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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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pearl Harbor SOLD

In remembrance of my father and scores of other young men who gave their lives for our great nation...Pearl Harbor, a memorial of rose gold, swarovski crystals, and tinted freshwater pearls. The necklace is 19+1 inches long. Necklace $31, Bracelet, $17, Earrrings, $8. SOLD

Friday, May 27, 2011

Torrey Pines SOLD

A local favorite for surfers, Torrey Pines is a picturesque, wide, sandy beach adjacent to the state reserve. Well known for it's sandstone cliffs, the beach is found at the bottom of 300 feet high sandy cliffs. I've received many a phone call from my brother from this beach as he wrapped up a day of "epic" surf.

Torrey Pines Necklace features faceted calcite, faceted magnesite turquoise and antiqued copper chain. 18" long but adjustable for a shorter wear with it's easy-to-use lobster clasp. Necklace $34, Earrings $9. SOLD

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free as a Bird SOLD

Joining our more delicate line of accents is Free as a Bird. 20 inches long, this silver chain dangles with a bird cage and a bird-in-flight suspended above the cage. Different. SOLD

Birdrock SOLD

Birdrock's cliffside breathtaking ocean views give you a glimpse of tidepools teaming with sealife--fish, hermit crabs, even the occasional octopus...a secret treasure overlooked by most tourists. Here we couple ocean greens with sky blues--a delightful blend of magnesites and silver. 17.5 (plus 2) inches of fun.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

La Jolla Shores SOLD

Back to the more affluent side of town, La Jolla Shores is known far and wide for its pristine white sand and expanse of soft sandy beachfront just perfect for an morning's outting. The perfect water for paddling.

Created from antiqued copper chain, faceted calcite, magnesite turquoise ovals, and carved coconut shell, La Jolla Shores, at 40 inches, can be worn long or doubled for the popular layered look. $52 Necklace, $9, Earrings. SOLD

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ocean Beach SOLD

Ecclectic, fun, and'll see just about anything at Ocean Beach. Wild and crazy colored magnesite with an off-center rock crystal focal bead, OB reflects our fun-loving-partying beach. 15" with a two inch extender, OB rides close to the neck. SOLD

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cardiff by the Sea SOLD

Introducing a series of necklaces named for San Diego idea inspired by Elisha Morgan! My brother, an avid surfer and quite familiar with the local waterways, and Kristi, my friend and local girl were over a few weeks ago and we had fun naming the necklaces. Still trying to find the right necklace for Black's Beach, though:)

Cardiff by the Sea SOLD
Elegant, upscale and classy, Cardiff is known for it's lovely homes and very high standard of living.  Our Cardiff necklace features lampwork glass, gold plated hammered links, helix crystal glass and coin pearls. 22 inches long.

Cardiff coordinating bracelet with gold magnetic clasp SOLD

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wisteria IV SOLD

And in response to high demand....another Wisteria for our collection of multi-colored purple stones/pearls. A slightly different blend of chariot, crazy lace agate, coin pearls, and swarovski crystals finished with a german silver toggle clasp. Bracelet, $32, SOLD

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Damselfly II SOLD

In our delicate pearl-themed collection of darling little insects, here's another Damselfly...this time with sapphire blue and white coin pearls, and clear swarovski crystals...featuring a pewter dragonfly toggle clasp. Darling!

* Coordinates with Kate necklace


Kate...a lovely yet simple necklace of sapphire blue freshwater pearls and blue and clear swarovski crystals and silver wire. Shown here doubled, but at full length is 21.5 inches long. Necklace, $32, Earrings $9 SOLD

* See Damselfly II for coordinating bracelet

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Morado SOLD

Morado reflects dark wine colored freshwater pearls and an off-center faceted rock crystal accent bead. 16.5 inches plus a 2 inch extender chain. Feminine. Coordinating earrings highlight swarovski crystals, too. Necklace $33, Earrings, $9.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Andrea SOLD

In honor of my lovely mother...the Andrea....three strands of entwined genuine Amethyst pebbles and silver balls. The inside diameter is 16" so it's a shorter style necklace. Finished with a German silver s-hook clasp. Necklace $38, Earrings $9

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flower Power SOLD

Need some flower power to brighten your Monday? You'll stand out for sure with this brightly colored candy jade ensemble featuring an off center funky flower. Fits at the base of the throat at 17.5 inches long (plus a two inch extender option). Super fun. And check out the dangling earrings in complementary shapes of jade, too. Necklace $35, Earrings $10 SOLD

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Barcelona III SOLD

And to the Barcelona collection we bring a bright, sunshine yellow magnesite statement piece. Punch up your outfit with pizazz! 18" long to the pendant SOLD

Friday, May 13, 2011

Grecian SOLD

Wear much gray or black? You'll like this light-weight faceted irridescent czech glass with gunmetal. Bracelet SOLD

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody Bracelet SOLD

Bohemain Rhapsody Bracelet Set
A complement to a previous post, this bracelet blends the same copper chain, creamy coin pearls, and golden shadow swarovski crystals with faceted teardrops of cherry quartz. SOLD

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Still Waters SOLD

A powerful collection of turquoise stones for 18" of monochromatic color custom designed for a gift specifically for a turquoise lover. SOLD

Bohemian Rhapsody SOLD

Bohemian Rhapsody Necklace
Gorgeous copper chain entertwined with creamy coin pearls, golden shadow swarovski crystals, faceted cherry quartz. 25" with an adjustable length. Necklace $33, Earrings $11

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cherry Blossom SOLD

Cherry Blossom
In Washington DC it's time for the annual explosion of cherry blossoms. So beautiful. Enjoy this rendition in antiqued copper, and faceted cherry quartz! Necklace 24" plus 2" extender chain. SOLD

Monday, May 9, 2011

Be Mine SOLD

Be Mine Oh Valentine....28" of mother and son silver plated chain. Fantastic Murano glass heart charm. SOLD

Friday, May 6, 2011

Moonlight Sonata Bracelet SOLD

Moonlight Sonata Bracelet, a perfect complement to the coordinating necklace, Moonlight Sonata.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Salad Days SOLD

I discovered Shakespeare in high school and fell in love with literature and words, an affair that has continued to reign in my life. Reading Anthony and Cleopatra, I discovered the phrase, "salad days" and thought it was simply wonderful. We use that phrase to refer to the sort of carefree innocence of our youth.

CLEOPATRA: My salad days,
When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,
To say as I said then! But, come, away;
Get me ink and paper:
He shall have every day a several greeting,
Or I'll unpeople Egypt

Do you see the salad? Juicy greens, bright oranges, and blue...hmmm, not sure what is blue, perhaps the sky beyond the garden. Yeah, that's it.

Bracelet $26 Green coin pearls, orange and blue mother of pearl, swarovski crystals, blue jade, and silver floral links. Earrings $12 Swarovski crystals

Necklace $23 Silver chain, coin pearl, swarovski and czech glass. Necklace SOLD

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Moonlight Sonata SOLD

Moonlight Sonata
18 inches to the pendant...silver chain, gray freshwater rice pearls and faceted czech glass...$23 Necklace, $9Earrings

Monday, May 2, 2011

Peruvian Sky SOLD

Peruvian Sky

I found these Peruvian Opal stones earlier this year and was captured by the intensity of the blue. I think you will be too. This stone is relatively rare and often "replicated." Streaks of white in the stone are an indictor of the genuine article.

Necklace and Earrings SOLD

Bracelet $22, Earrings $9

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A new line of delicacies....

My brother has been a supportive advocate of Magpie! The other day he commented that he'd like to see some more delicate options. Huh? What does a dude know about women's jewelry? Well, I experimented with a few designs and they appear to be winners. I'd like to know your opinions, so write to me at to weigh in, would you? So, as a prelude to May, here they are:

22" to the pendant. A fine silver-plated chain which sparkles as it catches light...adorned with a lavendar coin pearl, floral link, lavendar swarovski crystals and gray rice pearls.