Ohm Beads The Feast Review

This Ohm Beads blog brings a dedicated review of the limited edition Ohm Beads The Feast, Bead of the Month for November 2017!

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday or not, the countdown is now most definitely on to the biggest shopping weekend of the year. So far I’ve been able to confirm the earliest details for the Trollbeads Black Friday 2017 promotions in the USA, the True Beadz Black Friday 2017 offer, the Redbalifrog Black Friday 2017 deal and of course, the two Ohm Beads Black Friday 2017 options. For reference again retailers will have the choice of offering a free snap clasp bracelet on spends of $100 or more or a sale on their retired stock.

Themed for Thanksgiving came the Ohm Beads The Feast as Bead of the Month for November. I have to confess when I first saw the design it just didn’t resonate with me. This isn’t just because I don’t celebrate because I actually think it’s a great Christmas bead too, something just didn’t quite click. Upon receiving the bead though, it’s rarely been off my wrist and it’s already featured as part of a couple of other editorials. With the mayhem of the sales approaching, I wanted to rush out a review of the actual bead as stocks are still available.

Ohm Beads The Feast

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Ohm Beads The Feast

The Feast is a large, focal design retailing at $95, €71 or £77. It has a brushed silver finish, similar to the Ohm Beads Woodstock and actually it’s size is very consistent with that design too. In the image below you’ll see it nestled between my two Heart of Stone beads.

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The bead itself is an openwork style of various kitchen utensils. I found a coffee cup which instantly appealed to me.

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While I may not celebrate, so many of my readers do that I had to create a Thanksgiving themed bracelet. This combination features some of Ohm’s earlier holiday themed beads, alongside a handful of Trollbeads uniques and jumbo uniques in seasonal colours. For reference all of the uniques are currently listed over at Great Lakes Boutique but I am removing them before the promotions begin to make room for other listings. If any of them appeal, please do grab them soon.

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Ohm Beads The Feast Ordering Details

The Feast is still available at multiple retailers and you can find it via the links below:-

Ohm Beads The Feast Summary

I went from being very ambivalent about this design to loving it. Maybe I’m feeling some holiday spirit, though that would be quite unlike me on some levels. Maybe I just like the design more than I anticipated. I am finding a lot of appeal in the brushed matte finish which I’d never really felt before.

For those of you who worry about versatility, yes this was themed for Thanksgiving but it has a lot of use beyond that. Mine will undoubtedly be on Christmas bracelets but I can’t help but think of it’s potential for summer picnic and BBQ combinations too.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Ohm Beads Feast and did you indulge in this bead? Have you made a Thanksgiving combination? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

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

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Comments
  1. Katie

    I love this bead. I haven’t played with it much, I’ve basically worn it alone on a dirty bangle. But, I love it. It will make a great bead for Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, and the BBQ’s that you mentioned. I’m very glad that I decided to buy this bead, because I had been on the fence about it. But, it is a nice size and the details are really fun.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m so pleased you’re enjoying it! I think a lot of people are still deliberating due to the price but I really do like the design 🙂

  2. Pippa

    I’ve been looking forward to this review and it does not disappoint!
    That is a very fun Thanksgiving bracelet, I love the use of all the glass and it reminds me to go looking amongst my own underutilized Trollbead uniques for ideas. But the pic I love most is of it between your two heart of stone beads – what a great idea for a bangle. Of course, I only have one but I can admire 🙂

    Curious what you and others think of the packaging. Personally, I have love/hate realtionship with the special packaging Ohm does for some of it’s beads. On one side I love it – it’s generally original and clever and adds to the coolness of the brand. On the other hand it seems so wasteful and what am I supposed to do with it all?!?!?
    (Paricularly bad if you get multiples!)

    I just reorganized all of my Ohm beads and ended up with a large shoe box size container just to hold empty special packaging and things that came with certain beads.
    What do others do? I’m trying to streamline my life, particularly in terms of “stuff” and really should just get rid of it all but I can’t seem to do it plus what would I do with it all. The packaging for The Feast while neat is rather bulky and I have no idea if the utensils are even food safe should I want to maybe use the spoon to serve some condiment. As I say love/hate.

    With or without the fun packaging, I really like The Feast. I can also see it on a cooking or baking bracelet. But what it evokes most for me it some big giant feasting hall – possibly a little anachronistic for many historical themes (when was the fork invented) but for slightly less distant or more made up I think it might work. I will have to continue to ponder. It just appeals to me in a comforting way.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I understand your feelings of conflict regarding the packaging. A huge part of me loves the effort. For me jewellery should feel special and be a treat for ourselves. Unfortunately the reality is that after we’ve unwrapped, squealed at the cuteness, in my case taken lots of images… what then? For anyone who cares about the resale potential, you probably need to keep the packaging. I personally don’t tend to keep it. I often get the BotM designs in multiples. I’d end up with it *everywhere* and I just do not have the room to accommodate it all.

      But would I change it to minimal, no fuss packaging? I’m not sure I’d want to…. I’m generally a very excitable person and it just feels part of the whole affair for me.

      As for the bead, I like it far more than I thought I would.

  3. Alexandra R

    I got it because I liked the idea that it would be about the same size as Woodstock or Kamasutra and I love the matte finish.
    I’ve worn it just on a bangle with two Bacon Murano around it. Or on a bangle/mini bracelet with Woodstock and Kamasutra in a Food-Love-Sex combo.

    • kit@ohm

      Great combo you got there 😉

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