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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nt it ALL? Contact me about hosting a Magpie party. Earn FREE Magpie Money towards jewelry of your choice. Now, take some time to Shop for Shiny things!

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.






Monday, July 29, 2013

A Limerick SOLD

There a black and white Magpie
Who fluttered around with a cry,
"I love my shiny beads
more than hunting for seeds! 
I simply cannot tell a lie." 
 
Today I give you a Limerick, a poem in Imperial Jasper stones and antiqued brass wire and chain. Four of the stones are a brighter green, while the 2nd stone from the middle is an off-set whiter stone. Necklace is 19 inches to the lobster clasp. Let me know if you'd like it longer or shorter.  $31 

Coordinating earrings are 2 inches from brass hooks (nickel and lead free) to the bottom of the Imperial Jasper stone. $12  

Click here https://www.etsy.com/listing/158060571/limerick-imperial-jasper-green-stone to buy on my Etsy shop or call/text me to come by the studio. 



 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Magpie's Song...a poem for today

Magpie’s Song
Gary Snyder

Six A.M.,
Sat down on excavation gravel
by juniper and desert S.P. tracks
interstate 80 not far off
between trucks
Coyotes—maybe three
howling and yapping from a rise.

Magpie on a bough
Tipped his head and said,

"Here in the mind, brother
Turquoise blue.
I wouldn’t fool you.
Smell the breeze
It came through all the trees
No need to fear
What’s ahead
Snow up on the hills west
Will be there every year
be at rest.
A feather on the ground—
The wind sound—

Here in the Mind, Brother,
Turquoise Blue"

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Over the Moon ~~ Messy Wire Wrapped Large White Pearl Antiqued Silver Earrings

Let's go over the moon together with these lovely white shell pearl earrings. Soft and feminine--a favorite go-to pair for sure. I wire wrapped the earrings in titanium colored wire (copper core) and hung them on surgical steel 1.5 inch kidney wires. I can easily switch out for surgical steel french hooks, just let me know.

Over the Moon...Antiqued Silver (Surgical Steel) and White Shell Pearl Dangling Earrings. To buy email me or click here to see on Etsy. Locals, if you want to come by, we can avoid shipping charges! 




Friday, July 12, 2013

Grantham SOLD



Lady Grantham would wear this antiqued silver style well over her austere black dresses.

Antiqued silver (base metal) chain with a German silver teardrop pendant. Finished by the lobster clasp with small black Czech crystals. Necklace is 26 inches long to the 1.5 inch pendant.

May be shorted as desired. Please convo me.

German silver is sometimes called "nickel silver". Nickel has been added to the metal alloy to create a shiny silver.

Go to https://www.etsy.com/listing/150000636/antiqued-silver-chain-with-silver to see on ETSY.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dark Purple Pearl and Vintage Bronze Set SOLD

This is a lovely very dark purple cultured freshwater pearl necklace in vintage style brass and/or earrings in the same pearl, Swarovski crystal and vintage bronze filigree accents. Necklace is 27 inches to the pendant. Earrings hang 1.5 inches from the top of the leverback.







to see on my ETSY shop or call me!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dangling Blue Swarovski Antiqued Silver Crystal Earrings


Fun and sassy these antiqued silver earrings feature hammered links and 6mm Light Azore Swarovski Bicone Crystals. Would look great with Blue Diamond necklace. Locals, feel free to come by the shop, or out of towners, buy on Etsy! 


https://www.etsy.com/listing/155779130/blue-diamond-antiqued-silver-pendant

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blue Diamond Earrings SOLD

Blue like a rare diamond, these Light Azore Swarovski crystal 10mm bicones are wrapped in antiqued silver wire and hung from antiqued silver kidney wires (1.5 inches). Sparkling yet subtle, they're ideal to wear with darker silver metals, gray and blue tones. I have a pair which go everywhere with me when I travel.