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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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rustic Wire Wrapped Coin Pearl Earrings ~~ Oxidized Brass Pearl Earrings

Rustic Wire Wrapped White Coin Pearl Earrings, White Coin Pearl Antique Brass Earrings

Simple. Rustic. Timeless.

First of all, I hand antiqued solid brass wire until it achieved a lovely patina. Then I polished to bring out natural colors. I choose matching glossy white coin pearls (about 13mm in diameter) then wire wrapped them with this wire in the fashionable "messy" style. Each piece is handmade to order, and due to the free form nature of wire wrapping, no two pairs will ever be the same.

Choose your favorite ear wire style at checkout from a range of styles. I've shown the lever back and 1.5" kidney wire in these pictures.

Earrings hang about 2 inches from the top of the kidney wires. And a little over 1 inches from the lever back style. 

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Blue Sodalite Cluster Pendant Long Silver Necklace

Love. Love. Love. 30 inches of vintage brass chain, antiqued silver plated brass wire wrapped beads~~a blue Sodalite teardrop, Sodalite coin and a creamy freshwater baroque style coin pearl. I threw in a sparkling Swarovski crystal for some extra pizzaz. 

Pendant falls 2.25 inches from the chain. 
White coin pearls are "baroque" style with natural formations. Blue sodalite beads are varied in natural color formations as well and will be very similar and equally beautiful to what you see in these images.

See coordinating earrings here. A similar necklace in the same sodalite with vintage brass is hereAll Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving. 
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Boho Wood and Turquoise Light Weight Artistic Earrings SOLD

Boho Wood and Turquoise Light Weight Artistic Earrings

These are so fun and dangly ~~ light weight, too ~~ Carved wooden beads and hand antiqued brass wire which I wrapped in a "messy" sort of manner. These are hand faceted genuine turquoise beads which I wired to dangle beneath. Earrings fall 2.5 inches from brass french hooks.

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Blue Willow ~~Victorian Long Pendant Necklace, Blue and White Long Cluster Pendant Necklace

 Blue Willow Victorian Pendant Necklace in China Blue and White

Since my college days, studying British Literature, and having the wonderful privilege of studying in Cambridge, I fell in love with the British afternoon tea. Lovely delicate china, hot tea and scones, and glimpses into the beauty of language and poetry. Have a cup of tea with me; butter a scone; add on fresh Devonshire cream and poetically read Keats, or Browning, or Wordsworth. 

I love Victorian tea parties...the tea and crumpets, lashings of Devonshire cream, lemon curd and scones. Mmmm. In true Victorian style, I've created a tea party cluster pendant necklace to bedeck your favorite tea party ensemble.

Tiny pewter charms (tea bag, tea cup and Eiffel tower) are evocative of romance and dreams from far away. I wired in a blue and white china bead to tie in the colors and added tiny Sapphire czech glass crystals. Necklace measures 30 inches to the pendant and then falls an addition 3 inches.

Stones are light reflecting pale Sapphire blue Preciosa czech glass and Swarovski pearls. Charms are lead and nickel free pewter and will maintain their color. Chain is antiqued silver plated brass soldered link and is quite durable. Hammered link is antiqued silver plated steel. Clasp is surgical steel. Chain is finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with more pears and crystals for a feminine touch.

See here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

White Pearl Oxidized Sterling Silver Wire Wrap Earrings ~~ She Walks in Beauty Like the Night

She Walks in Beauty Like the Night 

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

The dark night of this oxidized sterling silver beautifully reflect the beauty of the moon~~pure white shell pearls. 

I took high quality shell pearls and wrapped them in layers of sterling silver filled wire then oxidized for that antiqued rustic feel. Feel romantic yet? 

I also oxidized and polished the artisan style sterling silver filled french hooks.

Soft and feminine. Sterling silver filled oxidized wire is artistically wrapped around 10mm Shell Pearls (heavier than faux pearls). Each pair of earrings is slightly different. Earrings fall 1.5" from the top of these artisan french hooks. Click here to see on Etsy. 

Click here to read the rest of Byron's timeless poem. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Chartreuse ~~ Bright Coin Pearl Sterling Dangle Earrings

Chartreuse Coin Pearl Earrings, Messy Wire Wrapped Earrings

Simple large chartreuse coin pearls are wire wrapped in sterling silver filled wire in a "messy" fashion then hung from artisan style sterling silver ear wires. Wow. Earrings hang 1.5" from the top of the hook.

Make your outfits POP!


Earrings hang about 1.5 inches from sterling silver filled artisan wires. Each coin pearl is unique in a baroque style and not perfectly smooth while, at the same time, reflecting character and style. Pearls measure around 13mm in diameter. See on Etsy here