For September, Ohm Beads is coming out with a very interesting Bead of the Month design! It’s called Chi Chi Sticks and is inspired by the Chinese divination method, Kau Cim, Lottery Poetry or the Oracle of Guan Yin, which is known as one of the oldest styles of fortune telling in the world. The person seeking a fortune, typically at a temple or altar, shakes a tube of sticks with fortunes written on each, and whatever one falls out of the tube is the one for you.
The Ohm Beads Chi Chi Stick is an interpretation of this ancient ritual. There are potentially 80 different mantras in English, Italian, German, Czech, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, Chinese and Thai distributed in blind bags so you won’t know which one you get until you shake it up. There will be 999 pieces made so it’ll be interesting to see what fortunes are included!
The charm is a geometric box and looks very intricate! The smaller fortune dangles out but can be easily tucked back into the tube. This BOTM also comes with a mini Chi Chi Sticks set as part of packaging so that you can create your own fortune telling device as mentioned above. It can be preordered now by my recommended retailers: Perlen and Artisan Bead Boutique, and will debut on September 1st. This is really one of the most interesting beads ever and I can’t wait to see which fortune I get! Are you intrigued by this design?