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.

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

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Twilight Peeps Out Again SOLD

From My Twilight Series of Sparkling Czech Glass Crystal and Gunmetal
As the sun sets and evening moves in I hear the symphony of crickets, see the twinkling stars, and wait for that magical moment of Twilight. I am adding this version of my Twilight Collection to my Etsy account. It's the perfect addition for your evening-out adornment. These photographs don't even do justice to the cascade of sparking iridescent crystal.

Twilight 32+2 inches long of crystal glass and gunmetal wire with a front clasp. It can be worn at its full length or doubled. Let me know if you need me to work in a few additional beads for length.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Neo Victorian Blue Pearl Vintage Brass Layering Necklace ~~ Powder Blue and Vintage Brass

Meet these lovely baby, or light, blue Swarovski pearls.
For the necklace I created a pendant, a 10mm Swarovski pearl capped with vintage bronze/brass bead caps and finished with a sparkly Swarovski crystal bicone in Blue Shade (I LOVE this color!). The pendant hangs from a delicate (yet quite strong) vintage brass chain and is finished by the lobster clasp with 4mm Swarovski pearls in the same soft blue. Necklace shown is 27 inches long but may be shortened. Feminine and delicate, this necklace is a collection piece! And to make it even easier, you can buy directly from my Etsy Shop here.

Matching Earrings in the same pearls are finished with antiqued brass finished steel french hooks. Let me know if you'd like 1.5 inch kidney wires as an alternative.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Magpie kind of day

It seems as if from the moment my feet hit the ground when my alarm went off at 4:30 I haven't stopped running! Morning workout,  breakfast, school, a dash to SouthSun for some fresh beads, lunch, more school, phone appointments, taking the boys to MMA practice, books at the library, then a Wonderful evening helping a soon to be wedded bride plan her wedding party jewelry. Whew! I am SO ready for bed.

And I'm thankful for every minute! Just wait til you see the new beads (and ensuing projects) and the wedding jewelry. So excited I hope can sleep. Pictures coming soon.

Don't forget to check out my Etsy site. New pieces being added weekly.

Monday, May 13, 2013

San Diego Summer SOLD

Radiantly golden and exuding sunshine, the typical summer out here is warm and sunny like these citrine stones. I'm thinking of summer because it was so darn hot yesterday and the weather man tells us it'll be in the upper 90s today, a harbinger that summer is just around the corner. The pool is still rather cold so it will be just right for a modest afternoon plunge followed by a few minutes basking in the sun.

Citrine nuggets are stacked with a few flat wooden spacers. Around the 2 inch in diameter pendant are small golden Czech glass crystals and golden four leaf bead caps. Necklace is 18.5 inches long and finished with a gold plated lobster clasp, and a 2 inch extender chain.

Coordinating earrings are really fun light-weight carved wooden rounds capped with more golden four leaf caps, a Czech glass crystal and finished on gold plated french hooks.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Downton Abbey Style Vintage Bronze Necklace and Earrings SOLD

Downton Abbey Victorian Style Blush Rose
Vintage Bronze Chain mini Bib Style Edwardian necklace as one might see Lady Mary wear to dinner. Simple and classy.

17 inches to the vintage antiqued gold filigree center piece. Pendant is 1.75 inches long. Made with Powder Rose Swarovski pearls and topped with Antiqued Pink Swarovski crystals. Neckline is finished with more Swarovski pearls adjacent to the lobster clasp.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Shopping

I know some of you have this planned and are ready to go! Others, like me, are just now sending their packages, and still MORE of you are stumped. What to give her?

Over the years I've had so many of you buy Magpies  (or give direct hints to your husbands) for Mother's Day gifts. I decided to open the Studio this Saturday for last minute shopping. Of course, you can give me a call and set up an earlier time.

Do come by! I'll be offering jewelry in just about every price bracket and can make customized pieces/adjustments on the spot. Vintage bronze, which is SO in style right now, antiqued silver, sterling, silver plate, copper, and so much more. Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces (both short, long, and chain style). There's something for everyone!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Yes! I did it. I'm finally on Etsy

Okay gals, I know I've been silent for a few weeks, but I've been nailed to my seat in front of my computer trying to do all the data entry necessary to get Magpie launched on Etsy.

Wow! Is that a lot of work. I had hemmed and hawed and put this off for three years because I knew it was going to take some time. In fact, you'll notice that my Etsy shop has been active since 2010. Yep, I've had an account there since then, but am just now making it active.

I've had to rephotograph (Etsy wants four) the Magpies I chose to post, and I also created a line of jewelry that will ONLY go up on Etsy. But you'll still see some old favorites there too. I had too many Magpies to put them all up, so if you're looking for a special piece, do search here first.

Please check me out and help me build my Feedback Profile. If you've ever purchased a Magpie from me before and are satisfied I'd be ever so grateful if you'd comment and tell the world how much you like your Magpies. And I'd be even more in your debt if you'd forward this post to your friends. YOU are my best advertisement.

Much Love, Mary

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