This Ohm Beads blog brings the first details of the upcoming Ohm Beads Moving On charm. This is the solution to the St Patrick’s Day event problems that focused on Dirty Moves.
I’ve now been blogging at Endangered Trolls for seven years and a member of the charm bracelet community for far longer. This past week has seen more turbulence within that fan base that I’d ever care to see again.
Last Friday saw the Ohm Beads St Patrick’s Day event on social media, starring the new Dirty Moves charm. The Ohm Beads Dirty Moves was confirmed as being limited to just one hundred pieces and it became obvious quite quickly that the event was oversubscribed. As collectors became increasingly frustrated with the sheer number of people attempting to claim so few charms, a lot of harsh words and accusations were voiced. I have to confess I’ve been quite appalled at some of what I’ve seen, perhaps partly because I’ve been on the receiving end of vicious social media backlash in the past too. I understand passions running high but it’s always a person at the other side of that keyboard.
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The Ohm Beads team promised to spend the weekend working on a solution to what can really only be described as a fiasco. Today we have that update.
Ohm Beads Moving On
The Ohm Beads Moving On charm will be a silver version of the original Lucky Moves. Where Dirty Moves was all oxidised with the single high shine silver shamrock, Moving on will be the opposite (all silver with a single oxidised shamrock.)
Pre-orders for this charm will begin immediately and can be placed through all Ohm Beads retailers or via the Ohm Stuff Facebook page. This will continue until March the 31st. The charm is a limited edition and they’ll only be producing what is pre-ordered. Production will begin after the 31st. There is no stock image as obviously, it hasn’t been made yet.
Thank you everyone for being a part of OHMily, and on behalf of all the OHMies here at OHM – WE ARE SORRY!
The event on Friday did not exactly go as planned and based on all your feedback, and exhaustive team discussions, and gallons & GALLONS of coffee we have come to a decision.
Coming Soon: “Moving On!” …. It is a REVERSE version of Dirty Moves. One dirty four-leaf clover, and the remaining clovers are regular silver finish.
PRE-ORDER Moving On by EITHER (1) contacting your favorite OHM retailer OR (2) commenting “OVERSOLD” below to be placed on the waitlist. You will be Private Messaged to confirm and process your pre-order. Pre-orders are open until the end of the month.
We have no stock photo to share as we have yet to make any. We are still learning how to run these darn Facebook events and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
That said, we have decided to create this new bead and make it available to all – for a limited time, rather than limited number. We’ve had to balance both the demand of the original bead, the demand for more to be made while maintaining the integrity of the limited edition nature of the Dirty Moves as originally conceived.
If we could have magicked a thousand more beads into existence at the start of the event Friday we would have. There are many steps involved, and many humans who help to bring life to these tiny bits of art, it just takes time.
As mentioned above, to pre-order Moving On contact an OHM retailer to be placed on their wait list or comment below with “OVERSOLD.” We’ll also accept comments that just say “SOLD.” We will also accept pre-order comments of just “s” too …. ;P
These beads will start production as soon as pre-ordering closes March 31st, and we should see the new beads arrive around mid-May. Remember, they are limited edition, and what that means in this case is that we will manufacture them once based on the pre-orders by Ohmies, and OHM Retailers. We will not be stocking the Moving On design after they are all made.
WE ARE SORRY!!
It is our hope that despite this poor experience you will continue to give OHM a chance. We strive for community, peace, balance, mindfulness, perspective, and acceptance. Your messages, kind and otherwise, are always welcome and read. Your ideas are given consideration, and your support is always valued.
We are still going through all the messages and comments, so if you are waiting for a reply specifically we thank you for your patience! Much Love!!!!!
Thank you EVERYONE in OHMily for sticking together and supporting each other through this headache of a St. Patrick’s Day. If only it were caused by too much Green Beer and not all these Dirty Moves! Alright, Moving On….
The OHM Stuff Team & OHM Team
Ohm Beads Moving On Pre-ordering
Obviously it’s going to be important you pre-order this charm. As mentioned you can do so via Facebook (the link is above) or your favourite Ohm Beads retailer. My list of retail partners can be found below and you will need to contact them directly.
Ohm Beads Moving On Summary
Hopefully this is the result most of the community wanted and we can all now move forwards. The Ohm Beads team have always been incredibly good at listening to community feedback and I sincerely hope this helps collectors to understand that things do go wrong and it should be how those issues are addressed that matters, as opposed to the fact they happened in the first place. #we’reallhuman #remembertherearefeelings #bekind
As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the plan for the Ohm Beads Moving On? Are you pleased with the solution? Will you be preordering the bead? Hit the comments and let me know!