Here's the answers to questions we get asked pretty often.
🍄 What inspires you?
Long story short: how sci-fi and otherworldly it feels, to be a conscious being, existing on this strange planet, rotating in an infinite galaxy of surrounding stars and many mysteries. We passionately believe in channeling our inner celestial beings through art and self expression. We aspire to challenge our viewer's innate senses, potentially causing micro spiritual awakenings, when creating a new design. For example, what taste does the color blue evoke when you look at it? We find that experimenting with senses can allow more room for true unexplored creative freedom, which is an aspect of life that our modern society does not encourage enough. It's a form of therapy, and uncovering unconditional love. We aim to create subconscious poems through our art objects.
In other words, the act of making others feel something, whatever that is, inspires us.
🍄 Who runs Beepy Bella?
Our fairy godmother, Isabella Lalonde.
🍄 How did you get started?
Isabella started this art project in 2019, without any expectations for success. She broke apart an old charm bracelet that her mother had given her, and subsequently repurposed the materials into a wonky, asymmetrical series of one-of-a-kind necklaces. At the time, there was nothing like these on the market. Isabella has spearheaded the widely trendy movement for whimsical, fairy-inspired, cottagecore jewelry which emerged during quarantine 2020.
🍄 Why are your products so expensive?
There's many factors that go into a small business' pricing structure. Firstly, everyone who works with us is paid a fair wage for their labour and time. Product-wise, the materials we use are extremely high quality, and usually would be priced at least 5 or 6 times higher going off of the current industry standards. Generally-speaking, nothing we make uses brass or other low quality silvers.
We're happy to chat about this topic further if you are interested... send us an email. ✿
🍄 Where do you source your materials from?
From start to finish, we maintain very close relationships with our pearl, metal and packaging suppliers to ensure our production is not only running ethically and safely, but also so that we have factual proof of it. Our factories have been awarded a notable arrangement of sustainability certifications.
On the other hand, we are constantly scouring local antique flea markets in the search of quality vintage pendants. This unique process is so fun and we often end up using the charms for our custom orders. Additionally, we focus on repurposing dead stock materials from high end jewelry businesses to keep our process as earth-friendly and upcycled as possible.
We hand craft all of our own glass beads in Brooklyn. Many of our glass beads are made by Isabella herself, as you see on our Instagram.
🍄 Do you have any job openings?
We are seeking freelance glass artisans to help with our workload. Please email us with your information to apply.
🍄 What celebrities have worn your items?
To name a few: Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Pete Davidson, Olivia Rodrigo, Dennis Rodman, Bad Bunny, Hunter Schafer, Emma Chamberlain, Katy Perry, Halsey, Grimes, Addison Rae, Lil Huddy, Machine Gun Kelley, Madison Beer, Ella Emhoff, Conan Gray, Devon Lee Carlson, etc... you can see more on Beepy Babes.
🍄 Do you have a store I can visit?
Not yet... ☺
🍄 How are you so cool?
You tell us.