Already the third preview of the year! Time really flies! Release date is March 5!
To start of with a new OHM Lab project with Michele Courtney is Cyborg!
A cyborg — short for “cybernetic organism”– is a being with both organic and mechanical body parts, often with restored or enhanced capabilities through its integration of technology with living matter. According to some, we humans are already becoming cyborgs with cardiac pacemakers, biomechanical limbs, and contact lenses.
Maybe it’s both. One half of our cyborg friend reveals an exposed brain pumped with fluids and jolts of electricity. Its jaw is operated by a mesh of gears. The other half of our cyborg is encased in a futuristic helmet fully wired with computer circuitry. This side of the jaw is moved with hydraulic pistons. A multi-lens camera peers from one eye socket.
There have been many famous cyborgs in literature and cinema from Robocop to Darth Vader, but our OHM CYBORG skull will animate your bracelet with enhanced creepiness and complete cool. Now that’s a glimpse into your future!
Another installment in the line of Community Designed Projects is BETTY BUTTONS! Named by OHMily, designed by OHMily, made for OHM for OHMily. OHM + FAMILY = LOVE
The theme was vintage toys, and what is more vintage than the rag doll, as it is one of the oldest children’s toys in history, dating back to ancient Rome. Traditionally, a rag doll is made by hand from cloth, stuffed with scraps of leftover sewing materials. The dolls can have soft, simple bodies, yarn for hair, button eyes, and are often dressed in patchwork clothing. Ragdolls were used to teach children how to sew, and the dolls became much-beloved comfort objects to cuddle.
The popularity of these dolls began to grow around 1830, when fabric color printing was first developed. Around 1918, a doll named Raggedy Ann became the first tie-in merchandise with a book called “Raggedy Ann Stories,” written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, marketed along with the actual doll. Raggedy Ann became so popular that her brother, Raggedy Andy, was introduced in 1920.
We at OHM are proud to introduce our own popular little rag doll bead named Betty Buttons, created from a series of submissions by you, our OHMies. You can easily imagine that Betty was lovingly patched together by an eager little girl just learning to sew. Betty Buttons does indeed have large button eyes and flower-shaped buttons on her frilly dress. She has a splash of adorable freckles and high ponytails in her yarn hair. Betty even has our OHM logo patched onto her little lacy bloomers.
If you ever cuddled a favorite doll, stuffed animal, security blanket, or comfort object as a child, then Betty Buttons was made especially for you. Ahhhh, feeling better already?
Exclusive for OHM Australia is Gouldian!
The Australian outback is rife with diverse life and the GOULDIAN finch is no exception with its bright plumage. The incredible color-blocking causes some to refer to this bird as a rainbow finch. With substantial blocks of purple, green, and yellow, this avian friend is a testament to the possibilities of nature. Lady GOULDIAN is near threatened with the encroaching changes to its habitat. It is important to continue to support the conservation efforts of saving life on this planet. Please donate directly to the wildlife charity organization of your choice. For suggestions on where you can donate to, please reach out to us. Celebrate the beautiful colors of Australia with OHM’s GOULDIAN tri-colored glass design. Only available from OHM in Australia.
Three new glass beads are beeing released by the Art Oblivion!
When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? The kind that makes your abdominal muscles work and takes your breath away? Maybe even eliciting an uncontrollable snort?
Consider me a cosmic doctor writing you a prescription to cure what ails you, and that prescription is HUMOR!
You may not be able to remember the last time you had that belly laugh, but I bet you can remember that last time you took yourself too seriously. It might be happening right now. There is a tension within each of us to do things WELL, to do things right, to be the best, to know better. We are all children learning throughout the course of a lifetime, it never stops, and if we can view our own oopsies, mistakes, fails, falls, and errors with curiosity rather than judgment, we open ourselves to the HUMOR of life’s comedy and find laughter as the medicine we all so desperately need.
I offer HUMOR as a visual reminder and talisman to support us in letting go of taking ourselves too seriously. The sparkles in that glass are there to shine a light on our place in the divine landscape, we are all shining stardust, connected and perfectly imperfect. We are only on this planet for a limited time. When we depart, may we all be able to say we laughed all of our laughter while we still could.
In Star Trek, there is a society called The Borg who state “resistance is futile” as they assimilate whole cultures of people into their collective. The Federation in this series not only resists, but prevails, with increased strength and resolve from the other side.
We are at an important time in humanity. Let us double down on our own resistance, less we become unconsciously assimilated into a dominating culture that would erase our communities, our families, and our individual rich uniqueness.
Often it is not easy, we must actively work to deprogram aspects of ourselves that have become familiar and comfortable. There is often loss in that. However, significant rewards for doing this work are the unfathomable and unshakable knowing of our most pure and true selves.
I offer you RESIST, as a visual reminder and talisman to support you as you move through your day; There are key moments in life where it is important not to be polite, not to go with the flow, to USE your voice, to stand your ground, and RESIST. Complacency is collusion, now is your time to be the change you want to see in this world.
We are all so very brave.
Choosing to say yes to life is an incredible act of bravery, and choosing to put ourselves out there in our unique self-expression is an additional layer of courage.
Every day we get to choose what we reveal, and stepping into the dance where we shed layer after layer of our veils is the deliciously tantalizing spice of life!
I offer UNVEIL as a visual reminder and talisman to support us in appreciating the bravery we have already shown through offering our unique self-expression, and as an invitation to reveal other essential aspects of our beings when we are ready. There is so much to learn about ourselves, and the world around us, when we UNVEIL ourselves. Life changes in unexpected and furthering ways the more we show ourselves in our unveiled naked power and vulnerability. Prepare to be surprised!
Here they all are, a lovely release for upcoming March! They all are going to be so much fun to play with! Have you picked your favourite yet?