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, March 29, 2013

A touch of the southwestern ~~ Turquoise and Red Coral Earrings

Drop style earrings in antiqued copper wrapped wire and chalk turquoise $14
Southwestern style earrings in antiqued bronze, faceted turquoise and red coral! $14

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Glacier Skinny Chain SOLD

As icy clear as an arctic glacier, this faceted crystal teardrop pendant will mesmerize. Adorned in antiqued silver filigree caps and suspended from 28 inches of antiqued silver chain finished with crystals adjacent to a lobster clasp. Necklace $30; Earrings $14


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Diamond Lil SOLD

Glittering like diamonds in the sun, these iridescent czech glass faceted beads are offset by vintage bronze bead caps/spacers and an over sized vintage bronze sunflower pendant. 18 (plus a 2 inch extender chain) inch long and finished with a lobster clasp. You'll feel like a 1920's big screen icon. Necklace $34; Earrings with 1.5" bronze kidney wires are just $12 (sold with or without the set)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Swing Dance SOLD

Swing your partner to and fro with this lively little number. 31 inches of crazy lace agate dyed pink, Swarovski crystal and hammered silver plated links. Necklace $38, Earrings $10

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chantilly lace and a pretty face... ~~ Lacy Pearl Victorian Earrings

Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail hanging down
That wiggle in the walk and giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round
There ain't nothing in the world like a big eyed girl
That makes me act so funny, make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a girl, oh baby that's what I like....

And you're going to feel like a million bucks walking down the street in these brand new, hot off the press, lacy filigree earrings!  Earrings are either vintage bronze, silver or copper...with Swarovski crystals and pearls, agate, rose quartz, or more! I have Swarovski pearls in vintage rose, blue, bronze, grays, golds and creams. $15.00 a pair. Order two or more sets and get free shipping. Want a skinny chain to match?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Here Chick Chick....


Julianna has a box full of ChickiePies to share for Easter delights! What little girl wouldn't love to open her Easter basket and find one of these treasures! Blue, Aqua, Bubblegum pink, Fuchsia, Yellow, Mint, Silver and more...Some with magnetic clasps, others with adjustable lobster clasp. Each ChickiePie comes with an organdy bag and is only $15.

Friday, March 22, 2013

April Rain ~~ Purple Baroque Pearl and Antiqued Silver Flower Necklace SOLD

Can you tell we've had rain recently? A profusion of blooms surrounds us. A warm westward wind brings tendrils of fragrance. In the distance one hears buzzing as the bees practice due diligence. April Rain features baroque purple pearls, Swarovski crystals, and a floral pendant. 17.5+2 inches long.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Earring Delight

 Blue Jade Drops $13
 Citrine on 1.5" Kidney Wires (gold plated) $13
 White Coin Pearls, Chalk Turquoise on French Hooks $13
 White Pearls, Hammered Antiqued Silver Links, Blue Opal on Stainless Steel,  $15
 Turquoise Rounds with Gray Pearl Drops on 1" Kidney Wires, $12
Turquoise Drops and Swarovski Pearl on 2" Kidney Wires, $12

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Athenian Harvest SOLD

Gorgeous golden harvest brown baroque coin pearls are dotted with Swarovski crystals and finished with a gold plated lobster clasp and pearl extender. 17+2 inches long. Two earring options: Gold stud style dangle a Swarovski crystal and pearl, $11 and 1.5" gold plated kidney wires shine with a golden brown coin pearl and Swarovski combination, $12; Necklace $39 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sunburst in Her Eyes SOLD

I'm loving this faceted citrine gemstone I recently found! Brass chain (and yes, it can "turn" if you don't take care of it), golden wire, and gold plated findings, finished with yellow pearls. Necklace $23, Earrings $16

Fairy Wings ~~ Translucent Pink Fluted Flower and Pearl Vintage Brass Dangle Earrings SOLD

Like translucent fairy wings, these glass flutes captured my heart. Each flute holds a very small white freshwater pearl. Topped with vintage bronze accents, a Swarovski crystal and finished with antiqued bronze french hooks.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Verdant SOLD

We had rain last week. For us Californians this is an "event". As I drove around the country I found myself pointing out the lush green hills to my children. A few short months from now they'll be California golden brown. I appreciate spring in this desert-like climate. Miniature flowers emerge early, we value green...anything green, and I rarely need am umbrella.

Verdant was made with Apatite chips, white freshwater pearls, bronze Swarovski pearls, and vintage bronze findings, all featuring our Tree of Life pendant. May your life be verdant and fruitful. 18 +2 inches long.
Necklace is $35. Earrings shown on the bust are $9. Earrings in lower left hand corner are $11.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Magpie is going off-line for one week. See you March 18th with some new pieces!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pink Opal Blush SOLD




Another demure Blush for our Blush collection...31 inches of antiqued copper hammered rings and findings, pink Peruvian opal, blush tinted coin pearls, faceted fire polished Czech glass, baby soft pink freshwater pearls. Necklace $45, Earrings $12

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Caged Bird Sings SOLD

I Know Why the...Caged Bird Sings

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches, I know He watches, I know He watches me

We might feel trapped in our circumstances at time, but we still have a choice to lift up our voices and sing. Our circumstances don't have to dictate our happiness! True freedom comes from within.

32 inches of vintage bronze chain, Light Sapphire Swarovski crystals with our Bird cage charm. $23


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mist SOLD

Mist, quietly descending on an overcast day.  Nurturing the undergrowth, kissing upturned flowers. Wear this muted silver and gray necklace for a subtle statement.
Soft gray potato pearls are wrapped with antiqued silver wire. 32 inches in length.


Monday, March 4, 2013

Amethyst Awakening ~~ Dark Amethyst Wedge Sterling Silver Statement Necklace DONATED


Love purple? Love natural gemstones? Want to make a statement?

Deep purple natural amethyst stone is strung on 17.5 inches and finished with a lobster clasp. I can add an extender chain if you'd like. The necklace is finished with a high end silver (plated) lobster clasp and will wear very nicely.

~~GIFT WRAPPING/PACKAGING
All Magpies are handmade by me and will arrive charmingly gift wrapped! I typically ship within 24 hours.

~~QUALITY CONTROL:
All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickel and lead free.

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
If you'd prefer an alternate length, please leave a note at checkout and I'll be happy to create a chain to your preference.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Vision of Violets SOLD

I found these natural vein purple agate slabs at SouthSun some time back and hadn't found the right combination of stones/findings to my satisfaction. That's often how it works with jewelry design. We have boxes of beads but I don't really have a "formula" for the perfect necklace. We'll look at the same string of beads often for months before inspiration strikes. Then one day, you walk into the studio and Viola...beads dance off the table and arrange themselves on your tray. At least, that's how it works for me.


Vision of Violets is 35 inches of vintage style bronze violet and four-leaf connectors, Swarovski crystals and violet agate slabs.