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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Sunday, January 26, 2014

In the Matcha Mood~~ Match Green Freshwater Pearl and Silver Statement Necklace SOLD

Isn't it interesting how we get unusual cravings for culinary tidbits out of the blue? Last week I found myself struck with an extraordinary craving for Green Tea ice cream. I know, how odd is that. Since being diagnosed with MS, I am on a very strict diet which precludes dairy from my life. But, as my father used to say, there's more than one way to skin a cat:) I placed an order on Amazon for Matcha--the finely ground green tea powder, and began searching for recipes. After some online searching for recipes, with a little tinkering I was delighted to end up with a smoothie composed of Matcha green tea powder, raw honey, cashew milk, coconut oil, and frozen cubes of mango. I've now made this three days in a row and think I'll have more tomorrow. As I embrace the AIP (auto-immune protocol) I'm having to give up nuts, too, so will make it with coconut milk instead. 

Some days ago these green pearls reminded me of green tea ice cream, possibly the originator of my craving. To be worn at full length or doubled, 35 inches of cultured pearls, Swarovski crystals, and antiqued silver wire with a few floral bead caps will get you in the Matcha mood:) Necklace $51, Earrings $14 (shown here on 1.5" kidney wires, but these can be switched out).

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