Ohm Beads Ambulance

This week in America it’s EMS Week, or Emergency Medical Services Week, in honour of the work done daily by men and women to provide emergency and mobile medical care. My extended family has a lot of medical professionals. My grandfather was a doctor, two aunts and a cousin are nurses and another cousin is a paramedic in the Yukon! Ohm Beads has made a  little silver OHMbulance, that would be a great gift for any medical worker. And I had so much fun making a little video with it for Ohmus Gnomus’ Facebook page. πŸ˜‰

The detail is really well done, in my opinion. One of my kids has a gazillion little toy vehicles and he really likes this bead. I haven’t seen any photos on social media yet of the bottom of it and it’s amazing!

The back of it has the Star of Life. Each bar represents one of six EMS functions: Detection, Reporting, Response, On-Scene Care, Care in Transit and Transfer to Definitive Care. 

Here it is from the side. Keep in mind that it will fit on any brand bracelet (that I know of!). Ohm Beads have a very large core, in fact, they are the only brand of beads I collect that will fit on Lego mini-figures in place of heads. This blog post is just full of information! πŸ˜‰

I wanted to make a bangle using some of the new Animal Aptitude beads and added in some old Pandora striped beads. The locks are the Metal-ness ones. I thought they reminded me of treads on tires. The Rolled Over and Fire Hole barrel shaped glass beads would look awesome with the ambulance, in my opinion. 

Here’s my combo with a red leather bracelet added in. I hope these pictures were useful for anyone with a medical professional in their life that might like to have this bead. Remember to enter the giveaway from yesterday!

Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples. 

15 responses to Ohm Beads Ambulance

  1. Charmbead says:

    Nice! I like how you captured the details from every angle. It’s not for me, but I can appreciate how much work went into designing this piece.


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks for reading! Yes, it’s a niche piece that could be really special for someone. I almost gasped when I turned it over and saw the bottom!


  2. sarahrigler says:

    This charm will be welcomed by many customers! I will be sure to tell all of my customers who seek a charm to represent their profession, or family or friends, to go to Ohm website to order. Over the years, I have been asked countless times for just such a bead! I love the way it fits perfectly with the other charms on your bracelet in the last photo!


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks for spreading the word, Sarah! I think it would fit in really well with anyone’s collection. I’m going to do the bead mail chant for you again today!


      • Sarah Rigler says:

        Thank- you for sympathetic chanting, for me it has become more of a wimpering
        I meant to also add how much I enjoy your “bottom photos” ! #πŸ’ #🍍 #πŸš‘


  3. beadopolis says:

    “This blog post is just full of information! πŸ˜‰” I was going to say just that! I am a medical student and had no idea about the meaning behind the star of life, even though I know of the star and the six tasks of an EMT, I just never connected them πŸ˜› I really like this bead, it’s so detailed and I am sure it will be super special for many. I myself want to purchase it when I am starting my clinical rotations in a few weeks, to go on my ‘doctor-to-be-bracelet’, or in this case ‘doctor-to-be-necklace’ as we’re not allowed any hand/wrist jewellery in the hospital ^^ I really enjoy your blog Martha, and you take beautiful pictures!


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Marloes. This would indeed be the perfect bead for you as a med student! I don’t know how you find time for your blog, I must say. I only work part time and can barely keep up, ha ha! πŸ˜€


      • beadopolis says:

        I am super impressed with your blog Martha! I have indeed been wondering how you plan everything as I am quite often struggling with time myself. I have my studies and a parttime job to pay for my bead obsession, so every article I post I usually write during the weekend and then put it on auto-publish for later. That’s why I only publish on mon, wed, fri, as otherwise it’s too much work. I am really impressed that you manage to publish every day and still have another job on the side! I really enjoy reading your posts πŸ™‚


  4. emme says:

    Your blog is so dangerous!!!! But, I’m a risk taker, so I keep coming back! : ) I’ve purchased so many beads because of your beautiful pictures and jewelry combinations. I think your pics have spurred me to buy more beads than the advertising campaigns put out by the individual charm companies! I absolutely look forward to your blog daily, as it is so well done. Keep up the good work! You’ve got a new fan girl in the USA!


  5. Debbie says:

    Not a bead to my personal taste but Ohm have done a beautiful design so I am sure a lot of collectors who are in the medical profession will adore it.

    Love how you’ve styled it.


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