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, March 31, 2016

Blue Green Czech Glass Dangle Vintage Brass Leverback Earrings



I've been busier than a beaver creating jewelry this week for my Classical Conversations line. Whew.

I finally made time to post the most darling pair of blue green Czech glass earrings.  Gorgeous sun capturing blue green Czech glass. I wired with vintage brass findings and hung from antiqued brass leverback earwires.  Capture the south pacific with these beauties.

Earring stones are vintage style Czech glass. Wire is vintage brassl. Choose your earwire preference (all brass) at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.25" kidney wires, or leverback.

Tell me what you think. Earrings are here on my Etsy site.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Classical Conversations Necklace and Bracelet Jewelry~ To Know God and To Make Him Known ~ Vintage Brass






I love Classical Conversations! My children are completing our 3rd year (4th and 6th grades respectively) and I only wish I'd discovered this fabulous curriculum earlier.

As a jewelry designer I'm always thinking of how we can wear our passions:) I decided to hand stamp "to make Him known" on a 1.25" disc and create a charm bracelet. . I added in a white coin pearl, a 6mm Swarovski crystal, a tiny charms: an antiqued style key and an antiqued bronze book. I added a separate charm with the initials "cc" stamped. Declare your passions!!

Brass chain is antiqued brass and wears well. I used a swivel lobster claw clasp which adjusts anywhere on the chain. Bracelet as shown measures a full 9 inches.  The "extra" chain serves as a delightful dangle.

See bracelet on Etsy here. See necklace here

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mint Green Chandelier Earrings





Darling Minty Green Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Earrings composed from Swarovski Crystals and hung from silver plated brass leverback wires. Earrings hang 2 inches. Feel the sun sparkle at your earlobes.

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earrings fall two inches from silver plated brass leverback wires. Feel free to select french hooks at checkout if you like. Beads are Swarovski 4mm bicone crystals. Chandelier components are nickel and lead free metal alloy.

See on Etsy here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Long Antique Copper Ivory Pearl Leverback Earrings, Long Antique Pearl Earrings, Downton Abbey Vintage Pearl Dangle Earrings





Long and elegant, these earrings are light weight and are unbelievably elegant in a Downton Abbey style.

I combined vintage style antiqued copper filigree elements with ivory glass pearls, hand antiqued copper wire, and capped the ensemble with antiqued copper plated brass leverback wires. From the top of the wire earrings hang 2.5 inches.

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earring beads are glass pearls Wire is hand antiqued copper. Bead caps are antiqued copper. Earrings shown here are hung on antiqued copper plated brass leverback wires. From these wires they measure 2.5 inches. Choose your earwire preference at checkout.

See on Etsy here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Long Boho Silver Chain Necklace with Pale Blue Chalcedony Pendant





Absolutely beautiful stone, this periwinkle blue Chalcedony pendant is stunning in natural variations of nature's swirls and patterns.

Beautiful all of its own, I hung from an antiqued silver soldered link chain. Perfect for layering with other chains.

Chalcedony is a variety quartz that occurs in in a great variety of colors inlcuding blue, lavender, white, buff, light tan, gray, yellow, pink, red or brown. If chalcedony is conspicuously color-banded, it may be called agate and with other minerals it can be called carnelian, mocha stone, onyx, bloodstone to name a few.

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Necklace is 30 inches to the pendant, then falls an additional two inches. Chain is soldered link antiqued silver plated brass and wears very well. Clasp is stainless steel.

See on Etsy here.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Jewelry ~~ Hot Pink Ribbon and Pearl Earrings ~~ Pink Ribbon Cluster Necklace





I created these earrings as a statement for Breast Cancer Awareness, a disease which a number of my friends fight.

I added a pink Awareness ribbon and a cultured pearl to silver earwires. Shown here they're hung from 1.25" silver plated kidney wires or french hooks but I can exchange for a different style of wire.  Use the drop box option to choose your preference. From the 1.25" kidney wires (as shown) earrings fall exactly 2 inches.

See coordinating necklace here, and see pink ribbon earrings on Etsy here.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Silver Leaf Layering Necklace

Long Silver Leaf Pendant Necklace, Silver Leaf Necklace, Long Silver Layering Necklace



Long and Boho. Oh, so simple. I hung a pewter leaf from an antiqued silver soldered link chain. Perfect for layering with other chains. Let me know at checkout if you'd like for me to add on a Swarovski crystal dangle next to the leaf. I have a gillion colors;)

Necklace is 30 inches to the pendant. Chain is soldered link antiqued silver plated brass and wears very well. Clasp is stainless steel.
See on Etsy here.

Chocolate Brown Pearl Drop Neo Victorian Dangle Leverback Earrings





Delightful neo victorian vintage style brass earrings for all the brown lovers out there. I added layers of filigree bead caps and a  Swarovski crystal for a touch of bling. When you hold the earrings to the light you see an unusual glimmer. These are Mookaite (I know, I'd never heard of it either. But, I loved the color and how light weight the beads felt in my hand. Mookaite is a real stone; however, I'm sure these are too light to be a stone.) From the leverback wires, earrings measure 1.75".

Earring beads were tagged Mookaite at the gem stone but I think they are man-made. Very light weight. Wire is brass. Choose your earwire preference (all brass) at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.5" kidney wires and leverbacks, all in antiqued brass. Or, upgrade to Neo Victorian screwback clip on style wires.

See on Etsy here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Antique Copper Green Chandelier Earrings, Green Crystal Chandelier Earrings, Irish Green Leverback Earrings





Darling Irish Green Crystal Chandelier Earrings composed from Green Swarovski Crystal and hung from antiqued copper leverback wires. Earrings hang 1.6 inches. Feel the sun sparkle at your earlobes.

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earrings fall 1.6 inches from antiqued copper leverback wires. Feel free to select french hooks at checkout if you like. Beads are Swarovski 4mm bicone crystals. Chandelier components are nickel and lead free metal alloy.

~~Buying:
See on Etsy here .

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Copper Crystal Antiqued Copper Chandelier Earrings

Antique Copper Chandelier Earrings, Copper Crystal Chandelier Earrings, Dangle Burnt Orange Leverback Earrings





Darling Copper Crystal Chandelier Earrings composed from Swarovski Crystal Copper beads and hung from antiqued copper leverback wires. Earrings hang 2 inches. Feel the sun sparkle at your earlobes.

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earrings fall two inches from antiqued copper leverback wires. Feel free to select french hooks at checkout if you like. Beads are Swarovski 4mm bicone crystals. Chandelier components are nickel and lead free metal alloy.

See on Etsy here.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Lime Green and Blue Turquoise Long Dangle Rustic Brass Earrings






I rummaged around the a few of my boxes this weekend and found these darling lime green magnesite beads. I'm so forgetful I often completely space on what I have in my many bead boxes. Out of sight, out of mind, right??

Voila, really fun Rustic Lime Green and Blue Turquoise Magnesite earrings to add that Boho edge to any outfit. I love this color combination. And I love how long they fall. I even made a pair just for me, something I don't often do.

Coordinating necklace falls 30 inches on long brass chain.

See earrings on Etsy here.  And coordinating necklace here. 

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earrings hang right above 2 inches from solid brass leverback earwires. Feel free to choose your favorite earwires at checkout. Beads are Lime Green and Blue Magnesite.



Vintage Style Black Czech Glass Long Dangle Black and Brass Leverback Earrings





Black Czech Glass Vintage Bronze Dangle Earrings, Antiqued Black Czech Glass Flower Earrings,
Long Boho Brass, Kidney,

Simple and Classic. I love these vintage style Czech glass beads. I hung from antiqued brass earwires for a distinctive Boho feel. Feel free to choose gunmetal for the dark and stormy look:)

~~QUALITY CONTROL:
All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickel and lead free. Earrings hang 2.25 inches from the 1.5" kidney wires.  See on Etsy here.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sky Blue Jasper Earrings, Vintage Bronze, Sky Blue Jasper Brass Earrings, Rustic Dangle Leverback Earrings





I couldn't resist. I saw these Sky Blue Jasper beads at my local supplier and pounced. Gorgeous!! As blue as the wide open sky.

Cerulean blue jasper beads are simply adorned with a tiny vintage brass filigree bead cap and tiny brass bead. I hung (here) from leverback wires--but select your earwire style of preference.
~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earring stones are 20mm genuine Sky Blue Jasper rounds. Wire is vintage brassl. Choose your earwire preference (all brass) at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.25" kidney wires, or leverback. See on Etsy here.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Light Blue Lava Stone Jewelry, Lava Stone Essential Oil Diffuser Earrings, Bracelet






Entirely matte, not a sparkle in sight, these pale blue Lava stones measure 12mm in diameter and are wired with stainless steel wire. Shown here with 2" stainless steel kidney wires, where the earrings hang 2.6 inches, but feel free to choose your earwire style of preference at checkout.

Coordinating bracelet is made with stretchy power cord and has a 7 inch diameter. Designed to slide right over the wrist.

This  Lava is an ideal carrier for your Essential Oils! The Lava stone acts as a porous agent where you may apply 1-2 drops of Essential Oils which will diffuse over a couple of days.

I add a drop of my favorite essential oil to my finger tips then massage the oil into the back side of the lava beads. The oil should slowly diffuse over a couple of days, then reapply.


See earrings on Etsy here.  See bracelet here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Long Boho Turquoise and Coral Earrings, Long Boho Turquoise and Red Coral Dangle, Long Vintage Brass Drop Earrings





Absolutely beautiful. This combination of deep red coral and aqua blue turquoise is what started by jewelry making endeavor in the first place. I saw a pair of turquoise and coral earrings in Real Simple and just knew I could make them in my price range.

Voila, I present to you these stunning statement piece earrings. Bright aqua blue turquoise magnesite and deep red coral beads, both wired in antiqued brass wire and hung on brass leverback earrings. Earrings measure right over 2 inches from the leverback wires.
See on Etsy here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Long Boho Brass Layering Necklace with Turquoise Nugget Pendant




Simple. Minimal. A wired a nugget of Arizona turquoise (real) with antiqued brass wire to an antiqued soldered brass chain..

Pendant falls about 1.5 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. Each stone is uniquely beautiful but will look very similar to what you see pictured above.

I wired this pendant to the chain without a clasp. It's designed to slide right over your head. However, if you'd like a clasp, leave a note at checkout. See on Etsy here.