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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Monday, March 31, 2014

Forget me Not Necklace ~~ Minty Green, Pearl, and Sky Blue Wire Wrapped Necklace

 


Forget me Not--like a chain of daisies, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me....these simple green glass opaque beads are capped with charming pressed czech glass flowers with a few czech glass pearls thrown in for softness. I wire wrapped with titanium colored wire and attached to hammered antiqued silver links and an antiqued silver tone chain (base metal).

Necklace adjusts with a lobster clasp and can be worn longer/shorter. Necklace is 18 inches long.

See/Buy on ETSY here

Friday, March 28, 2014

Midnight Blues ~~ Long Navy Blue Pearl and Antiqued Silver Statement Layering Necklace


Singing the midnights blues over here this weekend. My hunny is gone for a few days, and after the first exhilarating rush of a clean house, it's too quiet and I miss him:)

Midnight blue freshwater pearls are interspersed with dark sapphire Swarovski crystals and antiqued silver daisy spacers. I wire wrapped the pearls with titanium colored wire for an antiqued feel.

Necklace wears 30 inches long. $45 Bracelet measures a full 9 inches, but the extra length is designed to dangle, $21, and I created two pair of earrings--a shorter style, 1.5 inches,  $13, and a longer style, a full 3 inches, $15.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cafe au Lait Pearl and Copper Necklace

A remake on a favorite piece: Cafe au Lait, creamy coffee brown freshwater pearls the color of my morning coffee after I've added coconut oil to my blender--whips up nice and creamy since I'm now dairy free.

Pearls are intermittently capped with vintage style copper bead caps. I worked in a few Swarovski crystals, and wired wrapped the necklace to hammered copper rings. From there, antiqued copper chain culminates in a simple lobster clasp. Necklace is 19 inches long but may be shortened. This set will will wear well with a variety of outfits.

Necklace $29, Earrings $12 








Tuesday, March 25, 2014

White Poplar SOLD


White Poplar. White turquoise (magnesite) stones with a few Swarovski crystals, around the Tree of Life bronze pendant. At full length measures 21.5 inches, but with the lobster clasp may be worn at a shorter length. Earrings measure a full two inches.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Revelation Stone ~~ Aquamarine Wedge Sterling Silver Statement Necklace

Aquamarine blends the ideas of "water" and "sea", a stone which is evocative of peaceful meditation and reveals truth. I love how this necklaces reflects sparkles of the sea, blue skies, and majestic mountainscapes.See commentary below.

Genuine aquamarine wedges are graduate to smaller chips by the nape of the neck for ease of wear. This necklace is 17.5 inches in length and is finished with sterling silver. Necklace $60, Earrings in sterling, $15 See on Etsy here



AQUAMARINE (BERYL) Rev 21:20
Aquamarine is a light blue or bluish-green variety of beryl. Historians have likened it to “a thousand leagues of sunlit sea imprisoned in a cup.” It’s very name is descriptive of it’s color: aqua meaning water and marine meaning sea. Aquamarine was the most available variety of beryl during Bible times, while the emerald (also a beryl) was more rare. The term aquamarine is not used by any of the Bible translators, but many scholars believe that the aquamarine was the type of beryl (Gr berullos) of the eighth stone of the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:20). The Roman historian and writer, Elder Pliny (23-79 AD), describes the color and characteristics of the aquamarine in his description of the berullos stone of his time. At that time, emeralds, though also beryl, were called by another name, smaragdos (this being the fourth stone in the New Jerusalem). See Beryl, Emerald from http://www.preciousstonesofthebible.com/stonegallery.html 


Thursday, March 20, 2014

San Diego Summer III ~~ Long Boho Necklace Vintage Brass with a Flipflop Charm, Pearl and Minty Jade



My third version of this super fun San Diego Summer charm necklace--it'll lead you right to the beach with a delightful bronze flip flop charm, crystal topped creamy coin pearl, and a water-green faceted jade bead.

I added tiny coordinating jade beads where the chain connects to the 16mm bronze ring. Then, more of the same beads join the clasp at the nape of the neck. Sweet all the way around.
Necklace shown here is 26 inches to the charm then two additional inches. Sold on Etsy here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Peachy Keen ~~ Peach Neo Victorian Downton Abbey Style Vintage Brass Earring


Let these earrings take you into the movies ~~ back in history to a time of elegance and grace. Sweet and sparkling, these peach faceted glass drops are encrusted with vintage bronze filigree bead caps for a bit of dazzle. These are a deep peachy pink, but distinctly peach. From the top of the french hooks, measure 1.5 inches. I have beads to make several sets. Click here to see on Etsy.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sea Breezes Aqua Blue Earrings



These Sea Breeze earrings capture the clear fresh blue of a refreshing ocean breeze. Close your eyes and imagine you're on a sail boat, sails furled, white and crisp, and the blue horizon ahead as you launch into pleasant waters. Earrings shown here are on lead and nickle free silver kidney wires, but I can substitute any type of wire you prefer. The bead part measures 3/4 of an inch, and at full length they measure 1.5 inches. $12

Friday, March 14, 2014

Oceans ~~ Blue Turquoise Three Layer Statement Necklace SOLD





"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoZE2RsthRg

 First time I heard this song I melted. Today I bring you Oceans, a melody of magnesite, Swarovski crystals and vintage bronze.Two different pair of earrings to choose from.  I almost kept this one for me:) I will be looking for more of these beads and am totally kicking myself for not buying more.17" long with a two inch extender chain. Click here to buy on Etsy.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Olive Tree ~~ Olive Green Dancing Pearl Tree of Life necklace

Psalm 52:8 reads, But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever." Do we have any other choice? I believe in God's unwavering goodness, faithfulness and provision. With convictions in our hearts along these lines, how can we be anything but a flourishing tree?

Olive tree is 15.5 to 18 inches long. Olive dancing freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and a vintage bronze tree of life. Necklace $33, Earrings $12

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Peacock Pretty Proud-- Glossy Keishi Black Pearl Necklace



 


Classy. That just about sums it up. These are extraordinary gorgeous glossy smooth peacock purple/gray/blue keishi pearls sparkling with dark blue Swarovski crystals. Finished in a heavy silver plated swivel lobster clasp. 17.5 inches plus a two inch extender chain. Seriously, on line, these necklaces are going for $150~~I'm offering these lovely pearls for only $65; add on the earrings for $80.

Click here to see on Etsy. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lei La Lah La Lah SOLD

Another red coral teardrop version of Lei--this selection featuring a silver poinsettia flower pendant, tiny faceted czech glass crystals and bright silver spacers. The perfect accompaniment for any holiday festivities. I know some of you are hands down "Christmas" people--this would be perfect for you. 17.5+2 inches long. Necklace $33, Earrings $12


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Icy Blue Droplet Earrings

It's been a week of singing the blues around here, andI think you'd agree, a brighter, cheerful medley of blues.

A fun Saturday post for you, Icy Blue glass wire wrapped in silver earrings. $12 Earrings shown here are on french hooks, but I can certainly change out to kidney wires or leverback style.I can make about six sets of these, so let me know if you also want a simple chain with one of these blue darlings hanging as a pendant.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Aloha IV DONATED TO CHET F. HARRIT AUCTION


Spring is here. Well almost...but the waves lapping the edges of the shore are calling my name. I'm ready to lay on the warm sand and kick back for awhile.

Back with an old favorite, turquoise (dyed magnesite) teardrops are interspersed with tiny glass seed beads and feature an off-side large crystal quartz stone. Finished with a high quality silver plated swivel clasp.

Final necklace wears 17.5" long plus a 2.5" extender chain. Set $50

Monday, March 3, 2014

Wide Open Sky ~~ Sky Blue Turquoise and Pearl Antiqued Silver Statement Necklace SOLD

Like the sky wide, open, and expansive before you--the faintest of blues and only a few wispy clouds in site, this necklace will brighten any summer outfit. Feel at peace, lay back in the grass and let the eternity of the wide open sky beckon you to rest.

19 inches in length, but adjustable to a shorter diameter. Sky blue chalk turquoise, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and hammered antiqued silver links. Chain is a brush antiqued silver base metal.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Allure SOLD


Glossy black agate stones coyly wrap around your neck and culminate in a delicately patterned floral antiqued silver pendant. Accented by Swarovski crystals and antiqued silver spacers. Necklace finishes with a lobster clasp for 18 inches of a classy statement. I can add an extender chain as you wish.