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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 - 12 of 95 Total. 18962 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


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Padlock heart charm bracelet


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Cupid and Psyche pendant


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Victorian girl with flowers


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



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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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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.
Natalie Stevens, Wed, 27 Sep 2017 9:16AM
I love your bracelets. How can I get one and how much will be,
connie, Tue, 11 Aug 2015 4:29PM
The prettiest jewellery I have ever seen.   Do you sell to England?
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.
marcia ray, Sat, 23 Mar 2013 9:26AM
These are lovely, so feminine, and very well done to boot!  Nice to see such quality!
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 , 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.
Sharon Fahy, Fri, 20 Jul 2007 8:51AM
how can I order one of these BEAUTIFUL bracelets? thanks,Elissa
Elissa Wyne, Fri, 11 May 2007 9:32AM
Kim, you're killing me!!  I NEED one of these bracelets!!  Can I order one????
muriel toucey, Mon, 9 Apr 2007 11:17AM
From the most Southern tip of Sunny South Africa,Cape Town,.. what breathtaking hearts!
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!!!
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
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.
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
Carol Cook, Sun, 30 Apr 2006 8:42PM