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, February 27, 2015

Cornflowers Near Her Hair SOLD

Sweet and serene cornflower blue agate earrings are crowned with a wee Swarovski crystal and hung from Sterling Silver Filled wires. The stones are varied in natural markings~~swirls of soft denim blue and natural white.

I have several pairs (see picture), each equally sweet and demure.

Also available, is a coordinating necklace wire wrapped for a full 18 inches of the same beads and Sterling Silver Filled Chain.

So sweet, perfect for the blue eyed gal in your mirror:)

Click here to buy/see on Etsy.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nightingale VI

Yes, I did it. Another lovely brown Crazy Lace agate Nightingale necklace, but with a twist. I wired in creamy Biwa freshwater stick pearls and sparkly Smoky quartz czech glass crystals.

Measures 33 inches and finishes with a brass lobster clasp. See/buy Necklace on Etsy here or Earrings here.
I only have one necklace but I can make several pair of these amazing earrings (shown here on 1.5" kidney wires).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sparkling Silver Messy Wire Wrapped Long Dangle Earrings

Sparkling Czech Glass Crystal Rondelle Bead Earrings
Messy wire wrapped in gunmetal wire, these sparkling silvery gray czech glass rondelles, as shown, hang from gunmetal kidney wires. Brighten your ensemble with understated sexy bling. Beads are 8mm in diameter and with the 1.5" kidney wires, hang two inches.

See here on Etsy! Choose your earwire preference at checkout. These beads have a lovely eye-catching sparkle. Perfect for a nightclub, evening out or even dressing up your jeans every day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As the Deer Pants for Water Vintage Gold and Brown Freshwater Pearl Long Statement Necklace SOLD

Doe Brown Freshwater Vintage Style Long Pearl Necklace ... As the Deer...

I first saw these soft doe brown pearls and immediately my mind was cast back to a song we'd sing in church as I was growing up, one rarely sung these days:

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

See the rest of the lyrics below. My prayer today is that I would truly long for the presence of Christ more each day.

These are gorgeous glossy smooth doe brown pearls, dotted with vintage bronze Swarovski crystals and antiqued gold bead caps. Wear long at 36 inches or double for a shorter style.

Coordinating earrings come with the set and are shown on french wires. They fall 1.25 inches. See/buy here on Etsy.

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my heart's 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 heart's 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 than any other
So much more than anything
You alone are my strength, my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship thee
I want you more than gold or silver,
only you can satisfy.
You alone are the real joygiver
and the apple of my eye.
You alone are my strength, my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship you

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mermaid Maiden ~~ Silvery Gray Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystal and Mermaid Silver Toggle Clasp

Yep, here I did it again, another bracelet with an enchanting mermaid clasp --this time in silver. Silvery Gray Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals are Wire Wrapped in Antiqued Silver featuring a Mermaid toggle clasp.

I love the glossy silvery gray freshwater pearls. I've wire wrapped them in coated antiqued silver plated copper wire, sprinkled in a few silver bead caps, and a few silvery eye-catching Swarovski crystals. Because I loved the correlation of pearls, mermaids and the sea, I added a silver Mermaid clasp with an extra pearl dangle. Bracelet measures a full 8.5" and hangs comfortably loose on my standard 7 inch wrist. Please make a note at checkout if you want it shorter/longer.

To complete the set, I wired an identical pair of silver pearl freshwater earrings. They are shown here on 1.25" Surgical Steel Kidney Wires (my favorite), but I've given you options below. The french hooks are also surgical steel. 

You couldn't ask for a sweeter Valentine's Gift. To see/buy on Etsy click here or for necklace, here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Water Way ~~Blue Turquoise and Black Onyx Statement Necklace SOLD

Bright blue turquoise magnesite spears point to a 1.5" black onyx cross pendant in a statement of bold color. I thought of a path (guided by the cross) through the open waters. I am loving the song Oceans (already made a necklace with this name) and the confidence we have that God guides us through deep waters when we keep our eyes on the cross.

Necklace is finished with 3 inches of sterling silver filled chain and a sterling trigger clasp and crimp covers. It measures 17 inches and with the chain can measures up to 20 inches. I did wire the pendant in non-tarnishing coated silver wire so it won't tarnish.

Coordinating earrings feature black faceted Onyx, turquoise, and hang from high quality silver silver french hook ear wires.

Click here to see/buy on Etsy. I have more pictures:)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mermaid White Keishi Pearl and Apatite Artisan Bracelet SOLD

Keishi Pearl and Apatite Vintage Mermaid Bracelet, Pearl and Apatite Delicate Bracelet, Mermaid Toggle Clasp Pearl and Apatite Gemstone Bracelet

These are gorgeous smooth white Keishi Pearls inter spaced with genuine Apatite gemstone chips. To add a "de la mere" feel, I finished the bracelet in an antiqued bronze mermaid toggle clasp.

Bracelet measures a full 8 inches and fits my standard 7" wrist quite nicely.

Click here to see more or to buy on Etsy. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Banana Bread Brownies ....Yum delicious

  ...OMG the crowd went wild. I didn't even link the bowls:( because of my restrictive healing diet but wow, oh wow did everyone go crazy. I did find this recipe online but can't recall where so here it is for all you banana lovers.


1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Brown Butter Frosting:
1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk

1. Heat oven to 375F. Grease and flour 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts.
2. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Meanwhile, for frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.
4. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze but thinner than frosting). Using a spatula, spread the brown butter frosting over the warm bars (the frosting will be easier to spread while the bars are still warm).

Friday, February 6, 2015

Roar....or a mere meow Leopard Skin Jasper Pendant Necklace

This Leopard Skin Jasper stone is the perfect accompaniment for outfits that need an accent but not too much color. Terrific beige/tan tone. I wire wrapped in antique copper wire and hung from 31 inches of antiqued copper chain. There is no clasp so it fits nicely over one's head. The stone 45mm long (1.75").

Pendant is genuine Leopard Jasper. Wire and chain are copper. Necklace as shown hangs 31 inches to the pendant. Necklace does not have a clasp! If you want a clasp, please indicate at checkout.

Click here to see/buy on Etsy.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pink Peruvian Opal Bracelet ~~ Gorgeous Rustic Pink Opal, Pearls and Antiqued Copper

Pink Peruvian Opal Bracelet ~~ Gorgeous Rustic Pink Opal, Pearls and Antiqued Copper

So soft and gentle ~~ Pink Peruvian Opal Gemstones are interspersed with large white freshwater pearls, graced with antiqued copper and Swarovski Crystals, all culminating in an antiqued copper toggle clasp.

Bracelet will hang comfortably loose on the standard wrist. It measures at 8 inches, but has a narrower inner diameter. At the time of this post I have beads to make one more, so if you need additional length, please message me about options.

I created delightful pearl earrings with the same antiqued pink Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearls. Add them on for a full set.

To see/buy on Etsy click here. Bracelet $28, Earrings $15

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Robin's Egg Blues ~~ Turquoise and Carved Rosewood Statement Necklace

This robin's egg blue turquoise magnesite is magnificent! Smooth as silk with beautiful striations in the stones. I added an off-side carved rosewood flower as a focal piece. Each bead is spaced from the other with antiqued silver (over brass) flower spacers.

Necklace is finished with a swivel trigger clasp and crimp covers. It measures 18 inches and has a 3" extender chain for additional length.

Coordinating earrings are the same stones and hang from high quality silver leverback ear wires. Earrings fall 1.75 inches from the top of the leverback wire. Let me know at checkout if you'd rather have french hooks.

All Magpies will come gift wrapped and ready for giving or your personal pleasure in opening.

See/buy here on Etsy. Right now, this is my only one.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Green Turquoise Bam Bam Statement Necklace

Green Turquoise Statement Necklace, Green Turquoise Rock Crystal Statement Necklace~~Bam Bam

I couldn't help but think of the Flintstones when we created this beauty:) Large 14mm green turquoise magnesite bead, a faceted rock quartz crystal and antiqued silver spacers. Necklace is adjustable and measures from 19 to 21 inches.

Take it away Bam Bam. Necklace $33, Earrings $14. See/buy on Etsy here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Black and Silver Chandelier Downton Abbey Neo Victorian Earrings

Beautiful elegant black fire polished Czech glass beads dangle delightfully from antiqued silver chandelier components. I wired the beads with heavily plated silver over brass wires (these stand the test of time well).

Adorn yourself with these stylish Neo Victorian earrings, turn on Downton Abbey, and take an adventure back in time to an age of elegance and style.

Shown here with silver leverback earwires, you are free to choose the earwire of your preference.

Don't have pierced ears? I have really nice silver crewback clip on earwires.
Measures 2 inches from top to bottom.

See/buy here on Etsy:)