Ohm Beads Land Line Preview

This Ohm Beads blog brings a complete preview of the upcoming Ohm Beads Land Line, part of the November 2018 release.

Today is the preview day for the Ohm Beads November 2018 collections and included is the new Land Line. This is a somewhat eclectic choice for a bead but could have huge nostalgic appeal. It will retail at $130 and the release date is November the 1st.

Ohm Beads Land Line

The November release from Ohm is quite large and it’s really very mixed in terms of theme. There’s not really a common idea underpinning everything. I’ll add a disclaimer here; I’m of a generation that grew up with a cell phone. We did have a landline when I was young but I’m also of the generation that used that for nothing more than dial up internet. I absolutely have no recollection of rotary dial telephones. Do note that dial does actually spin, exactly like the old telephones. With that in mind, I struggle to really connect with this bead. Still there’s a distinctly nostalgic charm to it (no pun intended.)

Ohm Beads Land Line

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Ohm Beads Land Line

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Ohm Beads Land Line

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Ohm Beads Land Line Ordering Details

Pre-orders begin today and this bead is in no way limited. You can shop it via any of the links below:-

Ohm Beads Land Line Summary

I can picture this bead working well with the soon retired Ohm Beads Hipster Collection, or with beads such as the Ohm Beads TV. With the price I’m assuming it’s a substantial bead though the rotating dial detail will no doubt be contributing to the price.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Ohm Beads Land Line and will you be pre-ordering? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Sorrel

    Totally showing my age here, this is exactly like the phones I grew up with. Our phone number was only 3 digits, which we had to remember. If we went out alone we had to carry 2p in case we needed to use a call box.

    • Polly

      Sorrel, yes! Me too! Actually I remember the excitement of getting our first phone – my Nanna got one before we did, so before we had ours we used to walk down to the phone-box to call her. And for “inspection” at Brownies, one of the things you had to show you had in your pocket or belt pouch was a 2p piece for the phone-box (along with string, safety pin, etc!) Were you also taught to answer the phone by saying “Hello, this is [place] [phone number]”? I’m not sure why we were supposed to do that!

      (Having said all that, this bead is too big/unwieldy looking, too expensive, and too niche in it’s theme for me to get it. Especially as I plan to be extra picky and wary with Ohm beads from now on.)

      • Nick

        I can imagine Audrey and Margery from To The Manor Born doing this inspection in their brownie pack!

        • endangeredtrolls

          I’m so confused 😀

          • Nick

            I have the box sets of To The Manor Born. Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton was the local Girl Guides leader and I think Marjory was her second in command. Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles had the UK glued to this romantic sitcom set in a posh manor house and its estate back in the 1970’s!

          • endangeredtrolls

            Oh :p Yeah I never watched that 🙁 Quite a lot before my time 🙁 Am I missing out?

          • Nick

            Only if you’re a hopeless romantic!

    • endangeredtrolls

      See I had a cell phone from I’d guess… very early teens. In fairness it was a safety thing for the most part. I spent a lot of time at stables or out riding alone. I mean of course I remember call boxes but never really had cause to use them. I’ve certainly not had a land line for ooooooooh well okay since I left my parents 😀

  2. karen

    Sorrel, I am so glag I am not the only one that remembers these, however my Nans phone was even older then this more modern design, it had the thread covered cable and the pull out draw on the bottom can still remember the number Colney Heathe 366 a small village swalled up by St. Albans in the uk. and a call box was 3d old pence when we had 12d pence to the shilling, but i like this charm, I like the idea of the moving dial, might get this a a keeper not a warer at the ones I like to look at, I am allowed to be sad, it comes with my age, but so much coming out on november doubt I can afford them all. going to have to choose, a certain harry potter one top of my list at moment. tnx for the smile

    • endangeredtrolls

      Do remember it’s not a limited edition! So you have plenty of time to decide if it’s for you 🙂 Rebirth is the one to prioritise if you are wanting it 🙂

  3. Enfys

    I love beads with moving bits! When I was a kid, our elderly neighbour had a phone like that – but ours had boring push buttons. I often got in trouble for turning the dial on their phone when we visited… it was so novel the way it sort of spun back by itself! Sadly I was probably dialling random numbers… lol

    • endangeredtrolls

      I just have no recollection of those phones at all. I do like the rotary dial on this though. It’s made a rather random design (in my opinion,) a little bit clever 😉

  4. Paula, Gravesend

    I am clearly showing my age as well; it seems to be the people from the UK who remember these phones well. I used to love dialling the numbers there was something satisfying about the sound and watching the dial go round plus as Sorrel said there were only 3 numbers to remember at the start. I love the detailing on this bead and am just going to have to buy it for nostalgia’s sake. Shame we have lost our retailer as we used to get a discount but I can still buy from overseas.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Maybe the UK were slower moving away from these? 😛 We tend to like our traditional 😉

    • Melissa

      I’m in the US – born in 1978. My grandparents had a rotary phone till the mid eighties. By that time we had mostly upgraded to push button land line phones. Then by the mid 90s we had cordless land lines. I didn’t get my own cell phone till after I was married in 1998.

      This is a nice design but like most Ohm lately too much $ and I’m done giving them my money.

      • endangeredtrolls

        I’m sorry to hear that. Fortunately there’s a lot of other brands out there and plenty to suit us all 🙂

  5. Holly

    Great concept. I had a rotary phone when I was a kid – a nice red one! Cute bead but too expensive.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think it’s quite large. That coupled with the rotating dial would account for a higher cost. Though I haven’t seen it in person.

  6. Lisa K

    Oh My! Well a rotary phone, never expected that design. As a small child I had to remember my 7 digit phone number. The first phone I remember using was a rotary dial, boy did I learn patience, no such thing as speed dial! I waited for the dial to spin back into its original position before dialing the next number, took a while indeed. My mom had long painted nails that would chip if she used her finger to dial so she used a pen instead. Boy was she happy when push buttons came along! This charm is indeed lovely but a little pricy, a smaller version at half the price without the rotary dial spinning would have sufficed. Although the spinning dial is a whimsical touch. I just invested in the Rebirth bead & that gobbled up my dollars. If landline goes on sale I will certainly consider it for future. You know I remember my childhood phone numbers because I had to laboriously dial them.
    I enjoyed reading about others recollections of the rotary phone. Now if I could only remember my cell phone number.lol

    • Lisa G

      Remember how you’d make a mistake on the rotary phone or not turn the dial all the way or your hand would slip…you’d have to start all over. What a pain!

      • endangeredtrolls

        What is this madness!

      • Lisa K

        Indeed I do! Along with a telephone cord that would twist up & have to be untwisted every time I made a call!

    • endangeredtrolls

      So essentially if we all had to rotate back to rotary phones tomorrow, a good portion of us would be dialing incorrect numbers 😛

      • Lisa G

        Yes, wrong numbers were very common!

        • endangeredtrolls

          I’m sat here in fits of giggles. I’m sorry 😛

          • Lisa G

            Lol

  7. Lisa G

    P.S. I do like the bead but it’s a bit expensive. I may buy others in the collection first.

  8. Pat S

    This bead is something I’ve been looking for. My favorite grandfather worked for the phone co., so it is something I always associate with him. I have a Pandora bracelet which has charms for various family members who have passed. I have something else to represent him, but the phone would be absolutely perfect. However, I am concerned about the size because of the price. The actual price is also consideration.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hard to say right now about the size but it’s not long until release 🙂

  9. Katie

    I’m old enough that my family had one of these when I was growing up. I remember the frustration of dropping the 0 – especially on the last number – and then having to start dialing all over again. That said, I actually miss the dials. I also miss the land line /family phone. If I was on the phone as a teenager, my parents knew it. But, now, I have no clue when my kids are on the phone (even if it is past midnight on a school night). This looks like a fun bead and I love the spin-y feature. But, I just can’t see purchasing it at that price. But, I think that I would if I could. Sadly, didn’t win the lottery yesterday, so I don’t think that I’ll be getting this bead.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’d never have managed the right number, i can just tell that now 😛

      It is expensive but I think that’s a combination of it’s size and the rotary dial. But it’s also not limited so people can ponder it over time 😉

      • Katie

        I love that it is not limited. It allows the time to save for the bead. I think that it is a fun, quirky bead. Hopefully, there will be live images of it in the future, so that I can try to judge size (something that I’m not particularly good at). But, this bead exemplifies one of the things that I like about Ohm. When they make beads, they are willing to take a chance and make a bead that is not necessarily for everyone. How cool is that, these days?

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