MagpieMadness offers beautiful hand-made jewelry that is fashionable and affordable. I specialize in turquoise, crystal, pearls and semi-precious gems. I really enjoy working with silver, vintage bronze, and antiqued copper. Each piece is carefully crafted in my studio with attention given to style, design, and quality. Magpie creates wedding party jewelry, offers home parties, and provides custom-design.

here on Etsy--you'll find many more pieces--earrings and delicate chains than what appear on this site.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Orange you glad you have the key -- Antiqued Brass Key and Bright Orange Turquoise Cluster Pendant

Cheese, yes, but isn't this orange fabulous! I'm relatively new to embracing orange and have come to love it for it's wonderful pop of color. It pairs so beautifully with the antiqued brass. These earrings are #bestsellers and I'm sure the pendant is close to follow. Created on my hand cut antiqued brass, naturally hypoallergenic, chains, and an adorable cluster of key, turquoise, and Swarovski crystal. 

See necklace here and earrings here

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Who holds your key? Long Boho Key to my Heart Cluster Pendant and Earrings

Who holds your heart--the key that unlocks your passions, vision, and trust? My prayer is that it is Christ first and then your sweetheart. It's the time of year our hearts turn to love and romance, ooolala. I wanted to make a fun cluster pendant any girl could enjoy regardless of if she buys for herself or is given the pendant as a gift. Ha.

I wired an antiqued bronze key and puffed heart to an antiqued brass hammered ring and added a sparkling red Swarovski crystal.  I hung the cluster from an antiqued brass textured chain, 30 inches long. Wears well.

In February all hearts and red pieces are automatically discounted!

Buy here! You know I made matching cluster earrings here:
Some of you gals are minimal and want a lower profile earring. See keys alone here and hearts alone here.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Not your mamma's pearls -- Glamor with Biwa Stick Pearl Earrings

We tend to think of pearls as small, smooth, and round, but there's a world of different kinds of freshwater pearls. I think these Biwa, or stick pearls as they're colloquially called, are stunning.

Sharing a few different styles today! Let me know which ones capture your attention!

I can't get over how beautiful these pearls are as they shimmer in the light. Naturally textured and formed.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

I love you a latte -- An offbeat Valentine's necklace from a coffee lover

What a clever way to share passions tell her you love her!

My husband and I are passionate coffee drinkers and loved our latte dates back in the 90s when we met and married!!

I thought this coffee charm would be adorable with my hand stamped disc and a shiny Swarovski crystal. I can even add a pearl if you like. You get to personalize the tag with your initials.

Necklace as shown measures 30 inches and is finished adjacent to the clasp with small silver corrugated beads. I make my chains from soldered link antiqued silver plated brass chain, small silver beads or pearls, and surgical steel lobster clasps.

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving. See more images and buy here.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Turquoise Glass and Antiqued Brass Reading Glass Chains

Here's another gorgeous eye glass chain you just may find irresistible, wired in antiqued brass (naturally hypoallergenic) and turquoise Czech glass beads. Darling.

I hand antiqued the solid brass wire and used solid brass chain in between each bead. This means that it will age in uniform color quite nicely.  Beads are turquoise colored Czech glass squares with gold daisy spacers and Swarovski crystals.

I created 28 inches long but please let me know if you want an alternative length!!

Find out more about this reading glass chain or buy here.
See earrings to complement here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Every Girls Needs Brown-Natural Brown, Don't Look Twice at my Long Boho Brown Agate Pendant and Earrings

Every girl needs brown. That's my assertion. We think of pink and soft feminine colors, but I assert that brown is a wardrobe changer, especially when it's a natural stone like agate. You have to relish the natural markings in agate, now each element was formed through pressure over years of time into an object of beauty. And aren't we like that, too? We're formed in pressure, then with the master hand of the  Craftsman, polished into an object of beauty. Glossy brown hair. Glistening soft brown eyes. Rustic brown cross. Brown is beautiful.

Take this stone for example. See all the natural markings?? I tried to take pictures of both sides as shown on my Etsy site. And...I even made earrings to coordinate for more polished stone beads. Hold it in your hands and appreciate the craftsman who knew each filing that would bring out the natural beauty.

Necklace is 30 inches to the pendant.Chain is antiqued vintage soldered link brass and will wear well.  Let me know at checkout if you'd prefer a different length from the 30 as shown. Stone is 20x40mm in diameter and falls 60mm from the chain.

Take a look at more pictures or buy for y ourself here. I only made one.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Jeweled Eyeglass Chains, Beaded Eyeglass Chains, Reading Glass Chains

I've been wearing "cheaters" reading glasses for a few years now and keep stretching them out by keeping them on top of my head. No more!! I am creating a line of minimal eye glass chains that can jazz up your outfit .... and hold your glasses. Stylish no matter what:)

I hand antiqued the solid brass wire and used solid brass chain in between each bead. This means that it will age in uniform color quite nicely.  Beads are sweet 4-5mm cream gold freshwater pearls with gold daisy spacers and Swarovski crystals. Beads are antiqued brass, all of which is naturally hypoallergenic.

I created 29 inches long but please let me know if you want an alternative length!!

Find out more about this reading glass chain or buy here.
See earrings to complement here or here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Antiqued Silver Minimal Layering Necklace

As an artist, naturally, I love my creations and hope they resonate with others as well. Sometimes I'm delightfully surprised to what degree some of pieces are a "hit" more than others. This long boho pendant has been a best seller in my Etsy shop with orders are a daily basis.

It's possible you like the ease of instant style? Just slide this 30 inch antiqued silver chain over your head and go.  I created a pendant from a hammered antiqued silver oval and a silver filigree diamond piece--a diamond wavy blank and a teardrop, all of which I hung here the chain. My chains are wired adjacent to the trigger style clasp with tiny beads. Minimal and versatile.

Mesmerized, too? Snatch yours up now here. See coordinating earrings here:

Monday, January 7, 2019

Hot Pink Fire Dragon Vein Agate Teardrop Pendant Necklace

This is a fabulous hot pink Dragon Vein Agate gemstone teardrop. Need I sat more? I simply hung it with a bail from an antiqued silver chain. Simple. Timeless. Durable. Pendant measures 2.5" by 1.5". Chain as shown measures 30 inches. 

This is OOAK piece. What you see is what you will get. I also have dark pink Crazy Lace Agate earrings for a full set. I give you choices if you want the kidney wires as shown, longer 2"kidney wires, shorter leverback or traditional fish hooks. 

Buy now on Etsy here

Friday, January 4, 2019

Cultivating, Silver Oak Leaf Earrings

In working with my literary friend Lancia, we collaborated on a line of jewelry which would complement her publication, Cultivating.

This oak leaf represent stability--its longevity and the wide-reaching branches of the tree over many a memory. Oak trees also symbolize longevity, humble beginnings, patience, faith, power, endurance, and strength. From the diminutive acorn, comes so much! Pearls are tangible representations of pain transformed into beauty.

Let these earrings speak to you of the patience needed to plant and cultivate a dream. Often years of what seems to be no movement, but in hindsight we see the maturity.

Light as a feather, these silver oak leaves leaves will glimmer by your ears and you'll hardly be able to feel them they're so light. I added a white Swarovski pearl for a bit of shimmer.  Hung here on surgical steel leverback wires and also antique silver 1.5" kidney wires, you may also choose from a range of earwires below.

Feel free to ask for a different color pearl/crystal! I'll let you know what I have.

Buy here. See coordinating necklace here,