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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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Earth is the Lord's Grand Finale SOLD


Yeah, I had five Imperial Jasper beads left after all of you swiftly pounced on Earth series! Wow, wish I had more. I've never had a necklace series in which each piece was so quickly claimed--five Earth necklaces in all.

I linked these gorgeous stones in 20 gauge antiqued copper wire to a more delicate antiqued copper soldered link chain, threw in a few  Swarovski crystals and finished with a nice lobster clasp. Necklace as shown is 18 inches long, but I'd be happy to adjust the length for you shorter/longer. Alas, no beads left for earrings; however, I could take the same coppery Swarovski crystals and hammered copper circles/ovals and create a coordinating pair. As you wish:)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Montana Mountain Majesty SOLD


These richly striated rhyolite stones brought to mind our wild and majestic Montana mountains--tall evergreens, woodland creatures, spectacular peaks, and rich soil. Rhyolite has a similar composition to granite yet with a smaller composition. It ranges in color from shades of pink to buff. Here, we see mostly shades of forest green. I decided to wire wrap the gemstones in antiqued copper wire, work in a few freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals, and some hammered antiqued copper rings. Stunning. If you're an earth-tones and browns kind of girl this is for you!

Rhyolite is said to represent change, variety and creativity. Necklace measures a full 33.5 inches.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Birdie Fly Fly ~~ Colorful Magnesite Cross and Bird Necklace DONATED


 

Crazy name, huh? These colorful magnesite beads, coupled with the tiny birds, make me want to smile and fly and jump for joy, all at the same time.

I wire wrapped the cross shaped beads with Swarovski crystals and the cutest little silver birds. Wired with titanium colored copper-core wire and finished with a stainless steel lobster clasp, this necklace measures a full 31 inches and is adjustable.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Crystal Ball Faceted Quartz Crystal Earrings.



These are gorgeous. I needed a pair of silver and clear earrings for a new outfit I wanted to rock. I ran to the studio, grabbed these out of my quartz bin and my eyes seized upon the stainless steel wire. Boom. Bang. Here they are. Love. I've hardly taken them off and keep getting comments on how sparkly they are in a hippie cool sort of way.

Choose your earwire preference at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.5" kidney wires and 2" kidney wires (shown), all in surgical steel.

Wire is stainless steel and bead cap is an antiqued silver metal alloy.

All Magpies come gift wrapped and ready for giving. Click here to buy on Etsy today. Local? Message me to drop by and obtain a pair just for you!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Believe--Flower Power in a Pot SOLD





These beads brought out the gardening girl in me. I took rough Crazy Lace Agate, the color of clay pottery but a bit paler, and arranged it side by side with creamy freshwater pearls and pale pink Swarovski crystals. This agate is actually a bit paler than these pictures depict. As a final touch, I added a petite 12mm antiqued copper "believe" charm adjacent to the copper toggle clasp.

I made two bracelets--one for me:) and one for you. This one measures a full 9 inches but the inside diameter is a bit smaller due to the size of these beads, about 16mm. I can extend it further.

Earrings are the same off white pearls, Swarovski crystals and antiqued copper 1.5" kidney wires.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wrapped up with Love--Bronze and Crystal Earrings

Darling bronze bows atop 10mm disco ball faceted czech glass crystal beads. Each bead is lovingly graced with dainty vintage bronze filigree caps and a wee crystal. Shown here hanging from antiqued gold brass french hooks. $13
These earrings are currently available out of the Studio or I can set them up on Etsy for the ease of your purchase:) Right now, Etsy coupon XMAS2014 gets you 15% off anything in the shop until December 31st.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Moon Fairy


I'm not really into fairies but I know some gals who are. I picked up this darling pewter pendant some time back (I have two) and thought I'd add a pearl and Swarovski crystal dangle for some extra fun. I hung it on antiqued silver brass chain and finished it adjacent to the lobster clasp with more crystals. Measures 28" in length. Necklace $22

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shores

Feel the waves lapping your feet? Shores will remind you of the bit of land where the frothy sea laps wave upon wave against the sand bringing bits of sea glass and softened shell. I feel as if I could stand there forever, searching the open sea for something--a treasure, a fish, my ship.

Amazonite nuggets, clear faceted glass,freshwater white coin pearls and antiqued silver.  Fitted with a toggle clasp, Shores measures a full 8 inches and fits my standard 7" wrist perfectly--a bit loose. Bracelet $30, Earrings $9

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Flowers Near Her Hair



Wear flowers near your hair with these delightful faceted agate 8mm stones and dangling pewter flower drops. Earrings measure 2.25 inches from surgical steel french hooks. Buy on Etsy now here. I can make four pair but only listed one, so let me know if you need more.

Mermaid Tears SOLD




Does it catch your eye the way it did mine? Mermaid Tears glitters with Czech glass, vintage bronze wire and an eye-catching reclining mermaid toggle clasp. The bronze wire really sets off the cut Czech glass.

Measures 33 inches in diameter then falls an addition 3 inches from the mermaid toggle clasp. SOLD

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Heaven and a New Earth SOLD



In Revelation 21:1 John the Revelator  tells us "Then I saw "'a new heaven and a new earth,' for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea."
As a child I was mesmerized by the book of Revelation--the bizarre animals gathered around the throne room, the final battle, the triumphant establishment of Jesus once and for all. I looked forward to no more tears and a perfect earth where the lion could lie down with the lamb. I wanted to run my hands through the lion's silky mane. I spent most of my Bible reading time in this glorious book.

Today I bring you New Heaven and New Earth, paltry in comparison to the glory of what is to come, my fantastic in colorful representation of a new earth. Imperial Jasper stones, Swarovski crystals and antiqued copper hammered links, wire, and chain.

Measures 23-26 inches in length depending upon where you attach the clasp. Necklace $35. Earrings $13




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Azure Blues, Too SOLD





Gorgeous azure blue faceted jade earrings, wire wrapped to Sterling Silver-filled large link chain with Sterling Silver Filled wire. The silver will naturally oxidize over time (unless you're better at keeping your silver polished than I am) and wear well for the antiqued silver look.  Azure Blues is finished with a Sterling Silver lobster clasp and measures a full 29.5 inches in length.

Azure  Blues earrings are made entirely of sterling silver filled wire and have artisan
quality rounded french hook style earwires-- $15

Don't live in San Diego? Message me and I'll set up on Etsy for your immediate purchase:)

Only one necklace available, but I can make several pair of earrings:) 





Monday, December 8, 2014

Lavish SOLD




When I was a younger girl I'd read romantic tales of the princess with ropes of pearls to wrap around her neck. This is my modern day rendition for the grown-up girl. Over 33 inches of wire wrapped 10mm pale burnt sugar golden brown freshwater pearls, golden shadow Swarovski crystals and vintage bronze wire. I created matching earrings on vintage gold plated brass leverback wires.
THIS is the necklace you'll never want to leave you collection. Lavish yourself with Love. Click here to see on Etsy.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Heart to Heart




Proclaim your love with these entwined vintage brass hearts and a bright red Swarovski crystal drop. I hung the set from a delicate vintage bronze chain. Finished adjacent to the lobster clasp edged with clear fire polished Czech-glass crystals. 18" long. Necklace $18
Buy on Etsy here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bling!




Large 14mm czech glass crystal rondelle beads--capped with gunmetal filigree, wired with gunmetal wire, and dotted with a sparkle of Swarovski crystal. Bling.

You HAVE to see them in person--talk about eye-catching. These will get you noticed. Bling earrings hang 1 inch from the wire of your choice.

These beads have a lovely eye-catching sparkle. Perfect for your holiday parties or just an evening out. All Magpies come gift wrapped and ready for giving.See on Etsy here.




Monday, December 1, 2014

The Earth is the Lord's SOLD


  
 
 

The opening verse of Psalm 24 tell us:

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.
They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.

I was captured the moment I laid my eyes on these Imperial Jasper stones. So "earth like". I was reminded of the creativity of our great God--our planet is inconceivably beautiful and intricately made.  Hallelujah, hallelujah. 

The Earth is the Lord's measures 21-16 inches (finishes in the back with an adjustable copper chain) and falls an addition 1.5" with the Tree of Life pendant. Made from Imperial Jasper stones, Swarovski crystals, copper chain, and copper wire/clasp.

Necklace $35, Earrings $10

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pearl of Great Price Antiqued Copper Earrings and Skinny Layering Chain

Beautiful, aren't they? Made exclusively for Beloved, a line of jewelry Magpie Madness is creating for Mary James ministry. Click here to buy!






Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blue Bird of Happiness Bird Nest Silver Necklace




I love this bird happily singing while perched on the antiqued silver bird nest while lifting her voice in praise. She's wearing a Swarovski crystal dangle and is finished adjacent to the stainless steel clasp with tiny white pearls.

Necklace measures 28 inches to the pendant then falls an additional 1 inch. Please let me know at checkout if you need an alternative length. I can make matching earrings if you like with the same blue crystals and/or pearls. Buy on Etsy here.

Necklace $22

Monday, November 24, 2014

Setting Sunset Salsa



Peach Coral and Blue Turquoise Statement Necklace, Triple Layer~~ Sunset Sundown Salsa

How many times has the sun set in your life? I'm not sure I want to admit how many I've lived through. How often have you simply stopped to take in the breathtaking beauty of the full sun slipping through the darkening sky and just danced for joy? I know I don't pause nearly often enough to appreciate the grandeur of the setting sun. If God knows the very number of hairs on our heads, and if our days are numbered, too, then He also ordains each and every sunset. Stop a moment. Stop today. Pause as the sinking sun goes to bed and know that God loves you. And dance:)

Setting Sunset Salsa measure 17 inches on the inner diameter, falls 19" on the outside diameter, plus I've added a 2" extender chain. Natural coral, turquoise magnesite and Swarovski crystals, all finished with a high quality silver plate swivel lobster clasp.

Necklace $42, Earrings $12 There's only 1 so if the sunset speaks to you, order right away:)