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, December 30, 2011

Fresh Air II SOLD

Enjoy a deep breath of refreshing air with these artic Amazonite gemstones. 20 inches to the pendant and adjustable in the back. Silver plated chain and czech glass add a bit of sparkle! Necklace $35, Earrings $12

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Peacock Pearls SOLD

Another long strand of dark peacock colored bluish-green pearls. Coordinates with Some Enchanted Evening IV bracelet for a mix-match ensemble. Necklace is 32 inches long and $35. Earrings are $10

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

and more...Some Enchanted Evening..SOLD

I couldn't resist! I love these Paris-themed bracelets.

Some Enchanted Evening IV $29, Earrings $12
Fleur de lis, Eiffel Tower, Suitcase, and an airplane then dotted with multi-colored freshwater pearls and a wee touch of bling.

 Some Enchanted Evening V $29, Earrings $9
Eiffel Tower, airplane, suitcase, and coffee cup sprinkled with a soft gray freshwater pearl, and czech glass.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Soar again with this uplifting experience in dusky sky blue czech glass, a hint of sparkle, freshwater pearls, and darling little bird charms. You'll love the coordinating earrings in coin pearl. Bracelet $29, Earrings $11

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Into the Wild SOLD

Julianna fell in love with these Zebra print beads! She noticed that her kindergarten on-site teacher (two days a week) loved animal prints so for Christmas created Into the Wild! I know Ms. Wilson is going to love it!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Maya is 18+2 inches of white turquoise (magnesite), antiqued copper spacers and a stunning antiqued copper pendant. You'll love it! Necklace is $35, Earrings $11

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mistletoe SOLD

It's the season of Mistletoe and Bliss! My favorite Christmas CD is Celine Dion and I love this song:

Ooh, you make the season bright
With the lights reflecting in your eyes
All my dreams are comin' true tonight
It's Christmas Eve and I can see we're in love

Walkin' with you in a winter's snow
Kissin' underneath the mistletoe
People smiling everywhere we go
It's Christmas Eve and I can see we're in love

Ooh, you make the season bright
With the lights reflecting in your eyes
All my dreams are comin' true tonight
It's Christmas Eve and I can see we're in love

So, we introduce Mistletoe Necklace and Bracelet to you. Glossy genuine red coral and silver spacers. So beautiful and goes with any outfit! Necklace is 18+2 inches long. SOLD

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Willing IF Able

A fun custom-design for friends to give as a gift for their pastor's wife. Apparently, she tells a terrific story in marriage counseling about being Willing if her husband was  Able. You fill in the blanks:) Anyway, we thought this shocking orange magnesite would complement her dark brown skin very nicely. Then we mixed in a few Swarovski crystals and carved coconut wooden beads to lighten it up.

Willing If Able

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Indian Paintbrush SOLD

Indian Paintbrush is composed of three strands of AA red coral cylinders, silver balls and connectors and is 20+2 inches long. Simply stated elegance. Necklace is $41, Earrings $10

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Golden Plum Bracelet

Gold wire, purple irridescent Czech glass and golden bead caps. So beautiful! Bracelet is $24, Earrings $10

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blood Heart SOLD

Glossy red coral heishi beads are stacked against a faceted black glass centerpiece! 16 inches long.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dunes and Seagrass SOLD

Dunes. Kristi created Dunes while we were on vacation in Bodega Bay. Sandy mozaic shell, carved wooden beads, and Czech sparkle, all dotted with antiqued copper and coconut wood! 18.6 inches long. SOLD

Seagrass. Also created on vacation by Kristi! Seagrass is 19.5 inches long. Bronze freshwater pearls, green turquoise, swarovski crystal and antiqued copper! SOLD

I Sing Because I'm Happy SOLD

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Also sold at Oktoberfest, I Sing Because I'm Happy, sings with blue green crystoprase, swarovski crystals, and features an antiqued silver oval pendnat with a perched bird in it's corner...singing for happiness! 16 inches long. SOLD

Friday, December 9, 2011

Elvira SOLD

Elvira...yep, we're on a roll with our goth names and styles. An unusual shade of plum and purple, the irridescent Czech glass is mixed with german silver for an other worldly feel. $36 Necklace, $29 Bracelet, $12 earrings

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Electrical Two SOLD

Electrical Two. Show stopping dazzling blue Czech glass. Necklace 17.5 inches long. Necklace $36, Bracelet $29, Earrings $12

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Evening Shadows SOLD

Late breaking news of the day, evening approaches! Silvery gray czech glass and antiqued silver wire, center on a floral gunmetal front clasp and feature a hanging pendant. This crystal glass has a special coating on it so it catches the light brilliantly. 24 inches long and can we worn with the clasp in the front or back. SOLD

Pointsettia SOLD

There is an old Mexican Christmas legend about the Poinsettia: There was once a poor Mexican girl called Pepita who had no present to give the the baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked to the chapel, sadly, her cousin Pedro tried to cheer her up.

'Pepita', he said 'I'm sure that even the smallest gift, given by someone who loves him will make Jesus Happy.' Pepita didn't know what she could give, so she picked a small handful of weeds from the roadside and made them into a a small bouquet. She felt embarrassed because she could only give this small present to Jesus. As she walked through the chapel to the altar, she remembered what Pedro had said. She began to feel better, knelt down and put the bouquet at the bottom of the nativity scene.

Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into bright red flowers, and everyone who saw them were sure they had seen a miracle. From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the 'Flores de Noche Buena', or 'Flowers of the Holy Night'.

The shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ. The white leaves represent his purity.

16.5+2 inches long, Pointsettia is $38 and the earrings, $12

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gothic Charm SOLD

Gothic Charm. Chunky dark navy/silvery blue Czech glass and german silver give your wrist some Wow. Bracelet $31, Earrings $12

Platinum SOLD

Go Platinum with this sure to sell out fast silver Czech glass bracelet! Eye popping, it will dazzle your snazziest holiday parties! $30 Bracelet, $12 Earrings SOLD, but I can make a few more!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Goblets of Gold Necklace DONATED

Goblets of Gold Necklace. $33 Necklace. 19 inches of purple irridescent czech glass, gold wire and golden crystals. SOLD but I could make one more!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Midnight Magic SOLD

Midnight Magic will change your pumkin to a coach drawn by six white horses...but only til 12. Glittery silvery charcoal gray Czech glass and gunmetal finishings. 17 inches long.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Owls are IN this year. Get Whoo before you know whoo does too! Okay, really bad pun:) Vintage bronze and topaz Czech glass bracelet. SOLD

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Provence SOLD

Provence....valleys carpeted with lavendar, scenic countryside filling the canvas of classic painters, moutains, coastlines, and quaint villages to delight even the choosiest tourist's eye.

Against a background of blue crab agate, antiqued silver end caps, and swarovski crystals our Fleur de Lis softly proclaims it's mother tongue. SOLD

Monday, November 28, 2011

Twilight III SOLD

Twilight III. More long gray czech glass and antiqued gunmetal wire! 36 inches long. SOLD

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Grass is Always Greener DONATED

Grass is Always Greener....on the other side. Be careful, this weekend is Black Friday, etc., but we know the grass is always greener. I've heard, too, that this year, in a break with tradition, the best prices will emerge later in December as overall sales lag. You can always count on affordable jewelry at Magpie, so think of us when you select your Christmas presents.

Three layers of rich grassy green freshwater pearls are dotted with white coin pearls and green and clear swarovski crystals. Oh, how glorious. I love this green. Finished with the cutest "bee" toggle clasp. Necklace

Friday, November 25, 2011

Silver Star II SOLD

More Freshwater dancing pearls gathered in delight around a Tibetan Silver starfish. We threw in a few sparkles, too! 16 inches long and finished with the cutest oversized "fish" lobster clasp. SOLD

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Desire SOLD

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! How do you like my autumnal orange?

Desire. Hot with desire, orange turquoise loudly announces the Tibetian Silver flower pendant. Offset by orange Swarovski crystals, you won't miss it! 18.5 inches long and finished with an oversized antiqued silver lobster clasp. SOLD

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blue Lagoon II SOLD

Blue Lagoon II. I sold the original and missed it so much I decided to create a new version. 36 inches of Blue Sodalite, misty gray coin pearls, and hammered silver links.  SOLD

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Misty Morning SOLD

Early in the morning when I drive down the deserted streets headed to the Y sometimes there is swirly misty fog enveloping my car. These gray pearls had that mist-like quality. Juliann and I stacked five layers of freshwater pearls then dotted them with Swarovski crystals for a subtle sparkle. Measures 16 inches on the inside diameter and falls 18 inches. SOLD

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bohemian SOLD

To our Bohemian collection we add Bohemian III, an antiqued copper bracelet brimming with cherry quartz, freshwater pearls in cream and bronze, and tinted czech glass. SOLD

Bohemian Rhapsody Bracelet II SOLD

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Art of Cooking

For the little, or should I say, passionate chef in your family, the Art of Cooking will be a Christmas gift to remember! Pewter chain and charms are saucy with red coral "bones" and kitchen utensils: pepper grinders, ice cream scoops, cookbook, spatulas and more! Bracelet $31

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kryptonite SOLD

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

I love this song from 3 Doors Down. When I saw these stones at a bead convention I instantly knew I would string them and call them Kryptonite! 17 inches long and finished with a lobster clasp. Necklace $35, Earrings $10

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dove ~~ Dark Gray Blister Pearl Long Statement Necklace DONATED

My delightful daughter, Julianna strung Dove some time ago.  Soft gray blister pearls are dotted with silvery gray czech glass for a subtle sparkle! 32 inches long Dove can be worn snug at the neck or at its full length.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


And to wear with yesterday's selection....Soar! Let your inner sparrow emerge and fly high above the clouds. Silver chain, white coin pearls, chrysoprase, silvery czech glass, and bird charms. SOLD

Monday, November 14, 2011

Branching Out SOLD

One might think, Branching Out is all about Spring, the call of nature as little buds emerge with fresh growth. However, I'll wear Chrysoprase anytime! Beautiful green chrysoprase, freshwater white pearls, silvery gray czech glass, and antiqued silver branches. 16 inches long.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Crystal Balls SOLD

And to our Crystal Balls set we add....

Crystal Balls III SOLD

Crystal Balls IV  21 inches long. $33 Necklace SOLD

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Vintage Shimmer SOLD

Can you feel the vintage vibes? This bronze wire reflects the faceted czech glass with unmistakable clarity. We received so many comments on this piece at Oktoberfest. Of course it sold, so I had to make another:) 32 inches long and adjustable.  SOLD but could make a similar one if you're interested.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Some Enchanted Evening...SOLD

Remember the necklace and bracelets I posted last month? Here are a few more!

Some Enchanted Evening II
Silvery gray freshwater pearls with larger silver connectors. 32 inches long. Necklace $35, Earrings $7

And Some Enchanted Evening bracelets....$32 each, Eiffel Tower Earrings $10
Beautiful gray pearls, czech crystal, and charms: Eiffel towers, coffee cups, passports and more!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apple Green Blossoms SOLD

My new favorite necklace and earrings. I LOVE these earrings. So fun. Seriously, I've worn the set a few times now and literally, everywhere I go I get comments on the terrific green, the fun shape of the stones and the overal design! Way to advertise, Mary. I actually placed an order for an extra strand of these beads so I could handle the rush....because I know you are all going to want one for yourself.

Shown here with antiqued bronze chain, swarovski crystals, and green turquoise flowers. Necklace is $32, Earrings $12 You can buy the earring separately if you want. And I am going to make a set with vintage copper, too! 17 inches long

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bling SOLD

Seventeen inches of Bling quality pink Czechoslovakian crystal glass wrapped with vintage bronze wire. The muted bronze wire really brings the pink to the forefront. $35 Necklace, Earrings $10

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glitter! SOLD

All that Glitters isn't GOLD:) Glitter showcases clear irridescent Czechoslovakian crystal glass and German silver. 17 plus two inches long.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Here Chick Chick, Get Your ChickiePies ....

So, I keep getting requests for Julianna's ChickiePie line...and right now, is the PERFECT time to snatch up one of these beauties for the little darling in your life. Made with magnetic clasps and stretchy string, each necklace is hand strung by Julianna. Necklaces $12, Bracelets, $6. Tell me which necklace you want from the pictures posted and I'll pull it off the rack right away.

We say family prayers each night and lately I've suggested to the kids they pray with me that Magpie will grow. Julianna approached me with great consternation, "Mom, we've been praying for Magpie, but you have NOT been praying for ChickiePie!" "We need to pray for ChickiePie!" Pardon us, Julianna. Course correction in place:)