Today Beadsaholic brings a review of OHM Beads Camping Collection.
Today is OHM Beads Preview day and I am starting it off here on Beadsaholic with a review of the OHM Beads Camping Collection! This new collection is the perfect reminder of all your family camping vacation you had as a child and those memories you have made as an adult. Or maybe you have memories of Summer Camp with all your friends and new friends made at camp. As a child my family went on many camping trips it was usually our vacations both with my parents and some summers I spent with my Grandfather. They are memories I will always carry with me. I will say my favorite places to camp are at Edisto Island, South Carolina state park and Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, these are fond memories of time spent with my Grandfather who I miss dearly. Of course, I have fond memories of camping in Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, and California with my parents as a child. Each of these beads are a perfect reminder of time spent with family.
OHM Beads Explore is a beautiful Panorama view of a camping trip, starts with Maya’s car which if you have followed Maya over the years you have seen this car featured in many of her art projects. As you go around you will see lots of trees, sun, a crescent moon, mountains, fire, and a tent. You can wear this bead on a bracelet or necklace and a standard size bead will fit inside to show as part of your skyline. This bead measures 8.98 mm high from the bottom to the top of the mountains and 19.37 mm wide. Explore retails for $85 / €88.
“The OHMies gathered in Seattle for an OHMSEA meet-up and collectively designed this bead, which was sketched by the talented Maya Uhryniuk, who was in attendance. The design is themed around camping & traveling and inspired by wilderness and exploring the great outdoors. It represents happiness, excitement, contentment, and a feeling of coziness when we are surrounded by family adventuring out into the world and the great unknown.
As a Panorama style bead, you can add a glass of any color to create the sky of your choosing. Wear EXPLORE stacked on a bracelet, OHM BALL NECKLACE, or on the OHM BALL to bring a dangle to your wrist. See if you can find the secret treasure marked with an X on the map engraved on the bottom.” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Chill is such a fun bead! This cool looking bead is a hammock perfect to chill, read a book or take a nap whether you are camping or in your back yard, well at least for your beads, haha. This bead measures from the top of the chains down to the bottom of the hammock approximately 14.84 mm high x 24.55 mm wide and retails for $80 / €83.
“Crawl into your favorite hammock, wherever it is, and just chill. Let things be. Swing left, swing right, let the swing take you away in the dreamland of here and now. When you stop thinking, suddenly, without any thoughts in your head, you become worry-less, for no reason. Breathe in, breathe out, it doesn’t take any effort. It happens by itself. You simply go on breathing. Conscious, unconscious, awake, asleep — just breathe, let the breath happen, let the hammock swing, let the life float by. Happiness is when you can be without trying to become. Enjoy your hammock time, really enjoy it. In those few moments of pure chill, the past and future disappear, and you find yourself here and now. Chill!” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Lantern looks just like the oil lanterns my Grandmother had in her house when I was a child for when storms would come, and we would lose power. This bead can be worn two different ways, one hanging from the bail at the top and this bead also has a hole through the center. Perfect for a necklace or bracelet. This bead measures from the top of the lantern to the bottom 13.89 mm high x 8.89 mm wide and retails for $45 / €47.
“When ancient humans discovered fire, they soon after invented the lantern to protect that fire from wind and rain, or to prevent that fire from accidentally spreading beyond its confines. A fire on a wooden ship, for example, would be a catastrophe. The pirate code of Captain John Phillips, therefore, demanded that all flames below deck be protected by a lantern. Lamps were also used as signaling devices, as guiding lights, or as warnings (such as in a lighthouse).
The ancient Chinese captured fireflies in semi-transparent containers for use as ceremonial lanterns. Many Asian festivals feature lanterns, such as the Ghost Festival, where lanterns are set afloat in a river or the sea to guide the lost souls of ancestors to the afterlife. Before the development of glass, lantern windows were made of flattened animal horn scraped paper-thin.
Lanterns are a universal symbol of illumination, transcendence, and guiding light. Lanterns help light the way forward by pushing aside the surrounding darkness. One individual can hold a lantern for the benefit of many. This lamp can also symbolize your own inner light that guides your soul through periods of darkness to the promise of a new day. Lanterns cast a beautiful, comforting, welcoming glow that calls to the spiritual, the meditative, or to a gathering of friends within its circle of light.
Wear this OHM LANTERN proudly on your bracelet as a symbol of your unique light that guides you, and others, through life’s cycles of night and shadow.” ~OHM
OHM Beads Monkey Fist is a ball of rope design in a Monkey Fist knot. I really love the design and texture of this bead. Monkey Fist measures approximately 12.40 mm high x 11.78 mm wide and retails for $55 / €57.
“Because it was often used with a lifeline tossed from a boat, the Monkey Fist knot became a symbol of solidarity and friendship. Each knot is different in some way and never perfectly round, just as each friendship is unique and imperfect. The Monkey Fist knot grows tighter and rounder with repeated use, just as a friendship grows firmer and smoother with time and attention. Tradition holds that a Monkey Fist should be given to a friend, old or new, with the story of that friendship and the knot’s symbolism shared.
Whether you keep or share this OHM Monkey Fist bead, you will love its many uses and the cleverness of its design. Our Monkey Fist can dangle from a mini-chain to simulate the weighted lines of the sailors and fishermen, and our intricate little knot can be worn as a pendant or a hanging bead swinging gently from your bracelet.
The Monkey Fist knot is used by sailors to serve as a weight, making a rope easier to throw. This knot was tied at the end of a heaving line that could be hurled from ship to dock. This knot was also used by fishermen to cast a net between two boats and trawl for a larger catch of fish. The weighted Monkey Fist knot was sometimes utilized as a hand-to-hand weapon, which the sailors called a “slungshot”.
Any way you wear it, the Monkey Fist is a beautiful symbol of friendship. Give them as gifts, share them with your friends, wear them as reminders of the relationships you cherish.” ~OHM
OHM Beads OHM Ball is a chain bail with an OHM Ball at the bottom. This design is created to wear a bead as a dangle on your bracelet or even a necklace. Below this photo you will see how I used the Monkey Fist on the OHM Ball on the OHM Chunky bracelet. I look forward to creating lots of dangle with this design. OHM Ball retails for $20 / €21.
“The OHM BALL is a mini version of the OHM BALL NECKLACE so that you can wear your beads in new and exciting ways. Add all kinds of dangles to your bracelet by converting them using the OHM BALL. The ball of the OHM BALL NECKLACE was explicitly designed to catch on the openings in many OHM designs to wear as a pendant. Now you have the option to wear it as a dangle on your bracelet as well!” ~OHM
Here you can see how the OHM Ball works with the Monkey Fist bead.
OHM Beads Call Out reminds me of not only camp as a child, but also physical education and sports at school. So, I could see this bead being used for many different things. This is a whistle design hanging from a bail with the OHM symbol on the side. This bead measures without the bail approximately 13.03 mm high x 4.54 mm wide and retails for $35 / €36.
“Be heard. Be that in the woods, on the playground, or swimming pool. Whistles have been around since early humans first carved a gourd, branch, or piece of bone and found that they could make a sound with it. The ancient Egyptians used small shells as whistles. In Greece, whistles kept the rowing stroke of the galley crew. The English used whistles during the Crusades to signal archers, or aboard naval vessels to issue commands or salute dignitaries.
The inventor of the whistle we know today was Joseph Hudson. In 1870, he created the Acme City brass whistle, which became the first referee whistle used in football matches. In 1883, Joseph began experimenting with pea-whistle designs that could produce an intense sound heard over a mile away. Police officers at the time used ineffective ratchet rattles to communicate. Hudson’s pea-whistle invention, called the Acme Thunderer, was adopted by Scotland Yard in 1884, and it remains the most used whistle in the world to this day.
Whistles have many practical uses, from sports to traffic control to lifeguard to dog training. Whistles are also important symbols of warning. Maybe you choose to wear our shiny OHM whistle on your bracelet to symbolize your own role as a teacher and a guide in a chaotic world. Maybe our OHM whistle reminds you of sunny summers at the beach or sporting event. CALL OUT to OHM and let us know why you are wearing it.” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Campfire is a non-limited regular release OHMistry project with Maya Uhryniuk. This bead features a beautiful blue base with specks of glitter for the starry night sky and a flame on each side for a campfire. This is a standard barrel glass that is approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide. Campfire retails for $45 / €47.
“Design by Maya Uhryniuk
Driving down a winding and bumpy road in the woods searching for the perfect spot to camp. Sitting at night by the campfire with your closest friends, telling stories, and watching the flames. Tracking the sparks as they fly off the fire and up into the sky. Looking at the stars and then you see it! A shooting star? A UFO? What could it be? Maybe aliens… or maybe, just maybe, the beer you’ve been sipping has created something special for you, something that isn’t even there?
Maya is an artist, designer, and obsessive collector. Her passion for the outdoors and adventures leads her to go off-roading and camping in the beautiful woods of B.C.” ~OHM
OHM Beads Rise Higher is a beautiful blue base with a white lines that resemble that of a bird in flight in the distant sky. This bead measures approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide and retails for $50 / €52.
“Long ago, in ancient Rome, the philosopher, and playwright Seneca the Younger wisely observed, “Many things have fallen only to rise higher.” Centuries later, England’s legendary prime minister Winston Churchill used a childhood toy as an example when he said, “Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.”
How many times have you too fallen or been seriously setback, only to rise higher than before? How many times have you discovered that the more you pushed and persevered against difficulties, the more you rose above the challenge, just like that kite soaring higher and higher into the wind?
So we at OHM created a beautiful glass bead to celebrate this concept in RISE HIGHER. Against a background of vibrant, glorious blue, we set a dash of aspiring white. Is it a bird taking wing against the invisible resistance of a brisk summer breeze? Or, is it a snowy mountain peak rising high into the frosty firmament?
Either way, this brilliant blue bead will add depth and nuance to your bracelet and give your imagination flight as you contemplate this inspiring concept of RISE HIGHER. As good ol’ Seneca also said, “It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” Soar, my friend. The sky is the limit!” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Camp Takota is a stunning light blue base with specks of tan color throughout. I love this shade of blue and the detailing of the specks. This bead is a standard barrel shape and measures approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide. Camp Takota retails for $45 / €47.
“The sky is bigger out here. Find a happier version of yourself, and let your heart grow hella big under the bright blue canopy. Find the grace to let yourself be yourself. You’ll be ok.” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Camp North Star is a stunning lilac with specks of orange. This bead is a barrel shape encased in clear glass and measures approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide. Camp North Star retails for $45 / €47.
“Sometimes you just need a bit of quiet time splashing at the lake edge or canoeing down a lazy river to collect your thoughts. Watch as the weird moon’s light dances across the water. You never really know what’s going to happen next.” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Camp Walden is a nice orange base with darker specks throughout encased in clear glass in a barrel shape. This bead measures approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide and retails for $45 / €47.
“Find bliss in the light of the Summer Sun. When you feel low, hand yourself a glass of ice-cold lemonade and just chill out. You’ll find your alter-ego may need to come out to play for a little while—no need to be serious ALL the time. ” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Camp Firewood is a nice burnt orange brown color with tan specks throughout encased in a clear barrel glass. This bead measures approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide and retails for $45 / €47.
“Is this the ultimate? A manifestation of firewood embers burning low and slow. Perfect for roasting marshmallows for s’ mores, just don’t let them turn black.” ~ OHM
OHM Beads Bar None Ranch looks great with Camp Firewood, I love how the colors are slightly different but still look similar. This bead has a burnt orange color with specks throughout encased in a clear barrel glass. This bead measures approximately 15 mm high x 8 mm wide and retails for $45 / €47.
“This deep melody of red and orange desert sunset is full of dancing ash leaping over an evening bonfire. Grab a buddy and a blanket and park your butt for some passionate storytelling after a long day of hard work.” ~ OHM
I created two bracelets with the new beads, but there are more to come in the upcoming review of the Australian exclusive, so be sure to check those photos out as well.
In this first composition I used the Hammock as the lock, you could also use the hooks together so that the hammock dangles. In this design you can see the Lantern used as a bead and Monkey Fist as a dangle.
In this composition I used the Chill Hammock as the focal, used the lantern as a dangle and the Monkey Fist as a bead.
Overall, the Camping Collection is fun and will fit into any collection. All are non-limited and will release on August 6, 2020. Please note that this is a huge release and I will be doing several reviews. Upcoming two new regional exclusives and the new Geek Collection. Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for my live preview of these beads.
If you would like to preorder any of this collection you may do so at the following links and it will be available on the OHM Beads website on release day.
Featured Ohm Beads Retailers
(Alphabetical order – click on retailers name)
Edone – Ships Globally from Italy
Perlen – Ships Globally from Denmark
Pianeta Beads – Ships Globally from Italy
Sperky S Pribehem -Ships Globally from Czech Republic
Star Bijou – Ships Globally from Germany
Story in the Bead – ships from Czech Republic
As always, I enjoy hearing from you all and would love to know your thoughts on this release? Do you camp with your family? Did you camp as a child? Any fond memories? Favorite places to camp? Leave me a comment below ❤