Ohm Beads Insects Review

This Ohm Beads blog brings a dedicated review of the new Ohm Beads Insects collection.

Earlier in the week the Ohm Beads August 2017 collections made their debut. Amongst the array of new beads was the insect series, featuring the Ohm Beads Scarab, Ants with Glitter, Caterpillar, Grasshopper and Crickets.

Ohm Beads Insects

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I am not a fan of insects and they drive me crazy in summer but following their arrival I was both pleasantly surprised by their size and impressed with the detailing. Do remember that Ohm use a universal core so these beads are fully compatible with Pandora charm bracelets.

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There are five beads with the largest being the Scarab. None of these beads are small however. Do be aware that if you wear Trollbeads bracelets, the cores on these beads are huge. The Grasshopper’s core is of sufficient size that the large end of my bracelets will slip through. Keep this in mind and if you want to use these designs at the end of the bracelet, use a stopper. As much as I hate insects, it’s hard not to admire the sheer amount of detailing Ohm have managed to depict on these. By far my personal favourite is the Caterpillar as it’s the only insect featured here that I don’t actually dislike.

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The leaf detailing on the Grasshopper is a particularly nice attention to detail.

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For the featured bracelet I wanted to include plenty of green beads. Yesterday I was wearing a couple of the Trollbeads Aqua Edge glass so I supplemented these with an emerald and a couple of the True Beadz Gooseberry designs. I’ve used darker, berry colours as a contrast both because these tend to be teeming with insect life but also it feels incredibly autumnal here in Denmark at present.

In terms of silver beads I made sure to include the Ohm Beads Butterflies to give an idea of sizing (and of course it’s so apt.) I’ve also added the amazing Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers. Despite the fact these are essentially stoppers, they really capture the eye as almost a focal point.

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Ohm Beads Insects Ordering Details

For those of you keen to indulge, you can find the Ohm Insects directly via Ohm Beads USA (please note the link is affiliate,) or via any of my retail partners below:-

Ohm Beads Insects Summary

Aside from the Caterpillar who is destined for an Alice in Wonderland themed bracelet, these beads are not really my taste. I just don’t like insects. That aside however they are incredibly well executed and I always get excited to see larger Ohm Beads. They’re far closer in size to traditional Trollbeads and this also ensures the details aren’t lost. If you’ve been deterred previously by Ohm’s diminutive sizing (and assuming you like creepy crawlies,) these could be for you.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Ohm Beads Insects? Did you pre-order these? For those of you who have them in hand, do you like them? 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. Gene

    What bothers me about these beads is that are too well executed. As far as the sizing of Ohm beads goes…the first bead I got was so small that I almost gave the brand up right then and there. I look very carefully now at your bracelets to see how a bead matches up to other beads especially the glass.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes I understand that completely 😉 The detailing is amazing on one level and then on another… These are definitely quite large for Ohm Beads. I must admit when I first saw the preview I assumed the Caterpillar would be more spacer sized but nope, absolutely not!

      xoxo

  2. Lynne

    I love the colors you used in your bracelet. Very pretty! These insect beads are not for me. I don’t like bugs! The only arachnid I would like to see is a Scorpion. That I would buy.

    • endangeredtrolls

      No not a huge fan either. I tolerate spiders in the house because they get rid of the flies and they’re my nemesis 😛 I think caterpillars are kinda cute. I like the way they crawl :> However I’m pleased you like the colours at least!

      xoxo

  3. Lisa G

    I actually like the crickets and the beetle from the pictures, more than I thought I would. However, I will wait a while before buying.

    • endangeredtrolls

      The detailing is *incredible*. They are incredibly well executed and that’s kind of both good and bad.. depending on your views on insects 😉 Or perhaps these specific insects 😉

      xoxo

  4. Beth

    This post has me chuckling. This collection is such an odd release, but it’s so apt for this time of year and into the Autumn. Because of where I live, on the edge of a lake and miles of conservation land, bugs are a part of everyday life here, too. Therefore, some of these insect beads have real meaning for me. The grasshopper is definitely going on my list, and I really like the detail. My sillly dog determinedly tries to catch these little guys every summer, and it’s highly entertaining to watch. Every so often, he’ll catch one and try to eat it until he realizes he really doesn’t like them. He’s a smart dog, but, in this case, his joy of chasing them outweighs his dislike in eating them. Soon the crickets and katydids will start their night songs, and I love the sound, even as it signals the waning the summer. I’m not sure, though, if the Crickets bead is going to give me the creepy crawlies or not; it looks like there might be too many of them for my comfort! I really wish I could see it in person. I like the ants, as well. Since the spring, I’ve been waging a fairly non-toxic war against these critters in my kitchen. I know I could get rid of them quickly if I used ant spray, but we don’t use those kinds of things unless it’s absolutely necessary. I actually like ants…unless they threaten to take over my kitchen! The rest of the beads are really interesting looking, but they’re not for me. I would love it if Ohm could make a dragonfly along these lines to add to the Insect collection. I adore them, and they’re all over the place in my yard. Could you maybe work on that, Ohm peeps?! 😉

    I love the bracelet you’ve come up with here. The colors are beautiful. I’m so glad I bought Butterflies; it’s one of my new favorites.

    • Marisa

      Oh yes, like the dragonfly suggestion 👍🏿

    • endangeredtrolls

      The song of the crickets means the same to me as you but you see, you pointed out exactly the problem I have with it.. there’s a lot of them.. like a small swarm.. on your wrist :p

      Your story about your dog made me laugh. Going back.. a couple of months, I was out on a VERY late night (or early morning) walk with my pup. He grabbed a slug and a pretty large one it has to be said. The look on his face when he obviously realised what he had done was amazing. He spat it back out, after a few seconds of it being stuck to him but he was horrified :O 😀

      I like your idea of a dragonfly though and for me that’s rather less creepy than some of these 😉 I’ll second it! 😀

      xoxo

      • Beth

        After reading your reply, I really don’t think I’ll be getting the crickets. All I can think of now is a swarm of locusts!
        😆😱😆

  5. Beth

    Ugh. I’m sorry for the ridiculously long post above!

    • endangeredtrolls

      No! Please don’t! Your doggy story made me laugh 😀

      xoxo

      • Beth

        Aww, thanks. xoxo

  6. Marisa

    Really wonderful selection of colours Victorial. It shows off the insect beads so well that even though I’m not keen on them the whole combination is lovely. That said (to my surprise) I do find myself liking the Grasshopper bead…so perhaps. But I still find myself wondering insects, really, why??? Can you imagine that pitch? 😕
    PS. I so agree with your rationale for tolerating spiders in the house – I HATE flies too 😬

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s flies that I really detest. I’m relocating within the next month but right now.. I’m in an enormous farmhouse. It’s absolutely huge. Yet each and every time a fly gets inside, it wants to share the few square feet of my desk area with me. They irritate me so much!

      It seems like the Grasshopper is the most popular of these though. At least amongst my readers!

      xoxo

  7. Tammy

    Surprisingly liking the grasshopper. Thinking maybe grasshopper, crickets and sun dragon for a slightly different bracelet.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Well that sounds cute! I love the leaf that the lil grasshopper is sat on. It’s really quite sculptural, though the core is huuuuge.

      xoxo

  8. Nereida

    Something to think about for Halloween. Creepy crawlies. I like that the caterpillar isn’t tine. I wish Alien chest buster was similarly sized. Would probably go great with zombies.

  9. Maria

    I’m impressed, I love them all specially the crickets. Ohm did a very good job, saying that, I love insects with a few exceptions the invasion of huge slugs we have here for weeks now is really horrible and I won’t tolerate spiders in the house !!!

    As I’ve forbidden myself expand my addiction to other brands then Trollbeads I’ll make an exception for the crickets, I can have one exception a year 😬 I was so good this year and it’s so difficult, last year I strayed with the Daruma and I love it.

    😊

  10. Megan

    The Scarab one looks like an African dung beetle to me. I always liked those guys…strolling around the bush, neatly cleaning up other animal’s poo and burying it in the ground. All without pay or even much recognition. Natures little trash collectors, without whom we would be in a pile of stinky…:)

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