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, November 30, 2012

Jack Frost...Nipping at My Nose SOLD

Glittery shimmery crystal clear czech glass (36 inches to front clasp in German Silver) may be worn long or doubled (as shown). The perfect bling to dress up your holiday outing.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Exultation SOLD

There's only one! I found this antiqued silver rectangular cut-out pendant months ago and was just waiting for inspiration. I suspended it from a rhodium chain, added a faceted greenish jade teardrop and a few pearls. 30 inches and finished at the clasp with pearls. Necklace $24, Earrings $12

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Maui--Magpie Skinny Chain SOLD

The next few days I'll be posting some more Magpie Skinny Chains. You don't want to see me wearing skinny jeans but skinny chains, yep, I can do that!

I was cold and damp this morning. Made me long for warmer skies. Maui is 26.5 inches of silver (plated) chain sporting a turquoise magnesite teardrop, freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal. Finished at the neck with pearls. Necklace $22, Earrings $9

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Antiqued Silver Star SOLD

17.5+2 inches of peacock dark gray dancing pearls, Czech crystal glass and an antiqued silver star. Necklace $35, Earrings $10. Let your star so shine...

Monday, November 26, 2012

More Moonlit Shadows SOLD

The perfect holiday cocktail party necklace...More Moonlit Shadows is silvery gray and captures the romantic evening moon shadows. Baroque coin pearls and miniature czech glass crystals, Moonlit is 18+2 inches long. Necklace $38, Earrings wrapped with silver wire $13

Friday, November 23, 2012

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire SOLD

In honor of the upcoming Christmas season, made official now by the passing of Thanksgiving (my personal line of thought, "now I can entertain the thought of Christmas"), I give you a melody...Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. Chestnut colored freshwater cultured pearls are dotted with Swarovski crystals and strung on vintage bronze wire. 38 inches long (worn at full length or doubled as shown).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In the Shelter of the Cacoa Tree II SOLD

The first version of this restful necklace was released last year in antiqued copper. And here is the bronze version...bronze seemed to work better with these lighter brown pearls. Strung by my nephew, Mason, who, I might say did a fine job. I've been giving the kids $5 a necklace to string, but am teaching them basic business principles of waiting for payment when the necklace sells. He's holding me to my word and has written a list of "payments due". Every time I do a home party or show the kids all want to know if "their" necklaces have sold. I love it.

Unusually light weight at 18 inches long. Brown blister pearls, white freshwater pearls, czech glass, vintage bronze. Necklace $34, Earrings $11

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ginger and Spice and All Things Nice ~~ Gingerbread Cookies ~~ Wire Wrapped Turquoise Teardrop Earrings

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

3/4 c butter (real!)
1 c packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp clove
granulated white sugar

Bake at 375 degrees

Cream butter and sugar; add egg. Beat. Add molasses; beat. Add soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves; beat. Mix in flour. Beat. Dough will be sticky. Using a tablespoon spoon a walnut sized portion in your hand and roll into a ball. Drop into a bowl of white sugar and coat in sugar. Line up 3 by 4 on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Transfer to waxed paper on counter. Cookies will be initially quite soft but will firm up. Dunk in milk and enjoy!

And while you enjoy eating these simply amazing cookies, browse  or my Etsy shop here for your favorite holiday gifts:) Seen below...turquoise magnesite and vintage bronze wire (some have Swarovski crystals) earrings. $16 a pair.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie II ReRun SOLD

Here's a re-run from June! It's Thanksgiving time and I was looking for my mom's pie recipe. Good thing I put it online last year!

Can't get enough of my favorite Thanksgiving holiday pie! This pie is seriously the most amazing pie ever. In fact, I think so much of my mom's pie that I've included the recipe here for you too!

Necklace is double layers of soft spicy orange pumpkin mother of pearl shell, sparkly czech crystal glass...18 to 20 inches. SOLD

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
1 cup pumpkin
3 eggs separated
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
2 tbsp butter

1 envelope of gelatin dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water

1/4 sugar for egg whites (beat egg whites and add in sugar to make a meringue)

Cook first seven until they thicken
After thickening add butter and gelatin mixture
Stir until dissolved
Fold in meringue
Pour into a baked pie crust and chill in refrigerator.
To serve top with fresh whipped cream! Delicious

Narcissus ~~ Elegant White Keishi Pearl Statement Necklace

Narcissus, a member of the daffodil family, is the flower which infuses my house each Christmas season with a lovely fragrance. It was named for Greek hunter renown for his beauty. He fell in love with his image  reflected in a pool of water, and fell into the pool and drowned as he was simply unable to leave the beauty of his own reflection. We use the name narcissistic to describe those among us who appear in love with themselves.

Here I've tried to capture the delicate beauty of the Narcissus with natural white Keshi pearls dotted with tiny Swarovski crystals. Necklace is 17.5 inches (I can add an extender chain) and so light-weight you won't even feel it on your neck! Necklace $45, Earrings $15. To see more pictures or to buy click here for my Etsy shop. There's only one!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Magpie Open Studio

Coming December 1st I'll be opening up my studio for Christmas shoppers and anyone who just needs a new pair of earring!
I'll have earrings galore (and I can make adjustments right on the spot), bracelets, necklaces, skinny name it.
Please email this flyer on to your friends/family, upload to your Facebook page, hand out at work. I'd love to see a record-breaking Saturday of Magpies flocking over shiny things.

To Paris with Love SOLD

26 inches of delicate vintage bronze chain finished with crystals by the clasp. Evocative of a lovers get-away to Paris...with an Eiffel tower, love note and a dangling Swarovski crystal. Necklace $23, Earrings $12 (or I can make simple crystal earrings)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tickled Pink SOLD

Pink magnesite, faceted quartz, Biwa pearls, czech glass, wired with stainless steel wire and antiqued silver hammered links. 28 inches in length. You'll be tickled pink. Necklace $37, I made two sets of earrings...Pink ones on french hooks are $9, and Clear with links are $10

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Finding Solace SOLD

After our burglary a few weeks ago I've been focused on finding Solace once again. My presumptively safe environment had been violated. I have had to conclude that genuine solace can only be found in completely trusting our heavenly Father.

Solace Two...$23 Necklace, $11 Earrings with dangling pearls
Crystoprase, freshwater rice pearls, swarovski crystal and antiqued bronze chain with a butterfly pendant. 26.5 inches in length and finished with pearls by the lobster clasp.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Twilight is back SOLD

Twilight is back! 34 inches to the front styled toggle clasp. Twilight may be worn at its full length or doubled as shown here. Silvery gray czech glass and gunmetal wire. You'll feel sparkly all over. Necklace $38, Earrings $11

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blue Agate Stone SOLD

I am brain-dead today for naming jewelry! But you're going to love this slab of blue agate strung on gunmetal chain and finished in the back with capri blue Swarovski crystals. 27 inches long.
Necklace $25, Earrings in faceted blue agate $14

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Poison Apple Red SOLD

Red as the proverbial poisoned apple, our bracelet will bring out the handsome huntsman to win your heart. Deep red coral and rock quartz crystal finished in German silver. Bracelet $26

I can make earrings in rock quartz if so desired or I can recommend these wrapped red coral wedges $13

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Royalty SOLD

Royalty...for the queen inside you. Iridescent purple and gold czech glass is strung with gold plated elements. The necklace is 16.5 +2 inches long. I even gave you a few choices for earrings. Sold alone or separately.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gingerbread Dance ~~ Soft Brown Dancing Pearl and Red Statement Necklace

Delightful gingerbread colored dancing pearls are strung with faceted red czech glass crystal and dotted with bronze.These are lovely autumn colors and would wear well with neutral tones. Let your Christmas cookie come out and dance. Necklace 19" plus two inch extender chain. Necklace $33, Earrings $9

Monday, November 5, 2012

Merry and Bright SOLD

Yes, I know, it's way too early to talk about Christmas. When I created this piece I wasn't even thinking about the holidays, but the name just emerged. Large nuggets of dyed red magnesite (which appears a bit darker in this picture), an off center rock quartz crystal and brushed German silver disks lend themselves to 17 inches of merriment. I can add an extender chain if desires, but Merry is intended to be worn close to the neck. Necklace $38, Earrings $12