• Elf Beads,  Jewellery,  Uncategorized

    Elf Beads | Late Summer Breeze Collection + Introduction to Elf Beads



    In today’s video, I am sharing the new collection from Elf Beads: Late Summer Breeze. Mila and Elf Beads were very generous and kind and gifted me this collection to review and style with. I am so excited to share the beautiful world of Elf Beads with you all! You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    And incase you missed my “Introduction to Elf Beads” Youtube video, you can watch it HERE or down below too:

    *this post contains affiliate links and commission links

  • Disney x Pandora,  Jewellery,  Jewellery Cleaning & Care,  My Favourite Jewellery Brands,  Pandora,  Pandora,  Pandora 101,  Pandora Bracelets,  Pandora News and Updates,  Pandora Reviews,  Pandora Rose,  Pandora Style,  Uncategorized

    Updated Pandora Bracelet & Jewellery Clean Guide | Pandora Shine, Pandora Rose & More!

    In today’s video, I am sharing an updated Pandora Jewellery Cleaning Guide!

    You will learn:

    – How to Clean Pandora Bracelets and Charms and more!
    – How to Clean Pandora Rose
    – How to Clean Pandora Shine
    – How to Clean Pandora Enamel
    – How to Clean Pandora Leather


    I use two Pandora Cleaning Methods:

    Pandora Jewelry Cleaner Set | Gentle Jewellery Cleanser and the
    Pandora Double-Sided Polishing Cloth *

    You can find photos of them below:

    * this post contains affiliate/commission links

    Watch my updated Youtube Video HERE:

    How do you like to clean your Pandora jewellery?

  • Jewellery,  Pandora,  Pandora,  Pandora Bracelets,  Pandora Earrings,  Pandora Necklaces & Pendants,  Pandora News and Updates,  Pandora Reviews,  Pandora Rings,  Pandora Rose,  Pandora Style,  Uncategorized

    Pandora Valentine’s Day Collection 2021

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday/Christmas season and is enjoying a wonderful (and safe) start to the New Year! Today, Pandora released their new 2021 Valentine’s Day Collection:

    *All photos courtesy of Pandora

    The Pandora Valentine’s Day Collection for 2021 has a lovely blend of romance, sentiment and iconic style. Every hand-finished piece is sustainably made, with 71% recycled silver.

    The collection primarily has sterling silver and Pandora Rose pieces, but there is also a two tone, 14K gold dangle charm! I am excited to see more two tone 14K gold options releasing from Pandora again.

    Here is a look at this beautiful new collection:

    The Sparkling Wishbone:

    The Pink Swirl:

    New T-Bar Bracelet & Safety Chain:

    The Moments Dangle Charms:

    The Moments Charms:

    The Rings:

    What are your favourite pieces?

    I have quite a few favourites/wish list items from this collection. I love the Pink Swirl Pandora Rose mini collection. It looks so feminine and romantic with the soft pink and Pandora Rose colour combination. I also love how modern, yet classic each piece is!

    For charms, I love the Open Heart and Rose Flowers charm, Heart and Rose Flower Dangle Charm, Rose Flower Dangle Charm and the Pandora Club 2021 Angel Wings and Heart Dangle Charm. I have a feeling I’ll be purchasing the new Pandora Club charm first, but I’m hoping I can get the charms for Valentine’s Day!

    As for bracelets, I am a huge fan of Pandora’s wishbone bangles. I already have two in my collection! I think the updated version, Sparkling Wishbone Heart Bangle is so feminine and makes a wonderful gift. I think it will look beautiful on it’s own or stacked. I also like the updated T-Bar Bracelet: Pandora Moments Heart T-Bar Snake Chain Bracelet. It is quote innovative and I think it would be beautiful worn with a few charms or on it’s own.

    And that concludes today’s blog post! I am really looking forward to seeing these pieces in-person. They look so beautiful for Valentine’s Day…or year round! Have a wonderful rest of your week, every one!

  • Jewellery,  Pandora,  Pandora,  Pandora 20,  Pandora Bracelets,  Pandora News and Updates,  Pandora Reviews,  Pandora Style,  Uncategorized

    Pandora 20 | The Swirl Charm

    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!

    This year, Pandora continues to celebrate 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 continue celebrating Pandora‘s special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I share a special story behind a charm in my collection, and reveal what the limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm is!

    So, make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let me share this month’s charm.

    * All 2020 Limited Edition Swirl charm photos are provided by Pandora *

    The 2020 Limited Edition Swirl Charm

    It’s October 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the two tone Swirl charm! The original style number of this vintage charm was 790414. It was made in 14 ct. gold and sterling silver. Like the original, the 20th Anniversary Swirl charm is done in 14 ct. gold and sterling silver. The Pandora 20 hallmark is displayed on the front of the charm, near the far left.

    Prices from $115 USD and $130 CAD.

    Each 2020 Swirl charm comes with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

    The 2020 Limited Edition Swirl Charm is available globally on Pandora’s estore and in selected Pandora stores. Very limited numbers are available, so it’s best to purchase today, October 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. 

    I am so happy to see another two tone charm has been added to the Pandora 20th Anniversary collection! I am excited to add this charm into my collection, as I do not have the original. I do have a few charms that are similar to the Swirl charm however, including one of my first Pandora charms, the Rose Leaf style 790136. I purchased two of these charms and I can see myself wanting to pair them with the Limited Edition Swirl Charm!

    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 two charms: the Witch and the Hocus Pocus Dangle Charm. I have them on my Halloween themed Pandora Bracelet:

    Each charm on my Halloween themed bracelet represents a special childhood memory or favourite halloween tradition or activity. The main colours on this bracelet are oxidized silver, silver, orange and black. It has a mixture of vintage Pandora charms and new charms.

    My Story behind the Witch and Hocus Pocus Charms:

    Both the Witch and Hocus Pocus dangle charm represent my best friend, Tiara and our favourite Halloween movies: Hocus Pocus and Halloween Town. Each year, we cannot wait to enjoy some delicious Pumpkin Chai lattes and spending an afternoon watching movies together.

    I paired these two charms together, since the stories behind them are the same. I also think they look so cute together!

    I have created a Youtube video to more personally tell you the story behind these two charms! You can watch it HERE or down below:

    The Details…

    The Witch Charm

    The Witch charm is a sterling silver charm that features a witch in flight, on her broomstick. She has a grinning smile, long pointy nose and adorable witch’s hat. She is now retired and her style number is 790544.

    The Hocus Pocus Dangle Charm

    The Hocus Pocus Dangle Charm was available in the US. It is a sterling silver dangle charm and has cubic zirconia accents, with orange and black enamel detailing. It features a witch’s hat, bats and the inscription: Hocus Pocus. The style number is ENG792017CZ_10.

    Here are photos of other charms on my
    Pandora Halloween themed bracelet:

    Skeleton Girl Charm is so cute! I have her as the centrepiece on this year’s design. She has heart-shaped eyes and an upside down heart, as her nose. I also love how her lower body dangles, like she is dancing! She came out in this year’s Autumn Collection.

    I am a huge fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas and couldn’t resist adding the new Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Double Dangle Charm. He goes perfectly with my Disney Parks Exclusive Jack and Sally charm.

    I also have the new Disney Parks Exclusive charm, Halloween Mickey charm. My husband and I love visiting Disneyland during Halloween time! We love taking a photo in-front of the giant pumpkin Mickey. This was a must-have for me!

    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 2 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

    Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  • Jewellery,  Moress,  Uncategorized

    Faunas of the Fall | Lili Tae X Moress Collection

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the enchanting season of Autumn. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

    In today’s blog and video post, I am sharing a look at some of the pieces available in Moress‘ new collection: Faunas of the Fall. This is a collaborative project where Moress teamed up with illustrator designer, Lili Tae. Together, they took her 2D illustrations and transformed them into 3D charms.

    A special thank you to Moress for sending me these pieces to review, as well to each and every one of you. I do not have these opportunities with your love and support.

    So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let me share with you this beautiful new collection!

    Faunas of the Fall

    Faunas of the Fall is a 14 piece collection. 13 of the pieces are charms, made of sterling silver. The other piece is a Japanese Silk Lili Tae Scarf.

    I received 4 charms and the scarf to review. You can watch my review video HERE, or down below:

    I received the following charms to review: Dewie, Sunny Bunny, Purring Dahlia and Cosmo Canary.

    Each charm comes with their own illustration card. On the back of each card, you will find the story of the forest creature.

    I decided to style my charms on my Moress Heritage Bangle No. 52 and added my Moress Heritage Bead No. 593 as the centrepiece.

    What do you think of this new collection? Please let me know, down below!

  • Jewellery,  The Art Oblivion,  Trollbeads Style,  Uncategorized

    The Art Oblivion | Superimpose

    In today’s video and blog post, I am sharing a closer look at The Art Oblivion‘s release of their new glass bead: Superimpose. I also share how I styled TAO Superimpose on a bracelet design.

    So…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

    * A special thank you to The Art Oblivion for sending me this bead to review and style with!

    TAO Superimpose

    If we live in the here and now, each moment is a surprise, every instant a new wonder. But it often fails to work this way. Onto the present we superimpose our expectations and opinions, based on the past or future. 

    – Piero Ferrucci

    The Art Oblivion released a new murano glass bead in their collection, today! It is called, Superimpose. It features a beautiful deep blue core with soft blues and hints of green in the centre. It has a pebble-like detail that is repeated throughout the centre of the glass. When I saw these colours, it immediately reminded me of the ocean and inspired a bracelet theme!

    To see more details of Superimpose, as well as my bracelet design, I have created a special YouTube video. You can watch it HERE or down below:

    I styled Superimpose with TAO In Search, TAO In Flow, TAO Roar, OHM X TAO Unveil and the OHM Mermaid. The bracelet I chose is my sterling silver Plain OHM Bangle.

    TAO Superimpose retails for $65 USD.

    In celebration of the launch, The Art Oblivion will be offering 20% on all TAO beads (including Superimpose) on August 1st and August 2nd, 2020.

    This is a wonderful promotion, especially if you have been tempted by any of TAO beads!

    The Inspiration behind
    TAO Superimpose:

    There is an art in laying an image or an idea over another to create something different and beautiful in its new complexity. 

    There is a way in which one must understand each individual element on its own to be able to keep what is essential from being lost or misunderstood in its new form. 

    I offer you SUPERIMPOSE as a talisman, reminder and invitation to stay present, to take all of the time necessary to understand individual elements as they are. Once we have gained this mastery, we can SUPERIMPOSE wisely to create something new that retains the essential elements of what has come before, and transform it into something more.

    – The Art Oblivion

    What do you think of the newest glass bead from The Art Oblivion? How would you style it?

  • Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohm Reviews,  Ohm Style,  Ohmily,  Uncategorized

    OHM Beads | The August Release

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

    #BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

    In today’s blog and video, I am sharing an unboxing and first impressions of the OHM Beads August 2020 Release. This release contains 21 beads total. There are two collections: OHM Camping and OHM Geek 2.0. Also releasing are two OHM country exclusives, as well an OHM Lab bead and OHMistry Project bead.

    Stock photos courtesy of OHM Beads.
    These beads were gifted to me from OHM Beads.

    The release date is August 6th, 2020.

    To see my unboxing and first impressions video, click HERE or you can watch the video down below:

    My Unboxing & First Impressions:

    This release is HUGE!!! I am looking forward to sharing styling and bead design ideas, especially with my favourite collection: OHM Camping. Stay tuned for future content.

    The August Release:

    CAMPING COLLECTION

    From left to right:

    1. OHM Call Out ($35 US)
    2. OHM Camp Walden ($45 US)
    3. OHM Bar None Ranch ($45 US)
    4. OHM Chill ($80 US)
    5. OHM Firewood ($45 US)
    6. OHM Lantern ($45 US)
    7. OHM Rise Higher ($50 US)
    8. OHM Monkey Fist ($55 US)
    9. OHM Camp North Star ($45 US)
    10. OHM Camp Takota ($45 US)
    11. OHM Ball ($20 US)
    12. OHM Explore ($85 US)

    GEEK 2.0 COLLECTION

    From left to right:

    1. OHM Overreacting ($40 US)
    2. OHM Be Counted ($40 US)
    3. OHM Eye Love ($40 US)
    4. OHM Critical Hit ($60 US)
    5. OHM Another Variant ($30 US)

    OHMistry Project | Campfire

    $45 US OHMist:
    Maya Uhryniuk

    OHM LAB | Mandala

    $50 US
    Laboratory Assistant:

    Catherine Portela

    OHM Exclusives

    OHM in Australia | Didgeridoo

    OHM Didgeridoo retails for $45 US.

    OHM in Thailand | Wat Wall Glass

    OHM Wat Wall retails for ฿ 2,200.

    Which beads are your favourites from this release?

  • Jewellery,  Other Jewellery Brands I love,  The Art Oblivion

    The Art Oblivion | Roar

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

    #BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

    In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a closer look at The Art Oblivion‘s upcoming release of their first solo glass bead: Roar. This glass bead will be releasing on July 10th, 2020 and is available for pre-order currently. There are only 100 of these beads available.

    The Art Oblivion‘s Roar is a beautiful and inspirational bead. It features beautiful silver and different shades of blue that catch the light. I also love the touch of teal blue. It reminds me of The Art Oblivion‘s logo. Roar also has a dainty sparkle to it…a little touch of magic! Also, keeping with the “roar” theme, it has cool tiger-like stripe detailing on it.

    I have created a YouTube video to showcase the bead in natural light with movement. You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    When designing this bead, The Art Oblivion was inspired by this quote:

    The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”

    Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

    Here is what The Art Oblivion has to say about inspiration and concept behind this bead:

    We are being called, do you hear it? We are being called to dive deep into the ocean of ourselves, into the silence and solitude found leagues below. And outside of the influence of others, rise with the swelling tides of our truth with a ROAR to the shore! We are being called to cultivate compassion and care.  And protect all that is vulnerable, loudly and proudly with a ROAR! We are being called to RESIST systems that do not have the best interests of humanity in mind. To ROAR for what is just and right, not for some, but for all.

    The Art Oblivion

    I offer ROAR as a talisman, invitation, and reminder to find your voice and use it! To offer you ROAR loudly and with your own fierce flair, these times need you!

    The Art Oblivion

    Pairing Roar with The Art Oblivion‘s
    In Awe and In Search silver beads:

    I am looking forward to styling with Roar! It is so beautiful and a glass bead that I think will compliment many beads in my collection. I think it would make a beautiful centrepiece to a bracelet design, but it would also look beautiful framing a favourite silver bead.

    Shown below, I paired TAO Roar in-between In Search (left) and In Awe (right).

    I would love to know your thoughts on this beautiful glass bead from The Art Oblivion. How would you style it?

    I love the meaning behind this bead. Using our voice to stand up for others, who we are, what we believe in, etc. is so important. Over the past few years, I have had to use my ROAR to stand up for myself and my health…something I had a hard time doing in the past! This bead represents that journey for me and will be a reminder to continue doing so!

    What do you think of this bead? What does it represent for you?

  • Beads and Coffee/Tea,  DON'T GIVE UP | My Bead Design,  Fashion,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohm Style,  Ohmily,  Sewing,  Uncategorized

    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

    #BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

    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.