This week, I received my first Ohm Beads glass bead in the mail. I ordered the limited edition Ohm Beads Rainbowed at Diamonds4ever since they were one of the few online shops to offer live images of individual beads. After looking through the live images, like 1,000 times, I chose the bead that I think has the best rainbow.
This is my first barrel shaped glass and I *LOVE* it so much. That rainbow and its fluffy little cloud are so perfectly wrapped in the glass!
I follow a number of loyal Ohm Beads fans on my Instagram and I’m so happy that they shared pictures of their Rainbowed bead. It was interesting to see how varied the glass can be — some have very straight bands of color, some have more red, some have a bigger cloud, etc. But in the end, I didn’t see a single one that I didn’t like.
Previously, I was on the fence about the barrel shaped glass because I don’t have a store near me that has Ohm Beads so I can’t see the beads in person before buying. Also, I wasn’t sure if I would like the look of the barrel shapes next to the typical rondelle shapes that I’m used to. Now that I’ve played with Rainbowed for a few days, I’ve found that it looks great when worn as a focal bead with my other glass beads!
It took me a while to finally cave and order the bead, haha. However, I did my research to ensure I would be happy with the purchase. It was reassuring to buy based on live images and also seeing other people’s Rainbowed pictures.
The bead core is the same size on both sides. It’s also not threaded (yay!) and will fit on Pandora bracelets (also yay).
I have a strong feeling that I will be buying another barrel shaped glass bead soon… Which one will I choose? ;-)
(Please note that this bead is a limited edition. If you can’t find it, that means it’s most likely sold out. This post is not sponsored and I’m not affiliated with Ohm or Diamonds4ever.)