OHM June release preview

Today we take a look at the OHM release for June! Release is on May 30, unless otherwise stated.

Starting of with Bead of the Month no. 49 MENDED HEART! Only 555 beads are made!

Dad loves to fix things. He knows exactly how to repair a broken bicycle, chair, window, or appliance. He keeps a handy supply of duct tape, nails, bolts, screws, rivets, clamps, paint, glue, and more duct tape. Dad takes pride in his workshop, and in his collection of power tools. He has saws for every occasion, a cordless drill with bits of every conceivable size, and, of course, his tractor with every attachment invented. Dad has electrical tools, gardening tools, landscaping tools, and tools for tearing apart the kitchen sink.

That’s why Dad has spent so much time mending his heart for Father’s Day. He loves to share it, but needs to be sure it will stay intact. No, it’s not made of chocolate, it’s metal! And it’s sorta patched together the way a lot of Dad’s fix-it projects turn out. Dad does his best to make us feel safe and protected. We know that under all that tough guy metal, Dad is really just a big softy with a generous, gentle heart who really wants a hug.

We love you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day.

Another OHMgnome couple! GNOME CHAN and GNOME KUN!

OHM Gnomes live in many different countries with different cultures, just like humans. One thing that Gnomes all over the world have in common is their red pointy hats. This OHM Gnome couple is from Japan.

Our OHM Gnomes are wearing the best known traditional fashion in Japan: the kimono (which literally translates as “something to wear”). Japanese kimonos are wrapped around the body, often in many layers, secured in place with sashes, ties, and a wide cloth belt called an “obi”. There are kimono schools specifically built to teach all these multiple steps and layers of wearing the kimono properly. Originally, kimonos were made of hemp or linen. Today, silk is considered the ideal fabric for a kimono.

GNOME CHAN – In feudal Japan, women of higher social status covered their bodies from collarbone to feet, with long sleeves to hide even their fingertips. Today, kimonos are worn for weddings, tea ceremonies, New Years, and graduation celebrations, as well as “coming of age” ceremonies for young ladies.

The suffix “Chan” is the more personal and affectionate form of the Japanese term of respect “San”. Chan is used for a close female friend, family member, or even a lover, especially if they are cute or lovable. GNOME CHAN is certainly cute and lovable. She is wearing a beautiful silk kimono decorated with plum blossoms called “ume”. These blossoms symbolize elegance and loyalty and they bloom in Spring, just before the cherry blossoms. She has woven these delicate flowers into her hair as well.

GNOME CHAN is kneeling in the Japanese posture of respect called “seiza” (kneeling on the floor with legs folded underneath). Her “obi” sash is tied into an elaborate series of folds in back. The Japanese say there are five hundred ways to tie an obi and often a beautiful obi can cost more than the kimono itself.

OG KUN – Our handsome Gnome gentleman wears the male version of the silk kimono which includes a thigh-length jacket called the “haori”, which is worn open in front but held in place by a white cord that attaches to the lapels. He also wears a “hakama” over his kimono. which is a long, pleated skirt, sometimes designed with divided legs like trousers. OG KUN’s obi is much narrower than a woman’s, and is similar to the type worn by those who practice martial arts.

We could call him our gnome gentleman OG San with respect; but the more informal suffix for men and boys in Japan is “Kun” especially among friends of equal age and status. He’s our friend, so we’ll call him OG KUN. The Japanese and the OHM Gnomes are famous for their generous hospitality. Please remove your shoes and join them for a hot cup of tea.

This is such a fun design! GARGOYLE!

Legend says that gargoyles are guardians, made from magically animated stone. They come to life at night to fight battles from rooftops across the city, and throughout the silent streets. They fight against the forces of evil.
Gargoyles were added to the roofs of Egyptian temples and to Medieval cathedrals and castles — not only as decorative spouts to lift the rain water away from the walls — but also as supernatural protection against evil spirits.

Some people believe that gargoyles are monsters themselves, perched upon the edges of the rooftops waiting — waiting with the patience of stone — waiting until nightfall to leap down and prey upon the unwary humans in the shadows.

Others say that gargoyles can read the hearts of humans, and if your heart is good, honest, generous, and true, then the gargoyle is your guardian protector against the evils of this world and beyond. But if your heart is greedy and filled with wicked secrets, then beware! The gargoyle moves swiftly and silently behind you!

What do you believe?

Hooray! More colours added to the Slim Collection!!

OHM Slim Collection, Summer 2019

DEEP, glass (blue) From the depths of our planet life blooms and fills the soul of Mother Earth. Find that life inside of yourself and dive deep into the soul connections that surround you. #deepself

KOI, glass (orange) Swim through this plane of existence with grace and purpose. You are bright and amazing! Engage your physical self and let others see you! #getsaw

SUN, glass (yellow) Feel the warmth of the life bringer soaring overhead. Let it fuel you into the height of Summer and motivate you to endure the stillness of Winter. #keepmoving

LAWN, glass (green) The smell of a freshly cut lawn can bring you back in your life to a special moment. Grab a blanket and some snacks, it’s time for a picnic! #touchnature

PATH, glass (brown) Keep walking. Whether your path is the one less traveled by or not, you are on the right path. This is your journey, take your time, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. #travelmore

And a new colour Whip bracelet! The OHM WHIP BRACELET is leather and approximately 66 cm (26 in) long. It can be worn as a necklace or multi wrap bracelet. The end can be looped through the silver hook or you can add a clasp or open work bead to create a closure. Available in multiple colors.

And now for the regional and retailer exclusives!

HAZY STRIPES, glass for Ohm Thailand! Release is on 30 MAY.

This glass design is exclusive to OHM in Thailand. Regular release item (not limited edition).

ARCHANGEL MIKAEL for OHM Beads Europe!
This is a limited edition, only 333 beads are made! Release on 30 MAY!

ORCHID RAIN, glass for OHM Together! Also a limited edition, 555 are made!
On www.ohmtogether.com 21 JUNE @ 5:55 Eastern Time.

The shades of fuchsia and gold are reminiscent of the gorgeous orchids in Singapore. Orchid Rain perfectly captures the simultaneous sunshine and mist of the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay. Orchids can have strong, vivid colours yet be so delicate in appearance. Enjoy wearing this bead as a reminder of the impressive colours of nature. Limited to 555 pieces. Each bead includes a certificate of authenticity matching the engraving on the bead.

SURRENDER, glass fo The Art Oblivion, USA!
Limited edition 393 beads.
On www.theartoblivion.com release date 30 MAY

“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron

When we surrender we are taken to places we have not chosen on our own. We are taken to places that we never knew were possible. 

Surrendering opens us up to new potential. When we surrender we can begin to see new possibilities within old perimeters. When we will find beauty in what “is” we free ourselves from the need to try and control our wild life. 

“Surrender is surrender to this moment, not to a story through which you interpret this moment and then try to resign yourself to it.” – Eckhart Tolle

SURRENDER reminds us that sometimes our greatest strength is knowing when to let go – and then actually doing so. Sometimes the only way to change our circumstances is to release the illusions we are familiar with and allow the vast intelligence of the flow of life to work its magic on us. Surrender is not submitting and giving up, it is about releasing our ego and expectations to allow ourselves to be shown a bigger picture.

UNIVERSE OF STARS, glass for Star-Bijou.de, Germany.
Limited edition of 222 beads.
On www.starbijou.de release date 8 JUNE.

UNIVERSE OF STARS is a limited edition design exclusive to the European retailer Star Bijou. Only 222 of these beads have been made and each bead includes a certificate of authenticity matching the serialization engraving on the bead itself.

And to finish a long list of retired beads! Effective May 30th the following items will be retired:

AAF012 PEACH
AAO006 CANCER
RAT001 EMERALD CITY RING
RAT002 CITY OF ANGELS RING
RAT004 XXX RING
RAT003 AROUND THE WORLD RING
AMG530 LAKES
AMG544 FERN RIDGE
AMG50403 OPTIMISTIC
AMG50404 BUSTLING
AMG50405 PRUDENT
AMG50701 SEEDED SALAD
AMG50702 SEEDED PAPAYA
AMG50703 SEEDED BLUE
AMG50704 SEEDED DRAGON FRUIT
AMG50705 SEEDED ROLLINIA
AMG50706 SEEDED FIG
AMG50301 RED LIFE
AMG50302 HEALING ORANGE
AMG50303 YELLOW SUNLIGHT
AMG50304 GREEN NATURE
AMG50305 BLUE HARMONY
AMG50306 PURPLE SPIRIT
AMG03201 MERCURIAL
AMG03202 CELLULAR
AMG03203 AMETHYST
AMG03204 DUSTY DROPS
AMG03205 OCEAN DEPTHS
AMG03206 POND DROPS
AMG03207 CANDY TOUCHES
AMG03208 FRUIT YOGURT

And another stunning release for June! OHM can still amaze me, they keep on going strong month after month!

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