Ohm Beads is coming out with a delightful collection on March 1 called Woodstock, named after the famous music festival that took place in 1969. I was three years old then, so don’t remember it, but I like a lot of the groups that played there, like The Who. Today I’ve got photos of several items, including the main bead called Woodstock, which is a Limited Edition at 1969 beads being made. It’s $95 USD/ $120 CAN. The bead is a really good size and has a matte finish, which is a little hard to tell from these photos. It makes the details really pop, though. I like how realistic the guitar is and the flowers are so lovely.
It comes packaged with a blind bag item of a random dangle. Such a fun idea! This one is called Star.
Here they are with a couple of Purple Haze beads. If you’re a youngster who is unfamiliar with Woodstock and want to get a sampling of a performance at the festival, check out Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner on YouTube.
With all the flowers I thought I’d try it with the Water Lily Spacers from Trollbeads and some Trollbeads glass. On the left is Masala Facet and on the right is Rivers of Life.
The Ohm Jar ($45 USD/ $55 CAN) is absolutely adorable. I love the detail at the top where a lid would screw on and the writing is really cute. The back of it is plain and this bead is in a traditional silver finish. I tried a bangle with some bright colours using Live Your Fantasy (the orange one) and Broken Heart on the right. Broken Heart really has a great jelly kind of look to it in person.
The mason jar makes me think of lemonade and when in Bali my favourite drink was a Basil Lemonade. It was basil, mint, lemonade and Sprite.
I tried to recreate the feeling of the drink with True Beadz. Those are True Touch Gooseberry and True Blossom Sunlight Spot beads.
Ooo….I just found a photo of a drink in a jar. Now I’m thirsty and want to go back to Bali. 😬 I can’t wait to see how people style the Ohm Jar bead! Annmarie from Ohio said she is going to put it with the Elfbead called Swamp Fireflies, which I thought was a brilliant idea!
Next up are the Woodstock dangles. These are $20 USD/ $25 CAN and I could see them becoming addictive. Here are the ones I have and these are also in the matte silver finish. The fronts and backs are identical.
Below, the dangles are called Fly, Grow, Expand and Music. Clearly some tie-dye kind of glass was needed for a bangle and this was the closest I could get. Left to right are Trollbeads Green Turquoise Dot, Ohm Beads Live Your Fantasy, Trollbeads Celebrate Life, Ohm Beads Get in Shape and Trollbeads Peter.
The little bird totally makes me think of an old TV show called The Partridge Family. It was about a family singing group who travelled around to gigs in a groovy bus. Picture a 1970’s hipsters Von Trapp family. These are the colours of the bus below. The beads are all Ohm Beads and called Incremental Change, Cold Milk, Broken Heart, Cold Milk and Blue Hole.
The dangles will also be great to add some interest to bracelets. Below, the Calla Lily, Geckos and Hawaiian Floral Stoppers are from Redbalifrog.
Lastly, here’s an all Ohm Beads bangle. So, are there any pieces you’ve pre-ordered? Have you made plans on how to style any of these beads?
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.
I love everything in this collection! I was in high school at the time so I remember it very well. Hendrix Star Spangled Banner…AMAZING. I can’t pick a favorite design here… they’re all wonderful!!! Oh, and I’ll have a glass of that lemonade please.
It’s such a happy collection and as we move into spring I will use the pieces more and more. I think I’ll be on the lookout for some lemon coloured glass, as I’d like to make a true lemonade bracelet with that jar. I’ll pass you a virtual glass of lemonade!
I don’t own any Ohm beads for some reason, but this collection is so fun, and as usual you have mixed, matched, and paired them in delightful ways! I was an older teen when Woodstock took place so I remember hearing a lot about it. I was in no way a wannabe hippie, but our clothing represented that culture with bell bottom pants and shirts, peasant blouses, flowers, peace signs, and yes, beads! That’s going a long way down memory lane! I, too, love the mason jar bead as they were prevalent at our house while growing up to can and store the summer’s harvest. I never would have thought of it, but that’s a great use of multiple stoppers in the Gecko and Calla Lilly bangle! The guitars and flowers curving around the beads are really cool, too. Now I only wish I had some Basil Lemonade! Looks yummy!
Dawn, this truly is a fun collection, as you say. And yes, that Basil Lemonade was SO good. I must get an herb pot going this spring and then try to recreate it!
I’ve pre-ordered the Woodstock bead, one of the dangles and the jar with the Bunny Reaper. I’ve also ordered the Hippie Van from Ohm to style it with these. I can’t wait.
Oh, the Hippie Van will be so perfect! That should make for a very happy bracelet. ☮️
I love this fun and nostalgia-filled post. Ohm is great at producing themed, cheeky, sweet and clever beads. I like your connection with the Mason Jar bead and the drink sounds wonderful! I will try to make that some hot summer day.
If I could afford to do so, I would definitely want to add this release to my Collection, but my frighteningly long bead list grows bigger each day, often thanks to you Martha!
These really are sweet beads, as you say, Sarah. As I said to Suzanne, I will now be on the lookout for some bright, lemon yellow beads to go with that jar. It will be a fun combo in the hot summer!
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I LOVE these – they are so hippy dippy and cool, I adore the bird and the mason jar – what fabulous designs!
Oh my goodness-when you mentioned hippy dippy it made me think of the flower shaped Hippy Dippy swimming pool at the Pop Century Resort at Disney World. Would make a great photo op with these beads! 😀
I love all of the designs that you’ve made with these! I haven’t ordered any yet since I had to prioritize Bunny Reaper this month. But I really love the mason jar. It reminds me of all of the afternoons and evenings spent sitting on our porch, soaking up the last of the sun’s rays 🙂
Thanks Tracy. I think the jar will be so wonderful in the summertime. Just it and one glass bead would be perfect, I think.