OHM Beads | October 2020 Release

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In today’s blog, I am sharing a preview of the OHM Beads October 2020 Release. This release is “spooktacular” and contains 30 new pieces! I am excited to share these new beads with you. So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

The release date is October 1st, 2020.

Stock photos courtesy of OHM Beads.

The Beads:

BOOGILYHEADS COLLECTION

There are 6 Boogily Heads characters in this collection. They were designed by the artist, Gus Fink. If you purchase the limited edition bundle set, you will also get Qually. Qually is only available by purchasing the full set.

TWINKS (non-LE) (US $50)


MILQ (non-LE) (US $50)


FUTORO (non-LE) (US $50)

PHANT (non-LE) (US $50)


GIG (non-LE) (US $50)


BOOGILY HEADS OHM 2020 (Set of 6, LE/111) (US $280)

HALLOWEEN COLLECTION

A spooktacular release!

OHM SILVER:

SNAKE-Y “-Y” Clasp designed for OHM CHUNKY (US $55)


MEDIEVAL BUNNY (An OHMstudio concept) (US $50)


GNOMBRE (US $50)


ZOHMBIE GNOME (US $45)


GHOST SKULL (US $65)


KARAKASA KOZO (US $45)

OHM GLASS:

DEEP FADE (US $45)


FLAKED OFF (US $45)


INFECTED DREAM (US $45)


STICKY TEETH (US $45)


TOSSED ASIDE (US $45)


INTO THE NIGHT (US $45)


NIGHT LINE (US $45)

OHM LAB:

PLAGUE DOCTOR (US $55)
Laboratory Assistant | Elizabeth Palmer


GHOST OF MARLEY 
Laboratory Assistants |
Helena Zaitseva & Nadya Vezeleva

SKULLKINS COLLECTION

The Skullkins characters were designed by the artist Bennett Klein.

POOCHKIN (US $60)


MONKIN (US $60)


DODOKIN (US $60)

STEAMPUNK COLLECTION

TESLA COIL-ISH “ISH” stoppers fit OHM bangles (US $25)


PROMETHEUS-ITY “ITY” locks fit OHM CHUNKY (US $50)

VICTORIARGH (US $130)
Laboratory Assistant | Hanh My Nguyen

CHUNKY LOCKS

STAR-ITY “ITY” locks fit OHM CHUNKY (US $40)


BARE-ITY “ITY” locks fit OHM CHUNKY (US $40)

OHM Exclusives

OHM in Australia

SWAGGIE (US $60)

And that concludes today’s preview! Stay tuned for a review video. Which beads are your favourites from this release?

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day. Stay safe and spread love.

OHM Beads | OHM September Preview Day

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, I am sharing a preview of the OHM Beads September 2020 Release. This is a smaller, but mighty release of 3 special beads! I am excited to share these new beads with you. So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

The release date is September 3rd, 2020.

Stock photos courtesy of OHM Beads.

The Beads:

OHMistry Project | Kickin’ Peaches

I am so excited that OHM Beads and Nichol Orozco of @MyPrettyCharmedLife are re-launching KICKIN’ PEACHES in September! This is a non-limited edition version of the original OHMistry Project design. I might be biased because Nichol is my best friend, but I LOVE this bead. I am delighted that more collectors will have the opportunity to add her into their collections. Kickin’ Peaches is AWESOME!

The inspiration behind Kickin’ Peaches:

Nichol believes everyone has an inner ninja. She had always wanted a female ninja bead but never found one. Until now… thanks to a collaboration with OHM Beads she can now introduce KICKIN’ PEACHES – the baddest female ninja out there! KICKIN’ PEACHES is a state of mind. It is about setting a goal and not letting anything get in your way as you accomplish it at the highest level possible! We are faced with obstacles that want to slow us down. When that happens – get on your ninja suit, put on your game face, and get ready to kick some major peach! Representing all the bad a$$ women out there that don’t let anything get in their way!

KICKIN’ PEACHES reminds us we can learn from and embrace our failures and get back up even stronger. Whatever goals you set for yourself, no matter how big or small – make sure you are KICKIN’ PEACHES!

Nichol Orozco |@MyPrettyCharmedLife

Back in May, I created a special video about OHM Kickin’ Peaches. You can watch it here:

OHM STUDIO | Oak Wood-Ent

As many of you know, the OHM Wood-Ent is one of my favourite beads! He reminds me of myself and how I feel when I am in the great outdoors! You can imagine how excited I was when I saw the new OHM Studio Project: OHM OAK WOOD-ENT!

The OHM Oak Wood-Ent follows a similar design to the original Wood-Ent, but has the addition of beautiful oak leaf wings. He also reminds me of my OHM TOGETHER Wood-Ent with Butterfly wings. I cannot wait to see this bead in-person!

REGIONAL | OHM in EUROPE

The last bead in the September release is OHM UNICORN POOP. This is an OHM glass bead that features a rainbow colour theme with white stripes.

The name of this bead makes me laugh and reminds me of funny GIFs and cartoons I have seen with unicorns. It add a great pop of colour and cheer, to any bracelet.

And that concludes today’s preview! Stay tuned for a review video. Which beads are your favourites from this release?

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! Stay safe.

My OHM Don’t Give Up Bead Launches TOMORROW!

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Tomorrow, June 19th, 2020 my OHMistry Project bead OHM Don’t Give Up launches at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM EST. I am so excited! A huge thank you to OHM Beads and this amazing community for helping make this dream come true for me!!!

In this blog and video post, I am sharing a bracelet design using OHM Don’t Give Up. The bracelet theme is inspired by fairytales because I currently feel like I am in one, with this bead launch! If you would like to see my first bracelet design with OHM Don’t Give Up, make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

Faith Over Fear | Don’t Give Up!

I had so much fun designing a fairytale themed bracelet with my bead. While this is not a permanent design, I am loving how OHM Don’t Give Up looks with the OHM Unicorny glass beads, and a few other special OHM Beads. It has a light-hearted, feminine feel to it.

I filmed a video to tell you the story and inspirations behind each charm and why I chose to put them on this bracelet design. If you would like to watch it, you can find it HERE or down below:

I will be posting the video later tonight. Please check back later! Unfortunately experiencing some technical difficulties with the file!

You are meant to succeed.

To shop for my bead, you can click HERE.

Please note, the bead will become available at 10:00 AM Pacific Time Zone or 1:00 PM Eastern Time Zone. There are only 111 made and each bead has my signature on it, near the bottom. Can you spot it, in my last photo?

To hear more about the meanings and inspirations behind OHM Don’t Give Up, feel free to watch the video I made HERE or down below:

DON’T GIVE UP, you tell yourself. You feel it in your heart and soul. You are meant to succeed.

It starts with those first few steps. But with all journeys, it is a struggle of faith and self-assurance. Fear finds its way to creep in. It twists your path, voices harsh judgment, creates doubt and pain. It tries to seize the victory that awaits you.

At your darkest moment, when all feels lost, this bead reminds you to keep going. Push upwards, onwards! Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.

Having faith will guide your journey, through the darkness. The clouds will open, the path will brighten and the further you go, the clearer your path becomes. You will find unexpected help. You will experience achievements, big and small. Before you know it, you will arrive at the end and the start of a new beginning.

You will be victorious. Every fear, doubt, and painful memory will be conquered.

– Emily | fashionstoryteller

OHM Preview Day | July 2020

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. <3 

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In today’s blog post, I am sharing a preview of the OHM Beads July Release. This is a smaller launch with three beads releasing.

I will be using OHM Beads promotional photos today, as I have not received OHM Cairn or OHM Shark Bay yet to take additional photos and video. My local postal services have been quite slow, the past few months. I am so excited to see these two beads in-person to give a full review!

So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

OHM Cairn | OHM Lab Project

Laboratory Assistant | Patricia McClure @the_mcctrish

I’ll put a stone on your stone.

– Gaelic Blessing of Friendship

The first bead I have to share with you is OHM Cairn. This is an OHM Lab Project with the Laboratory Assistant being the wonderful Patricia McClure AKA @the_mcctrish. This glass bead is inspired by the stacking of stones or rocks, also known as cairns in Gaelic Scotland.

OHM Cairn will add a subtle, carefully balanced hue of color to your bracelet, reminding you of the precious impermanence of each day, the gratitude you feel for guideposts along your journey, and the friendships you share that stack blessing upon blessing. “I’ll put a stone on your stone” and a pebble of good luck too!

– OHM BEADS X @the_mcctrish

This is a OHM glass bead and features peaceful stones stacked together. This stone detail goes all around the bead. From the photos I have seen, this bead looks calming and so unique. I love the neutral colours of greys and whites, two staple colours in my wardrobe. I am looking forward to styling this bead!

OHM Shark Bay | Exclusive

The next bead I have to share with you is OHM Shark Bay. This is a regional exclusive glass bead to OHM in Australia.

The bead is inspired by Shark Bay, located in the western point of Australia. Shark Bay is home to hundreds of species such as birds, retiles, fish…and sharks! The Whale Shark is known as the largest shark in the world and it gathers in Shark Bay during the ,months of April and May full moons.

Deep blue sea waves swirl into white foam as they spread across the sandy shore. The vibrant salty blue is flecked with shimmers that could be darting fish, bubbles from a whale, or a nearly transparent jellyfish. Is the sandy hue the seagrass floor? Or sea turtles nesting in the shoreline dunes? Your imagination can soar with the rising flocks of birds or leap with the dolphins or even cruise with graceful menace like a shark. Surely this is an OHM bead worthy of the name SHARK BAY.

– OHM BEADS

OHM Woot Bear Phinneas

Do you remember the April OHMistry Project Woot Bear? He was a limited edition bead that was extremely popular! There were only 111 made and this little bear sold out fast! Designed by Steve Ferrera with OHM Beads, the Woot Bear Phinneas will now be available for regular release on July 2nd, 2020. I am so excited for those who really wanted to add this little bear into their bead collection, but were unable to!

I first featured my Woot Bear bead in my May Preview YouTube video. You can watch it HERE or down below:

The Woot Bear design was born in Steve Ferrera’s Berkeley art studio in 2016 for an art show at Woot Bear Gallery in San Francisco. The original bear was a 5-inch tall solid cast resin figure painted with acrylic paints…

The design continues to evolve and find new iterations, this time finding a home in the jewelry and bead world with OHM Beads in Seattle, Washington.

– OHM BEADS X Steve Ferrera

I love Woot Bear Phinneas. He has adorable OHM signature swirls as his fur and he is holding a cute staff. He has the sweetest expression and I am so happy he will be available worldwide!

And that concludes this blog post! Which bead is your favourite?

This Release will be launching on July 2nd, 2020.

The Making of OHM Don’t Give Up | My OHMistry Bead

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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.

The Art Oblivion | In Awe & In Search Beads

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a closer look at The Art Oblivion‘s upcoming release of their two new beads: TAO In Awe and TAO In Search.

These two sterling silver beads are releasing for pre-order on May 22nd, 2020 (today). They will officially release and ship out on June 1st, 2020.

The first 25 beads (of each style) that are pre-ordered will be sold at a special price of $66 USD. After that and onwards, both beads will be $98 USD.

To coincide with this blog post, I will also have a new YouTube video! You can watch it HERE or down below:

A special thank you to The Art Oblivion for sending me these 2 beads to review and style with! 

Let’s take a look…

TAO styled with OHM x TAO Unveil Glass Bead

TAO In Awe and TAO In Search are done in the barrel shape, like their first launch of beads (you can find my blog post about the launch beads HERE). I find this barrel shape very comfortable to wear. The larger barrel shape also creates a beautiful and unique bracelet design that really pops out! I also find them very easy to design with.

When I unboxed both, I was blown away by the details. Both beads are beautifully executed with spectacular imagery throughout the silver. I am excited to style both beads with a starry night/galaxy theme.

So far, I have worn my TAO beads on my OHM Twisted Bangle, but I did see my best friend, My Pretty Charmed Life style them on her OHM necklace and it looked beautiful!

For today’s blog, I styled them with the OHM X TAO Unveil glass bead.

The Stories Behind the Beads

In Awe

Over the course of our lifetime, we will face many trials and tribulations, many cycles, and seasons within our overall existence. 

At this moment in time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing collective challenges AND creativity that is unifying us – and dividing us – in unprecedented ways. This clarity and conflict toggles minute by minute within ourselves. It can be disorienting. Does it feel impossible to know which way to go?

When a dancer is spinning quickly, they are taught to “spot” one point ahead by keeping it in focus, to avoid getting dizzy and spinning out of control. Let us “spot” on the microcosm of simple everyday miracles, let us  focus on knowing that every feeling is a season, let us keep in mind that every experience is an opportunity to deepen the intimacy and knowing of ourselves – and consequently others. 

“In Awe” is an invitation, reminder, and talisman to be right here, right now; to be with what is uncomfortable as much as with what brings us joy, so we may know ourselves better and develop increased resilience. When things get overwhelming, look up to the sky at the beauty and miracle of light and our ability to perceive it. Let us feel into our connection with the Universe, as all organic matter containing carbon was produced originally in stars. “We are stardust, we are golden” and we are never alone. 

We can combine “In Awe” with “In Search” to keep our feet on the ground while reaching for the stars. To quote Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude “the earth is my body, my head is in the stars.”

– The Art Oblivion

In Search

Over the course of our lifetime, we face many trials and tribulations, many cycles, and seasons within our overall existence. 

At this moment in time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing collective challenges AND creativity that is unifying us – and dividing us – in unprecedented ways. This clarity and conflict toggles minute by minute within ourselves. It can be disorienting. Does it feel impossible to know which way to go?

Within tragedy there is opportunity for deep insight not otherwise available to us. It takes deep insight to calibrate our inner compass in order that we may navigate our own way with personal integrity, especially when the way is through uncharted territory. No one can do this for us, and it is essential work if we wish to avoid getting lost in the chaos.

“In Search” is an invitation, reminder, and talisman to be right here, right now; to be with what is uncomfortable as much as with what brings us joy, so we may grow to know ourselves better and develop increased resilience. When things become overwhelming, it is time to breathe in deep, check in with our inner compass and then – only then – set our feet firmly on terra firma, discern our path, and move.

Let us access our connection with the Earth and its diverse topography. Let us absorb the lessons offered by the planet that sustains our existence and that we will go back to once we pass from this world. 

We can combine “In Awe” with “In Search” to keep our feet on the ground while reaching for the stars. To quote Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude “the earth is my body, my head is in the stars.”

– The Art Oblivion

I love the amount of thought and imagery that goes into The Art Oblivion‘s bead designs. They tell a story with all the different details and they feel very special to wear.

I was trying to figure out if I had a top favourite, from the two…but after a few days of wearing and styling with them, I still love both of them equally. They pair perfectly together and not do they compliment each other visually, but their bead stories do too!

And that is it for today’s blog post! Stay tuned for my new Youtube video that will show an even more detailed look at these two new beads! I would love to know your thoughts on these beads. Do you have a favourite, from the two? And how would you style these beads?

OHM Kickin’ Peaches | OHMistry Project with MyPrettyCharmedLife

Two days ago I uploaded a very special video for me because it is all about the bead my best friend, Nichol (AKA @MyPrettyCharmedLife) designed in collaboration with OHM Beads. The bead is called OHM Kickin’ Peaches. You can watch the video above to hear my review and thoughts on her bead.

This bead is the May OHMistry Project and it releases on May 1st, 2020 at 11:00 AM Albuquerque, NM (GMT-6). The bead will retail for $45 US.

OHM Beads | Preview of the May 2020 Collection

Happy OHM Beads Preview Day! Today, I am sharing an overview video of the new collection coming out from OHM Beads. The main collection releases on April 30th, 2020 and the OHMistry Project by @MyPrettyCharmedLife releases on May 1st, 2020 at 11:00 AM Albuquerque, NM (GMT-6). I also share an overview of last month’s OHMistry Project, OHM Woot Bear.

You can watch my overview video HERE or above!

Here is a look at the May collection beads you will see in the video:

This is OHM Cat Fish. The illustration is done by Mai Alali | yunacunn and will be an OHM Sticker! This bead will retail for $50 US.

Next up we have the OHM Fairy Wren glass barrel bead. This is exclusive to OHM Australia. It will retail for $45 US.

AND…the bead I am most excited! OHM Kickin’ Peaches designed by Nichol | @MyPrettyCharmedLife (formally known as, MyPandoraCharmedLife). This is the May OHMistry project and it will retail for $45 US. Nichol made a special video for this bead. You can watch it HERE. Or down below:

Not shown in my video, but also coming out in May are two more beads:

There is OHM Venetus which is an exclusive to OHM in Europe. Price is not confirmed, at this time.

There is also OHM OhmmyGod 5.0. This is a retailer exclusive release for Great Lakes Boutique. It is a special release for their Spring Bead Bash on the lake event. This bead will retail for $60 US.

And that is it for this blog post! Which beads are you looking forward to?

I hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and doing well. <3

OHM Beads | The Entire April 2020 Release

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope this blog post and video adds a smile into your day.

HAPPY OHM BEADS RELEASE DAY! Today (April 1st, 2020) the OHM Beads April Release is officially out. This is a HUGE release, with a variety of different collections. In this blog post, I share my Youtube video that provides an overview of each bead in the April release. I also share my favourite beads, in this blog post. SO…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

* A special thank you to OHM Beads for sending me these beads to review and design with. Thank you to the bead community, as well. I would not have these opportunities without your support.

*Photos Courtesy of OHM Beads

Watch my OHM Beads April Release YouTube video HERE or below:

Find my other OHM Beads
April 2020 Related Content:

FIND MY OHM ALICE IN WONDERLAND BLOG POST HERE.

FIND MY OHM ALICE IN WONDERLAND VIDEO HERE.

WATCH @My Pretty Charmed Life and I’s first impressions and unboxing of the OHM Alice in Wonderland collection HERE.

SAVE 11% OFF YOUR FIRST OHM BEADS ORDER WITH MY REFERRAL LINK or use code: EMILY1RVCHMDY at checkout!

My Personal Favourites in the
OHM Beads April Release

Without a doubt, my favourite collection from the OHM Beads’ April 2020 release is the OHM Alice in Wonderland collection. I adore every single bead. BUT…since I’ve already shared dedicated Youtube videos and a blog post…I’ve decided to focus this blog post on my other top favourite beads from the April Release.

Here they are below:

OHM Touch of Maple

…the beauty of the maple tree itself, from its blossoms in early spring — offering nectar to bustling bees — to the whispered rustle of its cool and soothing summertime shade. Perhaps the maple tree shines best in autumn as its leaves explode into a fiery inferno of reds, yellows, and orange. The maple leaf is on the coat-of-arms of Canada, and on the Canadian flag. The maple is a symbol of strength and endurance, and has been chosen as the national tree of Canada. There is indeed a touch of maple in many things you love.

– OHM Beads

OHM Go Far

…how far will YOU go to achieve your dreams?
A wise teacher once said, “Set a clear intention about something you want; stay focused on your goal; be persistent; get back up when you fall, and love yourself through the whole journey.” In celebration of Earth Day and all the travels of our lovely planet, we offer this beautiful glass bead GO FAR. We believe you truly will.

– OHM Beads

OHM Haze Slim Glass

Through a deep haze we awaken to the light. There are some things to be said about transitions. What they are we don’t know. Ask around before being distracted by the shiny. Always remember, you will find deep knowing in the sage advice of others. They don’t have all the answers, though you may find them in the stillness between their words.

– OHM Beads

OHM Kugusa

…KUGUSA is the Swahili word for touch and OHM is proud to offer this new design gorgeously covered with gentle touches, both literal and emotional. This new glass bead not only evokes the leopard-like beauty of its Swahili name, but it will remind you of the joy and importance of daily touches both given and received. We need touching like we need air and water, and a nurturing touch need never be feared, for it leaves only lovely impressions of love and happiness on your skin, your heart, and your spirit.

– OHM Beads

OHM Luna 2.0

LUNA represents both the inner child and the inner mother, trust, faith, and unconditional love. This sphere has been revisited after the love of the LUNA BOTM, we have a newly carved moon with a myriad of craters. LUNA 2.0 has the same heartfelt meaning from OHM.

OHM Mama Aqua

MAMA AQUA is the life-giving water of our planet Earth, and she nourishes our crops and gathers the birds and beasts to drink at her rivers and streams. Mama is the Queen of the Sea, the goddess of rivers, the myth of the siren and mermaid. Mama has been worshiped as a purifier by many, and philosophers consider her the element of intuition and emotion. Mama Aqua is royalty and majesty. She wears a crown of precious coral reef, and her flowing waves of hair are filled with creatures of the sea. Mama is part of you too. Your body is 78% water and you cannot survive without her. She is the long cool drink of refreshment on a hot day or the cleansing depths of your favorite swimming spot. She is the salty smell of the sea and the rhythm of the tides. Mama is powerful; She is fragile. Water covers 71% of our planet’s surface; yet, despite her importance, she is often unappreciated.

– OHM Beads

OHM Inch On

…As we celebrate Earth Day with this series of beautiful glass beads, we are reminded too that Nature formed herself over millions of years one tiny drop at a time. When you are faced with a scary task or a big job to do, just touch this bead on your bracelet, breathe, and take that first little inch forward. You are on your way!

– OHM Beads

What are your favourite beads or collection(s) from the OHM Beads April 2020 release? Feel free to leave a comment, down below!

OHM BEADS APRIL COLLECTIONS:

OHM CANDY COLLECTION
OHM DESSERT COLLECTION
OHM SLIM SPRING GLASS COLLECTION
OHM VACATION DRINKS COLLECTION
OHM REGIONAL/EXCLUSIVES BEADS
OHM EARTH COLLECTION
OHM ALICE IN WONDERLAND COLLECTION

OHM Slim Glass Spring 2020 Collection

OHM Beads is MAD | The Alice in Wonderland Collection

“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!” 

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Chapter 4

Happy Saturday! I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope this blog post adds a smile into your day!

I am excited to announce a simply MAD new collection from OHM Beads: the Alice in Wonderland collection! It will be releasing on April 1st, 2020. This collection is inspired by Lewis Carrol’s, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It features 9 new beads, 3 of which are made of Looking-Glass…oops, I mean OHM glass.

A special thank you to OHM Beads for sending me these beads to review and design with. What a dream come true…not only to have this collection coming out, but to be gifted them! Thank you to the bead community, as well. I would not have these opportunities without your support. <3

In this blog post, I will be sharing a bracelet design and an overview of the beads and their price points. Also, stay tuned for my OHM Alice in Wonderland YouTube video. This video will take a closer look at the beads, as well as share some clips from a “Mad Tea Party” that Nichol (@MyPandoraCharmedLife) and I attended at the Ivy Team Room in New Mexico.

Speaking of Nichol, she recently posted a video that we filmed together! If you’d like to see our first impressions and us unboxing the OHM Alice in Wonderland collection, CLICK HERE or watch down below:

Video from @MyPandoraCharmedLife Youtube Channel.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). 

– Alice in Wonderland – Chapter 2

When it came to designing my bracelet, I decided to incorporate all 9 beads on my silver OHM Twisted Bangle. Usually, this would be too many beads, for a bangle. However, my bangle is a size small and on the looser side. My wrist measurements is about 14.5 cm and I find the size small bangle allows more space for beads, but still provides a comfortable fit!

I may ultimately decide to do a layered bangle or OHM Whip Bracelet stack, with this collection, but it was fun to pair all the beads together. I would love to see an “Alice Blue” or lavender OHM Whip bracelet release!

It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not.” 

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 1

For this bracelet design, I added a few more beads, to go with the wonderland theme.

I chose to add OHM Pretty Tea Pot and OHM Pretty Tea Cup, (which pair with the OHM Eat Me and OHM Drink Me dangles). These tea themed beads are a perfect representation of the Mad Tea Party scene from the book! I love the floral detailing on both.

I also added the OHM BOTM Tea Bag dangle (paired after OHM Painting the Roses Red). If you’d like to see a video, taking a closer look at the OHM Tea Bag, CLICK HERE.

I also added the OHM Milky glass bead (paired beside, OHM Mad Hat). Tea with milk or cream…such a must! I also added my OHM Woodsy spacers to the bangle, as well. A representation of the woods that Alice wonders though, trying to find her way out of Wonderland.

“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6

Now, it is time to share a closer look at the 9 beads from the, OHM Alice in Wonderland collection. All these photos below are courtesy of OHM Beads, minus the last photo.

OHM White Rabbit

“The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets!” 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter 4

OHM White Rabbit is magical, but running quite late for an important date! It has a thin, clear glass detailing surrounding a pure solid white core and magical bits of glittering sparkle! This bead retails for $60 US.

OHM Saganistute

The word “saganistute” appears to be a portmanteau for “sage” and “astute”. We love that word here at OHM; so as part of our own “Alice in Wonderland” series, we proudly present our new glass bead entitled, Saganistute. sage in classical philosophy, means “someone who has attained wisdom” or someone who lives “according to an ideal that transcends that everyday”. Astute describes one having “mental sharpness and perception”.

Brilliantly, this creations transcends the everyday, and if you look astutely, you will find sage advice in the sprinkle of sparking magic wafting though the twilight sky and alluring depths of the wonderland around you. Saganistute: “a wise person of poetry and vision.” That’s you!

– OHM Beads

OHM Saganistute is whimsical! I love the purple shade of colour mixing with sparkle and magic. It pairs beautifully with OHM Gallymoggers (pictured below). This bead will retail for $60 US.

OHM Gallymoggers

OHM’s GALLYMOGGERS is a part of our Alice in Wonderland series. Look closely at and you’ll see splashes of euphoric cream in bubbles of delirious blue tea or perhaps you’ll see only the white teeth of the Cheshire Cat as the rest him fades into a transparent dream. Maybe you’ll see Alice’s blue-and-white dress as she tumbles down the rabbit hole into a realm of wonder. Once you wear our GALLYMOGGERS bead, you’ll believe six impossible things before breakfast!

– OHM Beads

OHM Gallmoggers is the last glass bead in the OHM Alice in Wonderland Collection. It will retail for $60 US and is that perfect “Alice Blue”. It is a magical reference to Alice’s blue and white dress.

OHM Who Are You

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I—I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

“What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar, sternly. “Explain yourself!”

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir,” said Alice, “because I am not myself, you see.” 

—Alice in Wonderland – Chapter 5

The OHM Who Are You silver bead is packed with detail! It captures every detail of a wonderland mushroom. It also shows evidence of the Caterpillar enjoying too much of his hookah (love those droopy “ears”/antennas). From every angle, there is something to appreciate. He will retail for $60 US.

OHM Mad Time

“In that direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter: and in that direction,” waving the other paw, “lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.”

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.

“Oh, you ca’n’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.

“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6,

OHM Mad Time is one of my favourite silver beads (if I had to pick). I love that we see the Cheshire Cat’s eyes and toothy grin. I also love that it resembles the White Rabbit’s pocket watch. Time is quite an interesting theme in Wonderland and I love the OHM Beads did a reference to it! I also love the back detailing that says: “We’re all mad here”. This bead can be threaded through the core or the little bale detail, on the top. It will retail for $65 US.

OHM Mad Hat

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone: “so I ca’n’t take more.”

“You mean you ca’n’t take less,” said the Hatter: “It’s very easy to take more than nothing.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 7

My other favourite silver bead is the OHM Mad Hat. It is inspired by the one and only Mad Hatter! This silver bead has simply MAD details: a peacock feather, signs of age and wear and a saucer like base. It is truly a must for any Wonderland fan! This bead will retail for $60 US.

“I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 4

OHM Eat Me & OHM Drink Me

OHM Drink Me and the OHM EAT ME beads look like they are straight out of wonderland! I love how they are crumpled slightly and have small tears…so realistic. They are very light weight and with a small bale, they are easy to squeeze onto a bracelet design! Separately, they retail for $30 US each.

OHM Painting the Roses Red

A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red.

– Alice in Wonderland

The OHM Painting the Roses Red bead is heart shaped. The Queen of Hearts would be very pleased, with this reference to her! It has the option to be worn as a bead or pendant. Some of my favourite details are the “painted” red enamel roses, followed by the beautiful vines and branch detailing. This bead will retail for $65 US.

This concludes a look at the, OHM Alice in Wonderland collection. What are your favourite bead(s) from this upcoming release?

As a reminder, this collection will release on April 1st, 2020 along with a huge launch of other OHM collections and beads (stay tuned).

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