That's what I think, every time I see Beanzie's over-the-top charm bracelets.....Let them eat cake! Layers of buttery cake with rasperry filling and luscious deep thick icing, decorated with roses and flowers and leaves!
Let's take a little walk down memory lane at some of my faves:
speaking of keys:
She paints them, too!
Don't know about you....but I haven't had enough yet:
CHECK OUT what she did with all that Green Patina Brass !
I could go on and on.....I have so many yummy pix saved. But maybe you'd like to know more about Beanz, and how she got started?
She says, "When I met my husband he got me hooked on antiques.
I was a very modern jewelry kind of girl. Upon selling our collectibles on Ebay I came across vintage charm bracelets. I fell in love with the 1940's puffy heart charms. And I liked how they looked on a charm bracelet.
So I must have typed in vintage heart in the search tab and B'sue's items must have popped up. So that is how I got to find her beautiful charms and that is what inspired me to start making charm bracelets and artisan jewelry. In a nutshell. "
Where does she find the most inspiration?
The reply: "Victorian or vintage jewelry is my inspiration. Old guilloche enamel Rose heart charms from Walter Lampl. Victorian Cameos and old keys. Repousse carved florals on sterling. Art Nouveau period. These all have a part in what I like to create. Painting Roses on charms actually comes from my love for the old floral enamel charms that you see from the 1940's. Especially the heart charms."
With all that painting going on....what's the workspace like at Beanzie's?
She tells me: "I have to admit I need a better workspace. I either create on the kitchen table or on my bed. Not the best but it's all I got right now.
One day I would like to have my own artisan studio overlooking the ocean or the mountains. A girl could dream right?
I can be inspired anywhere I am. I love flowers so I look at them a lot and think of the pretty color combinations that would look great on a charm bracelet or how I can even paint a flower like that. I daydream a lot about things I would like to create where ever I go. I think once you have tuned into your creative side it follows you where ever you are."
If you're not in a sugar coma yet, and you want more of that ooey gooey cake with the thick frosting on top, here's where you'll find it:
I know *I* can't get enough!