Frequently Asked Questions

About Ohm

Why the name Ohm Beads?
How is Ohm Beads different from other jewelry lines?
Where does Ohm Beads draw inspiration for their designs?
Are Ohm Beads solid sterling silver?
How large is a typical bead hole?
Are Ohm Beads compatible with other brands?
How do I know if I have an authentic Ohm Beads product?
How do I determine what my bracelet size is?
How do you use the bracelet?
How should I design my bracelet?
What is the purpose of using locks?
What is a safety chain used for?

How do I care for my Ohm Beads jewelry?
What is your Community Designed Bead Project and how can I get involved?

Ordering Online

How much is Shipping?
Will I have to pay Customs Fees?
What do Ohm Beads product release banners mean?

Contact Ohm

How do I apply to become an authorized retailer?
How can I get in touch with Ohm Beads?


Why the name Ohm Beads?
Ohm means "to sound out loudly". Every Ohm Beads design goes through a rigorous screening process before it is allowed to be carved into a wax mold and ultimately cast in silver.  Every keepsake is made with high-quality products, because we believe that jewelry is meant to be passed down from generation to generation – hence the name: Ohm Beads.  Every keepsake contains all the universe has to offer, which makes it a lifelong memento that is sure to be cherished.


How is Ohm Beads different from other jewelry lines?
Ohm Beads has received a high level of response from retailers and consumers because of our intricately designed unconventional pieces, which are unlike any other bead company.  With an eclectic sense of humor, we create undeniably one-of-a kind designs which highlight the individual in all of us.


Where does Ohm Beads draw inspiration for their designs?
Ohm Beads introduces new designs monthly and with our Community Designed Bead Project that we launched on Facebook, we are directly taking our fans’ design wishes and implementing them into our project calendar.  Ohm Beads believes in encouraging creativity by empowering everyone to get involved with our design process - no idea is too outlandish.     


Are Ohm Beads solid sterling silver?
Yes.  Ohm Beads jewelry is made with solid sterling silver and is stamped with 925 hallmark.


How large is a typical bead hole?
The hole size for all beads is 4.75mm ± 0.25mm.


Are Ohm Beads compatible with other brands?
Yes, generally. The hole and threading are standardized to fit with most major brands of bracelets in this style.


How do I know if I have an authentic Ohm Beads product?
All Ohm Beads are marked with “Ohm” or our swirl logo. Counterfeit or imitation product is not comparable to the quality and craftsmanship of Ohm Beads product. Authentic Ohm Beads jewelry can only be purchased from an authorized Ohm Beads retailer or OhmBeads website.


How do I determine what my bracelet size is?
The best way to determine bracelet size is to use a measuring tape around your wrist and add approximately one inch (2.54 cm) to leave sufficient room to fill bracelet with beads.  Or you can put a ribbon on your wrist, allowing enough room to place one finger between the ribbon and your wrist, and measure the length of the ribbon.


How do you use Ohm Beads charm bracelet?
First, turn Ohm Beads bracelet so that the clasp faces you and then find the horizontal line. Secondly, stick your fingernail into the horizontal line slit of the clasp. Thirdly, apply a little pressure to the clasp’s horizontal line slit.  The clasp will pop open.  Once open, twist threaded beads onto bracelet.  When finished twisting on beads, place the long, thin part of the bracelet end into the “u” groove of the clasp.  With those two ends in place; pinch down on the opened clasp with your thumb and forefinger to close clasp. When you hear it snap into place, the bracelet is securely closed.


How should I design my bracelet?
There are so many ways to assemble your personalized Ohm Beads bracelet to create different looks. A few ways to consider are: 
 

Random – This is a typical way of creating a keepsake bracelet because each bead is collected based on events and/or have been given as gifts.  This style of bracelet usually is a storyboard for the wearer. 

Repeat Pattern  – This is a good way to create a bracelet that will highlight colors in an outfit, or to have a balanced look.  

Focal Point – This method is great if just starting out a bracelet or a great idea for a leather bracelet.  To create this look, select one bead (or a few) to act as a central focal bead(s) and place it in the center of bracelet using locks on both sides of bead(s) to keep in place.


What is the purpose of using locks?
Locks (or known as stoppers) can be placed anywhere on the bracelet (silver, leather, or bangle) to keep beads confined to a certain area on a bracelet or to complete a finished design.  This method is great when just starting out a bracelet with a few beads, so they don’t slide all over the bracelet and/or a way to make a statement with just a few beads.  Also, locks are beneficial when used on a leather bracelet because we recommend just using up to 5 beads on that style of bracelet to halt stretching.


What is a safety chain used for?
Safety Chains add an extra element of security to every bracelet.  Ohm Beads has two different types of safety chains:  screw-on safety chain and clip-on safety chain.  Simply twist (or clamp on) one side of the safety chain to bracelet, add beads and then when finished add other side of safety chain and then close clasp.  With a snap clasp bracelet there is very little chance the bracelet will come undone, but some consumers like the dangle-look that a safety chain brings to their bracelet.


How do I care for my Ohm Beads jewelry?
All Ohm Beads silver and gold beads and accessories are treated with an anti-tarnishing agent, but at times may need a quick touch-up using a simple silver polishing cloth.

Do not use liquid silver polish or toothpaste as it removes the oxidization and/or anti-tarnishing. It is also recommended that you remove your jewelry before coming into contact with any harsh chemicals and/or water, hot tubs (chlorine) or while participating in extracurricular activities e.g. playing sports, gardening, etc. Please avoid wrapping/storing jewelry in plastic, newspaper, or foil.


What is your Community Designed Bead Project and how can I get involved?
Click here to get involved with Ohm Beads Community Designed Bead Project.

Contact Ohm


How do I apply to become an authorized retailer?
Click here for information.


How can I get in touch with Ohm Beads?
We want to hear from our fans.  If you have any inquiries or a great design idea, contact us.

 

Ordering Online


How much is shipping?
Shipping is $CA 9.99 with any order under $CA 100 and is FREE with any order over $CA 100


Will I have to pay customs?

Any item mailed into Canada is potentially subject to duty and/or taxes with few exceptions. Visit the CBSA web site for more information on mail imports. Customers with questions regarding the collection of taxes should call the CBSA Border Information Service (BIS) line: within Canada 1-800-461-9999.

Mail items containing merchandise enter Canada through CBSA screening centres, are inspected by CBSA Officers and assessed for applicable customs duties, taxes and charges. If duties and/or taxes are owed, items will be delivered along with the E14 Customs Invoice indicating the amount that the addressee must pay before the package can be released to them. You are responsible for paying any additional charges.


What do Ohm Beads product release banners mean?

 

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 OHM Special Limited Edition Items

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