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.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

It is Well with my Soul hand stamped Long Boho Pendant Necklace

It is Well with My Soul, Silver Hand Stamped Hymn Necklace, Hand Stamped Well with My Soul Necklace






When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

I find great comfort in Horatio Spafford's lyrics. I so admire his faith in the midst of great personal tragedy. Four years ago after months of physical challenges I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Wow, what a setback. God's grace has been more than enough. I found a ketogenic paleo diet right at this time and was able to manage the MS quite successfully for the past four years without the standard drugs. Yes, I have ups and downs. Right now my legs are giving me some difficulty, but I stretch every morning at the Y and rejoice in the victory I have in Christ.

Make this vintage style silver necklace your declaration and prayer. I hand stamped this declaration on an antiqued silver 1" disc.  My soul is made well by the cross! I added a delicate sterling silver cross, petite white coin pearl, and a sparkling  Swarovski crystal to complete the theme. Chain is 30 inches antiqued silver plated brass soldered link and will wear very well.
See silver version here,
See brass version here,
See copper version here,

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pink Rhodochrosite Cluster Earrings, Antiqued Pink Rhodochrosite Earrings, Rhodochrosite Cluster Earrings






Rhodochrosite~~the love stone. Rhodochrosite is considered to be a powerful love stone. ... If you are single, Rhodochrosite is believed to be able to attract your soul mate.The name of this stone literally means “red colored” (from Greek, rhodon, meaning “rose” and chroma, meaning“color”).

Gorgeous. I wire wrapped these Rhodochrosite gemstone chip beads in antiqued silver (copper core) wire along with baroque white pearls and interwove a few Swarovski crystals for a bit of subtle bling. Pendant cluster falls 2.5 inches. Stunning. Chain is soldered link antiqued silver plated brass and wears so well. All my chains are finished with a surgical steel lobster clasp and tiny white Swarovski pearls adjacent to the clasp. 

I also wire wrapped these Rhodochrosite gemstone chip beads and more Swarovski crystals in antiqued silver (copper core) wire for a pair of fabulous statement earrings. Earrings fall 1.75 inches from the end of the earwire, so with the 1.5" kidney wires as shown, they fall 3 inches. 
See pendant necklace here! See earrings here.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blue Turquoise Slab Pendants on Long Skinny Brass Chain





Need a colorful addition to your fall line-up?? These may be just the ticket. I found this string of blue turquoise slab stones and knew they'd make great pendants. I wired in antiqued brass and hung from a 30 inch antiqued brass chain. Simple. Colorful. I have five different stones. From my easy shop, you can choose which stone you'd like to have at checkout.

These stones are sometimes called Imperial Jasper. Basically, these are fancy words for imitation turquoise--a genuine stone which has been dyed in the commonly identified turquoise markings.

Get yours here! Two stones left!!



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Long Boho Olive Turquoise Cluster Necklace, Long Boho Olive Green Turquoise Necklace, Cluster Pendant






It all begins with a custom order request. Could you make..... and voila, sometimes I ended up falling in love with what I made, all at someone else's idea. Here you have it. 30 inches of matte antique silver plated brass soldered link chain culminating in a 2.5" cluster pendant of additional chain. I wire wrapped olive green turquoise teardrops to the chain and tucked in a few 6mm Swarovski crystals and corrugated antiqued silver beads. Charming. This is a cluster necklace which will serve you well. Necklace slides right over your head. But...if you want a clasp, feel free to make a note at checkout.

See coordinating earrings here, See necklace here.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Magpie Promo Video

So excited to share this with you. My nephew, Mason Campbell, almost 15, is a budding videographer/photographer. And does he have an eye! He came up with the idea a few weeks ago of creating a video highlighting my work in the studio. What do you think???

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Splash of Spring~~Shiny Silver Pink Yellow Orange Bangle Bracelet, Earrings, and Cluster Pendant Necklace




What a fun and colorful ensemble of color!! Hot pink, orange and yellow magnesite stones, white Swarovski pearls, and sparkling crystals.

First of all, I created these really fun long dangly earrings, then I created a jangly bangle bracelet!! I wired hot pink, yellow and orange magnesite stones (dyed), a white Swarovski pearl and crystal to a silver bangle. For more a a jangle sound, I centered them around a 1" bright silver disc and antiqued silver Tierra Cast cross. You can tighten the bangle by squeezing it around your wrist. Fun. Fun. Fun.

The necklaces shares these same stones and is hung on a 30 inch antiqued silver chain. Colorful.

See coordinating earrings here,
Necklace here,
Bangle Bracelet here,

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Platinum Baroque Pearl Earrings in Oxidized Silver, Messy Wire Wrap, Oxidized Sterling Platinum Coin Pearl Earrings





Delightful in a baroque artisan style. I found these platinum bronzish baroque pearls at my local dealer. After sorting through an entire strand, I paired up coordinating sizes and shapes to bring you fabulous earrings. These are truly rustic with the smoothest side forward. I wire wrapped in hand oxidized sterling silver filled wire in a "messy" style,  then hung from oxidized sterling silver leverback wires. Ear pair is slightly different but will look very similar to the pairs depicted. Earrings hang about 1 inch from the bottom of the wires. With the french hooks, they fall 1.5" all together.

All coin pearls have one side that is naturally smoother than the other. I match up my pearls with the smoothest side forward in pairs which complement each other with the natural baroque markings. Pearls are 15mm in diameter.

Make a statement in a rustic artisan manner.

Click here to see more pictures and get yours.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer Salsa Pink Orange Yellow Turquoise Cluster Drop Earrings--Wear long or short





These are a darling pop of color. Hot pink, rich orange and dark yellow magnesite turquoise beads in varying shapes add dimension. I added a white Swarovski pearl and sparkling 6mm crystal, all of which hang from 1.25" silver kidney earwires.

Earrings hang 2.75  inches from silver plated brass kidney earwires.

Get your pair here~

Long Antiqued Silver Double Disc Earrings, Silver Dangle Earring, Steampunk, Minimal Double Silver Disc Earrings






Big and Bold!! Like your earrings bold?? These are for you. I created several varieties of bold disc shaped earrings--you get to choose from silvers, bronze, and copper.

These are charming double disc silver earrings in a sleek minimal style. I layered two metal discs one on the other and added a 5mm ball bead, all of which I wired to an additional bead and hung here, from 1.5" kidney wires.  Fun and Funky.

But...choose your ear wire preference at checkout. Largest disc is 25mm in diameter. With the 1.5" kidney wires, earrings hang right at 2.75 inches.

See matte silver here.

See bright silver earrings here.

These earrings are a bit smaller and are slightly different but in shiny silver. Here.



Antiqued bronze earrings here


Monday, August 7, 2017

Embrace your Dark Side--Grays and Gummetal -- Blue Flash Labradorite Necklace and Earrings

Embrace your grays and blacks with these beautiful Blue Flash Labradorite necklace and earring pieces.






I have recently discovered "blue flash" Labradorite. When these stones catch the light they emit a stunning blue flash of light. I wire wrapped the larger 20mm labradorite stone in gunmetal wire and adorned it with tiny labradorite stones on both sides. All are seen dangling from a hammered gunmetal 15mm ring. Now, you get to choose how long you want your chain. Seen here in several lengths. Choose your preferred length below. Choose 00 and leave me a note at checkout if you have a different length in mind.  See necklace here.

Earrings are light weight and oh so charming. Let them glisten as you turn your head in the light.

See coordinating earrings made with the same string of stones here.