BeadMasCharmed Life Day 5
Welcome to Day 5 of OHM Beads BeadMas for 2019! I am excited to be hosting day 5 on my blog – which hardly gets any love, by the way. I want to share why I am so obsessed with collecting these tiny little pieces of silver. While part of it is my addictive personality, my love of creating something beautiful, and my love of mini figures… it all stems from the sentiment around each piece! When I was younger I was always creating jewelry just for fun with beads, leathers, you name it. I was a kid dragging my mom to the nearest Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or local mom and pop shop to get all the gadgets I needed to create my works of art! As I got older I continued with it but I wasn’t committed. Life got busy, I started my career, and I forgot all about it. Until I became a mother. I wanted to scrapbook but I just couldn’t seem to make it happen. In December 2016 I discovered Pandora and fell in love. Three months later I discovered OHM Beads. Not only where they gorgeously designed mini figures made out of silver – but they meant something. Maybe the meaning is a literal representation of something or maybe it takes some interpretation. Either way I was so excited to create my first bracelet. I basically figured out I could “scrapbook” on a bracelet to capture all my memories. Thus, the obsession began.
I am often asked what charm is the most meaningful charm to me. My answer will always be (whether Ohm Beads or Pandora) a pretzel. People often assume I must REALLY love pretzels. I actually don’t. I’ve just recently really acquired a liking for them. The meaning stems from holding my newborn in my arms and trying to talk cutesy to her. I was in love with this little baby girl who I named Presley. During my baby talk to her, instead of calling her my little “Pres” or “Pres-ils” I kept on calling her Pretzels!!! It stuck! To this day she calls herself Pretzels when referring to her nickname. When I see a pretzel it represents my daughter and those feelings one feels their first time as a mother. The moment when you never knew it was possible to love someone as much as you loved that little baby sleeping your arms. She’s 4 now, but will forever be my little Pretzels!
I find it fitting that today’s giveaway should be Ohm’s Assaulted Pretzel (isn’t that the best name ever btw?!). To enter, comment on this blog between now and 10pm MST on 12/6/19 for your chance to be randomly selected for this charm. Your comment must include what your most meaningful bead/charm is and what it means to you. Please leave your Instagram Name as well so I may contact you if you win! I look forward to reading all your comments! Good luck everyone and I hope you are all enjoying 12 Days of BeadMas!