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, July 29, 2011

Sugar Me Sweet

I made a couple Sugar Me Sweet selections. As simple as you can get. Purple sugilite coin sized beads are wire wrapped one bead to the next. Sugar Me Sweet is 21" long (can be adjusted shorter) and is $33 for the Necklace, $8 Earrings
Sugar Me Sweet I (oval beads) SOLD

Sugar Me Sweet II (flat round beads)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hippy Chic

Don't these genuine Arizona Turquoise nuggets make you feel groovy? They do me. Turquoise pulls out my hippy side. Yes, I wore Birkenstock's and loose floppy dresses for years. I like the leather, silver, turquoise combo. And I think you will too! Wear with jeans, t-shirt or dress up a more casual outfit. Hippy Chic is 18.5 inches long ( however I could adjust the length if needed) and finished with a fantastic little antiqued silver oversided clasp. Easy to wear. And you'll like the coordinating earrings too. Necklace $35, Earrings 7

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Francesca SOLD

Francesca brings you hints of sunny Spain along the coast of the mediterranean. This eye-catching antiqued copper pendant is balanced with swarovski topaz crystals,turquoise rounds and antiqued copper spacers, and then finished with a fun copper toggle clasp. 18.5 inches long. SOLD

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pure as the Driven Snow SOLD

The other day I went out for a fun evening and wanted something very simple and white to wear. I'd been laying by the pool all day and wanted to show off my tan (let's be real...it's really my freckles merging). So, I whipped together Pure as the Driven Snow, 17 inches of silver chain featuring a luminescent white coin pearl, silver shadow swarovski crystal and darling antiqued silver connector flower. Very simple. Coordinating earrings have the same pearl dangle and hang from long silver kidney wires (I can switch these out to a shorter french style if you choose). Necklace $23, Earrings $10

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Winkle in Time

I love Periwinkle! The elusive shade of purplish blue is so soft and restful. Here I took a fascinating blue calcedony stone and jazzed up a strand of faceted periwinkle czech glass. Toss in some antiqued silver and small crystals and you have Winkle in Time. 16+2" long. Necklace $33, Earrings $9

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jaded SOLD

Looking for a simple classic black necklace to go with Anything? Don't be jaded by your fruitless search for quality affordable jewelry! Here you'll find shiny black dyed jade 12mm round beads capped with delicate antiqued silver spacers for perfect symmetrical necklace at 18 " plus two long. SOLD



Like everything coordinated? Adjustable Bracelet with jade and silver link chain. SOLD

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Southern Black Velvet II SOLD

Another choice for SBV fans! 18 inches of helix black onyx and a rectangular german silver pendant. SOLD

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pink Tiger SOLD

My nephew, Mason, named this Pink Tiger. My daughter, Julianna, strung all five strands of black glass and pink jade! Way to go piggy bank. I added the mesmerizing agate pendant! 18.5 inches long. 

Elegance SOLD

Very similar to our Black Swan bracelet, Elegance features a Bali-style german silver focal bead, faceted czech glass orbs and a lovely braided silver toggle clasp. SOLD

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ebony Star SOLD

Shiny spears of black agate offset by a faceted rock crystal oval bead. A sure bet for most outfits. Necklace is 18" plus two inches long. Necklace $36, Earrings $9

Monday, July 18, 2011

Come into my Web SOLD

Ian thought this sterling silver plated pendant looked like a web, albeit, from a very talented spider! With double layers of black agate chips, and silver beads, you'll be enticing! 18.5" plus two long. Necklace is $39, Earrings $7 SOLD

Black, Black, Black

I always get requests for more black necklaces! It's the universal color women like to wear for just about any occasion. So, this week we are debuting a new line of black necklaces from onyx, agate, jade and other stones. Enjoy shopping!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Moon Night SOLD

These dancing pearls are so dark they're almost black! Catch them in the right light and you'll see glimmers of purple. 15.5 plus two inches long to the antiqued silver filigree pendant! Swarovski crystals, dark dark purple dancing pearls, and antiqued silver. SOLD

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Merlot SOLD



A classic necklace of 12mm merlot colored jade beads capped with delicate floral caps. You'll appreciate the dark reddish purple of these stones. 16.5+2 inches long. SOLD

Adjustable Coordinating Bracelet SOLD

Friday, July 15, 2011

Purple is My Favorite Color

Here's another one of Julianna's stringing projects! 14 inches long, this is sweet and simple, perfect for the younger child in your life. Soft purple dancing teardrops will make any girl jump up and squeal (except me, I like pink!) Necklace $21

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vintage Pomegranate SOLD

Julianna strung this for me! Help me fill her piggy bank (I told her I'd pay $5 per necklace she strings.) Gorgeous pomegranate shaded dancing pearls, antiqued silver filigree diamond pendant make a very simple statement. Necklace is 15.5 inches long. I can add an extender chain if needed. Fits closer around the neckline. Necklace $33, Earrings $10

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Purple Orchid SOLD


I custom-designed this stunning ensemble as a statement piece for some friends of mine, the fabulous MaryKay sales directions in Southern California. It wasn't on the table 30 minutes before one of these outstanding leaders selected it as the perfect complement to her outfit. 38 inches long, Purple Orchid can be worn long or doubled. Purple blister pearls are dotted with small crystals for a subtle shine. And can we say, WOW, what a fantastic bracelet! Double layers of pearls and crystals....Necklace $49, Bracelet $29, Earring, $10 (and yes, I could very possibly make more...contact me if you're interested!)

Jasmine SOLD

Delicate and lovely as the flower, Jasmine is 38 inches of finely linked rice pearls and irridescent faceted dark orchid czech glass. Perfect for wearing long or doubling for a layered look. Necklace $44, Earrings $10 SOLD (but I can make one more!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Clarion


Clarion is a loud and clear call out, unmistakable and beckoning. This electric shade of blue called out to me. I love these dancing pearls! 16.5+2 long. Necklace, $33, Earings, $9

Monday, July 11, 2011

Buzz SOLD

Bees are buzzing around our pool. I'm not sure why the children shriek so loudly when they see a bee. I saw that movie where the Bees sued humans. Too funny. I like bees and I liked honey. Bring on the buzz. Faceted yellow calcite, buri roots, faceted czech glass and german silver spacers.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bubblicious SOLD

As juicy yummy as a mouth full of gum! Bubblicious will make your friends smile. Fuschia pink blister pearls spaced with czech glass crystal and an off center hammered silver link. which connects to the right side double layer. 17+2 inches long. Necklace is $36, Earrings $9

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Aloha III SOLD


I can't get enough of these petite turquoise teardrops! I finally found some more and am repeating a much-loved design, Aloha III. Sprinkled with silver balls and featuring an off center lump of rock crystal, Aloha is 17" long and finished with an s-hook german silver clasp. I can lengthen with more chain if needed. SOLD

Friday, July 8, 2011

Big Island SOLD


My nephew, Mason, who is preparing to move to Hawaii in a few weeks tells me this necklace reminds him of the Big Island! Agree? Necklace is 17 iches long (I can add an extended if needed) and $36. Earrings $10

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Black Tie Affair SOLD

Elegant, bold, are you ready for the crystal ball with this blend of black and clear faceted crystal glass? Finished with a look-at-me antiqued silver toggle clasp. SOLD



Black Swan SOLD



The Black Swan, the charcter Odile, in the ballet Swan Lake embraces her sensuality and dark side. I named this ensemble after the lovely swan who stepped a bit too far over the edge. Necklace is 17+2 inches long and fitted with a lobster clasp. Bracelet features a toggle. Two difference earring choices. Necklace $37, Bracelet, $29, Earrings $10

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ice Capades 3 SOLD

And to accompany our lovely Ice Maiden from earlier....is another Ice Capades, this time, a full 40" long to the to the pendant. Perfect for wearing long and luxuriously or doubling for a shorter, layered look. Drape yourself is diamonds, girls. Composed of Chinese Crystal and silver wire. SOLD

Ice Maiden SOLD

Clear as ice, this czech crystal glass is stunning mixed with german silver.  Earrings composed of antiqued silver and Australian crystal. SOLD

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wings of the Dove SOLD

Soft and gentle, as the wings of a dove, we bring you 33 inches of rock crystal chips and pure white freshwater pearls. Wings of the Dove is a bittersweet Henry James's novel capturing the early century beauty and art, love and betrayal, and true motives.

Lovely. Necklace $42, Earrings $10

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Maine Summer SOLD

I remember back in jr high school that I enjoyed, in particular, a book, set in Maine, about a summer crush between two other high schooler's who were in their senior year. Their experiences, besides first kisses, included swimming in cold waters, picking blueberries, and a sense of tranquility that I didn't know. Living in Texas at the time, it seemed like a world so remote from the torpid summer days I experienced. And blueberries, a staple of Maine, ah, how I wanted to pick them. I did that later in college, but that's another story. So, when I began working on these dyed quartz beads, memories of first loves came back to me.

Maine is 17.5 inches long with a two inch extender chain. It features an off to the side antiqued silver oval and is composed of dark purple quartz and antiqued silver spacers. Simple yet classic.

Necklace is $31, Earrings $9

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Black's Beach SOLD

And Finally, for our San Diego Beaches collection....Black's Beach, which, if you know anything about anything around here...you would know is a famous beach for the unattired. Yep, localy known as the nude beach. Not that I've ever been there.....Or so I'm told.

I was really stumped on what I'd do for this one.  Several friends gave me good suggestions but the projects never congealed. Then it hit me...it's a nude beach...all you have is sun, water, sand and very little clothing. Hence, our creation today....clear quartz crystal, sky/water blue turquoise, and bare copper! It's beautiful in person and the quartz captures the light. 36" long and adjustable with an S-hook clasp. SOLD

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ocean Beach Deux SOLD

Here's another colorful Ocean Beach treat for you! The amazingly colorful and eye-catching Candy Jade, this time on a doubled leather cord. Ocean Beach is right at 20" long but can be shortned if you like. Surfs Up Dude. Necklace $33, Earrings $10