After a bit of a wait, the Ohm Beads Community Design Project #7 is finally kicking into high gear! The CDP is a fantastic opportunity for fans to get involved in designing charms from conception to production. It’s one of the most exciting contests to watch and I’ve enjoyed all the charms that have been birthed from this process (check out the CDP reviews here). The latest creation from this project was the Chocolate Bar, a delectable realistic treat and it’s been very popular! For those wondering about CDP #6: Life’s a Beach will be coming out shortly.
The theme this time around is Traveling Abroad. After many submissions, the finalists were narrowed down to Desk Globe and Around the World. As you can see, the designs are in the wax stage of development and close to being done. The Desk Globe is a two-part charm and since it is separately made, my assumption is that the globe is free to spin in its stand. I love articulating charms and this one is so cute. The Around the World charm is equally adorable (if not more so), with 3 different modes of transportation circulating the earth. Featuring a plane, train, and car, these tiny modes of travel rise slightly above the surface of the bead. Originally sketched as 3 planes, feedback from the community urged the designers to add the train and car, a brilliant idea!
It will be so difficult for me to pick, I honestly adore them both but I’m leaning towards the Around the World charm. Click on this survey link to cast your vote. Ohm Beads will be soliciting feedback for at least a week, so make your voices heard! Which design do you prefer? Difficult to choose?