Today Beadsaholic brings a review of Ohm Beads Flying Dutchman!
Recently I received Ohm Beads Flying Dutchman and I must say it’s a fabulous bead. I previously shared the unboxing on social media and if you missed it, it is at the bottom of this article. This bead comes in two finishes silver and oxidized. There are only 1600 pieces made and there are less oxidized than silver. If you would like to see the silver version click here for the preview article.
Ohm Beads Flying Dutchman comes in a nice wooden hinged box, each bead comes on a cord that can be used as a necklace or bracelet. This bead measures approximately 19.17 mm high x 7.56 wide and retails for € 95 / £77 (price includes vat)
Each Flying Dutchman comes with a certificate of authenticity the first part of the serial number is located on the card and on the bottom of the bead, as you can see in the photo of the bottom of the bead there is crossbones with CZ1 right below.
The oxidized version is more difficult to photograph, and my photos do not do this bead justice. It is truly a well detailed ghost ship!
I’m sure many of you have heard of the tales of the flying Dutchman, a ship and its crew that perished during a bad storm in the early 1600’s and was condemned to be at sea forever. It is said that the ghostly looking ship glowingly appears to mariners during bad weather and roams the seven seas. There have been many stories written that date back to the late 1700. It has been depicted in several movies and shows throughout the years.
Here you can see the cord that comes with the bead.
It’s been such a hot week here in the south with a few storms, so some of my photos were taking indoors in a light cube. I prefer natural outdoor lighting as I feel it truly highlights the beauty of a bead. I have included quite a few photos below in different compositions to show how this bead looks with different brands and styles.
I created this bracelet with Trollbeads, Aurora Charms, Lundd Denmark and Ohm Beads Flying Dutchman. I went with a sea theme on this bracelet. I especially love the Flying Dutchman with the mermaids.
Here I have Ohm Beads and Trollbeads together. I love the look of Ohm Beads Open My Heart with the Flying Dutchman. Just something about the chains and locks that make it so fitting for a haunted ship.
I thought I’d try some Baltic Ambers with the Flying Dutchman.
Here I went with Ohm Beads Love Kills, Ohm Beads Luna, along with two Trollbeads Lapis. The oxidized Flying Dutchman reminds me of a ship you would see at night in dim lighting it would be mostly a shadow in the night.
For this combination I was inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean and the Flying Dutchman in SpongeBob. Stormy waters on each side of the Flying Dutchman (Trollbeads glass) with Ohm Beads TV and Movie Camera (both retired).
I’m sure as the Flying Dutchman sailed the world, it ran across a few of these creatures in the big blue ocean. I have paired Flying Dutchman with Redbalifrog’s Ombak the Whale and Ohm Beads Baby Argh.
These Trollbeads Glass beads, Blue Tigers Eye and Sapphire reminds me of a stormy night. I have placed Flying Dutchman with Redbalifrog’s Earth and Luna.
I love wearing Flying Dutchman with Ohm Beads Smoke on the Water, Dark Soul, Je Maintiendrai and Redbalifrog Earth.
Oxidized always goes well with gold. Here I have placed the Flying Dutchman with Redbalifrog Brass Empty Spacers (please note these are not stoppers) Redbalifrog Brass Star Stoppers, Trollbeads Sapphire, Blue Tigers Eye and Gold Bangle.
This combination was so much fun, and I think I’ll repeat it for Halloween. I really need more Ohm Blue beads, but I thought the Trollbeads Lapis, Sapphire and Blue Tiger were a nice fit, too. I wanted to go with a ghostly combination, so I went with Ohm Beads Teruterubozu Good Weather Doll (retired) and Aurora Charms Spooky the Ghost. For Halloween, I’ll add a few more ghost for a truly hauntingly bracelet! I think this is my favorite composition so far.
I also, enjoyed just wearing it by its self on the cord it came with and along on a bangle. As you can see it sits nicely on the wrist.
Below is the un-boxing if by chance you didn’t see it on social media.
Over all, this is such a fantastic bead. I love the stories of the Flying Dutchman and feel this is such a unique design. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram as I’m sure to have many more combinations I create over the next few months!
Please note, that this is a Europe exclusive and can only be purchased at European Ohm Retailers. but, don’t worry I have featured here on the blog some of my favorite retailers throughout Europe. All retailers offer vat free shipping for those of us who live outside of Europe.
Featured Ohm Beads Retailers
Beads Fanatic – Ships Globally from Spain
Joseph Welch Jewellers – Ships Globally from the UK
Perlen – Ships Globally from Denmark
Pianeta Beads – Ships Globally from Italy
Star Bijou – Ships Globally from Germany
I am excited to create more themes with this bead. What are some of the beads you think the Flying Dutchman would go perfectly with? Have you ordered and received your bead yet? I look forward to hearing your ideas and seeing your photos on social media!