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.

here on Etsy--you'll find many more pieces--earrings and delicate chains than what appear on this site.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Aloha Sweetheart DONATED

Blue as Hawaiian waters or a sweetheart's eyes.
Aloha Sweetheart is a super fun chunky turquoise howlite teardrop bracelet with a featured rock crystal nugget, all connected with an antiqued silver (metal alloy) toggle clasp. Measures a full 8" but fits a standard wrist. Perfect for a pop of color for your autumn wardrobe.

Yes! There are matching earrings, too. Earrings are made with the same turquoise teardrops, Swarovski crystals, and wire wrapped with antiqued silver wire. From the kidney wires, as shown, earrings fall a whole two inches.

I also made a coordinating necklace! Sold alone or with the set. 16" plus an extender chain giving you two more inches. Necklace Set $50; Bracelet and Earrings $37

When you buy from MagpieMadnessJewelry, you are getting quality handcrafted jewelry, excellent customer service, and a fair and reasonable price.

I carefully select all the stones used in my jewelry (this is so fun!). My standards are high, so if I won't wear it, I won't offer it to you. All my strung pieces are strung on multi-strand steel wire, never cheap plastic string. I wire wrap in non-tarnishing coated wire, hand-antiqued brass, and sterling silver.

All Magpies come charmingly gift-wrapped and ready for your personal pleasure, or for giving. Let me know if you'd like me to tuck a card in the package with a personal note.

All Magpies are shipped within 24 hours of your purchase by USPS in secure packaging.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Convergence--Autism Awareness Custom Design Jewelry SOLD

My very dear friend, Crystal, asked me to create an autism-awareness line of jewelry. Crystal is wonderful. When she asks for something, which is rare, I hop to it. It usual means she wants to bless someone else. In this case, a close friend of hers has an autistic child.

The key components to this cause are the rainbow spectrum and the puzzle piece. Did you know that ASDs affect one out of every 68 children in the U.S. and that they occur more often among boys than girls?

I designed these necklaces with a rainbow of color, antiqued silver (zinc alloy pewter) hammered puzzle pieces, tiny glass crystals, and non-tarnishing silver wire. Necklace measures 23 inches in length but has a 3.5 inch extender chain for more options. Earrings measure almost 3 inches long from the top of the silver french hooks. Necklace $35; Earrings, $13

I do have these same puzzle pieces in vintage brass. I also have smaller brass solid puzzle pieces, so please ask if you need a custom order.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As the Deer ~~Long Warm Brown Wire Wrapped Pearl Necklace SOLD

I am reminded by these soft doe-colored fresh-water pearls of the deer... It's a song I grew up singing in church, one not often sung these days, never-the-less, poignant and soul stirring.

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You alone are my strength my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You're my friend and You are my brother,
Even though you are a king.
I love you more thank any other,
So much more than anything.

I want You more than gold or silver,
Only You can satisfy.
You alone are the real joy Giver,
And the apple of my eye.

Only He can satisfy! This necklace is 36 inches long and may be worn doubled or at full length. Pearls, Swarovski crystals, vintage style bronze wire and findings. Necklace is $48, Earrings $12. Want it now? Email me and I can put up on Etsy for your immediate purchase, or make an appointment to come by the studio.  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Crunchy Mamma SOLD

What a fun, all-natural, earthy necklace for the granola side in all of us! You might be a crunchy mom if...

Crunchy Mom is made with hand-antiqued brass wire, genuine turquoise, fresh water soft brown pearls, carved wood cubes, and a few Swarovski crystals for a bit of glimmer. 33" long so may be worn at full length or doubled for a shorter style.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ballerina Ballone' ~~ Antiqued Pink Pearl Antiqued Silver Wire Wrapped Necklace SOLD

Gorgeous ballerina pale pink pearls pirouette with pale pink fire-polished czech glass and are accented by antiqued silver wire and spacers. Light-weight and seemingly ethereal, Ballerina Ballone' will lift you up in air.
Necklace is 33.5 inches in length
Earring: $12

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Iris~~ Purple Agate Gemstone Wire Wrapped Long Necklace

Lovely purple agate, evocative of my childhood. I love the scent of Iris' and their perky, determined stature. Necklace measures 26.5 inches.
Necklace $39, Earrings $12

Monday, August 11, 2014

Shores SOLD

Capturing the healing power of God's love crashing on the shores of our lives...Shores is 31.5 inches long--amazonite, freshwater pearls,  quartz, and antiques silver links. See here on Etsy.

All depression washes away
On the shores of your great love
Let addiction and all shame
Be laid down at your feet
Come awake, awake my soul
I feel justice rising
Breathe new life into these bones
I can feel your heartbeat

Freedom take hold of my heart
Spirit of God come fill this place
Jesus, You're all that I want
Have Your way

And You bring peace in every storm
God, You are my anchor
A hope that's deep within my soul
Oh, the strength of your love
Tear down walls, tear down strongholds
That keep me back from you
Perfect love that's never ending
And leads me to all truth

Freedom take hold of my heart
Spirit of God come fill this place
Jesus, You're all that I want
Have Your way

All creation knows that You alone are God As we sing your praises, let our hearts respond (repeat bridge)

Freedom take hold of my heart
Spirit of God come fill this place
Jesus, You're all that I want
Have Your way
by Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Monday, August 4, 2014

When Sea Billows Roll~~White and Blue Turquoise Silver Wire Wrapped Necklace

When Sea Billows Roll...the words of this hymn have been echoing through my heart lately. It was written by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 who had had a series of crushing financial disasters and lost his all but one of his children. As his ship went past the site of where his four daughters had weeks prior to been drowned in a ship wreck, he penned these lyric:

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

I wire wrapped this necklace with non-tarnishing silver wire--freshwater coin pearls, Swarovski crystals, dyed magnesite rectangles (these give it the crashing billow effect), and hammered silver links. 34 inches in length.
Necklace $42, Earrings $10

It IS well with my soul.