Monday, 9 January 2017

My ARSE* has arrived!

*Ok, technically it's really my A, my R and my S, and, er, not actually my E, but I couldn't spend another £27 just for a blog title... the E will be coming in the next batch so I don't feel I've mislead you too much with a clickbait title. "Most of my ARSE has arrived!" whilst accurate was not quite as catchy!

Yes, it's the next stage of my Ohmbeads Typo Collection.

This was one of my favourite collections from 2016, and also my first purchases of 2017!  For those of you who aren't following the blog specifically, M arrived courtesy of my Secret Santa in early December, and I was waiting to see what arrived as M or F were top of my wishlist before placing my own order.

For those who've not come across these yet, they are individual letters that form a cylindrical barrel that can spell out words.  They have letters all the way around each "slice" alternating between lower and uppercase so the sequence of letters is always spelt out, they are slim and small, so you're definitely not shouting the words out even when they are all in capitals.

Currently they are available in A to Z and cost £27 each, there are the usual ways to make savings plus most Ohm retailers have the "Ohm discount card" that allows you to get a free Ohmbead after buying so many.

I was being good and not taking part in all the sales before Christmas as I wanted to finish the year within budget.  However now I've got my first word I regret this somewhat as I really want more of these.

There is chatter online about some symbols / punctuation to follow which is a fabulous idea and I can't wait to see those released by Ohmbeads, & # and @ are the obvious ones, but I hope we get some bog standard punctuation as well as the more exciting ones, and maybe a blank one for spaces too!

For me, I have less lofty goals, next up is "Born of Fire" for my glassy side but I wouldn't even attempt "Curling Stones for Lego People" as it's not just about the cost but I'd need a lot of bangles to carry that one off!

Normally I wear beads facing outwards, for example on this bangle the F always can be read by others, and is upside down from my perspective.  However my MARS bangle I prefer to read from my perspective.  It will be interesting to see what words I want outwards, and what words I want just for me!

I've already worked out what other words I can spell once I get my next set of letters which will probably be FIRE. So yes, my arse will finally be complete.

What would you spell and wear for fun - if money were no object?