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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here on Etsy--you'll find many more pieces--earrings and delicate chains than what appear on this site.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Jade Crystal Colorful Bracelet




You're going to want this colorful candy jade bracelet for spice up your outfits. Interspersed with the jade nuggets are faceted czech glass crystals with an iridescent sheen, and playful daisy spacers. The bracelet measures a full 8 inches, but with the chunky beads, fits my standard 7" wrist well. Finished with a bright German (nickel) silver clasp for easy access.

Shown in the pictures are coordinating earrings. Let me know if you want them ($15) and I'll adjust the price.  Click here https://www.etsy.com/listing/173451556/jelly-belly-candy-jade-crystal-colorful? to buy on Etsy. Bracelet is $30. 

I have beads to make three bracelets so let me know if you need your bracelet larger/smaller.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Go Bolts--Charger Team Earrings

Go ahead and get a good chuckle out now, anyone who knows anything about me knows I am the last person to be seen in a sporting arena, much less football. But, I did get a few request for Chargers themed jewelry in SILVER instead of gold. Voila, here they are.

My photography was conducted in less than stellar conditions today, but I wanted to get these out asap.

Show your team spirit with these earrings created from San Diego Chargers team colors. Made with silver plated wire (nickel and lead free), they featured 12mm blue stone rounds, a rhinestone rondelle spacer, and tiny yellow gold jade beads.

Shown here with french wires. Act fast! I only have 4 pairs.

And seen here below, in antiqued silver chain and findings, one finds dark blue Swarovski crystal pearl topped with a Swarovski crystal bright yellow gold crystal for a more subtle display of one's team. Chain depicted here is 27 inches long.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Shopping at Magpie

I went into a few stores today and wow, what a congested mess! There's still time to simplify your Christmas Shopping by shopping Magpie Madness.

If you're local, come by the studio to browse in person. Call/text/email me to set a time to shop. I'm flexible and may even be able to customize a piece for you on the spot.

Out of towners can still find amazing options by shopping on my Etsy site www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieMadnessJewelry or my website www.MagpieMadness.com. And I'll giftwrap for you:)

Orange You Glad to Meet Me Necklace ~~ Tangerine and Pearl MS Awareness Necklace


This picture shows the necklace a little askew:) The top two orange beads wear parallel. 


Bright orange faceted fire polished czech 12mm glass beads with a focal pearl, Swarovski crystals and a beautiful silver plated delicate chain. I finished the chain with tiny czech pearls next to the lobster clasp. Necklace is 16 inches. Buy on Etsy here.

See coordinating earrings here. 

Orange you glad you're going to add this to your collection? Or as Ian just told me, Orange You Glad You're Wearing Me?

Attractively gift wrapped in my custom Magpie box!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Moon River SOLD


I am haunted by these lyrics some days. My Moon River necklace marries Tiffany blue chalk turquoise, full moon round freshwater pearls, sparkling starry blue Swarovski crystals and hammered antiqued silver links. Wears to a full 35 inches and finished with a lobster clasp. You can actually connect the clasp at any link and wear the necklace in a variety of styles. Convo me if you'd like the necklace shortened.  Found here on Etsy.

Moon River

Moon river, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style, some day.

Old dream maker, you heart breaker,
Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way.

Two drifters, off to see the world,
There's such a lot of world, to see.

We're after the same rainbow's end,
Waitin' 'round the bend,
My Huckleberry friend, moon river, and me.





https://www.etsy.com/listing/169650931/moon-river-freshwater-pearls-antiqued

Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Black Dress ~~ Black Jet Downton Abbey Style Neo Victorian Necklace





Little Black Dress--the black necklace you'll wear over and over again like my classic linen black dress that emerges for multiple occasions.

I can also see this necklace being worn in Victorian/Edwardian day. Think Downton Abbey. Necklace measures 15.5-16 inches to the vintage bronze accent. Chain is connected to the bronze ornate pendant/connector with more jet crystals. It then measures from the black jet glass quartz pendant an additional 1.75 inches more. Finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with Swarovski crystals and has a half inch adjustment option. Chain is in antiqued brass.

I would be happy to adjust the necklace length per your request! And I have materials to made additional necklaces.

Have to have it? Buy now from Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/168067245/little-black-dress-edwardian-style-black  Or click here https://www.etsy.com/listing/168068405/black-jet-faceted-glass-drop-earrings.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Parisian Romance...~~Neo Victorian Parisian Charm Vintage Brass Necklace



Embark on a Parisian romance with vintage bronze charms--Eiffel tower and love letter a freshwater pearl topped with a deep red Swarovski crystal drop and suspended from a delicate vintage bronze chain. Finished adjacent to the lobster clasp edged with additional Swarovski crystals. Click here to see/buy on Etsy!

Click here https://www.etsy.com/listing/150782860/red-crystal-drop-vintage-bronze-earrings for matching earrings.

Will arrive attractively gift-wrapped.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Citrine Radiance ~~ Citrine Gemstone Neo Victorian Vintage Brass Jewelry


Like sunny yellow? You're going to Love our Citrine Radiance adjustable bracelet in vintage bronze with Czech glass and Swarovski Crystals thrown in for extra bling. Citrine beads are capped with vintage bronze filigree bead caps for an extra accent.


Genuine citrine semiprecious gemstones are alternated with tiny czech glass beads and wire wrapped to an adjustable vintage bronze link chain and lobster clasp. Bracelet actually measures almost 9 inches, but for my standard 7 inch wrist the lobster clasp easily fastened leaving a little more than an inch of dangle. If you need this longer, convo me and I'll add a longer chain.


Click here to buy on Etsy.Click here  for matching earrings. And here for a coordinating skinny chain necklace.

The perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself!). Citrine is also November's birthstone

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oktoberfest ...coming soon


I can't believe how fast time flies...here we are gearing up for my third annual LaMesa Oktoberfest next weekend! Lots of new skinny chains to share with you that haven't even been posted yet. And...a rack full of new earrings.

Please come by the booth to say hello. And just for showing on your smart phone that you're following Magpie on ETSY www.etsy.com/shop/magpiemadnessjewelry we'll knock $1 off your purchase!

Please forward this page to all your friends/family...let's build the love...for SHINY THINGS.

Mary

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sparkling Baby Blues ~~ Neo Victorian Vintage Brass Long Kidney Style Baby Blue Glass Earrings

Like her eyes... so blue you could see across tomorrow.  Czech glass faceted beads are capped with vintage bronze accents and Swarovski crystals. Pictured here on 1.5" brass kidney wires.  Earrings $14

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pink Coral Skinny Chain SOLD

A Magpie Signature Collection Necklace, in Pink Rosy Coral

Soft and feminine with antiqued copper metal alloy chain and findings with a Swarovski Pink Coral Pearl Pendant and an antiqued style faceted fire polished Czech glass soft pink accent bead. The chain is finished with 3mm Swarovski pearls adjacent to the lobster clasp.

The antiqued copper chain is a nickel and lead free metal alloy! One of my most frequently worn stylish necklace styles.

Pink Coral is wire wrapped on top of the pendant and has a darling fire polished czech glass dangle. Necklace is 27 inches long! Shown in this picture with Pink Coral earrings. See https://www.etsy.com/listing/162292069/pink-coral-swarovski-pearl-pendant to buy on Esty.





Soft and feminine with antiqued copper metal alloy, antiqued copper findings, an 8mm Swarovski Pink Coral Pearl is wire wrapped with copper wire then (shown here) attached to a 2 inch antiqued copper kidney wire. We then added a side dangle...a Czech Fire Polished pale pink crystal topped with a daisy spacer and Swarovski pearl. With the 2 inch kidney wire, these wear almost 2.5 inches long. 

See my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/162292977/pink-coral-swarovski-pearl-antiqued to purchase coordinating earrings.

Monday, September 9, 2013

California Dreaming SOLD




It's actually too hot today to do much dreaming, but nevertheless, it's a dream I feel privileged to live daily!

Gorgeous faceted hand cut rock quartz crystal pendant is capped with vintage bronze filigree bead caps then hangs from a brass 1/2 inch diameter ring. The ring is attached to an antiqued brass chain with 3mm coral beads, small turquoise Swarovski crystals and clear czech glass crystal beads. The chain is finished with turquoise Swarovski crystals adjacent to the lobster clasp. Necklace falls 30 inches to the ring and the pendant falls an additional 2 inches.

Necklace can be shortened if you desire. Please convo me!

See Earrings Section for matching earrings. 
Click here to see on Etsy!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

ON Vacation

Headed up to Northern Cali for a week or so, fresh posts to follow. Enjoy!
If you see something you want, email Magpie and I'll make sure it's available for you when I return.
In need of relaxation, rejuvenation and inspiration! 
Mary

Friday, August 23, 2013

Irish Lass SOLD


 
These copper and olive green tones are reminiscent of a curly red-headed young girl saucily replying to her suitors, green eyes flashing!

A glossy, smooth green 15mm coin pearl topped with a daisy spacer and copper Swarovski crystal falls from an antiqued copper oval. Chain is antiqued copper and measures 28 inches to the pendant, which falls almost two more inches.

Coordinating earrings in the same pearls, crystal and antiqued copper kidney wires are 2 inches long.

Necklace is $23 and Earrings $13 (sold here together but email me if you want just the necklace).

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pearl of Great Price ~~ AAA White Coin Pearl Earrings

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45

Pure White Glossy Coin Pearl Antiqued Silver Lever-back Earrings
 



Glossy pure white 15mm coin pearls (these are really nice!) are capped with Swarovski crystals and simply wired in Antiqued Silver to Antiqued Silver Lever-back ear wires. Simple. Graceful. Will go with anything for a classic statement of grace and elegance.

Classic, feminine statement of elegance and style.  Click here to order from Etsy.





Wednesday, August 7, 2013

White Tulip SOLD






Tulips originated around China and by the 12the century,  Persian plant growers were breeding the bulbs.  and the flowers were introduced to Europe in the 1500s. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for gauze--the same material with which the Turks wrapped their heads.

One of the symbolic meanings of white tulips is Purity and Innocence, no wonder they are a favorite wedding flower. White Tulips also represent Forgiveness.

So today I bring you The White Tulip---an antiqued copper tulip crowns a 10mm white shell pearl. The tulip is topped by a sparkling clear Swarovski crystal. I hung the pendant from an antiqued copper ring and 27 inches of antiqued copper chain. The total length is 29 inches. Chain is finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with tiny faceted czech glass crystals for a feminine touch.

You'll want this neutral addition to complement any outfit. I've worn mine with skinny jeans, a any color t-shirt and a draped shrug.


 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Circumference SOLD

A simple necklace at a short 16 inches in antiqued copper metal featuring a Tierra Caste antiqued copper center piece circle. Life is cyclical.

Wear alone or layered. 






Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Smoke in Her Eyes~~ Smokey Quartz Gemstone Statement Pendant Necklace

 


This gorgeous Smoke Quartz pendant is suspended from 30.5 inches of antiqued brass chain (pendant falls an additional 2 inches). I topped the quartz stone with vintage bronze filigree accents and a Swarovski crystal. The necklace chain is finished by the lobster clasp with tiny swarovski bicone crystals. Each pendant stone is slightly different in natural variations. I can make several more, but don't wait too long. I'm taking all my skinny chains to Oktoberfest soon.

You're going to want to add this to your jewelry collection when you see how well it accentuates so many outfits.

Do let me know if you want it shortened or lengthened.To buy on Etsy now, click here

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Victorian Old Lace ~~ Neo Victorian Lacy Pearl Vintage Brass Neckace, Victorian Y Necklace

Feel the frothy lace gathered at the wrists and ankles...in the Victorian times a proper lady was bedecked with lace and layers and layers of fine spun garments. It must have taken an eternity just to undress for bed. No wonder so many of the upper crust had personal ladies maids.

Our Old Lace, however, is much more simple. Golden wheat colored coin pearls, champagne colored czech glass crystal beads, vintage brass finished connectors and links, and a pineapple quartz teardrop right at the bottom of the Y.  Fits close to the neck at 16.5 inches in length. I added a two inch extender chain. If that's not enough, text/email me and I'll make it longer (or can easily work in a few extra beads for added length).

Click here to buy on my Etsy shop. Or contact me directly.