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, May 30, 2014

Frosted Mint SOLD

Frothy frosted mint layers of amazonite are reflective of my new favorite summer drink..the minty grasshopper. Fresh mint, coconut milk, almond milk, a touch of honey, and gelatin powder for protein--all whipped up in Vitamix with ice.  Mmmm

Now, you're supposed to get excited about my necklace, not the food. Frosted Mint measures 15 inches inside diameter and falls to 17.5 inches in length. I can certainly add an extender chain if you'd like.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Plum-A Girl's Best Friend in Rich Purple ~~ Glossy Plum Purple Pearls in Vintage Brass ~~ Got to Have Necklace SOLD

Bracelet SOLD 



Plum, a  Girl's Best Friend speaks of gorgeous glossy dark plum purple pearls richly reminiscent of a fine dark Bordeaux. The conversation includes sparkly Swarovski crystals and fine vintage bronze filigree accents and finishes smoothly with a lobster clasp. The necklace measures 25 inches. The bracelet is adjustable from 7.5 to 9 inches (where ever you choose to anchor the clasp). You'll feel luxuriant.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rose Gold Blush Skinny Chain



Soft and feminine with antiqued copper metal alloy chain and findings, a hammered copper link, and a Swarovski Rose Gold Pearl Pendant with a Golden Shadow Swarovski Crystal accent. Each necklace is finished with 3mm Swarovski rose gold pearls adjacent to the lobster clasp.

The antiqued copper chain is a nickel and lead free metal alloy! One of my most frequently worn stylish necklaces. A favorite ensemble is dark jeans, a white t-shirt and a long thin fawn brown sweater (you know the kind, long in front and shorter in back). This necklace wears well! I made this necklace 28 inches, but you may prefer it shorter at 18 inches.

For a coordinating set, I made rose gold pearl and copper earrings. Shown here on 1.5" kidney wires.

Necklace  $23; Earrings $12 Buy on ETSY now https://www.etsy.com/listing/150222069/rose-gold-swarovski-pearl-crystal-wire? or make arrangements to come by my place!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Prairie Dusk SOLD

Soft and dusty pink like the sunset at dusk in the open prairie. Scatters of light twinkle through the sky as the sun sets into a dusky rosy hue.

Necklace is 16 inches long with a two extender chain. Three strands of pink cultured freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and finished in vintage bronze.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Honey Dijon

I've had these beads for a year and couldn't figure out what I was going to make. They are porcelain fired in a rich deep honey mustard shade. Then, the other day the project virtually jumped off the shelf. I blended them with deep honey colored freshwater pearls and added a chunky vintage bronze over sized clasp. Ta da. Honey Dijon fits a 7 inch wrist. It measures 8 inches in length but fits closer because of the size of the beads. Bracelet $29, Earrings $12




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cinnamon Sage Earrings



Green Swarovski pearls, copper Swarovski crystals, antiqued copper flowers and 2"long kidney style ear wires. $13

Monday, May 19, 2014

Copper Lilies~~Translucent Lucite, Pearl and Antiqued Copper Lily Earrings

Welcome spring flowers with these delicate lucite and pearl earrings--Swarovski crystal, and antiqued copper--an immeasurably adorable pair of earrings.Hang a little over an inch from french hooks, which add half an inch more. Other options are lever back wires or 1.5" kidney wires. $13



Friday, May 16, 2014

Peaches and Cream SOLD

Fresh peaches came on sale this week. I love slicing them up with half-n-half and a sprinkling of sugar. I'm dairy free these days so imagine I'll be topping mine with coconut cream. Delicious.

Created from peachy Aventurine (see Peachy Keen necklace), czech glass, Swarovski crystal, and Biwa pearls, I added an extender chain, so this bracelet can accommodate up to a 9 inch wrist.

Simple, beautiful, feminine.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Black Tie Affair ~~Black Onyx, Rock Crystal and Antiqued Silver Statement Necklace SOLD

Faceted jet black onyx stones, clear rock quartz crystal nuggets, antiqued silver chain, and tiny czech glass beads lend themselves to a classy night out--Just right for a Black Tie Soiree. This necklace is finished with antiqued silver metal. At 33 inches, this necklace is just long enough to be doubled, or the right length to fall below the bust line.




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Peachy Keen SOLD


Summer is coming close and my mouth is watering for a sweet peach pie. This pale shade of peachy Aventurine drew my mind back to buckets of fresh peaches, creamy milk, and my grandmother's hand crank ice cream churn--fresh peach ice cream. mmmm

These days, with my battle against Multiple Sclerosis which I fight through a rigid dietary regime, I am making creamy coconut ice cream. It's not half bad, so I certainly don't fee deprived. I found some amazing recipes which I'll share soon.

In the mean time, there is this double layer necklace featuring Aventurine, Swarovski crystals and a silver swivel clasp. 18" in length plus a 3" extender chain.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Making Lemonade out of Lemons~~Lemon Yellow, Rock Quartz and Silver Statement Necklace SOLD


It is HOT here in Santee this week. We're not really used to this weather, especially in May. All I can think of is a nice cold glass of icy cold lemonade...the kind you make by squeezing bright yellow Meyer lemons into a crystal pitcher, adding fresh cold water, and cane sugar for sweetness. I'd pour the whole affair over chunks of clear ice, lean back in my porch chair and sip it slowly. Yep, that's what I think I'll do.

Making Lemonade is composed of bright silver (plated) hammered links, silver wire, rock quartz crystal, and yellow Precicosa fire-polished czech glass.

Necklace is 30 inches long.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Amethyst--Out to Lunch SOLD


I thought this would be a fun, simply stated, necklace set to wear out to lunch with girlfriends! These beads capture the sunlight beautifully.

Antiqued brass chain and bead caps, amethyst fire polished czech glass, Swarovski crystals. This necklace fits around 20 inches in length but can be adjusted as you desire. Beads are 12mm. Earrings shown are on antiqued brass leverback wires, but other options are french hooks, kidney wires, or posts.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Daisy Chain ~~ Red Coral and Antiqued Gold Wire Wrapped Long Statement Necklace


I love daisies. They are such happy flowers. Here I combined darling red coral discs, German silver style antiqued gold daisies, Swarovski crystals, and vintage bronze wire for 38 inches of fun. Necklace $35, Earrings $15 May be worn full length or doubled for a shorter style.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sugar Daddy~~Burnt Sugar Brown Fresh Water Pearls Wire Wrapped in Vintage Bronze necklace SOLD


Yum, every girl needs a Sugar Daddy...no, not That one. This one. Gorgeous glossy caramel brown cultured pearls, sparkling Swarovski crystals and vintage bronze wire make this a "must have" necklace. This version is 24.5 inches long. Click here to see on Etsy.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Daisy Chain ~~ Vintage Style Colorful Flower Brass Necklace



My new favorite necklace for summer fun! Daisy Chain. Darling sunflowers in range of colors are affixed to antiqued brass flowers and linked to a very delicate chain. 16 inches. Necklace with matching earrings (on vintage brass studs) are $28.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Let Them Eat Kale~~Chunky Green Turquoise Statement Necklace



Crazy name, huh? I'm eating a LOT of kale these days--steamed, sauteed, blended, and baked. It is so high in healing nutrients.

These super chunky green turquoise magnesite stones are paired with an antiqued copper pendant for a fun and funky style. Not everyone can carry this one off, but for one of you lucky gals, it'll be absolutely perfect. 19 inches long and finished with a lobster clasp. $36


Monday, May 5, 2014

Retro Vintage Black Onyx Ensemble SOLD

Glossy dark black Onyx, sparkling vintage bronze faceted Swarovski crystal rondelles, vintage bronze chain--understated elegance for a retro style. Necklace is 17.5 inches in length (this can be changed at your request).


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Spring Craft Boutique at Serra High School

In the area? Come by for a treat. This is a new fair for me so I don't know what to expect, but I hear they have a good list of jewelry booths and local artisans. I'm looking forward to looking around.


Minty Blues ~~ Minty Blue Green Vintage Style Brass Kidney Wire Long Drop Earrings




It's HOT here in Santee. My mouth is watering for some cool minty refreshing goodness, but for now I'll settle for these fabulous earrings and a tall glass of cold ice water.

Fun resin mums are affixed to vintage bronze filigree flowers and hang (here) from 1.5 inch kidney wires. Perfect for my summer tank tops.

Earrings $14

Like the style? Ask me about other colors!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy, Happy Happy ~~ Colorful Vintage Style Flowered Mums and Vintage Brass 18 inch necklace SOLD

LOVE, LOVE, these flower cabochon beads. Yes, they're lightweight resin, but they're affixed to darling vintage bronze backs and linked together for the Most fun way to welcome in May!!

Necklace shown measures 18 inches in length, but I can customize to your specifications. Earrings here are about 3/4 of an inch and hang from 1.5" kidney wires. I just more of these darling mums in the mail and can certainly make more and offer additional colors. Contact me if you need me to customize a necklace for your favorite summer dress.