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.

nt it ALL? Contact me about hosting a Magpie party. Earn FREE Magpie Money towards jewelry of your choice. Now, take some time to Shop for Shiny things!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Au naturale--A Chunky Bracelet in Wood and Turquoise

I loved these chunky wooden angular ovals the minute I first saw them at my local supplier's warehouse. I brought them home and rummaged around in my turquoise box. I found cute magnesite wedges and a genuine Arizona Turquoise focal bead. Voila, I bring you Au Naturale. It's a very comfortable fit for my standard 7" wrist.
Bracelet $21

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cappuccino Froth~~White African Opal and Champagne Biwa Pearl Statement Necklace

Anchored by creamy pale coffee-brown White African Opal teardrops, frothing with whipped cappuccino foam, and sprinkled with raw sugar-like fire polished czech glass this necklace is simply eye-catching. Finished with e-coated antiqued brass chain, it is adjustable and measures up to 20 inches.

This is my second time to make Cappuccino Froth this week. Julianna's piano teacher walked in and bought it off the shelf from where it was waiting for photography. But, it was so lovely, and I had beads to make exactly one more, so presto, you have another chance to buy it for your collection:)

Click here to buy on Etsy.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Romantic Enchantment Bracelet in Pale Pink and Antiqued Silver

This delightful bracelet is composed from the same pale shade of antiqued pink as the longer Romantic Enchantment necklace I revealed on Monday.

I wired soft antiqued pink Biwa stick pearls and round freshwater pearls with fire polished czech glass pink beads. The non-tarnishing antiqued silver wire and toggle clasp lend themselves to the antiqued picture.The bracelet has a German silver s-hook clasp which can hook at any point in the bracelet.

Earrings shown are same creamy antiqued pink coin pearls wire wrapped with antiqued silver wire and hung 1.5" silver leverback wires, but feel free to choose another style. Bracelet $27, Earrings, $14

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Touch of the Southwestern SOLD

I was in the Southwestern frame of mind a few weeks ago. Dark brown snowflake obsidian stones are interspersed with light turquoise-blue magnesite rondelles which match the focal piece cross pendant, all finished with silver. The brown stones lay in an askew manner and not perfectly straight, so if you're OCD this may drive you nuts, but for the artistic mind, the irregularity is appealing. 20.5 inches in length, and I could add an extender chain if you desire.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Excellent Earthy Eggplant Bracelet

Most of you know I homeschool our children. And an addition number of you know we are in our second year of Classical Conversations, or CC, as the insiders dub it. This year we extended our day beyond the Tuesday morning Foundations memory work to an afternoon grammar class, Essentials. I love this class and am learning some simple grammar tools which were not even addressed in my English major college days. Ian told me today that this was his favorite time of the day, parsing and diagramming sentences, learning "dress ups" to enhance our sentences, and basic writing techniques. One of the "tools" which the children were handed today was alliteration as a powerful literary device, especially as seen in poetry.

Yep, I couldn't help myself. Mrs. Gazaway, in honor of your delightful teaching style, I bring you the Excellent Earthy Eggplant bracelet. Not that any woman wants to imagine herself wearing eggplant (amazing plant--you can so many delicious meals with it), but the humor might engage your funny bone.

EEE measures a full 8 inches, but the diameter is closer to 7 due to the larger stones. It fits my wrist quite nicely. EE is concocted from eggplant-colored magnesite stones, antiqued silver, Swarovski crystals and an earthy carved wooden bead. Bracelet $26, Earrings, $10.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Autumn Burnt Orange Carnelian Gemstone Earrings

Just in time for autumn days, I bring to you a delightful pair of faceted burnt orange Carnelian gemstones, capped with vintage bronze and green Swarovski crystals. I squeezed in a rhinestone spacer to boot! Wrapped with hand antiqued brass wire. Shown here with leverback hooks, but I've provided additional options at checkout.

Earrings measure one full inch plus the wire, so this pair falls 1.5 inches. Buy here on Etsy for just $16. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Romantic Enchantment Necklace in Pale Pink and Antiqued Silver SOLD

I find this pale shade of antiqued pink infused with the romance of bygone eras--preserved roses, old books, hope and longing.

It was with great delight that I wired soft antiqued pink pearls--coin pearls, Biwa stick pearls and round freshwater pearls with fire polished czech glass pink beads, all interspersed with antiqued silver hammered links. The non-tarnishing antiqued silver wire and toggle clasp lend themselves to the antiqued picture. Necklace measures 34.5 inches in length.

Earrings shown are the same creamy antiqued pink coin pearls wire wrapped to a delicious frothy delight. I hung them on 1.5" silver kidney wires, but feel free to choose another style.

 Click here to see/buy on Etsy.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tuscany Antiqued Pink Rose Necklace SOLD

I love this soft glossy coin pearl in a soft antiqued pink. I wire wrapped it in antiqued silver (copper core) wire and hung it with a simple fire polished Czech glass beaded accent. The chain as shown is a short 15.5 inches long and is designed to be worn closer to the neck while not as short as a choker. My chain, in antiqued silver is finished adjacent to the clasp with more of the same Czech glass beads. This is a necklace that will wear and hold up well.

Need earrings? I always do. These pearls are delightfully wire wrapped and hung from silver leverback hooks. Convo me at checkout and I'll modify for your preferred style--surgical steel french hooks, 1.5" kidney, stud, etc. Buy on Etsy here. 

All Magpies come charmingly gift-wrapped and ready for giving. I do my best to ship within a day of your order.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Out of the Ashes--River of God SOLD

Jesus brings beauty from our brokenness--from the embers and charred bits of our stories. No matter how ugly or sinful our past, Christ redeems and causes rivers of living water to flow freely from the innermost parts of our belly. Ever had a belly laugh--gales of laughter shake you until you think you're going to wet your pants and your abs ache? There is something healing when we are undone and freely release from the gut.

Today I bring you a necklace created from cracked black agate with a focal turquoise stone. In the Bible Turquoise represents the Rivers of God. 18" to the pendant (I can add an extender chain for additional length. Necklace $33, Earrings, $11