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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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Affair to Remember ~~ Vintage Brass Romantic Layering Necklace

Do you remember when "affair" used to refer to a romantic liaison between two parties and not extramarital dalliances? Think Cary Grant. Just in time for Valentines Day, "Affair to Remember" is a love song from one to another. 26 inches of vintage bronze chain, off side freshwater pearls, a faceted czech glass pendant bead adorned by a bronze love letter charm and another pearl charm. In our Magpie Skinny Chain collection. Necklace $25, Earrings $14

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tea for Two SOLD

When I moved to Cleveland TN to study English literature at college back in the (very) early 90s one of my favorite things was to slip down to Gardner's market for a spot of tea. Satisfying with a good book. Especially lovely if joined by a friend. We'd sip tea from china cups, nibble freshly baked scones slathered with lemon curd and clotted cream and be caught up in the romance of Victorian days. I take my tea creamy with a dot of raw sugar. Some of my friends prefer the darker, stronger brews unadorned by addends. Tea for Two reminded me of cascading tea in all it's shades of reddish brown, cream and raw sugar, of friendship and antiquities, of romance and memory.

Necklace is 28 inches in length and poured from freshwater pearls, antiqued copper findings and wire, cherry quartz, and Swarovski crystals. Necklace $37, Earrings $12

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ebony SOLD


I continue to get requests for more black necklace sets. Well, here's a long option!



Dark as a raven's wing, Ebony is created from obsidian rock and antiqued silver links. We threw in a few crystal bicones for a touch of sparkle. 33 inches in length.  A go-anywhere black set to fit the most basic wardrobe. Necklace $38, Earrings $12

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quiet Waters SOLD

"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters," Psalm 23:2

Water-blue faceted amazonite nuggets are gathered around an antiqued silver chain and hammered links. This simplistic arrangement may be worn at 18.5 inches in full length (or shortened with adjustable lobster clasp).

Friday, January 25, 2013

Free to Soar SOLD

Delicate silver chain with a suspended bird in flight. Let your dreams fly. Czech faceted crystal glass pendant and finished with czech crystals. 24 inches long.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free at Last SOLD

....Praise God, I'm free at last (version two). Vintage bronze chain 32 inches to the bird cage pendant. Suspended above the pendant are a pair of wings, chocolate freshwater pearl and fuchsia Swarovski crystal. Necklace $22, Earrings $11

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Steely Blue SOLD


My last Steely Blue was swept up in our burglary a few months ago. I made another edition, 30 inches of antiqued silvertone chain with an amazonite pendant. Simple. Beautiful. Necklace $21

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lucky Lady SOLD

Do you feel lucky? 
These are gorgeous greenish-charcoal pearls with a smooth glossy sheen! I added vintage bronze clover connectors, bead caps, and sparkly Swarovski crystals. 32 inches. Necklace $38, Earrings $12

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Wonderland SOLD

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Wonderland will leave you star struck with frosty freshwater pearls in winter shades of charcoal and silver gray--coin pearls, glossy Biwa stick pearls and shiny czech glass. Necklace 34 inches worn long or doubled. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Starry-eyed

Make her starry-eyed with golden starfish earrings on gold plated hooks and sparking with Swarovski crystals. Earrings $15

Friday, January 18, 2013

Black Swan ~~ Black Neo Victorian Antiqued Silver Bracelet

Be the swan that stands out in the lake...the Black Swan. German Silver and czech glass finished with a toggle clasp. Bracelet $25, Earrings $15

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Indigo Earrings ~~ Indigo Blue Gothic Silver Style Drop Earrings

Indigo blue czech glass topped with a German Silver floral bead cap and Swarovski crystal. 2" kidney wires (I can switch out earring wires for a shorter style) $16

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rendezvous SOLD

Make a Rendezvous with romance...give your sweetie the key to your heart, add a little love letter and a volcano quartz teardrop. 30 inches in vintage bronze. Necklace $22, Earrings $11

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another Enchanted Evening SOLD

Enchanted Evening is now a Magpie Signature piece! Glossy silvery gray freshwater pearls, the delicate sparkle of tiny czech glass crystals and silver bead caps will lead you on an adventure. Classic colors, simple design, and the versatility of wearing long or short. 39 inches in length.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Indigo Ink SOLD

Designed with the same indigo blue materials as my Indigo Girl bracelet, posted earlier, Indigo Ink, the color of dark blue ink, reminded me of fountain pen ink (love!) and romance. Indigo blue Biwa pearls, glossy coin pearls, faceted czech glass, Swarovski crystal and silver wire with a off-side German silver bead carved with miniature hearts. Although the photograph reveals most of the necklace, it's a full 35 inches long. This is really lovely.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Breathe again SOLD

Breathe in the fresh clean air of life! Breathe is 26 inches of antiqued silvertone chain suspending a turquoise oval pendant wrapped in stainless steel wire. Finished with a lobster clasp and adjacent turquoise magnesite beads. SOLD (but I might be able to make one or two more. Just ask!)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Arctic Ice ~~ Aquamarine and Antiqued Silver Layering Necklace

Travel far into the arctic and imagine the depth of the ice and what could be capture within. I am as fascinated with this shade of icy blue as I am with all things ice. But still want to stay warm! Would look great simply with jeans and a white or silver-gray t-shirt. 25.5 inches of antiqued stainless steel chain and a faceted aquamarine blue quartz teardrop pendant wrapped with stainless steel wire. See on Etsy here.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blackberry Burst ~~ Blackberry Purple Freshwater Pearl Wire Wrapped Gunmetal Layering Necklace

Luscious burst-open-in-your-mouth blackberry colored freshwater pearls will have your mouth watering for my favorite tasty fruit! I wire wrapped the pearls with gunmetal wire and added wee czech glass crystals for morning dew sparkle. 33 inches in length. Necklace $43, Earrings $13 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Dip in the Blue Lagoon IV SOLD

Blue as the deepest waters, silver as a darting fish, innocent as pearls, Blue Lagoon IV  is 37.5 inches of blue sodalite, silver coin pearls, silver Biwa pearls, czech glass and hammered silver (plated) links. Now, a classic Magpie signature piece. May be worn at full length or doubled. SOLD

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rustic Rose 3....a Magpie Signature SOLD

I made another Rustic Rose (3) in faceted cherry quartz and added antiqued copper floral bead caps, Swarovski crystal and copper hammered links. Necklace is 18 inches.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Vintage Bridal Lace SOLD

Frothy, lacy, delicate and bridal, glossy burnt sugar brown dancing pearls are interspersed with larger creamy freshwater pearls, dotted with Swarovski crystals and blended with antiqued copper. Intended to be worn close around the neck, Bridal Lace is 15 (plus 2.5 extra inches if needed) inches long. Coordinating bracelet fits 7-9 inches with an expandable closing chain. Necklace  $33, Earrings on 2" kidney wires $12, Bracelet $21

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dark Pearl

 Simple. Wear with a myriad of outfits (the Doe series accompanies browns). Dark Pearl is 30 inches of gunmetal chain, a 12 mm dark gray Swarovski pearl and sparkly czech glass. Finished by the lobster clasp with 3mm Swarovski pearls Necklace $23, Earrings $12

Friday, January 4, 2013

Doe, a Deer, a Female Deer

Over the holidays I made a some more Doe necklaces and earrings.Pictured today is Doe #7. Not sure what that means in literature, but I find it charming. A delicate vintage bronze Swarovski pearl adorned by a golden shadow crystal and finished with antiqued copper. This version is 17 inches to the lobster clasp which is accented by 3mm pearls. And I am able to lengthen/shorten the chain or even slip on a larger pearl (see previous Doe renditions on the site). Necklace $22, Earrings $12.

Doe Seven

 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

California Rose' SOLD

Sip this smooth light rose' with delight! Soft light pink freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, and antiqued copper connectors and wire. 34 inches worn long or doubled for a shorter style. Necklace $38, Earrings $12

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Athenian Spring ~~ Chartreuse Coin Pearl Statement Necklace

It was cold this morning....frost on all the cars and a chilly run into the gym in my bike shorts. It's only January and the beginning of a new year but I found myself longing already for the buds of spring, sun rays warming my face and fragrant flowers.

Athenian Spring captured the moment for me. Coin pearls, crystal bicones, small freshwater pearls and silver. 17 inches (I can also add an extension) in length. Necklace $45, Earrings $15