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 28, 2012

Sent My Gal a Letter SOLD

Somewhere in the back of my mind a song is ringing, "I sent my gal a letter..." but I can't find the lyrics anywhere. Ring a bell?


29 inches of vintage bronze chain dotted with freshwater pearls and finished with a lobster clasp and more pearls features our antiqued love letter scroll pendant.  So charming. $22, Earrings $9

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quiet Place SOLD


All this talk of romance and love requires a Quiet Place. A hanging Amazonite spear adorns a simple imprinted leaf suspended from a base metal chain (antiqued silver). $20

Coordinating earrings in faceted high grade Amazonite and wired with stainless steel are $11

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dream STOLEN


A girl can dream...28 inches of vintage bronze chain, circular pendant (chain is larks-head wrapped around pendant), dangling a bronze heart and key. Who holds the key to your heart in your dreams? $21

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Open Heart SOLD

This week on Magpie Madness we are opening our hearts to love and romance!


Open Heart is a love song composed of red coral and red czech glass featuring a vintage bronze heart pendant. 16+2 inches long. Necklace $33, Earrings on kidney wires, $8

Monday, September 24, 2012

J'adore SOLD


Cheri, mon ami, j'adore (french for "I adore you") captures my heart. With a deep red Swarovski crystal drop and vintage bronze love letter scroll on a delicate vintage bronze chain, how can you go wrong? 28 inches to lobster clasp edged with additional Swarovski crystals.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Baja Two SOLD

Here's another Baja for you...a shorter version at 25.2 inches of Arizona turquoise, rutilated quartz, carved wood, czech glass, coin pearls and vintage bronze wire. Take an adventure to Baja and find rest in the deep blue waters. Necklace $32, Earrings $12

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ChickiePies are coming out of the oven


Julianna and I have been baking pies all week, that is, ChickiePies. She's come up with a new line of pies, the ultra princess blingy Pies. These are around 15.5" inches  long with a  2" extender chain. Composed of glass pearls and czech glass crystals they're sure to make any girl's heart sing. $15 for necklace, $7 for earrings (which can be made into french hooks or clipons!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Contentment STOLEN


Simple vintage bronze chain, zen-like bamboo pendant, pearl and swarovski crsytals.  19.5 inches ending in a lobster clasp and freshwater pearls. Be at peace. Necklace $22, Earrings $10

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cold Winter's Day SOLD

Perhaps it was the weekend of 100 degrees here in San Diego preceded by the hottest summer in my memory, or possibly simply the calendar's turn to September, but I am longing for cold, snow and frosty mint lattes.



Amazonite quartz stones and antiqued silver and stainless steel metals make up Cold Winter's Day. Adjustable chain from 26-29 inches long. SOLD

Friday, September 14, 2012

Solace STOLEN

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 sol·ace/ˈsälis/ Noun: Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness: "She sought solace in her religion".  Reading the morning news, following updates in the afternoon and evening, my heart longs for consolation. Everyday it seems as if violence and evil is all around us and it grows exponentially. My heart finds solace in God alone. See Scriptures below.  

Solace is 28 inches of vintage bronze chain featuring a bronze butterfly pendant, jade and a coin pearl topped with a Swarovski crystal, $22 Coordinating earrings $11



My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—he's my shield and my salvation's strength, my place of safety and my shelter. My savior! Save me from violence!" (2 Samuel 22:3)

"But you, LORD, are my shield! You are my glory! You are the one who restores me" (Psalm 3:3).

"I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because you alone, LORD, let me live in safety" (Psalm 4:8).

"The LORD is a safe place for the oppressed—a safe place in difficult times" (Psalm 9:9).

"The LORD is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—he's my shield, my salvation's strength, my place of safety" (Psalm 18:2).

"Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff—they protect me" (Psalm 23:4).

"Hope in the LORD! Be strong! Let your heart take courage! Hope in the LORD!" (Psalm 27:14)

"Turn away from evil! Do good! Seek peace and go after it!" (Psalm 34:14)

"Oh, I must find rest in God only because my hope comes from him!" (Psalm 62:5)

"LORD of heavenly forces, those who trust in you are truly happy!" (Psalm 84:12)

"I say to the LORD, "You are my refuge, my stronghold! You are my God—the one I trust!" (Psalm 91:2)

"The person whose hope rests on the LORD their God—is truly happy!" (Psalm 146:5
 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Guns N Roses SOLD

Calling all you head bangers:) Rosy pink Porphyry Jasper tinged with streaks of gunmetal black. I used antiqued silver (base metal) chain, fire polished czech glass and stainless steel wire. 16-19 inches adjustable. Necklace $32, Earrings $11

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cherry Earrings SOLD

Faceted Cherry Quartz suspended from antiqued silver chain and earwires. $13

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Declarative Statement SOLD


State your declaration! Wear these red coral and blue jade earrings to proclaim your patriotism. Hung on 1" vintage bronze kidney wires (these can be converted to french hooks). $15

Declaration SOLD

Today will always be etched in my mind as a historic memory of injustice, the prevailing of the American spirit, and sacrifice.

Declare your colors! Glossy red coral, deep blue faceted jade, carved wooden squares, creamy coin pearls, swarovski crystals, and czech glass crystals all on vintage bronze wire. 37 inches long.



Monday, September 10, 2012

Swinging Chandeliers SOLD

Blue czech glass and silver chandeliers will make you feel September sassy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Really fun yellow lampwork glass beads dangle from 1.5 inch silver kidney wires. $12

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Panoramic

 

  Lovely multishaded Amazonite reminds me of a desert skyline. Panoramic captures the desert. 16 inches long and finished with czech glass crystals adjacent to a lobster clasp. Necklace $21, Earrings on vintage bronze french hooks, $11
 
 
  Wrapped in vintage bronze and finished with french hooks, this stunning pair is $13
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vintage Chic Earrings


Capture the vintage feel with these pineapple quartz teardrops topped with vintage bronze filigree and creamy freshwater pearls then suspended from 2" bronze kidney wires. $12

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Heart's Desire Earrings SOLD



Be still my beating heart...Heart's Desire earrings in vintage bronze with clear and ruby red Swarovski crystals.