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The Painted Heart
Welcome to The Painted Heart ~ Home of the ORIGINAL hand painted and enameled heart charms by award winning artist, Kim Marie.

Inspired by the simple rose paintings of the 40's guilloche enameled heart charms, Kim began painting and enameling her own heart charms in 2005. Her exquisite detailed paintings soon featured blue birds, Victorian angels, hummingbirds, robins, bunnies and pet portraits.

Since that time there have been many 'copycat crafters' painting heart charms in similar themes. Quoting what others have commented: "The difference between you and the other people who are selling their own painted hearts is that theirs are just painted hearts, yours are real works of art.  You are making jewelry, not just putting pictures on hearts.  There is just a huge difference.  It's more than just the quality of the art work." and "You can quickly spot a Kim Marie piece, signed or not" end quote.

Often imitated but never duplicated, Kim Marie's miniature masterpieces continue to reign unsurpassed. Each heart charm is carefully hand painted one brush stroke at a time, then permanently sealed with many layers of a beautiful glass like finish that will last for generations.  

Ever evolving, this trend setting, innovative artist is currently creating beautiful painted porcelain heart charms as well as silver soldered glass hearts featuring fine quality prints of Kim's original miniature paintings.

To view more of Kim's work, please visit her website at: www.thepaintedheart.com
Date(s): August 28, 2005. Album by Kim Marie. Photos by Kim Marie. 1 - 95 of 95 Total. 17515 Visits.
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Working heart lock with key

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Close up of hand painted roses and bluebells

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Swarovski heart locket

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Antique Flow Blue China Heart with ornate spoon bracelet

Available
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Padlock heart charm bracelet

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Cupid and Psyche pendant

Available
45.00


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Victorian girl with flowers

Available
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Robin and Roses focal charm
hand painted; signed by the artist

$100.00

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Close up of glass heart charm featuring a fine quality print of Kim Marie's original miniature painting 'Cupid and Psyche'. Reverses to a lovely floral print.

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Bluebird with Roses

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Barn Swallow with Roses Locket

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Jeweled Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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Bunny with Roses

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Bluebird locket

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ORNATE SILVER SPOON GLASS HEART CHARM BRACELET

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BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS CHINA HEART


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CHERUB CHARM


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CHINA HEART WITH BOW AND ROSES

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Hand painted bluebird, reverses to print of Kim Marie's original Cupid and Psyche painting.


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Victorian heart lock bracelet

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Antique silver spoon bracelet featuring hand painted and repousse rose bouquets

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Close up view

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Antiqued Swarovski adorned necklace featuring Kim Marie's rendition of Cupid and Psyche.



Contact the artist to place order


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This fabulous Victorian inspired necklace features beautiful repousse flower blossoms and roses embellished with 16 Swarovski crystals.

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Matching bracelet features Cupid and Psyche, reversing to another floral design, as well as 6 antique brass roses adorned with Swarovski crystals.

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Robin, roses and bluebells

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BUNNY WITH ROSES AND BLUEBELLS

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Victorian Angel

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Victorian Angel Charm measures 1 1/4" and is shown on the artist's bracelet for size comparison.

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Blubird Locket

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Jeweled Hummingbirds

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Victorian Cherub Heart Padlock

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Victorian Padlock Heart Charm Bracelet

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Porcelain Heart Charm

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Floral Chintz Padlock Heart Charm

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Floral chintz heart padlock charm

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Bluebird Heart Charm

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Bunny with violas

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Robin charm #1. Hand painted Robin charm inspired by a Mount Clemens plate on the left.

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Rare Vintage Guilloche Heart Lock

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Hand Painted Porcelain Heart

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Rare Guilloche Fairy Heart Locket

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Petite Padlock Heart Charm w/ heart key

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Close up detail

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Reverse features a darling little bow and a yellow rose on key

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Bunny with roses heart charm

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Hand Painted Broken China / Padlock Heart Charm Bracelet

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Jeweled Bunny Heart Charm

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Shown with hummingbird heart charm

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Hand painted Robin and Roses heart charm (on right) inspired by a vintage Mount Clemens plate (on left)

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Victorian Heart Lock Charm Bracelet with Padlock

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Padlock Heart w/ key

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Bouquet of Roses

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Victorian Angel

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Ring of Roses

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Victorian Heart Lock Charm with key

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Bunny with roses

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Floral Chintz Padlock

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Basket of Roses

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Basket of Pansies

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Victorian Cherub

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Reverse

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Sterling heart locket

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Cardinal

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Vintage Sterling Heart Lock Charm Bracelet featuring 32 charms, including 10 painted hearts, 10 heart locks, 6 Swarovski filigree hearts and 6 vintage faceted glass hearts.

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Close up view of painted hearts, including vintage faceted glass hearts.

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Close up detail

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Ragdoll cat portraits
Commission
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Emma and Max close up detail of cat portraits. Each signed by the artist.

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Note the dog portrait; signed by the artist.

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White bunny with pink flowers. Signed by the artist.

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Hand painted blue bird with roses. Signed by the artist. Inspired by a vintage Homer Laughlin plate.

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Pansies, white flower blossoms and tiny blue bells. Intricate golden scroll work.

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Gorgeous antique china heart adorned with AB Swarovski crystals and a glass bead.

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Tiny red throated hummingbird
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Antique china / painted heart charm bracelet.


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SHOWN AS A STUNNING FOCAL POINT TO CHARM BRACELET

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Gold heart charm bracelet
commission
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Close up view detail. Lavishly embellished with fine crystals and vintage rose charms.

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Vintage Guilloche Fairy Heart Charm

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Cherub charms

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Antique broken china and painted heart charm bracelet.
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Tiny china hearts were carved from very rare antique porcelain plates. They are so thin and delicate that you can actually see light shine through them!

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Antique silver spoon bracelet and vintage print of little Victorian girl.

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Antique china/ Painted Heart charm bracelet.

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Artist's bracelet featuring hand painted heart charms. Centerpiece blue bird was inspired by a vintage china design.

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Fancy goldtone repousse padlock heart charm bracelet on textured curb link chain.

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Guilloche style padlock heart charm bracelet.
      
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Guilloche style padlock heart charm bracelet.

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  Sign the Guestbook. Displaying 14 of 14 entries.
I've had one of Kim's stunning painted heart bracelets for a long time.  It's still one of my favorite pieces and always gets wows when I wear it.
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Natalie Stevens, Wed, 27 Sep 2017 9:16AM
I love your bracelets. How can I get one and how much will be,
thanks,Connie
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connie, Tue, 11 Aug 2015 4:29PM
The prettiest jewellery I have ever seen.   Do you sell to England?
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Sharon Jones (Miss), Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:26PM
I'm working with Kim right now on a commission bracelet.  She is so responsive, caring, and dedicated to getting the bracelet right...just the way I want it.  She's already sent a photo of one of the heart charms she has painted of one of my dogs--it is just beautiful and captures the essence of my beloved pet.  I know that people are often skeptical about working with someone far away and on-line.  My experience with Kim has been just excellent, and I feel total trust in her ability to produce a bracelet that I will forever cherish.  Thank God for gifted artists like her.  We're so lucky to have found her on-line.
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marcia ray, Sat, 23 Mar 2013 9:26AM
These are lovely, so feminine, and very well done to boot!  Nice to see such quality!
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Sara, Thu, 5 Jun 2008 9:37PM
How do I order any of the hearts or the bracelet? Please get back to me. I love these hearts so much.
thank you so much,
Breta
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breta , Thu, 17 Apr 2008 3:17PM
The imagination and variety you put into each tiny charm is breathtaking.  I am waiting for a black charm with lilacs on it.
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Sharon Fahy, Fri, 20 Jul 2007 8:51AM
how can I order one of these BEAUTIFUL bracelets? thanks,Elissa
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Elissa Wyne, Fri, 11 May 2007 9:32AM
Kim, you're killing me!!  I NEED one of these bracelets!!  Can I order one????
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muriel toucey, Mon, 9 Apr 2007 11:17AM
From the most Southern tip of Sunny South Africa,Cape Town,.. what breathtaking hearts!
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Lesley Hathorn, Sun, 21 Jan 2007 4:18AM
These are the most exquisite, breath taking, sobeautifultheymakemewanttocry poetic pieces of art I have ever seen!!!!!!!! I want them all!!! You are truly a magnificent artist!!! Keep them coming!!!
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Donna J. Baker, Thu, 11 Jan 2007 5:13PM
Love the new work sis.WOW you are really good at this
I love it all..
Love sis
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Melissa, Sun, 3 Dec 2006 8:50AM
I love the hearts and the way you put them together, just beautiful. Hope to own one soon.
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mary padilla, Wed, 27 Sep 2006 4:13PM
I simply love your painted hearts and hope to start a collection of them one day soon.

Fellow eBay seller ladygirl / Carol
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Carol Cook, Sun, 30 Apr 2006 8:42PM