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, September 29, 2014

Cubism -- in Sassy Pink

Fun, fun, fun, these Swarovski crystal topped pink candy jade cubes are sassy! Made with antiqued silver and surgical steel french earwires. $13

Monday, September 22, 2014

Going Crazy--Agate Earrings

Love these pink Crazy Lace Agate earrings. I wire wrapped the gemstones in vintage brass wire and hung them on 1.5" brass kidney wires. Let me know if you'd prefer another style earwire, leverback, french hook, 2" kidney. Earrings $16

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mountain Bluebird Bracelet and Earrings SOLD

I had to rename my bracelet after I discovered that the Meadowlark is actually yellow and drabby brown. The Mountain Bluebird is equally delightful and sports the same lovely muted blue as the glossy coin pearls in this bracelet. While the males are a brighter cerulean blue, the females have blue undertones and soft brown feathers.

"Mountain Bluebirds have a simple repertoire of two song types. At dawn, often while flying, they sing a loud, emphatic, chirruping song similar to that of the American Robin. Throughout the day, they perform a soft, repetitious warbling that can last many minutes."

My piece measures 8.25 inches long and is adjustable for your preferred length. The extra bit falls as an extra dangle. Composed of glossy blue and cream coin pearls, Swarovski crystals, Czechoslovakian polished glass, and vintage brass wire/chain, it'll be a piece you can treasure. Mountain Bluebird also has a few little bronze birdies tucked into the design. Matching earrings are the same smooth glossy coin pearls on high end antiqued hypoallergenic brass lever-back ear wires.  Bracelet, $29, Earrings, $14Buy on Etsy here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Julian Attic--Bracelet in Turquoise, Pearl, Czech Glass and Vintage Bronze SOLD

Back from another autumn trip browsing the antiqued treasures of Julian, our quaint little mountain town brimming with apples (in season), darling shops, antiques, and hand crafted gifts, I present to you a bracelet that will remind you of your grandmother's pearls, vintage turquoise, sparking czech glass, biwa stick pearls and antiqued cream coin pearls.

The Bracelet is 7.5 inches long and designed to clasp at any link, so the "extra" hangs down as an extra dangle. I can also lengthen/shorten if you like, but this fits my standard wrist nicely and I love the dangling bits. Let me know if you'd like me to increase/decrease the bracelet length.

I created earrings from the same dainty turquoise drops and hung them from 1.5" kidney wires.  Click here to see now on Etsy.

Will arrive delightfully gift-wrapped and ready for giving.

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Love Sent Me a Letter

Romantic, and short to wear close to the heart, this charming pendant of faceted czech glass and a antiqued brass tiny letter charm. Did you see the heart up close? I added two small fresh water pearls into the chain at varying distances from the flexible charm. As always, my chains are finished at the nape of the neck with a delicate style--the same small white pearls.

Shown at 15.5 inches in length, use the drop down menu to select your preferred length.

And because I love earrings I created a pair to coordinate well with this sweet necklace. Created on antiqued brass finished french hooks (let me know if you'd rather have another style ear wire.

Click here to see on Etsy! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Affair to Remember Charm Bracelet

One of the greatest movies ever...this Vintage Bronze bracelet tells the story of a love affair for a lifetime...Eiffel tower, airplane, love letter, key and camera say it all. Think Cary Grant. Freshwater coin pearls and faceted czech glass crystal drops add to the vintage feeling. Time stops forever.

This bracelet measures a full 8 " in length and is designed to clasp at your preferred size--the addition length becomes a delightful dangle. I am most willing to adjust the size/length at your request. Earrings shown are on brass leverback ear wires. Do let me know if you need another style.

Bracelet $28, Earrings $12

All Magpies come charmingly gift-wrapped and ready for giving. Click here to see on Etsy--several more pictures.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Autism Awareness Bronze Skinny Chain--wear your colors

I created this awareness necklace at the request of a friend whose friend's son battles the complexity of Autism. There is so much we don't know and thankfully, research is making some in-roads towards unlocking the mystery.

I took antiqued finished brass chain, added a brass finished metal alloy puzzle piece which I hammered for texture, a key to indicate that the puzzle was being "unlocked" and a colorful dangle of primary colors--red, green, blue, and yellow--the autism-awareness colors.

Choose your preferred length at checkout. Pendant cluster falls an additional 1.25 inches from the chain. My chain necklaces are finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with bronze seed beads for a smooth and feminine finish.

For the full effect I designed matching earrings. Shown here, the earrings have high end brass french hook earwires, but these can be substituted for leverback or kidney wires. Indicate your preference at checkout.

Click here to see on Etsy!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ballerina Ballone' Pearl Bracelet


Matching the Ballerina Ballone' necklace posted the other day is this delightful bracelet in antiqued silver. The chain and clasp are metal alloy while all spacers are antiqued silver. The ballerina-pale-pink coin pearls pearls are kissed by delicate pink fire-polished czech glass. Dangling from the chain is a hand stamped antiqued silver heart charm. Bracelet is adjustable up to 8.5 inches. 

Bracelet $25; Earrings $12