OHM Beads | OHM September Preview Day

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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

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.

OHM Beads | June Preview Unboxing & First Impressions

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

I am a bit late in posting this blog, but this past Tuesday I published a new YouTube video about the OHM Beads June Release. In this video, I share an unboxing and my first impressions. The beads I unbox include: OHM Wagyl (Australian exclusive), OHM Walk the Walk (Thailand exclusive) and OHM Time Machine (OHM Lab Project). I also share another look (and some brief styling) of my OHMistry bead, OHM Don’t Give Up. You can watch the video HERE or down below:

SO, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea (I am enjoying some iced Peach Matcha from DAVIDsTEA*) and let’s get started!

* I am a DAVIDsTEA Affiliate

Official OHM Photos | June Release:

The June Release will be officially available on June 4th, 2020.

The Wagyl (AKA, Rainbow Serpent) looks like it curled around, over the wearer’s bracelet. So cool!

I love OHM Walk the Walk! So much detail from every single angle!

The OHM Time Machine is one of my favourites from June! It is amazing and one of my top choices!! If you could travel in the OHM Time Machine, where would you go and why?

Not shown in my unboxing, but there is also a OHM glass bead in the June release. It is called, OHM Lila Gold and is an exclusive to OHM in Europe:

And lastly…here is a little look at my bead, but I will be sharing a more detailed look at the official OHM stock photos, at a later date! I will also be including photos of the design process, including the wax model, etc. So excited to share these photos with you all!

My Bead Collab. with OHM:

What do you think of the June Release? What are your favourites?

As mentioned, my top pick would be OHM Time Machine. I love the all the details on it and it is such an imaginative bead! Every time you look at it, you may just go on an adventure. Also…how could my very own OHMistry bead not be in my top favourites? 😉 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your day! Stay safe and talk to you all very soon! xo

The Story & Inspiration Behind my Bead Design with OHM Beads | Don’t Give Up

Happy Monday! I hope this blog posts finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and doing well.

This past Saturday, I premiered a special video on Youtube. It is part two of my “Exciting Announcement” video. If you remember from my previous blog post, I shared that I will be OHM Beads June 2020 OHMistry Project. This means I got to design my own bead with OHM Beads! It is such a surreal, crazy dream come true.

In my new video, I share a detailed look at my bead, as well as the story and inspirations behind it. This is probably my most personal (and slightly vulnerable) video yet. You can watch it HERE or down below:

Thank you to this incredible community and to OHM Beads for making this dream come true. Biggest virtual hugs!

OHM Don’t Give Up

My OHMistry Project bead is called, DON’T GIVE UP. It is a silver oxidized bead and will be releasing on June 19th, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific time zone.
The limited-edition release of DON’T GIVE UP is part of Project OHMistry and is limited to 111 signed and serialized pieces. A certificate of authenticity is included inside a limited edition box (I actually got to illustrate the box art myself).

As mentioned in my video, this bead reflects a journey. It is a mountain that has a dark side and a light side to it. Here is the story behind the bead:

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.

What is your “Don’t Give Up” journey?

Leading up to June 19th, I will continue to share the journey of designing this bead with OHM Beads! Stay tuned for official OHM Beads photos, the process of seeing my bead come to life (from wax to silver) and how I’ve been styling my bead.

Side note: Can you spot my artist signature, on this bead? I love that OHM Beads added this detail to the bead. You can also find it on the box art:

Anyway, that is it for today’s blog post! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and talk to you soon! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH AGAIN! xo

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 Giveaway | #OHMTeaforTwo

Happy April 2nd, 2020! I hope today finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and doing well.

In today’s blog post, I will be hosting a fun giveaway on behalf of OHM Beads! For the month of April, OHM Beads is having daily giveaways, games, and themes. The official hashtag for the month is #OHMinApril. A new giveaway/game/theme will be happening every day and they will be hosted by either OHM HQ, an OHM Team Member or an OHMbassador. I am so excited to be hosting #OHMTeaforTwo for the April 2nd giveaway!

Today’s theme is #OHMTEAFORTWO and I one lucky winner will have the opportunity to win the OHM Tea Bag BOTM! To find out how…keep on reading!

Photo courtesy of OHM Beads.

As all of you know, I am a HUGE tea addict and I have embarrassingly large cupboards of teas (yes, I said cupboards). But not to worry, they are all organized by tea type (green, oolong, black, etc.) as well tea bags and loose leaf teas. It is very safe for me to say that I could probably open up my own tea shop, with the amount of teas I have!

Am I the only one? Do you have a large tea cupboard? Or cupboards?!

One of the reasons I love tea is because of the experiences that goes along with it.

Here are some of my favourite tea experiences:

– the art of making tea is a relaxing experience that provides a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. I love preparing the perfect cup of tea or tea latte. It is a time to stay present, in the moment!

– designing with the OHM Alice in Wonderland collection

– picking out the perfect mug or tea cup is such a fun experience!

– afternoon tea or high tea is honestly the BEST way to catch up with loved ones and create memories to last a life time!

– having a friend over for tea!

– after dinner dessert…usually mean tea! And usually means time with love ones!

– TEA PARTIES!!!!

– going to a local tea shop and smelling and sampling hundreds of amazing teas…one of the best ways to spend an hour, if you ask me!

– grabbing a tea-to-go and going for walk in a winter wonderland or on an autumn day…nothing quite like it!

– bubble tea or iced tea…on a hot summer’s day. Again…nothing quite like it!

– sharing a cup of tea with a guinea pig named, Harlow. THE BEST!

– Unboxing a tea order! OR…the OHM Tea Bag BOTM Bead!!!!

What are some of your favourite tea experiences?

As mentioned, OHM Beads is giving away the OHM Tea Bag BOTM (Bead of the Month)! This is one of my favourite OHM Beads and is an incredible experience to unbox. If you’d like to watch my first impressions and unboxing of this bead, you can watch it HERE or down below:

Fast Forward to around 6:13 to see the tea bag unboxing.

The OHM Tea Bag BOTM comes with TEAriffic packaging. When you first open it, you will see that it comes inside an OHM tea tin. From there, you will pull out an OHM tea infuser and inside you will find tea bag. After gently opening the tea bag, you will find your bead!

To enter to win:

  1. Head over to @fashionstoryteller Instagram profile, find the official #OHMTEAFORTWO photo and tag 1 friend you love to have tea with!
  2. Share a photo on your instagram profile, sharing a memory/experience that involved tea! Make sure to use the hashtags: #OHMINAPRIL #OHMTEAFORTWO #BEADSANDTEA and tag @fashionstoryteller and @OHMbeads.
  3. For a bonus entry: leave a comment down below with your instagram name and what your favourite type of tea is.

    One qualifying winner will be drawn and will have 24hrs to claim their prize. If the winner fails to claim their prize in 24hrs, a new winner will be drawn.
    To qualify to win, the winner must complete actions 1 and 2 correctly. Giveaway ends on April 3rd, 2020 at 11:00 AM PACIFIC.
    Winner will be announced on my Instagram stories.
    Void Where Prohibited.

Best of luck to all who enter! A special thank you to OHM Beads for this giveaway and for making the month of April sooo fun!

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 | Alice in Wonderland Collection | Youtube Video is up!

A new video is up on my Youtube channel. If you remember my last blog post, this is the video about the OHM Beads Alice in Wonderland collection. I also share some scenes from when Nichol (MyPandoraCharmedLife) and I went to the Ivy Tea Room. They were having an Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party and this was one of the reasons I came to visit Nichol, at the end of February/early March (I also just LOVE her and missed her terribly, haha)! #beadsandtea was so much fun!

You can watch the video, HERE. Or you can watch it down below:

If you plan to make your first ever OHM Beads order, feel free to use my referral link or use code: EMILY1RVCHMDY (at checkout) to save 11% off your first OHM Beads purchase!

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and doing well, during this outbreak. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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!

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