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!
The Murano Glass Beads:
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!
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?
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.
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?
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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.
It is available in universal core and small core. I have the small core.
The small-core version is currently on sale for 50% off!
There are only two left in stock, at the time of me posting this blog.
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!
Apricot Flowers is one of my favourite Ogerbeads! I had to order a second one! It has beautiful peach, orange and pink colouring and I love the beautiful flowers on the top! I cannot wait to style it with my other Apricot Flowers and my Fairytale Twisted Flowers beads.
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.
It is available in universal core.
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.
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:
- Pandora Open Bangle
- Pandora Sliding Bracelet
- Pandora O Pendant
- Any “threadless” Pandora Bracelet (like the Pandora Rose bangle)
- Trollbeads Foxtail Bracelet
- Trollbeads Bangle
- Moress Bangles
- Ogerbeads Bracelet
(they will be launching new bracelets in the future)
And that concludes today’s blog and video post! I would love to know which bead is your favourite and if you have ordered from Ogerbeads before!
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:
Ogerbeads Small Core Haul Items:
Gold Ice Blue PixieDust Fragments (SOLD OUT)
Baby Blue Pixiedust Fragments *
Blue Motif Pixiedust Fragments (lighter version) *
(second from right)
* Ogerbeads surprised me and gifted me with 7 beautiful Murano glass beads. I did not expect this! So kind and generous of them. Thank you so much Ogerbeads!!!
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.
From there, I added some silver Ogerbeads: Flower Power (left of Venetian Armadillo), Serenity (right of Venetian Armadillo), Perspective (left side of bracelet), Symbiosis (right side of bracelet), as well as the, Acorn and Always Moving Forward silver beads. I also added two, Romance Glass Stone Fragments too! I really love how the peachy gold tones pair with Venetian Armadillo colours.
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!
I also added the, Juneberry Diamonds Pixie Dust Muranos, one Mystic Eyes Murano opposite of Royalty Murano and one Prosperity Murano paired opposite of the, Arabian Night Diamond Fragments. To stop my beads from falling off the bracelet, (when I have opened my clasp)…I also added the, Fairytale Stopper. I’m actually debating about ordering another one of these! It is so pretty and I would love to have two, just for balance and symmetry.
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 this video, I share my Ogerbeads collection with you, as well as providing an overview of the different silver beads and murano glass beads that Ogerbeads creates! I will also demonstrate the differences between small and universal core beads, as well as showing you which Pandora bracelets, Trollbeads bracelets and Ohm Beads bracelets will fit both small and universal core beads from Ogerbeads. I also share some of my favourite Ogerbeads designs with you! I hope you enjoy this video!