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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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Huge Off White Coin Pearl Statement Earrings in Sterling Silver ~~ Make a Statement

On a post Christmas trip to my local bead supplier I found these pearls. Imagine my delight and wonder. I've never before seen such large coin pearls ~~  they're almost as large as quarters.

The glossy baroque pearls are so beautiful in their natural off-white state that I simply wired with sterling silver filled wire and hung from sterling silver filled leverback style hooks. Let the pearls speak for themselves.  Coin pearls are 20mm in diameter (huge for pearls) and from top the leverbacks fall 1.75 inches. Each pair will look very similar to these images, but they are baroque with natural markings.

Make a statement!!! Dress up or down.

See/buy on Etsy here

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Long Boho Sodalite Rock Pendant Necklace

I took a field trip to my local supplier this week and couldn't resist these gorgeous Blue Sodalite stones. I knew they'd make the perfect pendant for my boho style chains with chunky gemstones. Love. I wire wrapped the sodalite stone in the popular messy style in antiqued silver wire.

Necklace measures 30 inches to the pendant. Chain is antiqued silver plated soldered link brass chain. Pendant falls 1.75 inches from the chain. Each stone is similar but a little different with beautiful natural striations of blue and white.

See here or matching earrings here

Year in Statistics for Shiny Things

I spent a little time running statistics on my Etsy site this morning to see which pieces were most "liked," purchased, etc. Thought you'd be interested in seeing the results.

Messy Wire Wrap White Pearl Dangle Earrings ~~ The listing with the most "views" on my Etsy site all year, seen here

and the runner up, Long Boho Turquoise Pendant Cluster Chain as seen here

and the most "Liked" are....

Long Boho White Pearl Chain necklace, see/purchased here and,

believe it or not, Chartreuse Coin Pearl earrings seen here

Monday, December 28, 2015

Amethyst Orchid Chunky Statement Bracelet

This seems to be one of the "in" colors right now. I just returned from the department store and can attest to these colors~~they're definitely in.

These are amethyst dyed jade cylindrical beads which I strung on high quality beading multi-filiament wire with antiqued silver beads, a sparkly Swarovski crystal, and finished with a sturdy antiqued silver oversized toggle clasp (about the size of a quarter). Bracelet measures a full 9 inches but due to the size of the stones fits my smaller than average wrist a bit loose.

To complete the set, I wired some of the same stones in antiqued brushed wire and hung from antiqued silver 1.5" kidney style wires. Beautiful.

See on Etsy here.

Cute as a Daisy ~~ Petite Silver Daisy Boho Dangle Earrings

Adorable. I took these darling silver beads, added Swarovski crystals and hung from long antiqued silver kidney wires.

Antiqued silver plated daisies are 7mm in diameter. Swarovski crystals are 4mm in size.  Choose your preferred earwire style at checkout, too.

See/buy on Etsy here.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tawny Toffee ~~ Long Brown Statement Necklace, Long Tiger's Eye and Pearl Necklace

Glossy as freshly pulled toffee candy, Tawny Toffee will want to make you break out a silver mallet and go to town! Toffee is made from caramelized sugar or molasses and butter. Mmm, I like it already. You cook the stuffing out of it then heat to a range which will determine if your toffee is soft and sticky or hard and brittle. I like it anyway it comes.

Rich brown tiger's eye teardrops, mother of pearl sticks, freshwater brown pearls, and Swarovski elements, all on vintage bronze wire in a symmetrical design. 34.5 inches long. Necklace $47, Earrings $15

All Magpies come gift wrapped and ready for giving ... or your personal unwrapping pleasure:)

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

The necklace as shown measures 34.5 inches long. I can shorten at your request. Pearls are glossy genuine freshwater cultured pearls and Tiger's Eye. Wire is non-tarnishing Vintaj brass. Crystals are genuine Swarovski. Clasp is antiqued brass.

See/buy on Etsy here.

Eggplant Purple Large Swarovski Pearl Neo Victorian Dangle Leverback Earrings

Eggplant purple, rich and dark, these Swarovski pearls are sure to make a statement swinging from your ears.

Swarovski pearls are capped with NeoVictorian style filigree antiqued gold plated brass bead caps and Swarovski crystals. Earrings hang from antiqued brass finished lever back hooks and are 1.5 inches long. They'll take you back in time:)

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving.

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

Earring pearls are 12mm Swarovski pearls. Wire is brass. Choose your earwire preference (all brass) at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.5" kidney wires and 2" kidney wires (shown), all in antiqued genuine brass.

See/buy on Etsy here. If they capture your fancy I only have pearls to make two pair.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Oh and Oh and Oh you didn't ~~ Black Onyx Minimal Dangle Earrings

Like the name? My daughter did:)

Glossy simple black onyx donuts are hung from gunmetal earwires of your choice. How can something so simple say so much?? Elegant.

Donut measures 1/2 inch in diameter. From the 1.5" kidney wires they fall roughly 2.25 inches and from the leverback, 1.25 inches.

See/buy on Etsy here.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Scarlet Cord ~~Rustic Carnelian Statement Bracelet

Perfect for autumn outfits...

The Scarlet Cord
I find so much comfort knowing that God 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, Creamy Coin Pearls, Swarovski Crystal, and Vintage Bronze chain. To me it tells a story, a story of redemption and new beginnings.

Bracelet is adjustable with several inches of antiqued bronze chain and fits up to 8 inches in length. Earrings fall 2.25".

See on Etsy here

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Open Studio December 19th, Saturday

Saturday December 19th
Come see me!!
So many beautiful earrings, bracelets and necklaces ... you're  find just the right gift.  And I'll make custom adjustments on the spot. Gift wrapping, too.
Magpie takes cash, checks and credit cards.

Red Coral Wire Wrap Dangle Artisan Earrings ~~ Surgical Steel Wires

Red Coral Dangle Earrings, Wire Wrap Red Dangle Earrings, Red Coral Teardrop Silver Surgical Steel Earrings

Gorgeous red coral teardrop beads, messy wire wrapped in Titanium colored wire and hung from surgical steel french hooks. Brighten ANY outfit.

Shown here, hung from french hooks, but choose surgical steel leverback wires or antiqued silver kidney style wires at checkout if you prefer.

See here or coordinating necklace here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cute as a Daisy ~~

Darling daisy stud earrings on surgical steel stud bases. Daisies measure 7mm in diameter.

See on Etsy here.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rose Quartz Teardrop Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver (Filled) SOLD

Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings, Rose Quartz Teardrop Earrings, Sterling Rose Quartz Earrings, Pale Pink Leverback

I found these palest of rose quartz faceted teardrop beads, wrapped in sterling silver filled wire, added in a wee Swarovski crystal and hung from sterling silver leverback earwires. These are a very pale pale rosy tone. Most feminine.

From the top of the earwire they hang a little over 1.5 inches. See/buy on Etsy here.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Artisan Christmas Earrings

It's Christmas time and our hearts turn towards those we love and care for, warm cider, freshly baked cookies, and the true meaning of Christmas--Emmanuel, God with us.

I thought I'd share a few favorite earrings which just might tickle your fancy for stocking stuffers:)



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Long Boho Amazonite Cluster Pendant Necklace

Gorgeous. 30 inches of chunky antiqued silver plated soldered link brass chain, antiqued silver plated copper wire wrapped beads~~two Amazonite teardrops, a large silvery freshwater baroque style coin pearl. I threw in a sparkling Czech glass crystal and a Swarovski pearl side dangle for some extra pizzaz.  Pendant falls 2.25 inches from the chain.

Gray coin pearls are a smooth"baroque" style with natural formations. Amazonite beads are varied in natural color formations as well and will be similar and equally beautiful to what you see in these images.

See here on Etsy.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Snow White & Rose Red Long Boho Red and White Cluster Pendant Necklace

Lovely red coral teardrops coupled with a snow white coin pearl and a bit of Swarovski sparkle.  Reminds me of one of my favorite fairy tales, Red Rose and Snow White.

I wire wrapped glossy red coral teardrops, added in a white 15mm coin pearl, some Swarovski crystals, and voila ~~ sweetness. Finished at the stainless steel clasp, this antiqued silver plated brass soldered link chain wears well. Shown here, 30 inches. Feel free to choose an alternative length. I have several pair of earrings in my shop which accompany nicely. See here:

Friday, December 4, 2015

Peacock Proudly, Purple and Blue Brass Dangle Bracelet SOLD

Lovely amethyst coin pearls, rich blue small freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal--now that's a winning team.

Bracelet is adjustable and can clasp as wide as 7.5 inches and as close as you prefer to wear it. I can add some extra chain if you need a few extra inches. Just msg me. Coin pearls measure 15mm in diameter.

Earrings are coposed from the same lovely coin pearls and are shown here on 1.5 inch kidney wires. So pretty.

The bracelet measures 7.5 inches and is adjustable. The extra chain will hang down as a dangle. I can definitely provide a longer chain at your request.

Earrings measure 1.5 inch from kidney wire hooks. Please let me know at checkout if you'd rather have leverbacks.

See on Etsy here.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Amethyst Y Drop Neo Victorian Czech Glass and Brass Necklace

Stunning. Delightful neo victorian vintage style brass Y drop necklace. Delicate and feminine. Necklace shown measures 19 inches from the centerpiece to the brass trigger clasp. Composed of Preciosa Czech Fire Polished glass, Swarovski crystal, vintage bronze flower beads, and brass chain, it's a decidedly feminine adornment to grace your neck.

I created two pair of earrings. The one's seen above (fall 1/2 inch from the earwires) can be added on to this purchase.  Shown on leverbacks, you can note at checkout if you'd rather have french hooks. The chunkier pair are found here,

See on Etsy here.