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, 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:)

Thought I'd get this first full week of November of to a bright start (ha ha ha) with some eye-stopping very bright blingy pieces! Made from Czechoslovakian crystal glass and a special iridescent coating, these pieces will make your holiday party outfit for sure.

Electric eel blue glass is a showstopper! I accented with German silver. 15.5+2 inches long with fits the neck closely. Shown with coordinating bracelet. SOLD

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vintage Princess SOLD

This brilliantly cut pink Czechoslovakian crystal glass shimmers against dark gunmetal chain and delicate filigree bead caps. Each necklace is finished with a toggle clasp and miniature crystals at the nape of the neck for a very nice finish. 18 inches long.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cheep Cheep

The cutest, tiniest darlingest (anything else -est) vintage bronze birdies cheep cheep with faceted pink czech crystals. Necklace is 16 inches long and finished with pink crystals and a lobster clasp. Bracelet is dotted with crystals fo subtle bling. Necklace $18, Bracelet $13, Earrings $10 (not show, but large kidney wires with danging birdies and crystals)

Bon Voyage Bracelet SOLD

Bon Voyage!
 Flying to Europe? A midnight rendezvous in the south of France? Bon Voyage will capture the inner romantic in each of us with its darling vintage bronze letter, aeroplane, fleur de lis, birds and more! Czechoslovakian faceted crystal glass adds brilliance.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Victoria SOLD

Another gunmetal delicate necklace, this time with silvery gray Czechoslovakian crystal glass and filigree caps. 18 inches long and finished beautifully at the nape of the neck. SOLD

Anastasia SOLD

Named for the Russian princess, this deep royal purple pearl is topped with a swarovski crystal and hung from delicate gunmetal chain. Finished in the back with more crystals and a toggle clasp, it hangs 18 inches to the pendnat. Coordinated earrings on large gunmetal kidney wires hang low. SOLD

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Delicate Little Beauties SOLD

Lately, my creations have veered towards these delicate every-day necklaces. I enjoy their light-weight touch of sparkle, the soft pearls and so so easy to wear natures.

Emma's Box (so named for the antique jewelry my Grandmother may have kept in her treasure box). Necklace is created with bronze chain, creamy coin pearl and little firepolished Czech glass beads. SOLD

Pea in a Pod
16 inches of delicate silver chain, connectors, and coin pearls with swarovski accents! $21 Necklace, Earrings $10 SOLD

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The original Coco was a smashing success, this new version drops the chain and adds silver celtic knots. Faceted calcite, cocowood, creamy czech glass crystals,  and silver connectors. 34 inches long. SOLD at Okotberfest...but I could make more:)