I want to run away into the forest! Whether it is just to read, run or hike, I feel most myself when I am surrounded by trees and forest creatures!

Inner Self – Bead of the Month

Ohm Beads’ meaning behind the charm is wonderful. Here is their inspiration behind it: One’s inner self is only partially exposed to the light of the sun. Sometimes it feels like we are showing ourselves fully but that is not true. So much remains hidden, and usually by choice. Our choice. When we prejudge the value of self before ever opening up to another soul we deprive ourselves of seeing ourselves as whole. Think of your whole private self. That self you become when you are alone, safe, comfortable, free of responsibilities and expectation. What are you like? Where are you? The WHY of existence is clear when you are here in the NOW. You are a fool with a magician’s power. You hold the keys to your life’s unlimited possibilities. Let your inner self open up to others, and you… you listen to your inner self.

Below, are some detailed images I took! But I promise; a youtube video will be coming out, as well!

The back of the charm reminds me of the moon or a planet!
Georgina is quite curious about this bead!
She’s not sure what all the fuss is about!
Zooey was pretty impressed!
Although she’s not too sure what to do with it. She was hoping it was edible.
Green, White, Gold…tiny traces of blue!
Inner Self
Angled View

The detail of the face, split into two…so we can see what is hidden behind someone’s facial expressions. Who are they really? What are they thinking?

Complete Side View of Inner Self
Back View

This charm was much bigger than I was expecting it to be! It is quite the statement piece and would make a great centre piece charm or even a pendant! It is nearly an inch wide. I will keep you posted on how I end up styling it!

Can you see the specks of gold?

I highly recommend this charm. It is absolutely exquisite and if it holds a special meaning for you…it is worth the investment! It ships from Thailand, but I found it didn’t take too long to arrive! Beautifully packaged and arrived safe and sound.

Please let me know if you got the, Inner Self OHM BOTM or plan to! I would love to know what coloured embedded glass detail you get!

Ohm Beads + Pandora Bracelet Design With Me | Meet My Guinea Pigs

In this Pandora Bracelet “Design With Me” video, I incorporate three special Ohm beads charms onto a new Pandora Bangle Bracelet design. I also ended up personalizing a few of my charms for this bracelet. I also introduce my three adorable pets. You will get to meet my guinea pigs as I share some cute facts about each of them. This video is in loving memory of my dearest best friend, Harlow. Kristella, thank you so much for letting me know about the Guinea Pig charm from Ohm Beads! @chocokittypie on Instagram

Ohm Beads + Pandora Bracelet
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Furry Family:
Harlow (left), Georgina/”Georgie” (middle), Zooey (right)