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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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Victory II SOLD

Victory in purple magnesite, swarovski crystal and silver wire..18.5+2 inches long.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Enchanted Evening SOLD



It's another enchanting evening in Magpie headquarters. These soft silvery gray freshwater pearls, czech glass and silver wire are irresistible! While working at Oktoberfest I wired a set and it was sold before I could even photograph! In fact, it was purchased to be an eye-glass chain! I just added a lobster clasp on each end...a perfect design idea. 38 inches long.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mozaic Turquoise Earrings

It's been a very busy few weeks and not nearly enough time to bead! Here are some earrings I squeezed in. Mozaic turquoise topped with Swarovski crystals, all on vintage bronze. $13

Friday, October 26, 2012

Midnight Orchid SOLD


Velvety purple agate suspended from gunmetal chain! Everyone who's come by my studio while I was making these was drooling. I have a couple versions (each stone varies), but most are from 25-29 inches long and finished adjacent to a lobster clasp with tanzanite Swarovski crystals! Necklaces $25, Earrings $12

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Think Pink!

In honor of Breast Cancer of Awareness month we release for your choice several stunning pink earrings!

Pink Jade and Bronze Earrings $16


Pink Turquoise Teardrops on Silver Hooks $13


Pink Turquoise on Silver Kidney Wires $13

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vintage Rose SOLD



Here's another Vintage Rose for all you pink lovers out there! Our first set was swiftly picked up at Oktoberfest so I made another one! 36 inches of soft pink pearls, czech glass and silver wire. Necklace $38, Earrings on lever-back are $9

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What a Wonderful World SOLD

 Sung by Louis Armstrong...
    Reminding us of all the beauty around us. Here's my shout out to all of you amazingly strong women who are fighting for life! What a wonderful world. May we cherish each day.


Necklace composed of pink coral and swarovski crystals. 16-18 inches from inside to outside drape (I can add an extender chain if you so desire). Necklace $37, Earrings $12
I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin......i love you.
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/l/louis+armstrong/what+a+wonderful+world_20085347.html ]
I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

(instrumental break)

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin...*spoken*(I ....love....you).

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
*spoken*(you know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than I'll never know)
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world

Monday, October 22, 2012

I Will Survive SOLD

This morning's post as several layers of meaning for me. I had a break-in last night and thieves ransacked my car garage and made off with personal belongings and some of my Magpies! Seriously, this stings like you wouldn't believe. A custom-design project for a friend is completely gone. Arggg.
But, I am alive, my family is safe, and we will survive!
I also have a number of friends and acquaintances going through breast cancer. It's such a hideous cancer that attacks the health and sick, the good and bad and seems to be no respecter of persons. So, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, October, we declare that "we will survive!"


Necklace is 38 inches long...pink pearls, Czechoslovakian glass, and vintage bronze wire. Necklace is $38, Earrings $9 SOLD

Friday, October 19, 2012

Praire Sky STOLEN


I found this piece of Amazonite the other day that reminded me of the sky, expansive and wide overhead...an open praire abundant with peace and rest. 28 inches of antiqued silvertone chain, an amazonite stone pendant wrapped with stainless steel wire. Necklace $20, Earrings $12 (AA grade faceted Amazonite and crystal)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shades of Gray SOLD



More Shades of Gray...this time Shades is 18 inches long and adjustable. Gunmetal chain and silver gray czech glass beads. Necklace $31, Earrings $14SOLD

Then we have 28 inches of skinny gunmetal chain and a solo czech glass pendant....Shades of Gray Skinny, Necklace $22, Earrings $9

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

She Be Chunken SOLD

My kids love the Movie, Madagascar, when the male hippo addresses Gloria, the girl, "Girl, you be chunken." That's all I could think of when I assembled these oversized slabs of blue agate. I added antiqued silver plated chain and a side toggle clasp for easy-access. Not everyone can wear this number, but if you do, wear it with style! Necklace 19 inches. Necklace $50

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Classic Cougar Reprise SOLD

I am woman, hear me roar! Thus speaketh the woman empowered by the strength of her middle years. We are experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to take on the world.

Classic Cougar is a bold statement in turquoise magnesite, pearls, and swarovski crystals and features a silver floral pendant. 18.5+2 inches long. Necklace is $35, Earrings $9

Monday, October 15, 2012

Marseille DONATED

Viva la France! Let Marseille take you back to the romantic days of swashbuckling pirates, swooning maidens, and glorious heros of old.



Marseille features a brushed silver fleur de lis pendant suspended from 18.5+2 inches of denim blue sodalite, swarovski crystals and brushed antiqued silver.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gardenia ~~ Antiqued Copper Chain Necklace with a White Pearl Pendant

My mother's favorite flower is the Gardenia...it's soft luminescence and perfumed fragrance would transform our house into a woodland paradise. I tried to capture their simple beauty here by suspending a shell pearl on antiqued copper chain and attaching Swarovski crystals.

Gardenia I is 26 inches long $25 Necklace, $15 Earrings


  Gardenia II is 29 inches long $26 Necklace, $16 Earrings SOLD (but I can make more necklaces)


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lei-Over III ~~ Salmon Pink Coral Wedge Statement Necklace, Pink Coral Lei, Coral and Pearl Necklace SOLD


Feeling like a Lei Over you can live with? Yep, we did it again. Another stunning natural pink coral ensemble dotted with white freshwater pearls and miniature czech glass crystals. 16+2 inches long. Necklace is $45, Earrings $15

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sanctuary Too SOLD

I strung another Sanctuary, this time with genuine Aquamarine chips, Swarovski crystals and an off-side brushed silver birds-on-a-branch pendant. Finished in antiqued silver metals, Sanctuary is 18+2 inches long. Necklace $35, Earrings $11

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free at Last SOLD (but I can make more)

I wish by golly I could spread my wings and fly
And let my grounded soul be free for just a little while
To be like eagles when they ride upon the wind
And taste the sweetest taste of freedom for my soul

CHORUS:
Then I'd be free at last, free at last
Great God Almighty I'd be free at last

To let my feelings lie where harm can not come by
And hurt this always hurtin' heart
That needs to rest awhile
I wish by golly I could spread my wings and fly
And taste the sweetest taste of freedom for my soul

CHORUS:
Then I'd be free at last, free at last
Great God Almighty I'd be free at last
I'd be free at last, free at last
Great God Almighty I'd be free at last
 
 
 
Free at last...our little birdie has flown her cage. Vintage bronze, rice pearls, swarovski crystals and a bird cage. 25 inches long. Necklace $22, Earrings $10 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Let's Get Sassy SOLD

It's time to show your style. Let's get Sassy with two different super fun bracelets!

Sassy I, $25 Earring $8
Candy jade stones, czech crystal rondelles and a hammered silvertone clasp

Sassy II, $32 Earrings $9
Larger candy jade and czech crystal bling and silver flaky spacers with a german silver extender style toggle clasp.

Abundant Harvest SOLD

Harvest-like orange mozaic is dotted with fall colors, Swarovski crystals, and a vintage bronze pendnat. 17+2 inches long.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Old Lace Too SOLD

I've had the painted porcelain beads for quite some time. Inspiration struck this week. I coupled them with delicate clover-like bronze connectors, threw in some black czech glass and minty green Swarovski crystals, and there you had it, a lovely vintage piece fit for my grandmother's wardrobe. 18 inches and finished with a lobster clasp. Necklace $33, Earrings $11

Friday, October 5, 2012

Consider the Ravens SOLD

 
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:24-26

Pineapple quartz, dark chocolate freshwater pearls, oxblood red czech glass, an off-side carved rosewood floral motif, and vintage bronze bird wing connectors lend themselves to hope and rest. 26 inches long. Necklace $38, Earrings $12

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Desire SOLD

Desire is back! Hot orange turquoise, brilliant Swarovski fireopal orange bicones, and an antiqued silver(tone) floral pendant, all finished with an easy-to-use toggle claps in german silver. 18.5 inches long. Necklace $35, Earrings $11

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Olive Grove SOLD



I stumbled across these wild and crazy coin pearls the other day and knew just what to do! I blended them with bronze Swarovski crystals, added some smoother freshwater pearls in the back for comfort and voila, a necklace that harkens the groves of Italy. 17 inches long. Necklace $40, Earrings $12

Monday, October 1, 2012

Headed back to the North Shore SOLD

That's often a topic of discussing in our household...when are we headed back to the North Shore. My nephew is studying fifth grade with us this year. He and his father enjoyed working and going to school in Kauai last year. Our recent heat wave makes all of long for island breezes, hammocks, and awesome dude waves!

Stabilized turquoise strung with Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. 16 inches long with a two inch extender chain. Necklace $45, Earrings, also on sterling, $12