Today Beadsaholic brings a preview of the upcoming April 2019 Ohm Beads regional releases.
Ohm Beads HIGHER SELF available at OHM Stuff, USA and is limited to one-hundred and eleven (111) beads. “Note: Core is engraved with HIGHER SELF and the serial number of the bead. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.”
Ohm Beads LIVE LIFE available at OHM Stuff, USA and is limited to one-hundred (100) beads. “Note: Core is engraved with LIVE LIFE and the serial number of the bead. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.”
Ohm Beads ALIEN LINE available at Ohm Beads Taiwan on April 10, 2019 at 9 am Taipei time. Alien Line is limited to only one-hundred and sixty-eight (168) beads.
“Inspired by classic Sci-Fi movies and space themes. This line of blue Alien light indicates something mysterious is about to happen! What could it be?! Limited to 168 pieces, this design is exclusive to OHM in Taiwan and includes a certificate of authenticity matching the engraving on the core of the bead. What message do you hear being transmitted?”
“A bead with the beautiful name “Red Moscow.” Moscow is a beautiful city with many sites and an ancient city center. The main color of the capital is red. It is the color of the royal dynasty and the color of the Kremlin. The fortress of red brick, echoes the golden stars and domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, this architectural beauty will leave guests in awe. Red with gold and a yellowish glass layer is a great symbol dedicated to Moscow.”
Ohm Beads LILAC WINE (available at Great Lakes Boutique, USA) “With CZ inclusions this will be a continuation of their exclusive series which includes GREEN TAMBOURINE, PINK MATTER, and PURPLE RAIN.”
Ohm Beads THAI OG & SONGKRAN Festival Collections (Ohm Thailand)
- MAE GNOME PIKUL
- LUANG GNOME PITAK
- SANUK, glass
- SONGKRAN, glass
Available on April 5, 2019 at 11:11 AM Bangkok time on Ohm Beads.
“OHM Gnomes live in many different countries with different cultures, just like us. The only thing that Gnomes all over the world have in common is their pointy hats. This handsome OHM Gnome couple is traveling to you from Thailand.
Originally, Thailand was called Siam. Both males and females wore a loincloth wrap called a “Jong Khra Behn” that tucked between the legs to form a sort of baggy trousers. Bare feet and bare chests for both genders were acceptable formal attire.
In the 1850’s, King Mongkut of Siam established a new dress code influenced by Victorian England. He required his subjects to wear shirts and shoes to become “civilized” and he employed an English governess to educate his children in European language and customs. You’ve probably seen the movie based upon the memoirs of this governess called “The King and I.”
MAE GNOME PIKUL – Urban women of Bangkok — and Mongkut’s own consorts — began to imitate the extravagant lace blouses and ropes of pearls worn in Victorian England. These blouses had high collars, frilly waists, and puffy sleeves that tapered down snug to the wrists (the name translated as “ham sleeve top.”)
In true Victorian fashion, showing any skin was now considered taboo. Siamese women continued to wear the loose wrapping trousers (Jong Khra Behn); but now with knee-socks and shoes. Our grand OHM Gnome lady is wearing this combination.
LUANG GNOME PITAK – The gentlemen of Siam during this era, likewise combined the traditional baggy trousers with shoes, socks, and a suit (or military) jacket. As the 20th century dawned, Mongkut’s son, King Chulalongkorn, popularized a new style of jacket that he had seen on his travels to India, which he called the “Raja Pattaen” (or Raj Pattern).
This jacket had a high “Neru” collar and five buttons, and removed the necessity of a dress shirt underneath. A welcome relief in the tropical climate. Our OHM Gnome gentleman is handsome in his attire from this era.
Our OHM Gnome couple are so cute in their traditional garb, and would love to come visit you!
SANUK – Sanuk is roughly translated as “fun,” but is so much more than that. Sanuk is a cultural feeling of connection and comfort. Sanuk mai? Are you having fun? … or more accurately … Are you having an enjoyable time of rambunctious connection with your friends or family in an environment that lets your nervous system relax and engages all your senses? Sanuk is an active “fun,” something the Songkran festival fully epitomizes.
You can have Sanuk alone, or with friends, but you must be active and connected to what it is that is creating this feeling. Sanuk is not a passive action that happens to you or around you. You must participate and splash around with engagement. Sanuk mai? Sanuk mak!
SONGKRAN _ If you are ready for Sanuk come join Songkran, the Thai New Year’s national holiday. Songkran itself is April 13th, but Thai’s celebrate April 12-16. It is a festival of water during some of the hottest and driest (for Thailand) weather. Based on the solar calendar, it aligns with the rising of Aries and the start of the astrological cycle. Originally from Sanskrit, it translates to “astrological passage,” meaning transformation and change.
Pouring water over your elders shows respect and reverence. Songkran is a festival of unity, and many who have moved or traveled away from their home towns return to visit with loved ones and their elders. Reverence for ancestors is vital to Songkran.
For those who are your peers, it’s time to play. Dress in your most speculator plumeria floral outfit and let your friends put some Din Sa Pong on your face (a special clay, as seen on the surface of this bead.) Revelers celebrate with a days long water fight. Buckets of water line the street for you to scoop from and pour over your friends! Don’t forget to refill your water gun. Arenas are filled for water fights. Young and old splash each other with water, as major streets are closed to traffic as celebration floods the cities. Sanuk is had by all!”
All photographs are courtesy of Ohm Beads.
Over all, there are some fantastic beads releasing around the world! Which will you buy? Leave me a comment below ❤