Jean Bean

Oak Park, Illinois 17 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Jean Bean Hand Painted Goodies

Jean Bean was created out of a passion for color, pattern and a desire to elevate the every day to objects of desire.

Affectionately nick named Jean Bean from childhood, my earliest wish was to grow up to be an artist. My days were spent inventing new colors, decorating and redecorating my dollhouse, painting everything and anything, and creating murals for my bedroom walls.

As I grew up one of my favorite things to do was to go to the local thrift store and make "something out of nothing". I've always loved the mystique of things that once have had a former life and transforming them into something new and wonderful. I guess that's why I love painting vintage pieces so much!

As a student of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I reveled in the opportunity to explore textile surface design, fashion and art history. After several years working as a fashion designer for a large corporation I gained valuable business experience as well as a better understanding of the market. As satisfying as this job was I longed to pursue my own designs and dreams. Jean Bean was finally born when I began experimenting with glass and pottery and found that I could easily translate my designs for textiles and fashion to every day objects for the home.

It's been some time now since I have started off on my own and it's been a huge joy in my life. I love all of the different aspects of Jean Bean. Being inspired by an illustration in a children's book while reading to my son, or uncovering a hidden treasure at the second hand shop and creating a whole line around one piece. I love the meditative process of mixing colors, prepping the glass and hours spent painting.

Knowing that my labour of love can make memorable experiences and bring a bit of beauty, whimsy, and cheer to the world gives me tremendous satisfaction.

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Last updated on April 19, 2012
Welcome to Jean Bean!

Home of beautiful, whimsical, memorable hand painted housewares and accessories.

All items are hand painted by me in my vintage bungalow in Oak Park, Illinois.

Jean Bean is fabulous for gift giving!
Makes perfect wedding, shower, hostess, birthday gifts, etc.
Items can be personalized to commemorate a special occasion, such as names,
dates or colors.
Gift wrapping is available for most items.

While most of my glassware or ceramics are purchased new, some of the pieces I paint are vintage and may show "qualities" that lend to a unique charm.

I use non toxic paint that I recommend be hand washed to extend the life of the piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
All custom order sales are final. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 48 hours. Buyer is responsible for return shipping and original shipping charges will not be refunded.
Payments received within 3 days of purchase or your order will be much appreciated. After 3 days orders will be cancelled.
Please contact me, if you have other requests.
If your order is not a custom piece, it will be shipped within 1-2 business days after payment has cleared.

I will most likely ship your package USPS Priority Mail unless you specify otherwise. If you need it sent Express please contact me prior to purchasing for a shipping quote.

International shipping is available, please contact me prior to purchasing for a quote. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any additional customs charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Requests for custom orders are always welcome. If you would like something personalized or painted in a specific color please let me know. Please note that it may take an additional 2 weeks for a custom order to be completed.