Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie Review

Today’s jewellery blog article takes an in depth look at one of my favourite designs, the Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie.

During January I’ve taken the decision to publish a mini series of articles focusing on the hot jewellery trends for spring and summer 2013. In addition I’ll be offering the usual previews, many of which will be dominated by Valentine’s Day releases, news and reviews. I told myself to limit the reviews to new releases or seasonally appropriate pieces. We’re barely into January and I’m breaking this decision already.

Ohm Beads run an annual event called the Community Bead Project. Here a series of themes are released to Ohm’s Facebook page and feedback is taken from the community. Through a process of multiple rounds, designs are narrowed down and ultimately voted upon until one bead is selected as the winner. Unlike the Trollbeads People’s Bead Award, Ohm’s Community Bead Project involves the designers at Ohm in addition to their fan base. It’s aptly named as the eventual bead is a real group effort. The Ohm Black Bird Pie was the first bead designed in this fashion and as such, it holds a special place in the hearts of the team at Ohm Beads.

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It’s actually one of my favourite Ohm designs from my current collection. If anyone had told me I’d be coveting a pie themed bead, I would have deemed them insane. Nevertheless this bead carries me back to my childhood days filled with nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

Ohm Beads were kind enough to supply images of the design process for Black Bird Pie and it offers a glimpse of how this bead evolved.

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Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in pie,
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing,
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before a king?

The above is an extract from an English nursery rhyme and offered inspiration to the Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie bead.

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On the one side the bead displays a typical pie design. On the rear is engraved the first line of the popular nursery rhyme lyrics. In addition a tiny black bird charm dangles freely from the front of the design. This has been terribly challenging for me to capture on camera so I apologise for the first image being a little on the dark side.

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It’s worth mentioning that while the black bird swings free from the charm, it is securely attached. There are no open ends on the rings so there’s little chance of your black bird flying free.

Nestled in each corner of the bead are purple crystals bring a subtle touch of sparkle to the design. The inclusion of these gems makes it reminiscent of a delicious plum pudding and the entire bead has a very cosy, homely and whimsical air to it.

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Considering both the theme of the bead and the colour of the gemstones, the featured bracelet boasts an array of fairy tale inspired silver beads with a selection of purple, grey and khaki green colours.

The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
When down came a black bird
And pecked off her nose

Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie Ordering Details

Ohm Beads operate their own online store with orders being fulfilled by the closest authorised retailer to your geographical location.

The Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie can be found by clicking on the link below:-

Ohm Beads Black Bird Pie Conclusion

I’ve been collecting beads for a fairy tale themed bracelet for quite some time but it just doesn’t seem quite right yet. Nor for that matter, has the timing been right to feature these creations on my blog.

This design appeals to my love of fairy tales and classical nursery rhymes and is a stunning focal piece for such a bracelet. Like many people I have charms and beads that mean something to me personally. I also have those that are just fun and this design falls into the latter category.

As always I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this quite adorable and slightly whimsical design.

Please note this bead was supplied free of charge for consideration and review. This does not influence the opinions expressed here.

Bead Index

What follows is an index of the beads used to create the featured bracelet.

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Comments
  1. Debbie

    What a quirky and fun charm! I am amazed at how detailed this charm is – love it!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Cute isn’t it?!

      When I first received it I thought it was so different from the usual designs and just had to feature it. I do like their Community Bead Project concept also 🙂

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

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