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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Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas all you Magpies
from the whole Miller Family!

May your dreams come true.
Thank you for your support. This first Magpie year has been fantastic. It was a joy and pleasure to meet each of you.We look forward to 2011 and delivering the highest quality, affordable indulgences possible!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chickie Pie Creations just keep on coming

Hot off the press...here are some more fabulous ChickiePie creations strung by Ian and Julianna. All necklaces are only $12 each! Take advantage of these darling necklaces for girls ages 3-8, strung on stretchy cord and finished with magnetic clasps. All original stones and shell. The little girl in your life will LOVE them. Available colors include pink turquoise, purple shell, purple jade, green jade,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Earring Extravaganza

I've been generating new earring this week. Here is a sampling of what's on the table. Normally priced at $9 each, all earrings between now and Dec 31st are only 3/$15. Wow, that's only $5/pair. Take advantage of this Magpie offer NOW!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

These Tears I've Cried



A gift for our friend Renee, These Tears I've Cried, from my friend Kristi and me...Renee took my simple little necklace and did some fabulous things with her photography skills. Looks amazing, huh.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Everclear SOLD

Everclear is simplicity on a silver chain. This faceted rock crystal pendant is stunning on a delicate silver chain. Offered at two lengths, 32", which falls below the bust line is only $25 and 18" which falls right over the breastbone, is only $22. I wore the shorter Everclear the other day and loved it's simplicity, the clarity of my crystal, and how it reflected with my outfit. Earrings $9 are composed of Austrian crystal.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gregorian SOLD

African Turquoise, Antiqued Silver spacers, Pewter Celtic cross, and finished with a large toggle clasp. 18.5 inches long. SOLD

Friday, December 3, 2010

Crystal Balls SOLD

I'm feeling stymied in the necklace-naming department, so Crystal Balls it is. Muted bling! Wednesday presents you with clear, faceted rock crystal showcased by antiqued silver chain and connectors. Faceted genuine rock crystal balls, antiqued silver chain and spacers. 15.5 inches long. Necklace $29, Earrings $9, Bracelet $18

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Twirl SOLD

Can you see vats of deep dark chocolate as the confectioner tenderly pours in a thick, tasty rasberry syrup and gently swirls the mixture with his oversized wooden paddle? I'm licking my fingers all ready.
18.5+2 inches of black onyx, crystal glass, pink dyed jade, all completed by the faceted agate pendant. Necklace $34, Earrings $9,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sweet 16 SOLD

Sweet, simple, as naive as I was at 16 waiting for true love to come along! 21" of fine silver chain culminating in a faceted pink crystal. Earrings compliment the simplicity. Necklace $21, Earrings $9

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Outlaw Bride SOLD

Outlaw Bride sold before I could even take an adequate picture. This one's a bit on the dark side. Composed of turquoise magnesite chunks, faceted crazy lace agate, and burnished copper biwa stick pearls, all joined by antiqued copper wire and highlighting a beautiful crazy lace agate pendant. Lovely!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today my heart is full of thanksgiving. There are too many blessings to count. Magpie didn't want to be leftout of the festivities either, so, beyond her thankfulness for being a simple bird and NOT a turkey, she's counting her blessings too. Tweet Tweet.
I am thankful for crazy lace agate, pearl and turquoise! Clear quartz, septembe blue, and dark pink. Shiny silver, glittering gold, burnished copper...tawny tiger's eye, sparking crystal, rich and resolent obsidian, glossy red coral, soft aquamarine, tender pink opal...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Terra Firma SOLD

We fly out this morning for South Carolina to see my husband's family. Flying sure isn't what it used to be. I can remember my excitement as we boarded the plane, the courteous flight attendants, endless cups of hot coffee, savory meals, and not TSA pat-downs!

I have a feeling that today I might we lonesome for Terra Firma, firm soil beneath my feet instead of wind beneath my wings!

White opal, natural stone, coconut shell. 18+2 inches long. Necklace $34, Earrings $9

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Original Sundance SOLD

You'll love these layers of calcite, turquoise magnesite, amber chips, carved coco wood and more! 36 inches can be worn long or doubled. Fantastic with browns and earth tone attire. SOLD

Saturday, November 20, 2010

White Chocolate Pistachio Berry SOLD

That's a mouthful...smooth white chocolate, nutty fragrant pistachios, tangy berries...17 inches of magnesite and fossil stone in multiple shades with a coordinating bracelet. SOLD

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Irish Rose SOLD

Lovely as a healthy cheeked Irish county shepherdess springing across the meadows, guiding her sheep to verdant pastures. 19.5 inches long. Genuine pink opal, turquoise magnesite, coconut wood, antiqued silver bed caps. SOLD

Noir SOLD

Embrase your dark side with Noir! Dark glossy black onyx rectangles and strung with faceted antiqued silver spacers and highlight an antiqued silver pendant. A classy necklace that enhances any outfit. 18 plus 2 inches long. SOLD

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pink Peppermint SOLD

Peppermint is one of my favorite icecream flavors. I love the little bits of mint that hide in every bite turning the creamy white cream into streaks of pink and green. Feel the brisk bite of winter with every turn of your head.

16+2" to the pendant. Multi-colored pink magnesite, faceted turquoise magnesite pendant. SOLD (but I could make one more!)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Frangelico SOLD

Feel luxurious, feel sleek and release the inner Tigress in you with 37 inches of eager Tiger's Eye oval stones linked with coated golden wire with golden helix crystal sprinkled into the foray. Grrrrr. SOLD this week.

Bluegrass Baby SOLD

Bluegrass Baby shares tender blue and grass green potato pearls 17.2" long SOLD before I could even post it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Venitian Rhapsody SOLD

One of my favorite go-to every-day necklaces. Simple, stately, Venitian Rhapsody invokes the timeless decade of Venice with it's antiqued copper and the stained glass transparency of the faceted cherry quartz beads. SOLD

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wisteria SOLD

This picture cannot do Wisteria justice. It sparkles with fragrance in every turn of the wrist! Composed of purple crazy lace agate, chariot, flurite, swarovski crystals, and lavender coin pearls. A real gem! SOLD

Plumlicious SOLD

SOLD before it would even be posted! Kristi designed this stunning 19" of gorgeous veined purple slab agate finished with faceted black glass rounds! You'll feel Plum-perfect wearing this beauty.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fair Maiden's Blush SOLD

Radiant. Pure. Luminescent. Fresh as the rosy fingered dawn. Fair Maiden's Blush gives you 16.6 inches of gorgeous faceted cherry quartz, coated gold wire, antiqued gold four-flower bead caps, and finished with a 2 inch golden extender chain. Lovely! Sparkles in the sun like a damel's radiant cheeks.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Banana Bean SOLD

Thick creamy, rich banana, one of my husband's favorite flavors accompanied by the rich heady aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. What a savory tream. 18" (plus 2) long and composed of faceted Calcite and Buri Roots. Necklace $33, Earrings $9

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sherwood Reprise SOLD

Last time I posted Sherwood, it had been sold within hours of the posting. Now, you have the chance to strike while the iron's hot. 
As a member of the Robinhood family, Sherwood, named for the infamous forest where the merry men romped, calls us to the trees. Mosaic turquoise tear drops, blend with czech glass and copper spacers to uplift the mystical copper tree pendant. 18.5 inches long (plus 2) and finished with a copper clasp and extender chain. How woodsmen-like SOLD

Monday, November 8, 2010

In Memory Of SOLD

Each one of us has been touched by the death of a loved one. I crafted In Memory Of as a nod to my Uncle Bruce who died serving his country in World War II. So young and full of life, his submarine went down in the Pacific before he had the chance to turn 20. Naturally I never had the opportunity to even shake hands with Bruce, but his story lives on in the heart of my father, his older brother. Dad could wax eloquent with tales of their mischievous escapades. One thing I am sure of, Bruce had a relationship with Christ. I look forward to the days we can be joined in eternity. How wonderful to sit around heaven and hear my father and Bruce tell those tales together. Composed of Red Fossil Stone, Biwa Pearls, Turquoise Magnesite, Swarovski crystals and an antiqued silver cross dangle. Adjustable toggle clasp to accommodate several wrist sizes. SOLD

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Earth, Wind, Sky


And blend of the elements, nature's finest harmony of blue skies, clear winds, and a green verdant earth. This dangly bangly bracelet jingles with fun. Bracelet $24, Earrings $9

Friday, November 5, 2010

Celtic Sea ~~ Cobalt Blue and Crystal Pendant Necklace

Looking over some of my recent names you'd think I'd been reading too many tales of the sea, of travels, and the open road! Close. My brother, John, is building an outrigger canoe. It's a life-long dream of his to both sail to Hawaii and build boats. As a self-employed contractor he has the freedom in his schedule, especially considering the recent San Diego rain which shuts down everything here, to finally indulge his dreams. We've been staying up late at night playing Scrabble and dreaming of the sea, water splashing the boat, the open sky, and the practical too, how to converse salt water to fresh with desalinization units. I was reminded of my brother when I named this necklace. Drawn to the Celtic pendant by my strong Scottish roots, the irresistible cobalt blue, one of my very favorite colors, and another passion of mine, faceted crystal. Celtic Sea is composed of cobalt blue cat's eye, faceted crystal, and silver wire which culminates in an antiqued silver Celtic pendant. 16" (plus 2) to the pendant. Necklace $30, Earrings, $7

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coexist SOLD

It's a blend of color, size, medium, and shape, Coexist reminds me that though we all bear distinct personality characteristics, were born with genetically determined colors, come in all shapes and sizes, and come from a myriad of backgrounds, we can learn to live in harmony. A symphony in color, Coexist contains Mosaic Turquoise, Yellow Turquoise, African Turquoise, Red Fossil stone, and Magnesite and is 18" long. SOLD

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oregon Rain SOLD

"I need you like the flower needs the rain," the refrain from America's I Need You was ringing in my head this morning. America was a favorite band of mine once. Turned on to the music by a boyfriend in college, the music to me was happiness in song.

Oregon Rain reflects the symbiosis of nature, the full and promising tree planted deeply in the pacific northwest dependent upon year long drops of nourishing rain. Raindrops reflecte in the teardrop shaped turquoise magnesite, blended with silver beads, culminate in the wide, embracing antiqued silver tree of life. 17" plus 2 long to the pendant. Necklace $34, Earrings $9 SOLD



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Purple Mountain Majesty SOLD

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

On this significant day in American history, November 2nd, perhaps the most significant mid-term election day for many years, my prayer is for a revitalization of the political structure, and real Change. 

Wear Purple Mountain Majesty proudly! Genuine Amethyst teardrops, fluorite rondells, and an antiqued silver off-side oval focal component. 19" long (plus 2). Necklace $35, Earrings $9

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kiwi Moon SOLD

Green as a freshly sliced kiwi, a creamy white magnesite pendant full as a harvest moon, highlighted by the eye-turning sparkles of twinkling stars, Kiwi Moon is bright, fresh, and inspiring. Short at 15"(plus 2 extra expandable inches) to the pendant, it fits at the base of your neck and dangles from a hammered silver ring. Necklace $32, Earrings $9

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Peas Please SOLD

I couldn't resist this pea-green stone. I LOVE split pea soup. Now, I admit there are plenty of you out there for whom the very name evokes horror, but for me, there is nothing better on a cold damp day than coming home to a steaming bowl of pea soup and crackers. Delicious. Enjoy this set composed of antiqued copper chain and green magnesite! Created with a coordinating bracelet. SOLD

Sonata SOLD

Sonata, a harmony in simplicity--a solitary lapis lazuli teardrop and two complimentary crystals hang gracefully from an antqiued copper chain. Wear with jeans and a t-shirt! 17" long. SOLD

Friday, October 29, 2010

Falling Waters SOLD


Shiny, silver, cascading water like a miles high waterfall is reflected in 39" of silver diamond chain, vintage cola glass, silver wire. Wear long or doubled for a shorter effect. SOLD

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Green with Envy SOLD

Fun title, fun necklace. Don't entice your girlfriends to jealously when they see this awesome copper and green calcite combination. Green with Envy features an off-side toggle clasp incorporated into the design. 18 " long. SOLD

Down to Earth SOLD

A natural beauty, simple, natural, grounded. Faceted crazy lace agate, faceted calcite, coconut shell, crystal glass, and a lone crazy lace agate stone, all finished with inches of silver diamond chain. 30" long. SOLD


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Heart You SOLD

28 inches of love--hearts in foil-lined glass, milifori glass, purple mother of pearl, white pearl, jade, glass and more! And endless procession of young love. Necklace $36, Earrings, $8

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eye Candy SOLD


Bright, colorful, sassy! Lashings of candy jade will make your mouth water. Lemon, Lime, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Tangerine...feels the burst of flavor, wear the eye-catching color. 28" long. Candy Jade stones, ebony wood rings. Necklace $42, Earrings $9

Monday, October 25, 2010

Black Widow SOLD

As glossy black as the notorious spider with its identifying red hourglass, be careful, wearing Black Widow could make you sting! 18" long and finished with a toggle clasp. Black stone, red sponge coral, silver wire. Necklace $33, Earrings $8

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sapphirus SOLD

Lapis Lazuli is gemstone of the deepest blue with golden shining Pyrite inclusions which twinkle like little stars in the midnight heaven. In ancient times, Lapis Lazuli was known as Sapphirus, which is the name that is used today for the blue corundum variety of Sapphire.

Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire which was included with gold, and this was unmistakenly Lapis. A similar reference can be found in Job 28:6. Tradition says that the Ten Commandments were carved on tablets of Sapphire, and, as mentioned, it is believed that this and other references to Sapphire in the Bible are actually Lapis Lazuli. And Ezekiel 1:26 describes God's throne appearing to be Lapis Lazuli.

16" long to the pendant. Hammered copper, lapis teardrops, pure copper chain, and crystal glass. Necklace $32, Earrings $9

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Coconut Milk SOLD

Creamy milky white stones, coconut wood beads, crystal glass, and antiqued copper all for a light-weight delightful sparkle. Accompanied by fun dangling earrings. SOLD


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Antiquity SOLD

Glittering copper in the bright Roman sun, sparking crystal like royal jewels, hewn stone from the desert quarries, Antiquity. Natural stone, crystal glass, coconut wood, hammered copper, and copper wire. Antiquity is16" long and finished with a toggle clasp. Necklace $34, Earrings $9

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Summer Solstice SOLD

A week of wet, drizzly weather, which for some would be considered dreary. True, the sun is not shining, but for us southern Californians, it's not often we truly feel autumn in the air. Summer Solstice is evocative of the end of the season, the emergence of fall, with its antiqued copper chain, autumnal green magnesite stones and summer night sky blue lapis teardrops, all converging on the full moon. 
Carved coconut shell pendant, lapis teardrops, green magnesite and copper chain. 19" long. SOLD