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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Monday, October 31, 2011

Enchantment II SOLD

Today is Halloween, a night of when adults and children alike get to play "dress up". I think that's the alure of holidays such as this. All of us want to come out in our alter ego periodically and Halloween give us permission to do so.

So, speaking of a little magic...Enchantment II waltzes into the room bedecked in blue green chrystoprase, white freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals and features a pewter butterfly pendant. Finished with a mermaid toggle clasp and worn at 16.5 inches long. I sold the Enchantment depicted, but have one more pendant and could remake upon your request. SOLD

Friday, October 28, 2011

Original Sundance III ~~ Long Turquoise, Calcite, Amber, Wood Layering Necklace, Statement Necklace SOLD

I absolutely LOVE this necklace. In fact, I like it so much I've made one just for myself and always make sure I have stones to remake it in some variance should it sell! 38 inches long so can be worn long or doubled. Genuine stabilized turquoise, coconut wood, calcite, jasper, and amber nuggets. Necklace $62, Earrings $9

Thursday, October 27, 2011

SOLD but fun to see

Here are a few more pieces that sold before the could be posted!

Far, Far Away
For a friend of a friend, embarking on world travels...
Blue green crystoprase, white coin pearls, silvery gray czech glass, antiqued silver and travel charms!

Savannah's Dancin' Pearls....custom-designed for a little girl who Loves it. 15 inches long

In the Garden, another custom-design project... silver, garden creature charms, black agate, czech glass...and an oversized lobster clasp.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Picasso SOLD

Picasso jasper speaks for itself. Each stone reflects it's name. This photograph simply doesn't do it justice! 17.5 inches long. Necklace $33, Earrings $9

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jardin SOLD

Soft pink rose quartz petals interspersed with faceted green jade briolettes and pink swarovski crystals, Jardin floats on your neck with the fragrance of spring. 16 inches long.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tango SOLD

Dance the tango with this hot little number. Bright orange turquoise, swarovski crystals, and a really fun antiqued silver daisy pendant. 16 inches of fun. SOLD at Oktoberfest to the nicest man for his girlfriend.

Tender Expectations SOLD

Eagerly awaiting the spring, Tender Expectations is carved from baby soft blue and green jade with a few sparkles thrown in plus silver oval links! 29 inches long.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Black Agate ~~ Simple Black Agate Necklace, Black Agate 17 inch necklace

Okay, so I had another day with name-brain-cramp issues:) I think these black crab agate stones speak for themselves, don't you? Faceted with a shimmer of blacks and grays, I strung them with teeny tiny black seed beads between each agate to off-set their natural beauty. 17 inches long. Necklace $33, Earrings $13

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers SOLD

Another great necklace with genuine red coral, rock crystal and hammered silver links. Necklace was 32 inches long. SOLD However, I could make a similar one. Email with your interest.

Olive Jade ~~ Olive Jade Chunky Statement Necklace

When stringing this simple yet profound strand of Olive Jade I hit a road block in the naming department! The stone is Olive Jade so it stuck! Designed to lay askew, this beauty is 16.5 plus 2 inches long, the necklace is $34, Earrings $13

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bronze Blossoms SOLD

I sold this at Oktoberfest but hated for you to miss out on seeing this little beauty. I have more pendants so might be able to make something similar! 16.5 inches with a two inch extender chain! Shades of brown and tan faceted crab agate, bronze filigree bead caps, swarovski crystals and a stunning floral bronze pendant.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pucker Up SOLD

My daughter, Julianna, turns five today. I never imagined what joy I'd have in being the mother of a little girl. She is clever, sweet, and industrious! She asks me to string necklaces both for Magpie and her own line, ChickiePie.

Below is one of the many necklaces she's strung, Pucker Up, a mouth watering lime green turquoise and rock crystal ensemble 18 inches long. Necklace $33, Earrings $9

SOLD (Donated, actually, for the Bunco Fundraiser at the Poway Senior Center)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bracelet Bling SOLD

We've really enjoyed some of the bright and shiny Czechoslovakian crystal glass from SouthSun. Arranged with German silver and completed with toggle clasps, these bracelets will set your outfit.

Cobalt SOLD

Emerald City SOLD    

And Ruby SOLD

Bubblicious II SOLD

We woke up to a cloudy day and I felt the need for a burst of sunshine and color! Bubblicious will break through any overcast sky and perk up your office attire.

Back for an encore, Bubblicious II, double strands of hot pink blister pearls, clear czech glass crystals, and a hammered silver link. 17.5+2 inches long. SOLD

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Splash! SOLD

Splash up your typical fall wardrobe (gray) with a Splash! of color! Magenta mothef of pearl shell beads in three layers for 21 inches of fun. Necklace $33, Earrings $9

Monday, October 17, 2011

Garnet SOLD

Named for the stones from which she was created, Garnet was strung with genuine garnet nuggets, rice pearls and Swarovski crystals for a lovely double strand wardrop classic. 16-18 inches long and fastened with a double slide silver clasp. Necklace $36, Earrings $10

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Terra Firma Returns SOLD

And another revival...Terra Firma. 18.5 inches of natural white opal chips, jasper and a carved wooden pendant. Necklace $33, Earrings $10 An extender can be added for extra length!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Papillionne ~~ Capri Blue Agate Wire Wrapped Butterfly Pendant Statement Necklace SOLD

That's french for butterfly. This stunning marcasite-like antiqued silver butterfly is offset with  Capri blue Swarovski crystals and the gorgeous blue faceted agate and capped with darling silver endcaps.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Water is Rising ~~ Ocean Blue Starfish Pendant Necklace

Ocean Blue and Pearl Starfish Statement Necklace, Ocean Aquatic Necklace, Starfish Pendant

The Water is Rising ~~ Ocean Blues

I spaced blue magnesite with white freshwater pearls and hung my very popular starfish pendant in antiqued silver for a full aquatic feel.

Necklace measures 17 inches long to the pendant. Earrings hang 1.5". See on Etsy here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blister Pearl Revival ~~ Teal Blister Pearl Long Layering Necklace, Teal Blister Pearl Bracelet DONATED

Pearls are so "in" right now. Everywhere I go I'm seeing pearls...not your grandmother's pearls, but pearls in a fun and funky style--blister pearls, potato pearls, rice name it. And the price is rising due to the high demand in the world, go snatch a strand up quick!

Knight in shining armour gray blue blister pearls dotted with wee crystals for 36 inches of fun (worn long or doubled).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Del Mar Races SOLD

Chocolately brown light-weight Buri root seeds with creamy magnasite blend for a crisp morning at the Races! Really fun necklace that received lots of complements at Oktoberfest...18 " inner diameter to 20" outer diameter, Del Mar hooks with a lobster clasp. SOLD

Friday, October 7, 2011

Classic Cougar SOLD

Bold, Big, and Attention Grabbing, Classic Cougar captivates with brushed silver and turquoise magnesite. We threw in a few pearls for softness, too. 17+2 inches to the pendant.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunset Cliffs SOLD

Sunset Cliffs, another San Diego beach location! 18 inches to the pendant of yellow turquoise, hammered silver links, and a few Swarovski crystal bicones.  Necklace $36, Earrings $10

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Manhattan Mist SOLD

Julianna and I strung this together. I love the gray pearls, all four layers of them, the wee silvery gray czech glass crystals and german silver end cones! 18+2 inches long. Do not, I repeat, do not buy this! I don't want to let it go. Necklace $44, Earrings $9

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Conflict of Interest ~~ Red Coral Rock Quartz Short Necklace DONATED

Rare and gorgeous red coral, faceted rock crystal, antiqued silver dot spacers give you 19.5+2 inches of love.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Classic Taupe SOLD

27 inches of hammered silve links and taupe czech glass crystals! Necklace $34, Earrings $9