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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Monday, August 29, 2016

Black Moonstone Earrings and Choker Style Necklace


 

These are lovely light catching earrings. I simply strung shimmery black moonstone beads with stainless steel pins and hung from kidney wires--let the beads speak for themselves. When positioned to catch the light you'll see the notorious flash of silver which makes this gemstone so famous!!!

Black Moonstone is supposed to have mystical properties associated with the beginning of new things;)

These will quickly become your go-to pair! From the 1.25" kidney wires as shown, earrings fall right under two inches. Choose your favorite earwire below. Earwires are surgical steel.

See earrings here and coordinating choker style necklace here.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bibliophile Necklace, Book Necklace, Long Boho Silver Cluster Pendant Necklace, Book Lover Necklace,




bib·li·o·phile
ˈbiblēəˌfīl/ noun
a person who collects or has a great love of books.

I absolutely love books. I've had a life long passion with the printed page. Don't give me an e-book. I want to feel the pages move with my fingers. Every room in my house reveals stacks of books--even the bathrooms:) You might call me a bibliophile:)

I stamped "bibliophile" on an antiqued silver 1" disc. I added a Swarovski Crystal and an Open book charm.

Chain is antiqued silver plated brass with soldered links and wears well. Crystal is Swarovski. Chains are finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with tiny beads. Discs are hand stamped by me in a delightful "not-perfect" style:)

Necklace as shown measures 30" in length then fall about 1.5 more inches with the cluster pendant.  However, if you'd like an alternative length use the drop down box at checkout.  Choose your preferred pearl color, too. See on Etsy here


See my silver I love books version here,  or my brass Bibliophile version here,

And you may like my Carpe Librum necklace here.

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mint Green Prehnite Earrings, Pale Green Prehnite Earrings in Sterling Silver, Rutilated Prehnite Earrings,





Gorgeous translucent green Prehnite beads wired with sterling silver filled wire and hung on delightful curved 925 sterling leverback wires. These stones are fantastic--translucent green with slight rutillated markings. Green as a sweetheart's eyes.

From the top of french hooks, earrings hang under 1.5".  Beads are 14mm in size and genuine green Prehnite gemstones.

See on Etsy here.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hot Mamma ~~ Dark Pink Bracelet, Fuschia Pink Bracelet, Chunky Dark Pink Bracelet, Toggle, Pink Jade Bracelet





Recently, while prowling through the aisles of my favorite supplier I came upon the most amazing dark pink faceted jade beads. They were just calling my name and I surrendered:)

I fancied up these faceted jade beads with silver daisy bead caps, added in Czech glass beads, and a large focal crystal bead. I strung on strong multi-strand beading wire to a really fun silver toggle clasp (nickel silver).  Beads measure 12mm in diameter. Bracelet as shown measures 7.5 inches tip to tip, but the inner diameter is, of course, small due to the size of the beads. I have a smaller sized wrist and this hangs quite comfortably on my wrist--not too big and not too tight.

See bracelet here. I also created a coordinating earrings which you can see here

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Long Boho Orange Carnelian Statement Pendant Necklace, Long Chain Necklace, Orange Pendant




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 dark orange carnelian agate gemstone wired in vintage brass wire and hung from an antiqued brass chunky textured 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.

Gemstone is 1.5 inches long!

Gorgeous!

See on Etsy here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Medieval Red Cross Czech Glass Dangling Earrings and Pendant Necklace






Adorable. Medieval. Cast yourself back in time as the fair maiden wearing your knight's banner!

I've been eying these beads for quite some time and finally caved into temptation. Thin, light weight Picasso glass red cross emblazoned coin shaped beads which I wired with solid brass pins and bead caps and added a tiny Swarovski crystal for sparkle. Delightful.

For the necklace I hung the pendant from a vintage gold bail, all of which is suspended from a strong yet delicate soldered link antiqued brass chain. Choose your preferred length at checkout. All my chains are finished with small beads adjacent to the trigger style clasp.

From the  1.25" kidney wires earrings hang right over two inches. Choose your favorite style at checkout.

See coordinating pendant here, and earrings here.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

She's a Peach! ~~Peach Neo Victorian Bracelet and Earrings , Downton Abbey Peach Light Pink




Love. Adjustable bracelet to accommodate a range of wrist sizes, these pale pink/peach beads are sure to capture your heart.  I wired 12mm and 6mm pale pink/peach Preciosa Czech faceted glass beads with a few layers of antiqued gold bead caps in a rotating pattern.  These pinkish brown faceted glass roundel beads glimmer in the light and are sure to sparkle on your wrist.

From tip to tip bracelet measures 9.5 inches but will clasp anywhere you choose to connect the trigger clasp. Nice!!! The extra falls down as a fun and sassy dangle.

I have beads to make more! Just ask! See bracelet here or coordinating earrings here.


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***GIFT WRAPPING/PACKAGING
All Magpies are handmade by me and will arrive charmingly gift wrapped in a rustic gift box tied with a raffia ribbon, ready for giving or your personal pleasure:) I typically ship within 24 hours. Let me know if you'd like for me to tuck in a note!

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

~~DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Earring beads are 12mm faceted  Preciosa czech glass. Wire is antiqued brass copper core. Bracelet measures up to 9.5 inches. Choose your earwire preference (all brass) at checkout. I have french hooks, 1.25" kidney wires and leverbacks, all in antiqued brass. Or, upgrade to screwback clipon style.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Light Amethyst Bracelet, Adjustable Amethyst Bracelet, Downton Abbey Bracelet, Hook Clasp Bracelet, Vintage Brass





Lovely, isn't it? Wonderful an adjustable bracelet composed of pale amethyst Preciosa Czech glass that glimmers in the light.

I layered the amethyst beads with a few layers of vintage brass and wired them one to the other with vintage brass copper core wire.

Feminine and fancy-- would make a lovely gift or just for yourself!!!

Tip to tip bracelet measures 9 inches but the trigger clasp can connect at your comfort place!


Click here to see more pictures/buy on Etsy, or here to see earrings.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Clear Crystal Lock and Key Statement Bracelet, Brass Lock and Key Statement Bracelet, Brass Wire Wrap Bracelet





What a gorgeous little number!  I wire wrapped clear faceted czech glass beads in hand antiqued brass wire to this delightful lock and key toggle clasp. Super fun.

Clasp is antiqued bronze Tierra Cast toggle. Definitely not your mamma's bracelet.
Bracelet measures exactly 8 inches in length. Keep in mind the larger beads create a smaller inner diameter and you may need a longer bracelet that what you'd wear in a chain style.

See here for bracelet and here for earrings!!

When you buy from MagpieMadnessJewelry, you are getting quality handcrafted jewelry, excellent customer service, and a fair and reasonable price.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Beachy Keen ~~ Beach Cluster Pendants SOLD





It's that time of year when the temperatures rise and we head out to the beach for refreshment. I was recently asked to create some beach-themed jewelry. Voila!

What a fun beach oriented necklace. I wired tiny feathers/wings with a sand dollar and crystals which remind me of the sun glimmering on crashing waves. It hangs in a fun sassy sort of way--delightful to play with your fingers.

I used soldered link antiqued silver plated brass chain which I finished off with small silver beads next to the surgical steel lobster clasp. Necklace is shown 30 inches.  See here.

Created to accompany my Beach Cluster Pendant themed necklace, I had fun wiring tiny feathers/wings to steel blue czech glass beads. The beads are topped with a tiny Swarovski pearl, all of which create a lovely outdoor feel.

Choose your favorite earwire below.  From the 1.25" kidney wires earrings hang 2.75 inches. See coordinating earrings here,




Monday, August 8, 2016

Long Dangly Amber Czech Glass Earrings




These earrings reflect the joy in my heart this morning--radiant--like golden toffee sprinkled with bits of 100% dark chocolate nibs:) 

Long dangly etched czech glass earrings, so lightweight you won't realized you're wearing them. Love. Let them whisper by your ears as you turn your head.

See/buy on Etsy here. I only have beads to make two pair.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Green as Grass ~~ Green Stone Pendant and Earrings





I made a simple boho style Green Turquoise Magnesite pendant necklace with matching earrings. Fun!!!

Simple. Minimal. I wired a green turquoise magnesite cylinder with antiqued brass wire to an antiqued soldered brass chain. Chain is finished adjacent to the clasp with 4mm brass beads. 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. Add on earrings for a full set!!! Want just the earrings?? Msg me.

See on Etsy here

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Black Agate Teardrop Pendant Necklace and Earrings ~~ Elegance

Black Agate Teardrop Pendant Necklace, Black Teardrop Pendant Earrings, Black Vintage Brass Necklace






Simple and sweet. I dressed up this black agate teardrop with a few layers of antiqued gold bead caps and hung from an antiqued gold plated brass bail, then from a delicate very strong antiqued bass chain. Lovely. Chain as shown measures 18 inches, but feel free to choose your favorite length at checkout. My chain is finished next to the lobster clasp with tiny brass beads. Chain is a strong delicate antiqued brass soldered link which will wear well!!! Teardrop is 10mm wide.

See necklace here and coordinating earrings here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rustic Burnt Orange Sponge Coral Earrings in Antiqued Brass




Usher in autumn, crisp rustic leaves underfoot, with these beautities. These burnt orange sponge coral beads are so rich in color and texture.

Beads are rustic orange sponge coral in flat discs around 20mm in diameter (about 3/4 of an inch). Wire is antiqued solid brass. Choose the earwire you prefer below. From the leverback as shown earrings hang a little over 1.5 inch.

See on Etsy here.