The Chocolate Bar design* was the winner of the 5th Ohm Beads Community Design Project and released early last month. For those unfamiliar with this event, the Community Design Project is run every few months; once a theme has been assigned, Ohm asks their fans (mainly via Facebook) what charms would they like to see. There have been 5 charms produced from this contest, Black Bird Pie, One World, Girl’s Night Out, Daddy’s Girl, and Chocolate Bar. Winners of #6 and #7 have not been announced yet, but the themes are: Traveling Abroad and Life’s a Beach.
For a limited period of time, Ohm Beads also offered two variations of the Chocolate Bar design: all silver and enamel accents, in addition to the enamel Chocolate Bar, for purchase. I must say I was hesitant about the enamel charm when I first saw it because I’m not a fan of enamel, some beads tend to look tacky with enamel applied, but I was pleasantly surprised. The color was applied carefully and it actually looks like a chocolate bar! I’m tempted to take a bite out of it when I see it on my bracelet. The whole length of the chocolate bar sits on the chain and it’s well-worth the bracelet real estate especially if you’re a devoted chocoholic.
Frankly, I’m surprised there hasn’t been one on the market given all the chocolate lovers out there. In general, there aren’t a lot of food charms which is disappointing since I love to eat. Ohm Beads does have a decent selection of food and drink related beads including Sushi, Fortune Cookie, Burger, Take Out, and Coffee, so Chocolate is a great addition to this set.
The charm is completely compatible with other major bracelet brands including Pandora, and ships directly from Ohm Beads in the US. For our international readers, my preferred retailer is Perlen and it’s currently available. While contemplating what beads to pair with this charm, I was at a bit of a loss since I don’t have any food related beads. I finally settled on pairing it with some of my favorite things along with complementing brown glass beads.
Bead index (starting from left): *redbalifrog* rose lock, TB triple pearl, Pandora fleur de lis, TB unique brown scallops, Pandora teddy bear, TB white bubbles, Ohm Beads pianist, TB unique brown braid, Pandora cola can (retired), TB unique brown dice, Ohm Beads chocolate bar, TB white stripes, Ohm Beads kimono, TB carly (retired), Ohm Beads girl’s night out, TB white diamonds, Pandora cell phone (retired), TB unique brown chess, Pandora letter L, TB unique white ornament, Pandora music note, TB unique white python.
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