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    The Art Oblivion | Roar

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

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    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?

  • Georgina,  Guinea Pigs,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  Ohm Reviews,  Zooey

    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!