OK. I know. I have probably written about tea-themed jewelry a bit overmuch in recent weeks, so if you'll forgive me just one more jeweled post, I'll cool it, I promise! But with the last of my birthday funds I splurged on what instantly became my most favorite tea bracelet ever, and I just had to share this tea party charm bracelet from the amazing fashion designer Betsey Johnson!
I "met" Betsey years ago thanks to a dear friend who taped a program featuring Betsey that aired on the Style network, I believe. My friend had been in the habit of taping Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic programs, and when she happened across the flower child/passionate collector/Bohemian girly girl Betsey, she thought I might like her too, and I did. It's not the fashions I'm interested in, it's Betsey herself. When I first saw her, she had yellow hair tinged with hot pink, and she was in the habit of collecting tiny shoes and dying old lace hot pink. How can you not love a woman 60-plus who still ends her runway shows by performing a cartwheel? Yet I somehow missed the memo when her "Tea Party" line of jewelry debuted last year, but I ran across this bracelet online and had to have it. A slice of cake with "layers" of pink rhinestones? Love it!
And this pink teacup is plenty cute on its own, but inside ...
... is a sweet little red heart!
This robin's egg blue teapot charm is just adorable, and this bracelet has so much of all the jewelry things I love -- rhinestones, pearls, a sparkling rose, a pink crystal, a dangling heart -- I felt she made it just for me. I can't help wondering what inspired Betsey to design a line of tea-themed jewelry, but I'm certainly delighted she did.