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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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Soar~~Pink Opal Cluster Pendant Long Antiqued Copper Chain Necklace SOLD



Soar~~ 

I love birds, the idea of Soaring high above all my troubles, pearls and pink opal. This is a fabulous combination of many of the elements I so enjoy. 

This antiqued copper plated brass soldered link chain measures a full 30 inches from the copper hammered ring pendant cluster. Czech glass beads are wired in adjacent to the clasp. The pendant includes a natural pink opal gemstone, a pale pink coin pearl, a czech glass bead, a copper bird, and a hand stamped copper dangle with the word Soar.

Because these are natural stones, each necklace will be "slightly" different due to the natural shape of the cut opal and pearls. Having said all this, the stones are very similar. See Soar here and see coordinating pink coin pearl earrings here.  


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Turquoise Cluster Pendant Long Chain Necklace ~ Julian Attic




Turquoise and Coin Pearl Cluster Pendant Long Skinny Chain Necklace ~~Julian Attic Turquoise Necklace ~~ 

You are SO going to love these 30 inches of vintage brass chain, hand antiqued vintage brass wire wrapped turquoise teardrops and a creamy coin pearl. I threw in a sparkling Swarovski crystal for some extra pizzaz. 

I updated these photographs because I had sold out of all my Julian Attic necklaces, yep, that went fast. These are identical with the slight change of a bluer, less greenish, turquoise teardrop. See more pictures on Etsy. 

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving. See here on Etsy. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Denim Blue Sodalite Cluster Pendant Long Necklace



Sodalite Denim Blue and Coin Pearl Cluster Pendant Long Skinny Chain Necklace

Love. Love. Love. 30 inches of vintage brass chain, hand antiqued vintage brass wire wrapped beads~~a blue Sodalite teardrop, Sodalite coin and a creamy freshwater coin pearl. I threw in a sparkling Swarovski crystal for some extra pizzaz. Pendant falls 2.25 inches from the chain. 

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving. See here on Etsy. I also have a very similar necklace in Turquoise!! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Amethyst Nugget Creamy Coin Pearl Vintage Brass Simple Statement Necklace


Amethyst Nugget Creamy Coin Pearl Vintage Brass Simple Statement Necklace,

You're going to love this smooth creamy coin pearl--so silky soft on the front facing side; showing natural nacre on the reverse. I wire wrapped the pearl with lovely hand cut amethyst nuggets adjacent to the pearl in a messy wire wrapped manner. Necklace measures 21 inches and should fall nicely over the lip of a scoop necked blouse.

Simple. Perfect for layering. Timeless.

The natural brass chain and wire will wear very nicely. Like earrings? I wired a pair of matching coin pearls, the same amethyst nuggets and hung them from antiqued gold plated brass leverback earwires. Earrings fall 1.75 inches.

See on Etsy here.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A bit of Amethyst on the side ~~ Amethyst Nugget Vintage Brass Long Layering Necklace




In a recent shipment I got in these charming little amethyst hand cut nugget gemstones. Hmmm. What to create? I needed to kill some time this morning while my children took state testing through the home school co-op and tossed these stones and some chain in the bag along with wire and findings. Voila~~40 inches of vintage brass chain, hand antiqued brass wire and an hour or so of work. Isn't it lovely? I have stones to make more earrings but this will be my only chain. If it speaks to you, act now.

Wear long or doubled for a style-setting piece.

See on Etsy here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Scarlet Cord ~~ Burnt Orange Carnelian, Biwa Pearl and Rosewood Statement Necklace SOLD

 
I find so much comfort knowing that God's redeems broken lives and creates beauty. Take the account of the prostitute, Rahab, for example. When the Israelites were
attempting to conquer Jericho in the the Promised Land, the heroine was Rahab, who hid the Israelite spies and saved them from capture and certain death. When the city was overtaken, she let down a scarlet cord from her window and she and her entire family were saved. Imagine being saved from death by the courageous actions of your promiscuous daughter/sister/niece--the black sheep of the family--the one scorned, talked about, shunned in public circles. Yet God's Word demonstrates repeatedly that He sees our hearts, goes beyond the outward appearance, and Redeems.

The Scarlet Cord, albeit more a dark burnt orange than true red, is a statement in Carnelian, Biwa Pearls, Swarovski Crystal, a carved Wooden pendant and Vintage Bronze chain. To me it tells a story, a story of redemption and new beginnings.

Necklace is adjustable and fits up to 24 inches in length. Earrings fall right over 2".
Necklace $60; Earrings $15 Click here to see more pictures or to buy on Etsy.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Rustic Citrine Nugget Antiqued Copper Dangle Earrings

Rustic Citrine Nugget Antiqued Copper Wire Wrapped Long Dangle Earrings ~~







I'm really getting into hand antiquing raw copper wire. These are OOAK citrine gemstone nuggets messy wire wrapped with hand antiqued raw copper wire for a truly artistic feel. I hung them on antiqued copper hammered rings (plated over steel) and from 1.5" copper kidney wires for the full effect.

Each pair is slightly different, but overall similar. I only have four pairs of congruent nuggets. Each nugget has natural markings and coloration in the traditional sunny yellow citrine.

From the top of these kidney wires, the earring measure 2.5 inches. See more pictures here Etsy.  I made four pair and sold one set just today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rosie the Riveter



Rose Gold Pearl Copper Wire Wrapped Neo Victorian Bracelet

Sweetness, beauty and light!!  I made this bracelet this weekend in the down-time while I was having an Open Studio. I love when the creative juices flow and everything comes together. These pictures simply don't do this bracelet justice. It's simply radiant. The one I initially made was snatched up before I could say Rosie the Riveter, so here's my second rendition. To complement the Swarovski pearls, I added antiqued copper bead caps and light silk Swarovski crystal. Beautiful.

This bracelet is adjustable for just about any size wrist. It actually measures 10.5 inches with the extra hanging down as a dangle. I have a standard 7" wrist so the clasp fits right before the last large bead when I wear it. See here for bracelet and here for coordinating earrings.

These were the last of my Rose Gold pearls until I order more. If it speaks to you, you might want to get it while you can:)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wind in the Willows Rustic Arizona Turquoise Long Statement Necklace SOLD


Arizona Turquoise Rustic Statement Necklace, Long Turquoise Necklace

Wind in the Willows

"There is nothing--absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Kenneth Grahame

It's the latest edition to my Wind in the Willows signature collection. Arizona turquoise, faceted quartz, bronze freshwater pearls, carved rosewood and swarovski crystals. 32.5 inches of vintage bronze wrapped wire and evocative memories of furry little creatures sailing to the river's end.

See here on Etsy.  This is my last Willows piece!