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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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pineapple Quartz SOLD

Clear, cool, faceted pineapple quartz stones are linked one to another with alternative gold and silver wire for a simple and versatile necklace. 20" with an extender chain. SOLD

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green Flash SOLD

Green Flash

Anyone who has vacationed or lived in San Diego long enough has experienced or heard of the mystical "Green Flash", an awe inspiring phenomena seen only at sunrise or sunset, when some part of the Sun suddenly changes color to green or blue. It usually only lasts one or two seconds. But for those of us fortunate to capture this illusory flash, it seems like eternity.

Composed of bright green turquoise, crystal glass, and silver elements. Green Flash is 17" long to the pendant with an S-hook clasp Necklace $30, Earrings $9

Monday, April 26, 2010

Midway Prize SOLD

Citrine is the color of the sun. I couldn't help being attracted to this little bit of translucent sunshine. This double-layered necklace has been created from genuine citrine and glass.
26" long finished with a toggle clasp SOLD

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Plum Perfect SOLD

Have you ever picked plums? Propped a ladder between the scraggly branches and gently pulled the tender treats from branches heavy with ripe fruit and sticky with sap? I try so hard to be good and fill my buckets full, but most of the time I can't help myself. When I see the perfect plum I feel compelled to brush it off on my shirt and pop it in my mouth. Juicy! Sweet. My mouth overflows with joy. Every summer I pick plums and make jam--rows of glossy jars filled with delicious sweet tart jam which we'll eat all year. Just imagine the deepest purple and juiciest of plums and you'll "feel" Plum Perfect.

Deep purple luminescent flat sided potato pearls are a compliment to any outfit. 22" long and finished with a silver S-hook clasp. SOLD

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bridal Blush SOLD

Kristi and I were inspired this week to create in pearls--small large flat and round, and myriad of shapes and colors. I'm looking forward to showing you our creations. Pearls capture a timelessness, a beauty reflected in exuberant youthfulness and the quite calm of the mature woman who knows her identity. Like many of you I wore pearls at my wedding, a woven strand high on the neck. I keep them in a velvet bag and enjoy the delight in my daughter's eyes when I tell her the story of when mommy and daddy got married barefoot in the park. She's only three but I can see the mental calculations, the questions, "what will I wear when I get married." Happily she won't have to wait! I'm working on a child-sized set perfect for a little princess.

Join us in a feast of pearls.

Bridal Blush
20" long with a 2" extender chain, Bridal Blush is composed of potato pearls and Swarovski crystals. The pearls are a faint blush and the crystals the lightest of golden rose shades. You'll feel beautiful! 

Bridal Blush Necklace $30, Earrings $8
Bracelet SOLD

Friday, April 16, 2010

Raspberry Kisses Necklace SOLD

Raspberry Kisses Necklace

I'm not sure why I am drawn so strongly to this set. The deep raspberry color adds a powerful punch of color. I've been wearing mine with denim a white and getting compliments even in the grocery store. One of my favorite summer treats is a bowl of fresh raspberries, a sprinkling of sugar and rich cream. Decadent, I know but oh so good. I feel indulgent just wearing it!

Bright silver daisy spacers cap each puffed square of raspberry red magnesite, clear helix crystal glass, and silver wire. 18" long with a 2" extender chain so you have flexibility in where it hangs.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Picasso's Muse SOLD

Picasso's Muse $35

You get 39" of silver plated links in Picasso-appealing shapes! Links are connected to hollow silver plated antiqued beads and sparkling crystal glass. One of the hot new trends of 2010. SOLD

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Robin Egg SOLD

 Robin Egg is a signature Magpie collection piece!

Each round of stabilized turquoise and ebony buri root (nuts from a palm native to the Philippines) is capped in a quaint silver leaf and connected with silver wire. 19" long plus a 2" extension chain. 

Robin Egg Bracelet $23
Includes a focal rock crystal! 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Elven Silver SOLD

Elven SilverYou'll really like this simple charm bracelet composed of gunmetal chain and sassy crystal glass charms in several shades of gray. 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pumpkin Spice SOLD

Pumpkin Spice
I have a pumpkin candle we light periodically in our home. Reminds me of autumn and the fragrant pies my mother baked near the holiday season. Scents of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. My mother baked Pumpkin Chiffon pies, a lighter fluffier version of the traditional dense dessert. Recently I discovered pumpkin icecream and my mouth was so happy! Creamy, sweet, fragrant.

Created by Kristi one evening (maybe she was under inspiration from my candle) Pumpkin Spice is delicious blend of orange mother of pearl shell and pumpkin colored coral. 18 inches long. SOLD

Earthly Treasures SOLD

Earthly Treasures...natural, earthy, close to nature.
Stabilized Turquoise and Natural Wood 
21" long SOLD

Coconut Dreams SOLD

Coconut Dreams: 
Natural white coral, carved wooden rounds and a stunning carved wood pendant. Finished with a small S-hook clasp. Easy to put on. 20" long to the pendant

Tahitian Sunset SOLD

 Tahitian Sunset:
Brown mother of pearl shell, oblong rectangles of clear golden glass, chips of Tiger's Eye, and more!
34 inches long to the circular pendent SOLD

Victorian Romance SOLD

Victorian Romance: Lapis Lazuli Chips, Antique Silver elements, Blue Crystals 30" long with an antiqued toggle clasp. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Aruba SOLD

ArubaSimple, riveting, perfect for summer. 
Deep aqua blue dyed jade ovals connected to deeper blue crystal glass. 17" long with a 2" extender chain.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bahama Mamma SOLD

Bahama Mama $28

Large ovals of light aqua blue are connected to smaller circles of a deeper blue, all in mother of pearl. These shells are linked to blue crystal glass and wrapped with silver wire. 17" long with a 2" extender chain.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cayman SOLD

The sun is shining in San Diego and I've been thinking of the warm islands. This week I'm sharing with you a series of creations reminiscent of white sands, blue skies and deep blue oceans.

Aquamarine blue mother of pearl shells connected to delicate blue crystal glass and finished with a silver toggle clasp with a dangling charm for good measure!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Aurora SOLD

Gorgeous chunks of clear rock crystal capped with silver daisy spacers and connected to each other with silver wire! A classic wardrobe stable to accompany any outfit. Complementary earrings available.

Aurora One $23
Completed with a heavy silver toggle clasp and fun dangling rock. 

Aurora Two $21

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tootie's Tribute

You'll love this light weight delicate sterling silver chain, hung with dusty purple potato pearls. Complementary bracelet and earrings feature the same. Necklace $33, Bracelet $18 and Earrings $9