After second guessing and not buying Trollbeads’ rainbow bead

and kicking myself whenever I saw it posted ( it’s still available so I don’t know what my problem was other them price, so I guess I didn’t really want it or maybe I wanted to see it IRL 🤷🏻‍♀️) 

It was love at first site with Ohmbeads rainbowed

Maybe it’s the barrel shape. Maybe it’s the colouring. Maybe it’s the cloud.

It’s just perfect in my eyes.

And timely in this world that shows such an ugly face over and over again.

I want to look for and see kindness in my world ( aka the rainbow) that celebrates diversity and acceptance and love.

We have just been in Montréal, Canada 🇨🇦 as part of our annual summer vacation ( this year with only one of our 2 teenage boys because the older one is working at a summer camp for 9 weeks before he starts university in the Fall) and there have been signs of diversity and inclusion everywhere. 

The art exhibitions are no exception: 

which brings to mind 

Ohm words, I have LIVE because I have an older version of love that Jenny gave me at Bead Bash at the Lake in September 2016 ♥️ I was so happy and touched that I started to cry.

World Peace is one I’m thinking maybe I should buy in bulk and start handing out? 

Love Hurts because there are a lot of damaged people out there and until someone loves them they will not get better.

Nothing says inclusion like Kama sutra available for pre-order and released September 1 Ohmbeads 🇨🇦

Ohmrainbowed is a limited edition bead that has started selling out, I know of a few places it is no longer available but Ohmbeads 🇨🇦 still has it 🎉and the head Ohmies tend to track these things, giving updates before beads completely disappear on various social media platforms.

Some to follow:

Mike at Ohm
Ohmbeads Europe
Peace out bead friends 

(Photo courtesy of Revolution another exhibit we saw about that time in the 60’s when the youth had had enough of repression and intolerance and stood up to the Man aka narrow minded, intolerant, racist and misogynistic thinking #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmm ) 

Charm bracelets and me go way back

I think I was six when I first got my charm bracelet. My mom had a gold one that I LOVED and I couldn’t wait to get my own. 

I still have it, which is a miracle in itself because we were robbed 6 years ago and all of my jewellery was stolen except for this bracelet and my wedding rings.  

I love the story this bracelet tells: I was a ballet dancer. I loved travel. I have a summer birthday. I have Scottish and Dutch heritage. I loved my dog. I have family out west. I can remember almost every occasion that I received one of these charms, who gave them to me and why. That’s pretty powerful.

I have new versions of a couple of these beads for my current charm bracelets

The Dutch clogs and crab are trollbeads and are currently available. The Canada 150 dangle is from Pandora and has limited availability across Canada. My sweet bicycle, Ohmbeads Ride me is part of their Go Dutch series available in the Nederlands, I ordered from http://www.luitjensjuwelier.nl/#collection but FrankatOhm on IG could help you here http://instagram.com/frankatohm and/or www.ohmbeads.eu

And one I don’t have but am totally head over heels in love with is coming soon 

Ohm’s Brave Bison that is part of the Yellowstone collection which is in preview now and will be released in September. I went to University of Manitoba whose mascot just happens to be this guy 😱 he is a beauty! 

The other beads in this collection are just as gorgeous and  I can see being very popular, especially with Canadians (isn’t this moose awesome) and GOT fans. 

Maybe I need them all 🤔

Every bead tells a story

Winter is Coming ( actually it arrived Sunday night at 9pm) 

Game of Thrones season 7 ( part 1) started this past weekend and the whole world seemed to be excited about the cold. The beadverse was no different with many people posting bracelets or stacks in honour of the event. I was no exception 

I seldom stick to one brand of bead and this stack is no exception #allthebeads

I used a lot of white or silver glass to represent the ice or winter that GOT has been saying is coming since it started. All of the glass on this bracelet is from Elfbeads which I usually buy from Jennifer at https://www.beadbillboard.com Even though I technically live in a bead wasteland, I actually live in the same city at Jennifer and have the luxury of seeing and picking these beads out in person

1. Air Dewdrops

2. Air Life

3. Air Fractal

4. Silver Flakes

My sweet little knight is from Ohmbeads http://www.ohmbeads.ca he is representing Jon Snow here, protector of Westeros at The Wall ( which is what all the beads are standing in for)  and my tower ( http://www.truebeadz.com ) can be Castle Black or Winterfell depending on my mood.

My second bracelet keeps the snow and ice theme going with beads 3. White Steel ( trollbeads) and 6. Cold Milk ( ohmbeads ). 2.  Ohmgnome ( Ohmbeads) is Tyrrion who drinks and knows things hence the 1.  Wine Harvest bead ( Trollbeads) and 5.  Siphappens ( Ohmbeads) is Cersei who is also never without a glass of red juice 🍷4. True City Jungle ( Truebeadz) is for King’s  Landimg where the Iron Throne sits in the Red Keep 7. ( Ohmbeads) and where Cersei is currently ruling the seven kingdoms.

All of the bracelets I have used are from Trollbeads as are 1. , 2, and 4. White Paper Fold because GOT is based on a book series by George R.R. Martin and because Samwell Tarly is going to save people with his smarts and books. He is a book dragon ( not a bookworm ) fierce and smart like my bead from Firebeasts through Etsy ( they seem to be taking a break but you can look Tatiana up on IG to see some of her awesome lampwork and msg her if you want). Last but not least 4. True Once Upon a Time ( Truebeadz) because GOT is a fairy tale of the highest order.