Today I wore this stack to celebrate grrrl power. It doesn’t advance anything for anyone but it does carry a bit of a message. My 3 silver charms are all Ohm Beads 🇨🇦, they are bottom to top ; ukulele girl, Lady Gnohm and sip happens. They all make me happy for a few reasons, ukulele girl reminds me of my 40th birthday trip to Hawaii, Lady Gnohm stands in for me on my bracelets and is a female version of the fearless travelocity gnome and sip happens is also me when things go off the rails and the ‘red juice’ flows ( a group of friends and I bought her to celebrate good times while our boys played hockey).
Red was my favourite colour when I was a girl. It’s a colour of power and gender neutral. I still love it and have painted my living room, dining room and youngest son’s bedroom red. The glass beads ( from bottom to top on second bracelet) are trollbeads red feather, ohm beads strawberry, Pandora, trollbeads scarlet bud and Elfbeads love Fractal. It is a Pandora cherry blossom on the third bracelet and Elfbeads heart glass from a promo kit a few years back on the first.
I am wearing a J Crew liberty print top I bought this summer partly because it reminds me of a dress my mom made for me when I was little that matched one she made my doll. I loved that dress and that I matched my doll. I taught myself to sew so I could make clothes for my doll because my mom had and then my Barbies and then myself. I took clothing and textile design in university because I loved those dresses. What little girls love should and can become their passions if we support them.
There are quite a few girl charms in the Ohm collection
I would love to see something grrrl powered in the bead world though, what do you think? What kind of bead would say girls can do anything? Equal pay for equal work? If viagara is going to be covered by Medicare than birth control better be too? A bead that that says anywhere in the world girls have worth and are strong and can do anything they want to, what would it look like?
Let’s put our thinking caps on and get creative, maybe we could get it made