Today Beadsaholic brings a review of The Art Oblivion debuted silvers and OHM Beads Exclusives.
It is my pleasure to introduce the first silver collection from The Art Oblivion as well as their OHM exclusives that debuted in the March 2020 collection and all is available for pre-order now!
As many know I’m a huge art fan and one of the things I love about The Art Oblivion is that they not only sell OHM and are now producing their very own silvers, but they also have a variety of art prints available which I find so unique and fun. The web based shop is based out of Oregon and ships world-wide.
The Art Oblivion In Flow is such a cool sterling silver barrel shape bead with ocean-waves cut-outs and in between are three sound-wave confirmations as followed: I invite you to be “right here, right now”, I invite you into the process of “letting go, letting in” and I invite you to experience “presence and flow”. This bead will fit both bangles and bracelets of any brand and measures approximately 11.34 mm high x 14.40 mm wide and weighs 3.5 grams. In Flow retails for $98 and is currently at an introductory price of $66.
“Our bodies are deep oceans, carrying abundant life and stories that coexist and make us what we are.
When we move with the flow of life within us, and use that life force to engage with the world around us, we become part of all Life, we are “In Flow”.
This is not a passive process. There are many distractions that pull us out of flow when we are not mindful. I offer The Art Oblivion’s first silver bead, our first solo bead, as a talisman and physical reminder to remain “In Flow”
Our nervous systems are constantly being influenced by the waves around us. Mechanical and electromagnetic waves are ceaselessly present. Between the Ocean wave cut-outs on this bead are ACTUAL sound-wave affirmations sent from my voice to your heart as an offering to soothe your personal daily vibration and keep you “In Flow.” They listed here as invitations.
I invite you to be “right here, right now.”
I invite you into the process of “letting go, letting in.”
I invite you to experience “presence and flow.””
The Art Oblivion In Process is a sterling silver scale barrel. The scales could represent petals opening on a flower, dragon scales, or even mermaid scales. The details in this bead is simply beautiful. This bead measures approximately 11.45 mm high x 14.29 mm wide and weighs 4.1 grams. In Process retails for $98 and is currently at the introductory price of $66.
“We are all “In Process”.
We are all “Becoming”.
We are all breaking through something that contains us. Even if the something that contains us is a nurturing womb or transformative chrysalis, the time always comes for us to emerge and be born anew with an increased wisdom gained through experience.
The second bead in The Art Oblivion first collection, “In Process” invites us to understand that everything is on its way to somewhere, and is perpetually “In Process.” What does it feel like to view yourself and others through this lens? We are all struggling with something. We have all overcome great obstacles.
I offer this bead to serve as a physical reminder and talisman to foster compassion for ourselves and others, and to be present and curious about life’s process rather than being attached to a destination. I offer this bead in support for each one of us to break out of the shell that confines us, bravely stepping into the unknown, trusting ourselves to grow from whatever is on the other side.”
I’m including a video preview of these two lovely beads and if you would like to see a video of the OHM glass beads, click here.
March sees the debut of three new beautiful glass beads exclusively at The Art Oblivion.
OHM Beads Humor is a stunning glass barrel with mellow pastel yellow base and lots of sparkly glitter throughout. This bead is made by OHM Beads and is an exclusive at The Art Oblivion. The average size is around 15 mm high x 9 mm wide and retails for $55.
“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.”
OHM Beads Resist is a beautiful barrel shape with yellowy petals or scales all the way around over a translucent amber core. This beautiful bead is an average size of 15 mm high x 9 mm wide and is an exclusive only available at The Art Oblivion. Resist retails for $65.
“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.”
OHM Beads Unveil is a beautiful barrel shape with a white, and tan base with iridescent glitter sprinkled throughout. This bead is a lovely match to OHM Beads Sparks of Life. This design runs an average size of 15 mm high x 9 mm wide and is an exclusive at The Art Oblivion. Unveil retails for $65.
“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! “
In this first composition I went with more of a sea theme with OHM Pacific Life, Marble the Ponycampus, Humor, The Art Oblivion In Process, OHM Resist, OHM Jamie the Jellyfish and Sugared Foam on a PHYA bangle.
In this composition you can see that OHM Unveil goes nicely with OHM Sparks of Life seen here with The Art Oblivion In Flow on a PHYA bangle.
In this last composition I went with a mix of some of my favorite beads and as you can see this random design is a delight. Seen here left to right starting at the bracelet ends right OHM Earth-ation, Peace Guitar, Dreamscape, Holey Bunny, Sugared Foam, The Art Oblivion In Flow, OHM Humor, Mended Heart, Resist, The Art Oblivion In Process, OHM Pacific Life, Hug Me, Purple Haze, Woodstock and Billabong on an OHM Chunky bracelet.
Overall, this is a beautiful release that I think many will love. All mix easily and will work in any collection. I really love the In Flow and the fact it has real sound waves on the bead. The Yellow in the new OHM Beads are pastel and perfect for spring.
If you would like to pre-order any of the beads in this article you may do so at the following link.
The Art Oblivion – ships from the USA
As always, I enjoy hearing from you all and would love to know your thoughts on this release? Leave me a comment below ❤
I’ve watched this brand, but CAD exchange and shipping costs have stopped me from buying — barrel glass is not my thing, tho I admire the beauty of it, I can pass. But large silvers!!!! That’s my thing and I believe these beads will be in my March bead spend. They are amazing. I’m so glad to see more substantial, versatile silver. These silvers will fit into any existing collection, and I can see using them from Valentine’s Day to Christmas, and water themes to dragons. Perfect.
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