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, December 31, 2012

Wind in the Willows...V SOLD

"There is nothing--absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
Kenneth Grahame

It's the latest edition to my Wind in the Willows signature collection. Arizona turquoise, faceted quartz, bronze freshwater pearls, carved rosewood and swarovski crystals. 36 inches of vintage bronze wrapped wire and evocative memories of furry little creatures sailing to the river's end. Necklace $65, Earrings $14. Buy here on Etsy Today!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Amber SOLD

This is a really fun light-weight necklaces of reconstituted amber and genuine amber chips. Worn closer to the neck in the popular chunky style , Amber is 18.5+2 inches long and finished in vintage bronze. Necklace $38, Earrings $12 SOLD

Friday, December 28, 2012

Romance Skinny Chain SOLD

Feeling Romantic? Our 24 inch silver skinny chain is adorned with an Eiffel tower and dangling vintage rose Swarovski crystal. Necklace $21, Earrings $11

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chestnuts Roasting Again ~~ Chestnut Brown Freshwater Pearl Long Layering Necklace SOLD

Chestnut-brown freshwater pearls, light Colorado Swarovski Crystals, vintage bronze floral connectors and 35 inches of vintage bronze holiday memories.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Creamy Chardonnay ~~ Wire Wrapped White Pearls and Gold Statement Necklace

The other day while looking through my boxes I came upon these plumplicious creamy freshwater pearls. I tossed around a few ideas then knew I needed to pair them with gold! I don't work extensively in gold, but here it did the trick. I mixed in sparkling Swarovski crystals, added some faceted Celestial crystals and used coated golden wire (will keep it's color), for 25.5+2 inches in length and smooth sipping. It's been on a table in my studio all week and I've noticed how irresistible it is to keep from picking it up and feeling these over sized pearls. Necklace $42, Earrings on gold posts, $15

Friday, December 21, 2012

Shadows SOLD

Unbelievable light weight, this gunmetal wire, peacock gray keishi pearls and czech glass will usher in your evening with grace and style. At 35 inches in length, Shadows may be worn long or doubled as shown. Necklace $38, Earrings $12

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Midnight Orchid ~~ Dark Purple Agate Gemstone Pendant on a Gunmetal Long Chain

Midnight Orchid V. 30 inches of gunmetal chain, purple agate stone, Swarovski crystal by the clasp, and  filigree. Necklace $30, Earrings $15

 Midnight Orchid VI. 30 inches of gunmetal chain, purple agate stone, Swarovski crystal and and filigree. Necklace $30, Earrings on Kidney Wires, $15

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Zebra ~~ SOLD

Here's a zebra must-have for your holiday shopping! My daughter still oohs and aahs over anything zebra she encounters. Simple in design and does with anything (well, maybe not plaids)! 33 inches of zebra calcillia, black czech glass and silver wire. Necklace $47, Earrings $13

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

J'Adore SOLD

I j'adored it so much I made more. Delicate vintage bronze chain, siam red Swarovski crystals, and a love letter scroll pendant. Finished by the clasp with crystals. 27 inches long (may be changed).

Jack Frost ....Bracelet

Jack Frost nipping at your nose yet? Here's a bit of sparkle, crystal, and ice...czech glass, Swarovski crystal, German silver. Bracelet $25, Earrings $12

Monday, December 17, 2012

Silver Fox SOLD

Sparkling silver czech glass, German silver findings, and soft silver coin pearls...the Silver Fox! Bracelet.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Silver Star...Just in time for Christmas SOLD

Silver Star is another Magpie signature piece. Lovely glossy gray freshwater dancing pearls, wee sparkles of czech glass and an antiqued silver metal starfish pendant. 17+2 inches of wishing upon a star.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Peacock Pearls ~~ Peacock Pearls Wire Wrapped in Gunmetal Layering Necklace SOLD

Another glorious glossy dark gray/peacock pearls wired on gunmetal wire and dotted with teeny czech glass crystals. May be worn doubled or at its full 36" length.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Home for the Holidays SOLD

Warm, and welcoming you get this cozy feeling all over wearing Home for the Holidays. Creamy round freshwater pearls, vintage bronze bead caps, teeny dark red czech glass and bronze filigree accents. 28 inches long. Necklace is $38, Earrings $13

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gothic Charm Necklace SOLD

Awhile back I had a few requests for a necklace to match the Gothic Charm bracelet. I found this antiqued silver pendant again and paired it with the indigo blue czech glass, added some silvery gray czech glass and German silver bead caps, and voila, here she is 17+2 inches of glitter and gleam for the right gal.

And since the original bracelet sold, here's another one. Sold alone or with the set, I made extra earrings that can go with either piece.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Indigo Girl SOLD

I found these gorgeous indigo blue coin pearls, added czech glass of a similar shade, then German silver accents and a toggle clasp! Voila, a spectacular holiday bracelet. Bracelet $27, Earrings $12

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gardenias SOLD

Pure, white, mother's favorite flower. I plucked a few Gardenias for your pleasure...

Gardenia IV Necklace $24, Earrings $16
White shell pearls, swarovski crystals, antiqued copper chain, 23 inches in length. Earrings are long and dangle on french hooks.

Gardenia V Necklace $26, Earrings $15
White shell pearls, swarovski crystals, antiqued copper chain, 30 inches in length. These earrings are larger and also on french hooks. I could replace with 2" long kidney wires if you so desire.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

White Christmas SOLD

I've been hovering around the studio the last few days adding some blingy holiday style earrings, bracelets and a few necklaces to our inventory. I think you'll really like these new bracelets!

White Christmas immediately captured my heart. Glossy white coin pearls, faceted clear quartz, German silver, Swarovski crystal and Czech glass, all with a toggle clasp. Bracelet $27, Earrings $12

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wind in the Willows...IV SOLD

It was with mixed feelings that the last Willows piece sold a few weeks ago. This has become one of my favorite Magpies, and now one of my signature designs. So I dug through my box of turquoise, found some more Arizona turquoise and paired it with more creamy freshwater coin pearls, czech glass, and a carved rosewood flower, then found these charming carved wooden cubes for a different twist in the story. This version is 33 inches in length. I actually liked it so much I had to make one more, so Willows V will emerge later today.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Home for the Holidays ~~ Long Cream and Red Gemstone Vintage Brass Layering Necklace SOLD

Most of my life I've lived away from home, and been quite content with where I had landed. But periodically I'd be captured by a longing to be Home for the Holidays. My mother's Norwegian Christmas bread, gingerbread men lined up with red-hot buttons, and other savory aromas wafting in from her kitchen. There would be a twinkling tree, vintage music crackling through the living room from her ancient record player, and the warms of family. 35 inches of pineapple quartz, vintage bronze filigree elements, red velvet czech glass, freshwater pearls, and bronze wire.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Magpie Skinny Chain: Blue Moon ~~ Pale Blue and Silver Pendant Necklace

Blue moon You saw me standing alone  
Without a dream in my heart 
Without a love on my own
Blue moon You knew just what I was there for  
You heard me saying a prayer 
for Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me 
 The only one my arms will ever hold 
 I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me" 
And when I looked the moon had turned to gold
Blue moon  
Now I'm no longer alone  
Without a dream in my heart  
Without a love of my own
Blue moon You saw me standing alone 
Without a dream in my heart  
Without a love of my own
Blue moon You knew just what I was there for  
You heard me saying a prayer for 
 Someone I really could care for
And then they suddenly appeared before me  
The only one my arms will ever hold  
I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me"  
And I looked the moon had turned to gold
Blue moon Now I'm no longer alone 
Without a dream in my heart  
Without a love of my own 
Blue Moon. 
Blue Moon is 26 inches of silver (plated) chain, light blue Swarovski crystal pearls, gray czech glass and a silver filigree element.SOLD

Monday, December 3, 2012

Re-Consider the Ravens SOLD

When I originally posted Consider the Ravens it sold immediately, and no wonder. It's a charming assembly of pineapple quartz, red czech glass, carved rosewood, vintage bronze wings, and freshwater cultured pearls. I never even had the chance to wear it myself. So...I found materials to make one more. I think you'll be captures as I was. I extended the length to 28.5 inches (I could add vintage bronze chain to lengthen further  if you desire). Consider the Ravens II Necklace $45, Teardrop Earrings $13

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