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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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Magpie Update

Magpie is going on vacation tomorrow and will be gone until July 2nd:) I'll be relaxing with the family in Bodega Bay and collecting inspiration for new projects..

Congratulations Heather Osborn on winning the Magpie Madness Jewelry free earring drawing!

If you see a piece you can't live without email me and I'll hold it for you until the 2nd. I'll mail all packages that afternoon. I will be checking emails periodically while I'm away.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Wonderful Cross ~~ Large Gothic Vintage Bronze Cross Pendant Long Necklace

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless Your name

The Wonderful Cross, with an antiqued brass vintage floral feel to it. I added a pearl and Swarovski crystal side dangle for a little bit of adornment. Necklace is  31 inches of antiqued brass chain then three more inches with the antiqued brass cross. Click The Wonderful Cross, with an antiqued brass vintage floral feel to it. I added a pearl and Swarovski crystal side dangle for a little bit of adornment.

Click here to buy on ETSY. 

Monday, June 17, 2013


Hello Friends,
Help me grow Magpie on Etsy! Enter to win a free pair of earrings this week! If you don't already have an Etsy account it's super easy. Just sign up then start browsing. Click on the link to my shop and at the top right hand corner of every picture is a little heart. Click on the heart to "like" any of my pieces. I will enter you into my earring drawing for the week. You can also "follow" Magpie, which means you'll see every time I post a new piece of jewelry. 

And please help share the love. Would you forward this link to all your to Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. Tell them how much you enjoy Magpie--original, hand crafted beaded jewelry.

Locals, you can come by the studio to pick out your free earrings, and those of you who don't live locally, we'll find exactly what makes you smile:) 

Drawing on Friday! 

Thanks ever so much! Mary ....the original Magpie (actually, Ian is THE ORIGINAL Magpie, but since he's a dude, he really can't claim the title, ha!) 

Congratulations Heather Osborn on winning the Magpie Madness Jewelry free earring drawing!

Caribbean Sky Blue Necklace SOLD

Blue like soft Caribbean waters, like the sky overhead with just a fluffy white Cloud in sight...this necklace is fashioned from Peruvian Opal (I think these stones are dyed...just to be honest), and a single white glossy 15mm coin pearl. Finished with small azure fire polished czech glass crystals and rice pearls adjacent to a sterling silver lobster clasp plus a 2 inch extender chain.

17.5 inches in length plus 2 more with the extender chain.
Simple and graceful.

Folklore & Legend:
The Peruvian blue opal has soft relaxing energies. Legend says that it takes the tension out of communication and helps ideas flow freely. It softens the impact of stress from the outside world and can help one to release the trauma of old wounds. It facilitates facing the future with a tranquil healing nature. This stone is reported to be good for quieting the mind and as an aid to sleep.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

One Enchanted Evening Gray Pearl Necklace SOLD

One Enchanted Evening is a Magpie best seller and one of my most requested, "please, please, make one more for me," pieces. I love the glossy silvery gray freshwater pearls. I've wire wrapped them in coated silver plated copper wire, sprinkled in a few filigree silver bead caps, some silver bead spacers, and a few silvery czech glass crystals. The necklace is finished with a swivel silver lobster clasp.

Enchanted Evening wears at a full 33 inches and may be worn at full length or doubled for a shorter, layered style.

Because I wanted to make earrings that matched exactly, I pulled out two pearls for earrings and am selling them as part of this set. Earrings are the same silver freshwater pearls, a 4mm czech glass crystal wire wrapped to a heavily plated silver french hooks. Convo me if you'd like the necklace without earrings! 

To buy on Etsy click here


Friday, June 14, 2013

Purity Princess White Coin Pearl on Simple Vintage Style Chain SOLD

We all tend to think of princesses as perfect, with a few flaws, and meeting Prince Charming in Virginal white. I found the most perfect glossy white coin pearl and wrapped it in the dark shades of vintage bronze colored wire to offset its purity.

This is a very simple and classic design....wear alone beautifully or layer with other necklaces for a different style.

White Coin Pearl about 14mm in diameter, wire wrapped, then hung from a 16 inch knurled antiqued brass chain. Email me if you'd like Purity with a longer chain.

Click here to buy on Etsy.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ocean Beach Skinny Chain SOLD (but I can make one more)

Debuting Ocean Beach. You've got to try this Really Fun skinny chain featuring a large vintage brass ring with beachy charms as funky as our famous partying beach.  An Orange Turquoise and colorful as San Diego's Ocean Beach; a vintage brass flip flop, ubiquitous to us Californians...we wear flip-flops Everywhere; and a creamy freshwater pearl topped with a crystal as blue as the sky overhead on a summer's day. Necklace is 37 inches to the pendant, then another 2.5 inches more. Finished by the lobster clasp with more aqua blue crystals.

Want a piece of San Diego? This is IT!
Click here to buy from my Etsy shop. Locals, email me and I can remove shipping costs.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Merry Meadowlark is Singing Again SOLD

Yes! It's Summer here and the Meadowlark is at her work again singing for joy in the summer sun.

Our Meadowlark features a vintage brass pendant, complete with perched birdie, and a wire wrapped style necklace of soft golden wheat coin pearls mixed with a larger deep sky blue coin pearl. Bits of czech crystals peep out from underneath the edge of select pearl. Necklace fits snugly around the neck. Total length is 15.5 inches (plus a two inch extender chain).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rustic Quartz Chunky Bracelet with Antiqued Copper Toggle Clasp SOLD

This bracelet is one of a kind. Each string of cherry quartz comes with beads in all shades from rich volcano pink and browns to blush pinks and to these coppery brown hues. I grouped the lighter brown cherry quartz beads 16mm and 10mm, topped them with antiqued  bead caps, sprinkled in warm creamy coffee brown freshwater pearls, and a few chinese crystals for bling. Then I added a fun antiqued copper toggle clasp. Oh, and a fun dangle!

Bracelet will hang loose on the standard wrist. It measures at 8 inches, but has a narrower inner diameter. Shown here below with coordinating earrings. Want it now! There's only one:) Click here

Friday, June 7, 2013

Rustic Rose Version IV....a little bit chunky ~~ Cherrry Quartz Statement Necklace SOLD

Seen on ETSY today....

These faceted cherry quartz beads are so varied in tone and hue. I love the blend of pinks, browns, and streaky whirls. I wire wrapped the beads in antiqued copper artisan wire, added fanciful vintage copper bead caps and tiny crystals. 22 inches in length with an additional 2.5 inch copper extender chain.