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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Friday, February 28, 2014

Afternoon Vanilla Island~~White Mother of Pearl Shell Teardrop Statement Necklace SOLD

Yes, it's an quirky name, Afternoon Vanilla Island, but these mother of pearl shell teardrops reminded me of a creamy vanilla afternoon drink--one you might imbibe on a lazy afternoon while enjoying the pleasures of a breezy tropical island. Feel relaxed yet?

Necklace measures up to 19.5 inches, but as you can see, the chain is adjustable. See on Etsy here

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Transcendent~~Pale Amethyst Gemstone Statement Necklace

This was a challenging necklace to name. Made from a light shade of amethyst and antiqued silver chain, I wanted to capture the purity of the stones and color. I ended up calling it Transcendent--in part because of the mystical nature of the stones, and for the essence of violet. Rise above with this delightful reminder that we can live above the fray.

I think you'll like it as much as I do and I'm not even crazy about purple. Lighter weight with the smaller semicircle of chunks of amethyst, and versatile with an adjustable chain. Necklace measures a full 19.5 inches but can be worn as short as 16 inches. I have the beads/chain to make two necklaces, so let me know if you desire a longer chain than this.

Necklace $37, Earrings (in a matching amethyst stone and Swarovski crystal) $13

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Amethyst Orchid

a lyric in shades of purple...Amethyst Orchid...the 2014 must-have shade of purple is crafted from Imperial Jasper and Swarovski crystals, finished with a coated vintage bronze chain that ends in a lobster clasp and another crystal. Necklace wears up to 18 inches long, but I could certainly lengthen/shorten at your request.

Necklace is shown with coordinating earrings. Necklace $29, Earrings $11. Click here to see on Etsy.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Aphrodite Turquoise Pearl and Rock Crystal Long Necklace SOLD

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and procreation...who is supposed to have arisen out of the sea. The colors of these Arizona turquoise beads, luminescent pearls and clear rock crystal nuggets reminded me of the ocean. Beads are wrapped with antiqued silver wire and interspersed with hammered antiqued silver links. Meant to be worn long, this necklace is 32.5 inches long.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blue Lagoon VI~~Blue Sodalite, Gray Biwa Pearl, Crystal and Silver Statement Necklace SOLD

Coming back for a dip in the cooling refreshing waters, Magpie brings you Blue Lagoon. Soothing blue sodalite, peaceful slate gray freshwater potato and stick pearls, twinkling czech glass crystals and tranquil silver wire. This rendition of Blue Lagoon is 32 inches long--perfect for wearing at full length or may be doubled for a snug around the neck look.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Oyster ~~ Large Gray Freshwater Pearls Wire Wrapped Statement Necklace

Silky smooth as oyster shell, Oyster features glossy large 10mm freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and antiqued silver findings and wire.  Necklace is 28 inches long--a classic wardrobe accessory must-have for today's shades of gray fashionable wardrobe. I'm in to all things gray right now--not really sure when that began--probably when I acquired an awesome gray sweater.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pearly Whites ~~ Snow White ~~ Neo Victorian White Pearl Bar Style Vintage Brass Necklace

White for purity, gold for generosity, my white pearl set is feminine and delicate. Something in all of us is drawn to Snow White for her goodness in the face of evil, and her ultimate vindication from the evil queen.

Snow white shell pearls are hugged by vintage bronze bead caps and end with sparkling Swarovski crystals. The crescent is hung from a delicate vintage bronze chain which has been finished with tiny white czech glass pearls. Necklace shown is 17 inches long. I've found that this is long enough for comfort and short enough for most dress necklines.

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