Tom the Dead and Typos

Ohm Beads has a tradition of releasing a cooked turkey bead just before the American Thanksgiving holiday. I wish I had bought the very first one as it was a cooked turkey on a platter and is now a much coveted collector’s item. Tom the Dead is the BOTM for November and is $70 USD/ $90 CAN. Some people have a whole collection of each turkey and this year the bead has a twist. It’s like a combination of a Mexican Sugar Skull with a turkey who is still alive. The detail is amazing!

The feathers at the back are worth a look. I love the swirl in the middle. 

The box is shaped like a coffin and inspired the colours for my bracelet. 

I also wanted to use the Typos on the bracelet. They are the coolest spacers and are $30 USD/ $40 CAN each. I find these three look great interspersed between glass beads like from Monday’s post with the Holiday Drinks…

…or grouped together like this. 

With the bracelet I thought I’d use some of the beads that are going to be retiring. So glad I bought the Blue Holes before they are gone for good!

Below left to right are a Trollbeads Sunbeam Spacer, Ohm Beads Luminous, Trollbeads Aurora Flowers, Ohm Beads Blue Hole, Typos, Purple Haze and Tom the Dead. 

Below left to right after Tom the Dead are another Purple Haze, Hot Topic, Chained, Mech Tech, Blue Hole and a Trollbeads Aurora. 

Below left to right after the Aurora are Ohm Beads Reflections and the Trollbeads Sweet Berries Spacer. 

Lastly, I made up a quick bangle to wear the other day using my much loved Purple Haze and Dreamscape beads. Obviously the cost can quickly multiply with the Typos, but is anyone thinking of getting a couple say, to use as initials for their kids or something like that? Coming up Friday will be some new Redbalifrog beads, but it will be a bit later in the day (not my usual 5 am, EST). 

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

9 responses to Tom the Dead and Typos

  1. Kim says:

    Tom the Dead is such a fun bead! I have one myself, and love the details they packed onto him. Love the colors in your bracelet here! I’ve been using my Tom on a purple and red bangle, since I too thought he needed some cheerful colors. I do like the Ohm spacers a lot too. They just have this cool steampunk vibe. I’ll have to think about those, but can’t really think of anything particular I would want to spell out, which makes it a little tougher.


    • marthnick says:

      Kim, Tom is really amazing, I agree! I like how there is detail everywhere I look. Hey, you could easily spell ‘Kim’! Just three letters! 😀


  2. Elise says:

    I am crazy about those typo letters, too. I am waiting for my next payday to indulge. I just need to decide on the first word!


    • marthnick says:

      The possibilities are endless, aren’t they? They are really well made, in my opinion and I hope Ohm keeps them around for a long time. I see them as an instant classic!


  3. Sarah says:

    You are a wonderful ambassor for Ohm beads Martha! You make every single one look so desirable. Tom the Dead is a beautifully crafted and detailed bead and he’s a perfect focal bead in the midst of all of your beautiful glass beads. I wish I could collect them all. Thank-you for another inspirational post.


  4. Suzanne says:

    Love the Typos!! They do have a steam punk feel to them. They look really good grouped together, but I think they are even better the way you separated them between the glass…. Purple Haze would probably work well for that too.


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