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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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

She's a Peach ~~ Peachy Dangle Leverback Red Aventurine Earrings

Aren't these sweet? I wire wrapped Red Aventurine teardrop shaped beads in non-tarnishing silver wire and hung from silver plated leverback earwires. Beads are a truer aventurine (softer peach) than the pictures convey.

Earrings are made with silver (plate) non-tarnishing wire. Beads are Red Aventurine. Earrings measure 1.5" from the top of the wires.  See on Etsy here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pumpkin Anything ~~ Orange Turquoise Long Boho Pendant Necklace

Are you ready for fall? Crisp autumn leaves, warm sweaters, pumpkin spice muffins??? Well then, you need this long boho style chain necklace with the perfect simple orange turquoise (magnesite) wire wrapped in vintage brass wire and hung from an antiqued brass rolo chain. I created the necklace to wear 30 inches long and did not wire in a clasp. Necklace is designed to slide right over your head. But...if you'd really like a trigger clasp added, leave a note at checkout.
See on Etsy here.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chunky Green Chrysoprase Statement Bracelet, Grass Green Chrysoprase Bracelet, Antiqued Silver Bracelet

Gorgeous! This is absolutely beautiful green Chrysoprase. I wired it simply with a little birdie accent. I think the stones speak for themselves!

I strung the stones on high quality beading multi-filiament wire with antiqued silver beads and finished with a sturdy antiqued silver oversized toggle clasp (about the size of a quarter). Bracelet measures a full 8 inches but due to the size of the stones fits my standard 7 inch wrist perfectly--not too snug; comfortably loose. I added a hand stamped antiqued silver disc with a little birdie, all of which I can remove at your request, but I kind of liked the woodland feel.

To complete the set, I wired some of the same stones in antiqued silver pins and hung from antiqued silver 2 kidney style wires. Beautiful.
See here on Etsy.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Swish and Swing in Style ~~ SOLD

White Coin Pearl Long Dangle Sterling Silver Leverback Statement Earrings ~~

Long and dangly ~~ Feel the pearls swish with each movement of your head. These are beautiful. Smooth natural white coin pearls (about 1 cm in diameter) and pinned with a hammered wire and hung from sterling silver filled delicate chain from sterling leverback wires. Earrings hang about 2 inches from the top of the leverback. However, choose your preferred length at checkout.

See here on Etsy.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Just a Droplet ~~Vintage Brass Delicate Chain with Faceted Crystal Teardrop Pendant


You're going to LOVE this gorgeous faceted clear Czech glass crystal pendant teardrop suspended from delicate but strong vintage style brass chain. The pendant is 1 3/4 inch long and as depicted here, is on a 28 inch chain. I finished this chain with tiny faceted crystal rondleles by the brass lobster clasp.

The pendant catches the light beautifully and this neutral tone ensemble will complement any outfit.

This was the perfect length for me (I'm 5'5") but where I've posted this on Etsy, I've given you additional length options. To buy, click here  or email me:) See earrings here


Monday, September 21, 2015

Turquoise Pendant Necklace, Rustic Turquoise Long Necklace, Turquoise Pendant, Boho Chic Long Bronze Necklace

What a nice smooth turquoise magnesite stone!  I wire wrapped it with vintage bronze wire in the popular "messy" style and suspended from a 30 inch antiqued brass rolo chain. Lovely.

Pendant falls about two inches and the chain measures a full 30 inches but I'd be happy to shorten at your request. Just make a note at checkout. I currently have two wrapped stones. Message me at checkout if you'd like your necklace longer/shorter and I'll adjust for you.

See more pictures or purchase on Etsy here.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Antiqued Rose Pearl Neo Victorian Dangle Earrings ~~SOLD

Soft and feminine, these antiqued rose Swarovski pearls are are topped with layers of antiqued gold bead caps for Neo Victorian feel, then crowned with an antiqued pink Swarovski crystal and hung from antiqued gold plated brass lever backs for a decidedly delicate, light weight pair of earrings. From the top of the lever back wires earrings fall almost 1.5 inches.

Feminine and Delicate would make a lovely gift.  Need multiple pairs for a wedding?? Tell me what you need and I'll see how I can work with you and your budget.

See earrings here and coordinating necklace here,

Earring beads are 10mm Swarovski crystal core pearls. Earrings are hung from antiqued gold finished lever backs and fall 1.5 inches.  Wire is brass. Choose your earwire preference at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.5" kidney wires and antiqued gold plated brass leverback wires (shown), all in antiqued genuine brass.

Desire Continues ~~Tangerine Turquoise Statement Necklace

Tangerine Turquoise Beaded Statement Necklace, Bright Orange Necklace, Tangerine Turquoise Statement

Desire is back! Hot orange turquoise, brilliant Swarovski fireopal orange bicones, and an antiqued silver(tone) floral pendant, all finished with an easy-to-use swivel lobster clap in heavily plated silver. Necklace measures 18 inches long. If you like, I'll be happy to add on an extender chain finished with a crystal.

I created matching earrings from the same turquoise magnesite smaller beads. Earrings are shown on silver leverback wires and hang 1.5 inches long.

Necklace $35, Earrings $13 See more pictures or buy on Etsy here. There's only one!!

 Orange you glad you're going to add this to your collection:)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Labradorite Oxidized Silver Earrings, Wire Wrap, Labradorite Drop, Oxidized Sterling Labradorite Dangle Earrings

These are the most charming earrings. I took tiny little Labradorite teardrops and wire wrapped in sterling silver filled wire in a "messy" style to 12mm antiqued silver hammered circles, oxidized for an antiqued finish then hung from oxidized sterling silver filled rounded wires. Ear pair is slightly different but will look very similar to the pair depicted. Earrings hang about 1 3/4 of an inch from the top of the french hooks.

These will quickly become your go-to pair!

Lovely. See on Etsy here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Aquamarine Pacific Shore~~Charming Aquamarine Czech Glass Bar Style Vintage Bronze Necklace

Aquamarine fire polished faceted czech glass beads create the perfect curved bar style necklace. I worked the bar into a sweet antiqued bronze chain which is finished by the lobster clasp in more crystals. Pacific Shore is shown here at 16.5 inches in length, but I can certainly provide a longer chain as you desire. Earrings measure 1.25 inch with french hooks. The perfect accompaniment to your summer beach dress.

Click here to see on Etsy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Autumn Expression

Today it rained and rained. This is a harbinger than fall is around the corner. One of the draw backs to living in perpetually sunny San Diego is that for a person for whom autumn is one's favorite season, we get very few truly autumnal days. I can't wait for October.

Autumn Expression was my attempt at reaching out to fall in these early days of September. Harvest-evocative Carnelian and agate is combined with vintage leaf-brown brass for simple statement of fall.

Necklace as shown is adjustable and measures 16.5 inches, but I can make it longer at your request. I took the same faceted dark agate 10mm round beads as seen in the necklace and Swarovski crystals to create coordinating earrings on vintage brass leverback wires. Timeless and classy.

Carnelian is known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage. 

See on Etsy here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Under His Wings ~~ Oxidized Sterling Chain and Wings Pendant with a Gray Coin Pearl

Psalm 91:4 tells us, "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

I love the assurance we have that mighty wings embrace us!! I took silver metal alloy wings which I oxidized and paired them with a small flat gray coin pearl and tiny crystal shade Swarovski crystal. I hung the ensemble from an oxidized sterling silver filled 18 inch chain. All elements except the wings are oxidized sterling silver filled.

See here for coordinating oxidized silver gray coin pearl earrings.

My husband said this necklace also reminded him of Harley Davidson so added that as a tag, too:)

All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickle and lead free. The chain used in this necklace is fine gauge sterling silver filled chain whichI hand oxidized and polished.

See here on Etsy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

She Glows in Beauty Like the Night

Yes, I've butchered Lord Byron's poem, but it seems so right. Ha.

Moonstone and Labradorite Long Necklace, Labradorite and Moonstone Necklace Antiqued SS, Long Boho Moonstone

I'm into dark gray these days and needed a necklace to accompany. I wire wrapped iridescent Labradorite in sterling silver filled wire and antiqued for a lovely darkened silver feel. Then I wire wrapped to antiqued silver (plated) chain and added a chunky moonstone pendant. The pendant is also wrapped in antiqued sterling wire and hung from an antiqued silver hammered circle. This ring is not sterling.

There is no clasp. I designed the chain to slide right over the head. IF you do need a clasp, please msg me. Necklace measures 36 inches from the bottom of the pendant to the end of the chain; however, I can certainly adjust. Please make a note at checkout if you need an alternative length. Each pendant is slightly different ~~ see picture 4 and 5, but both equally beautiful.

I did create coordinating earrings with labradorite stones also in sterling silver filled wire and sterling silver lever back hooks, both of which I oxidized. See earrings here

All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickel and lead free.

The pendant is a lovely moonstone which measures about 2 inches tall. Smaller beads are labradorite. Wire is sterling silver filled. Chain is antiqued silver plated brass. Necklace falls 36 inches with an inner diameter of 30 inches.

See here on Etsy. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tahitian Blues

I love Tahitian pearls....just not the price tag. However, these Tahitian blue gray Swarovski pearls are a fabulous runner up. I wired a solo 12mm pearl with a  Swarovski crystal and suspended it from an antiqued silver plated brass soldered link chain! It's a winner for sure. Choose your preferred length at checkout.  Click here to see and buy on Etsy!
Simple and elegant.

Shown with matching earrings wire wrapped in titanium silver copper core non-tarnishing wire in the hip "messy" style: See here on Etsy.  Choose your preferred ear wire style at checkout. I like these 1.5" kidney wires, but you may prefer leverback, french hook or even the longer 2 inch kidney style wires.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday. It's my birthday. It's my birthday. I know, a bit childish, but I love my September birthday:) However, I am feeling so blessed this year I want to give YOU a gift.

Find the set you've been drooling over and at checkout use coupon code SEPT4MARY on my Etsy site to save 25% on any purchase greater than $10.

Code is only valid through Sunday, Sept 6th so don't dilly dally:)

If you see a piece which has been posted only to this site (especially my earlier work that is not on Etsy) msg me and I'll post to my Etsy site. Etsy makes shipping SO easy so I've transitioned much of my work here.

Monday is a holiday, but all orders placed by Sunday will be packaged Monday and popped into the mail Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orchid ~~ Deep Purple Turquoise Statement Necklace SOLD

Orchid ~~ Purple Turquoise Statement Necklace, Purple and Silver Statement Necklace, Silver Flower Pendant Purple Necklace

Gorgeous deep dark purple turquoise magnesite beads (about an inch in diameter) frame a unique antiqued silver floral pendant. I tucked in a few Swarovski crystals for bling. Make a Statement!

Necklace measures 18.5 inches to the silver (plated) toggle clasp. Do let me know if you'd like me to add on an extender chain. Coordinating earrings, subtle so they don't overpower the necklace, are shown hung from silver plated leverback wires (hang 1.25 inches).

Buy on Etsy here.