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, September 30, 2011

Oktoberfest Begins Today

Starting Today Magpie will be at LaMesa's Oktoberfest for three days! Please come by and lend me your support! Bring this coupon with you or show it to me on your Smartphone to redeem!

Show Hours:
Friday, Sept 30 11 AM to 11:30 PM
Saturday Oct 1 11 AM to 11:30 PM
Sunday Oct 2 111 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Misty Moisty Morning SOLD

One misty moisty morning,
When cloudy was the weather,
I chanced to meet an old man,
Clothed all in leather.
He began to compliment
And I began to grin.
How do you do? And how do you do?
And how do you do again?

Such a fun Nursery Rhyme in my children's collection! Is it bad business for me to tell you to please NOT buy this necklace? I love it and am not quite sure I'm ready to part with it:) I designed it to wear with a particular outfit for my friend Jenn's wedding. I paired it with a long necklace of gray pearls and felt beautiful all night!

35 inches of silver wire, Amazonite smooth ovals, faceted rock crystal, gray Biwa stick pearls.

Necklace $43, Earrings $11

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fresh Air SOLD

More Amazonite, in the shape of smooth ovals capped with antiqued silver dot spacers and faceted czech glass crystals. Smooth silver plated chain 17.5 inches long.

SOLD

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crashing Crest SOLD

Amazonite is my new favorite semiprecious gemstone! I am totally in love with this greenish blue. I recently found some great prices on this stone and look forward to passing them on to you.

Ride the waves of high fashion with Crashing Crest, sticks of top drilled Amazonite, facted natural Quartz nuggets, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystals! 18.5 +2 inches long.

Necklace $35, Earrings $10 SOLD

Monday, September 26, 2011

Silver Star SOLD

Silvery gray dancing pearls and silver czech glass crystals dance with antiqued silver spacers and an aniqued silver starfish. 17 inches long. SOLD

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Serenity SOLD

16.5 inches of Kiwi Jade, a pale blue dotted with black. I've added a few Swarovski's for twinkle and the ever-desired Tree of Life antiqued silver pendant. SOLD

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lei SOLD


Finally! The final piece to my Hawaiian collection, Lei looks just like the real thing! Pinkish coral flat teardrops are strung tightly together with tiny czech glass crystals for a bit of sparkle. Julianna painstakingly strung this, twice, the first time was too short:) 18.5 inches plus a 2 inch extender chain. Necklace, $44, Earrings $12 ( I do have beads for one more!)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rhubarb SOLD

Delightful rhubarb reddish purple blister pearls sprinkled with tiny clear czech glass crystals for a bit of sparkle! Necklace is 34 inches long and could be worn long or doubled. SOLD

DONATED

Thursday, September 22, 2011

OrangeMint SOLD

Like it's pink sister, OrangeMint showcases bright and bold tangerine colored turquoise, a faceted turquoise magnesite pendant and a wee bit of sparkle with dazzling Swarovski crystals. 18 inches long to the pendant! $38 Necklace, Earrings $12

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zimbabwe SOLD

Feel the zebras galloping across the African plain? 18 inches of black onyx hexagonal barrels, antiqued silver spacers, zebra striped pendant, czech glass and a German silver toggle clasp. SOLD

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pink Opal Revival ~~ Pink Opal and Wooden Stick Sweet Necklace SOLD

Bringing back a few genuine pink opal favorites in slightly different renditions....

Coastal Rose II
Necklace $34, earrings $10
18.5 plus 2 inches long. Pink Opal, Swarovski Crystal, Wooden Sticks



Mahogany Rose II SOLD SOLD

22+2 inches long. Pink Opal ovals, Buri Roots, Faceted Rock Crystal



English Tea Rose SOLD

21 inches long. Pink Opal, Rhiolite, Carved Coco wood, Hammered Silver links

Friday, September 16, 2011

Garnishments

And a few garnishments for your favorite coctails!

Twist of Lime $28, Earrings $8
17+2 inches of delicate green dancing pearls, clear czech glass

Twist of Lemon SOLD
17+2 inches of delicate lemon colored dancing pearls, clear czech glass

Cherry on Top SOLD
17+2 inches of perfectly formed cherry red coral, clear czech glass, and an antiqued silver pendant

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seasons of Mellow Fruitfulness SOLD


Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
John Keats

Keats was one of my favorite Romanic age poets! The beauty, the tragedy of a life cut short, and the passion of such a writer. 32 inches of rusty orange blister pearls, czech glass, topaz Swarovski crystals. Can be worn long or doubled. SOLD

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie SOLD

My favorite Thanksgiving pie! My mom bakes the most wonderful pumpkin pie...she blends whipped chiffon into the pumpkin before pouring it into a homemade pie shell. Think light and fluffy, airy and not heavy. I can smell it now. In fact...I might need to make a Starbucks run for a Pumpkin Latte.

18+2 inches of Pumpkin colored mother of pearl diamonds with and off-center hammered silver link. SOLD

An Ode to Fall

The crisp of autumn has kissed the morning air. I'm finding an extra t-shirt is needed as I drag myself to the car before dawn for morning exercises. An inner compulsion to bake has gripped me, an urge, I might add, I am trying to resist. I do recall what happened to my waistline last fall as I churned out mounds of cookies, loaves of bread, cinnamon rolls and pies...Oh dear.

So, this year I will control my impulses with naming necklaces after food! And hopefully, in the process, tempt you to buy jewelry instead of eating too.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gypsey's Pearls SOLD

Enjoy this double layer of dark gray blister pearls sprinkled with faceted czech glass crystals and soft gray freshwater pearls. Featuring a large Keishi pearl pendant. 18+2 inches long. SOLD

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mauna Loa SOLD


Our last Hawaiin selection for the week, Mauna Loa, composed from multi-shaded Agate. Hammered copper rings and wire is reflected in the stones with tones of copperish orange and black. 17 inches long to the pendant and finished with a copper S-hook clasp which allows you to adjust the necklace length. Necklace $34, Earrings $9

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hanalei SOLD

Hanalei is a double layer of 19 inches of natural creamy coral sticks, carved wood, buri roots, faceted czech glass culminating with a carved wooden pendant. The necklace is finished with an oversized lobster clasp for easy wearing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

North Shore Island SOLD

My brother lives on Kauai, specifically the North Shore. I've been told how beautiful the waters are. I chose these sleeping beauty blue turquoise magnesite stones, sprinkled them with sterling silver balls and an off-center chunk of faceted rock crystal and finished off with a sterling silver s-hook clasp. Fits right at 16 inches so is a right-at-the neck style. SOLD


*Magpie Sterling Collection

Coordinating Bracelet (but not Sterling) $27 SOLD
Faceted Rock Crystal, Turquoise Teardrops, Silver Chain for eight inches of fun.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kauai SOLD

If my brother's photographs are anything to go on, Kauai must be amazing. The "garden state" is lush, green, and peaceful. Enjoy 17+2 inches of green jade, freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals and a carved mother of pearl pendant (2 inches). SOLD

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hawaiian Blue Flower SOLD

Rare blue sponge coral while I procured at an amazingly reduced cost (terrific since I can pass this on to you!), coupled with antiqued silver daisy spacers, clear crystal, and a super fun flower pendant...will remind you of the variety of Hawaiin blue flowers on the islands. It's not as heavy as it looks because the sponge coral is full of airy pockets:) 18 long to the pendant (2 in). SOLD

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Turquoise Tangle SOLD

It's my birthday, it's my birthday, yay yay yay. So....since it's my birthday (have I mentioned that yet?), I'm debuting Turquoise Tangle because I just LOVE turquoise. Three layers of genuine Arizona turquoise blended with crystal bicones, black czech glass and finished with German silver cones and an s-hook clasp. I actually got the idea from a  Silpada magazine and exercised some artistic license to create a much more affordable version which I like even better. Hmmm, I just might keep this one for myself. Necklace $51, Earrings $10

Friday, September 2, 2011

Flower Power III SOLD


Flower Power III
Necklace $35, Earrings $9 SOLD
17 inches of colorful candy jade, czech crystal glass, daisy spacers and the fabulous flower off-side pendant/connector. These stones are a bit smaller than the ones I've used in the past.

Blacks Beach II
Necklace $38, Earrings $9 SOLD
Hammered copper links, turquoise coins, faceted rock crystal stones....Blacks Beach....be free:) 35" long.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bracelet Repeats...all SOLD

Remaking a few classic Bracelets....

Jupiter's Moon SOLD
So delicate and soft--goes with anything. White freshwater pearls, diminutive turquoise teardrops, gray czech glass, and brushed silver chain.


Grasshopper Pie II $31 Bracelet, Earrings $8
Really fun and funky green magnesite, coconut wood discs and a heavy German silver toggle clasp.


Bohemian Bracelet Three Bracelet $32, Earrings $9
Antiqued copper chain, creamy white and bronze freshwater pearls, and faceted cherry quartz. 9" long and adjustable with a copper lobster clasp. The rest of the bracelet hangs down as a longer dangle.