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, September 29, 2016

Yellow Rose of Texas


Reminds me of the Yellow Rose of Texas song...a favorite growing up in the great state of Texas:)





The Yellow Rose of Texas
Mitch Miller

There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am gonna see
Nobody else could miss her not half as much as me
She cried so when I left her it was like it broke her heart
And if I ever find her we never more will part

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Where the Rio Grande is flowing and the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night
I know that she remembers when we parted long ago
I promise to return and not to leave her so

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Now I'm gonna find her for my heart is full of woe
We'll do the things together we did so long ago
We'll play the banjo gaily she'll loves me like before
And the yellow rose of Texas shall be mine forever more

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Super cute! 12mm bright yellow rose resin flowers are glued to silver flat back stud earrings and matched up to comfort backs for an easy wear.

Flowers are 12mm in diameter and created from resin. Posts are nickel and lead free silver metal.

See/buy yellow rose earrings on Etsy here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Brave MS Awareness Necklace, Orange White Pendant, Hand Stamped Brave Hope Pendant, Hand stamp Pendant Cluster





I created this necklace as a display of Bravery and Hope for all of us ladies who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, an auto immune disease which attacks our nerves. I've been managing MS for three years quite successfully with a strict Ketogenic diet.

I hand stamped  Brave and Hope on a matte silver 1.2" disc--added a baroque white coin pearl and hand cut carnelian gemstone to a long antiqued soldered link silver plated brass chain. I threw in a sparking Swarovski crystal, too. This chain wears very well. Chain is finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with tiny white Swarovski pearls. I created my long chain necklaces at 30 inches but can certainly shorten/lengthen at your request!

See coordinating earrings here, https://www.etsy.com/listing/480708321/genuine-carnelian-and-coin-pearl?

See/buy on Etsy here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Joshua 1:3 Hand Stamped Necklace, Long Boho Silver Scripture Necklace, Hand Stamped Bible Verse Chain





A favorite verse, Joshua 1:3!! ~~ "Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses."

Great promise!!!

Silver chain is antiqued silver plated soldered link brass. Crystals are Swarovski. Chains are finished adjacent to the lobster clasp with tiny beads. Discs are hand stamped by me in a delightful "not-perfect" style:) Pearl is freshwater.

Necklaces measure 30" in length then fall about 1.75" more inches with the cluster pendant.  From the drop down box below, choose your pearl!


****At checkout let me know if you want the flip flop charm or the silver key. *******

All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving.
See/buy on Etsy here.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Orange Carnelian and White Baroque Coin Pearl Earrings





Denver Broncos, University of Tennessee, MS Awareness, Texas Longhorns....Orange and White is a spectacular combination. I honestly wasn't even thinking of any of the above when I brought orange carnelian gemstones together with white baroque pearls. Stunning. 
These petite Carnelian beads seem to change color as they turn. I hung them on sterling silver filled pins with 12mm coin pearls. These pearls are not perfectly smooth and are characterized by natural swirls in the nacre. Sort of a reflection of our unique and imperfect selves. Earrings are shown here on sterling silver filled leverback wires, but I've given you choices below. Each pair of pearls is around the same size but has slightly different markings. Earrings fall 1.25" from the top of the leverback earwires. I have beads to make several pair so let me know if you need a greater quantity for a bridal party.

See/buy on Etsy here.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mesmerize ~~ Look into My Eyes with this Oversized Rutilated Quartz Pendant, OOAK






Rare Rutilated Quartz Pendant--so glossy and transparent with a brush of rutilations. Love. This is the very stone you will receive with your purchase.

Make your casual outfits sing with this superb long vintage brass layering necklace. The natural earth tones make it the perfect accompaniment with so many ensembles. Make a statement in natural Rutilated Quartz!

This simple gorgeous Rutilated Quartz stone is suspended from a 30 inch antiqued brass chain (pendant falls an additional 1.5 inches). I wired the stone in hand antiqued brass wire. The necklace chain is finished by the lobster clasp with tiny brass beads.

You're going to want to add this to your jewelry collection when you see how well it accentuates so many outfits. See/buy on Etsy here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Crisp Autumn Leaves, Pumpkin Spice, and all things warm and cozy

Yep, it's that time again. In our local market, Sprouts, an entire display is devoted to all things pumpkin spice. Ian was begging me to buy the cookies. I just can't bring myself to buy insipid grocery store cookies when there's enough cooking talent in our family to making something far more glorious. Now, if I could just create a ketogenic dairy free version!!!

I am sharing a few pieces perfect for fall... click each link to learn more. And don't forget my September special...Free US Shipping for the month with code SEPTFREEUSSHIP entered at checkout.

Long Boho Cluster Pendant Necklace in Warm Agate and Pearl here.

Antiqued Copper Chandelier Earrings here.



Rustic Lace Agate Necklace and Earrings here.



Rustic Orange Boho Style Earrings here.



Long Boho Rough Brown Agate Necklace here.



Cheetah Print Czech Glass Teardrop Earrings wire wrapped in brass here.



This is just a sampling of the glorious pieces on my site!!! Happy Autumn.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Long Pearl Teardrop Dangle Earrings




These are so lovely and long. I used cylindrical oval pearl drops, glossy smooth on surgical steel ballpins. I wired to an antique silver connector, and hung on surgical steel leverback earwires.

Choose your favorite ear wire style at checkout from a range of styles. I've shown the lever back in these pictures.  Earrings hang about 2.25 inches from the top of the lever back wires.

See/buy on Etsy here.

~~REPEAT CUSTOMERS: Don't forget to use your special discount.

~~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. Pins and wires are surgical steel. Beads are freshwater genuine pearls.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Long and Lean ~~Long Dangle Red Glass and Brass Teardrop Earrings, Long Brass Red Drop Earrings, Red Leverback Brass Earrings





These are so lovely and long. I used dark red fire polished Preciosa Czech glass drops wired to vintage bronze elongated teardrops, and hung on antiqued brass leverback earwires.

Choose your favorite ear wire style at checkout from a range of styles. I've shown the lever back in these pictures.  Earrings hang about 2.5 inches from the top of the lever back wires.

All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickel and lead free. Pins and wires are brass. Beads are fire polished Czech glass, Preciosa.  See/buy on Etsy here.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Labradorite Earrings, Wire Wrap, Iridescent Labradorite Dangle Earrings, Wire Wrap Labradorite Teardrop







These labradorite beads are fabulous with an amazing iridescent mirrored quality. LOVE. Couldn't wait to make a pair for myself. The holes drilled through the beads are so small I couldn't fit sterling wire through the hole and expect it to have any endurance, so I wired in matte stainless steel wire. This wire gives the strength needed and lends itself to an antiqued feel. 

Leverback wires are also surgical steel so hypoallergenic. Win. I took faceted Labradorite teardrops and wire wrapped them in stainless steel wire in a "messy" style. Earrings hang right at 1.5" from the leverback wires. Each pair is slightly different.   I wired the same stone as a coordinating pendant and hung it from a strong yet delicate antiqued silver chain. 

Note: these are hand cut gemstones -each stone is slightly different. I matched up the closest stones for earring pairs.  

See earrings here and necklace here.   

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Honey Bun ~~ Dark Honey Calcite Earrings, Faceted Calcite Teardrop Earrings




Artistic messy wrapped wire with rustic honey calcite teardrop beads. Rustic. I needed dark yellow earrings for a new shirt and this is what emerged. Hung from leverback earwires as shown here, or your favorite style below, they're sure to be a keeper for many years to come.


Striking!! Dark Yellow Honey Calcite Drops are wire wrapped in antiqued silver for a unique pair of every day earrings. I created to coordinate with a new shirt (dark gray with a touch of white and yellow) and think they look great!!

See/buy on Etsy Yellow Dangle Earrings, Rustic Calcite Earrings, Wire Wrap YellowEarrings, Antique Silver Honey Calcite, Dangle, by MagpieMadness for Etsy $17.00
 



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rustic Green Serpentine Boho Brass Teardrop Kidney Wire Earrings, Serpentine Earrings, Green Teardrop Earrings, by MagpieMadness for Etsy




Long and boho, I wired green Serptentine teardrops on brass pins and hung from simple kidney wires. These earrings fall about 2.3/4 inches in length from the 2" kidney wires. Use the menu at checkout to choose your ear wires of preference. Beads measure about 18mm tall. Wear with all the latest olive/khaki fashion pieces!!! Earring stones are green Serpentine. Wire is antiqued gold plated brass. Choose your earwire preference at checkout. I have leverback, french hooks, 1.25", and 2" kidney wires.

See on Etsy here.

Bold Boho Chic Dark Orange and Blue Turquoise Earrings




BOLD and sassy. Wow, what a statement!!

This combination of dark orange and blue turquoise is stunning. Make a statement.

I created these chandelier earrings in a rustic boho style with vintage brass components. Choose your earwire style at checkout.  With the leverback wires as shown earrings fall under over 3.5 inches.

See/buy on Etsy here.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy Daisy ~~Bronze Daisy Necklace, Long Boho Antiqued Brass Daisy Flower Child Necklace





Bring out your inner flower child with this adorable long boho style vintage brass daisy flower pendant necklace. Monotone and perfect for layering.

Necklace measures 30 inches to the pendant. Light weight.  Pendant is a little less than two inches in diameter.

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

See/buy on Etsy here

Friday, September 9, 2016

Boho Brass Turquoise Leaf Bracelet, Turquoise and Brass Leaf Charm Bracelet, Adjustable, Woodland Leaf Bracelet






These are the cutest turquoise magnesite leaf beads. I thought they'd make a light weight fun bracelet. I wired them to vintage brass textured link chain and interspersed with small bronze beads and Swarovski crystals. Bracelet measures up to 9 inches. Earrings fall right over two inches.

See coordinating earrings here and bracelet here.

All Magpies will come gift wrapped and ready for giving or your personal pleasure in opening.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Extra Long Boho Silver and Sapphire Wire Wrap Earrings, Long Silver Wire Wrap Sapphire Earrings, Steampunk Silver




I'm really getting into the wire wrapped silver. These oversized crystals are really fun and bohemian messy wire wrapped with antiqued silver wire for a truly artistic feel. I hung them on shiny silver metal discs and from 1.25" surgical steel silver kidney wires for the full effect. Each piece is handmade to order, and due to the free form nature of wire wrapping, no two pairs will ever be the same.

From the top of these kidney wires, the earring measure a little over 3.5 inches.

~~GIFT WRAPPING:
All Magpies come charmingly gift wrapped and ready for giving.

~~QUALITY CONTROL:
All Magpies are made by me in my home studio. All metals used are nickel and lead free. Crystals are sapphire blue Czech glass. Wire is titanium colored copper core. Discs a metal alloy silver.

See/buy on Etsy here.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Raw Copper Turquoise Y Necklace, Long Artisan Turquoise Necklace, Long Boho Turquoise Y Pendant Necklace





What a beautiful combination of naked raw copper and authentic turquoise! I wire wrapped the stones in raw copper wire and hung from a hand made copper front center Y clasp. Necklace falls 30 inches to the turquoise part of the pendant then falls an additional two more inches. You can adjust the length at any point in the chain to your preference then remove the overage.

Chain, wire are raw naked copper and will slowly oxidize over time to a beautiful coppery brown.

See necklace here, and earrings here, for a complete set! See