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.

nt it ALL? Contact me about hosting a Magpie party. Earn FREE Magpie Money towards jewelry of your choice. Now, take some time to Shop for Shiny things!

Friday, January 29, 2010

More Bracelets SOLD

A few delightful bangles sure to dress up any pair of jeans.
Oreo Cream  
White Turquoise, Buri Roots, Czech Glass, and Silver Elements SOLD


White Turquoise, Red Coral Stones, and Silver Elements
Show with Matching Earrings

The Bee's Knees
Golden Faceted Calcite, Neat Little Buri Roots, Czech Glass and Silver Elements

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tangerine Dreams SOLD

Warm sunny days like today when my doors and windows are open...remind me of juice tangerines, tangy limes, and tropical delights. Light weight at 30" long SOLD

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Red Coral SOLD

When I first started beading I fell in love with the glossy red coral cylinders. I think you'll like them too!

Red Coral Necklace Set SOLD

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Amber by Kristi SOLD

Kristi came over the other night for an evening of beading and this is what she created! Assembled from synthetic amber (much lighter in weight) with golden and brown seed beads this gem is 20 inches long.$23

MagpieMadness Open House

Ladies, Saturday, February 6th from 4-7 I'm having an open house. This is your opportunity to pop in for some tasty appetizers, non-alcoholic mojitos, chat with your girlfriends and preview my boxes and boxes of beads, pendants, and shiny things. You can also ask me questions about hosting a Magpie Party of your own and see my schedule of available dates! Hosts earn 10-15% credit towards all jewelry.

And if you can't bear the idea of going home empty handed....I will have finished pieces available for sale! Take advantage of my earring sale, normally $8/pair, at the Open House, THREE pairs for only $15!!! Earrings are made with silver plated copper, copper or surgical steel.

It's girls only so feel free to bring your daughters. 

Aztec SOLD

Okay all you Aztec fans, here's one for you!

 Aztec: Red Coral chips, Black Rounds, and Silver Lentils 28" long with 2" extender chain


Monday, January 18, 2010

Midori Bracelet SOLD

You'll feel like a sassy coctail wearing Midori! Fun, flirty silver, green and black bracelet. SOLD

Sonata SOLD

Sonata $33

My favorite! Silver ovals connected to flower capped taupe and black crystal glass. Complementary earrings incorporate blue-gray coin pearls. One long connected necklace 32" that slips right over your head with no clasp.

Purple Serenity SOLD

Purple, especially lavender, reminds me of rest, tranquility and a serene sense of calm.  Be calm as you wear this necklace created from faceted chunky purple quartzite glass, czech glass, and purple bicones. Finished with an O-shaped toggle clasp. 20" long. Complementary earrings end in a funky twist.

Custom-made dark copper -- SOLD

Wire wrapped in a dark brown copper, these pink, golden brown, champagne, and rose czech glass beads are stunning.

Ruby Grapefruit SOLD

If you've been looking through my posts you've probably figured out I like pink! Everyone likes this pink beauty. Created from chunky pink hexagonal shaped synthetic quartz (glass), golden and ruby rose czech glass, then wire wrapped with silver. Easily slips over your head.

Aquamarine and Quartz -- SOLD

Created from chunky quartz crystal rock, czech glass, foil-lined glass in aquamarine, with a silver pendant centered between eye-catching focal beads and finished with an S-hook clasp. Paired with the right aqua blouse, the effect is stunning.

Pink Ice SOLD

I've had more compliments on this wire wrapped dreamy pink creation. Chunky pink glass, silver filigree beads and caps. 32" long with an adjustable toggle clasp.


Just a sample of some of my latest earring creations! There are many more.

All my earrings sell for $9 per pair. They are created using silver plated french wires. For those of you who don't have pierce ears, we offer clip-on findings. Surgical steel ear wires are also available as are copper wires.

Cool as a Cucumber SOLD

Made of genuine amazonite stones, crystal glass, and silver plated findings, this necklace is 17" plus a 2"  extender chain.

Blue Crazy Lace Agate -- SOLD

Crazy Lace Agate is one of my favorite stones! It's a genuine gemstone and each stone features natural twists and twirls. Made with non-tarnishing brass wire wrapping, this double-layer necklace is sure to be a winner.

Daisy Chain SOLD

Each bead is connected with Silver wire and capped off with daisy caps. Wear with multiple outfits for any occasion. A classic piece 32" long which falls below the bust line.

Busy Beading not Blogging

Yes, yes, it's been entirely too long since I last posted to my brand new blogspot. And don't think I haven't guiltily told myself, "you know, you need to post." However...I have been busy beading as you'll notice from the succession of posts and images to follow.

As I type we're experiencing the extraordinarily rare phenomena of california rain. Yep, it's finally raining, and believe me, it's making up for it's absence. A deluge. I had to use my children's balance beam to forge a makeshift stepping stone path to get from my garage to the house. But being the prepared beader that I am, had already removed several boxes of shiny things from the garage to my house so I can work, without getting drenched, as inspiration strikes! Let the beading begin.