Today I’ve got a couple of items from Ohm Beads. The first is the gorgeous Beyond YFLF Bracelet made of  silver and Adventurine. It comes in two sizes, Small for <18cm and Large for >18cm. There are two others which you can see on the Ohm website. My friend Trisha loves navy blue so has ordered the Belief one and I’m sure it will look amazing with her blue beads. I don’t have any of the YFLF character beads, so have just been enjoying the bracelet on its own. YFLF stands for Your Faith Looks Familiar and is a ‘non-Prophet organization that promotes Oneness Beyond Belief. The YFLF Superheroes fight against the evil forces of prejudice and ignorance’. I love the idea behind this. 
One side features Bu, Momo and Niรฑo. 

The other side depicts Shivz, Jay C and Beel. 

It is such a good size that I really don’t think it needs to be paired with anything. 

But I did add a couple of bangles for beads n’ coffee the other day. 

Now for the bead. Chinese New Year is January 28 this year and it’s the Year of the Rooster. I love the detail on this bead, especially on the tail and the feet!

Of course, red and gold are the colours of the box. For two years I taught kindergarten in Toronto at a school that had a sizeable Chinese immigrant population and I remember buying the little money envelopes and putting shiny pennies in for the kids to celebrate Chinese New Year.

The rooster works as a pendant using the Ball Chain Necklace

At first I tried it just with some gold coloured Perlen Mini Beauty Beads

Then I tried an asymmetrical look using the Year of the Horse glass bead that Ohm  Beads made for 2014. I really like this bangle, even though I usually try for symmetry. 

Lastly, I made up a mini bracelet using the Chi Chi Sticks and some red and orange Ohm Beads. Left to right are Salamander Schnozberry, In the Koi Pond, Broken Heart, Year of the Cock, Year of the Horse, Ganges, Nuts & Berries and the Chi Chi Sticks. 

I think this will be the combo that I wear at the end of January for Chinese New Year. I love living in a country which celebrates events from lots of different cultures! My husband is a high school English as a Second Language teacher, so I should start paying attention to more of the celebrations and make bracelets for Diwali and so on. I’ve been seeing some awesome combinations using the Year of the Cock on Instagram, so I think it’s safe to say that many people are really enjoying it! When I checked last night there were still some available at Perlen for about $58 CDN. Does anyone else plan to make a bracelet for Chinese New Year? 

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