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, October 23, 2015

Papillon ~~ Dark Gunmetal Long Boho Butterfly Necklace and Earrings

Delicate. Petite. Dainty.

I suspended a large gray coin pearl pendant cluster from a delicate gunmetal soldered link chain. Adjacent to the pearl, which I wire wrapped with gunmetal wire, I attached a dainty gunmetal butterfly and shiny Swarovski crystal. The cluster hangs from a hammered gunmetal ring. Fun.

Necklace shown measures 30 inches to the pendant. Feel free to choose an alternate length at checkout. See necklace on Etsy here, and earrings here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Au Natural ~~ Large Natural Ballerina Pink Coin Pearl Sterling Silver Dangle Leverback Earrings

These are absolutely beautiful large baroque natural pink coin pearls. "Baroque" style indicates a naturally formed pearl with character in each swirl. I placed the smoothest side forward! I wire wrapped in sterling silver filled wire and hung from sterling silver leverback or kidney wires. Feel free to choose an alternative earwire below. Each pair is slightly different but will look very similar to the pair depicted.

Simple. Beautiful. Natural. Timeless.

See on Etsy here.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Autumn Awakening ~~Orange and Black Agate Dangle Earrings

After an abrupt closure some time back, my favorite bead store reopened this week in a new location and with fresh merchandise. You can imagine my delight and joy as I walked the aisle, ran my hands across strand after strand of glorious gemstones and browsed the pearls. These orange and black agate cylinders caught my eye immediately. It's autumn and I'm ready for leaves to fall. Pumpkins are Everywhere. So, I wired them up, added small black Swarovski crystals and hung from leverback wires. I thought they'd be the perfect for accompaniment for the fall.

Earrings are made with silver (plate) wire. Beads are orange and black faceted agate with natural swirls and streaks of orange mingling with the black. One side of the beads is more dominate with orange.  Earrings measure 2.1" from the top of the wires.

See on Etsty here.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Antiqued Lavender, Mauve, Plum Coin Pearl Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings

These are beautiful. Smooth mauve baroque coin pearls (about 1.2 cm in diameter), an antiqued silver daisy spacers, and a Swarovski crystal for a lovely pair of charming earrings. Earrings are shown here on sterling silver leverback wires.

Coordinating necklace shown measures 18 inches long and is composed of sterling silver filled chain. Add on for a complete set!!

All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickel and lead free. Headpins are sterling silver filled, earwires are 925 Sterling leverback, daisy spacer is antiqued silver. Click here to see on Etsy.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Cornflowers in her hair ~~ Cornflower Blue Coin Pearl Earrings

Cornflower Blue Coin Pearl Earring

 The Reverend Beeb: "Why Miss Katherine, you have flowers in your hair!" fantastic quotation from E.M. Forster's A Room with a View. 

Now you, too, can wear cornflower blue near your hair:) These are sweet cornflower blue natural freshwater baroque coin pearls to which I added wee blue Swarovski crystals. Earrings are wired in silver plated brass and hung from hand silver plated earwires. Each pair of pearls is similar but different with natural baroque markings. 

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS: Coin Pearls are around 12mm in diameter and have natural baroque markings. All metals are silver plated brass. Earrings hang almost 1.5 inches from the top of the leverback earwires. or 2 inches from the 1.5" kidney wires.Choose the earwire style of preference at checkout. See here on Etsy.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Moonlight ~~ Simple Labradorite Bracelet

So simple yet it radiates with moonlight.  Wear alone or stack.

See on Etsy here. Want earrings?? Check out these darling dangles here or see this coordinating necklace here  or this one here.

Bracelet measures 7.5 inches and is finished with a silver plated lobster clasp.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Rustic Bronzite Autumn Brown Bracelet

Bronzite Bracelet, Adjustable Bracelet, Dark Brown Gemstone Bracelet, Rustic Bronzite Bracelet, Cross Bracelet

Autumn is upon us. Crispy crunchy leaves underfoot, glimmers of the summer's golden sunshine appear in russet leaves.

Bronzite is a delightful stone which catches the light with each turn. Glints of gold in the natural stone are believed to have mystical powers, or so we'd all like to think. These pictures simply don't do the stones justice. This bracelet is the perfect accompaniment to your autumn wardrobe.

Cut into a symmetrical cross, these genuine Bronzite beads are strung with Swarovski crystal to catch the light even more. I added a few brass roundel beads as well. The bracelet is adjustable with a solid antiqued brass swivel clasp and extra chain. Fits 7.5 to 9 inches.

See bracelet here or coordinating earrings here:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Boho Long Rock Quartz Crystal Pendant Necklace

Mesmerize ~~

I love quartz crystal! I can't get enough of these clear rocks. I love ice, too, and I think they reminds me of crystal clear ice cubes.

This is a gorgeous clear rock quartz nugget which I wired with antiqued silver wire to an antiqued silver brass rolo chain. The chain is finished with clear Swarovski crystals adjacent to the lobster clasp. The chain as shown is 30 inches to the pendant.

Each one of these quartz rocks has slight variances, but will be very similar to the rock shown.  My chain and wire is antiqued silver rolo link chain and wears very well.

Would make a fabulous necklace for layering or to wear on its own! Make a statement! See/buy on Etsy here.