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, January 27, 2017

Sweetness and Grace--Powder Blue Lampwork Heart Bracelet, Light Blue Heart Bracelet, Toggle, Blue Heart and Pearl Bracelet





Recently I found these soft powder blue lampwork glass heart shaped beads at my local supplier. Naturally, my daughter was all over them. Darling. I strung them with tiny white Swarovski pearls and finished with a bright silver toggle clasp. I added an extra heart as a side dangle for fun.

Bracelet as shown measures 8 inches tip to tip and fits a little loose on my 6 inch wrist. I have beads to make two bracelets so let me know if you need a longer length.

DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Bracelet measures 8 and hangs a bit loose on my 6" wrist. Choose your preferred length at checkout, but bear in mind this is outer diameter, not inner diameter so allow that it will fit tighter than a skinny bracelet of the same length. It is created from Swarovski Pearls, Blue lampwork heart beads, multi-strand wire, and a bright silver toggle clasp.

Buy today here! See matching earring here.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cobalt Blue Copper Fleck Lampwork Glass Lentil Earrings, Antique Copper and Cobalt Blue Dangle Earrings





These are beautiful cobalt blue and copper fleck lampwork glass lentil shaped beads whichI recently came across. I wired in antiqued copper because I felt it brought out the flecks best. Earrings are hung from either artisan french hooks (shown) or leverback earwires--you can also choose kidneys which are not shown. YOU choose your favorite wire.

Get your pair here!

DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Beads are cobalt blue and copper flecked lampwork glass. Wire is antiqued copper. Crystals are Swarovski. From the artisan french hook wires as shown earrings fall 1.5 inches. Beads are 12mm in diameter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dazzle -- Copper Fleck Lampwork Glass Earrings, Antique Copper and Gold Dangle Earrings, by MagpieMadness for Etsy




Glorious golden flecks radiate from the inside of this lampwork glass

These are beautiful gold and copper fleck lampwork glass beads whichI recently came across. I wired in antiqued copper because I felt it brought out the flecks best. Earrings are hung from either artisan french hooks (shown) or leverback earwires--you can also choose kidneys which are not shown. YOU choose your favorite wire. 

From the artisan french hook wires as shown earrings fall 1.75 inches. Beads are 12mm in diameter, gold and copper flecked lampwork glass. Wire is antiqued copper. Crystals are Swarovski. 
Get your pair here!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Light Amethyst Gold Wire Wrap Earrings, Pale Amethyst Earrings




Beautiful light catching pale purple glass teardrops which I wire wrapped in gold (non tarnishing) wire. Mesmerizing. I hung from gold plated brass artisan french hooks. I think you'll like them, too:)

For all the Februarys out there. When you hold the earrings to the light you see translucent glimmers. From the french hook wires, earrings measure 1.57".

Follow the link to get yours today!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

BE stiil & know... that I am God...hand stamped brass square pendant






This is a promise we need every day. Wear that promise close to your heart with this hand stamped pendant necklace.

 I hand stamped BE still & know on a square antiqued brass pendant, added a Swarovski crystal (light silk in color), then hung from a simple solid brass soldered link chain. Feel free to request a different color crystal at checkout or length. I finished the chain with small 3mm Swarovski pearls for a feminine touch. Necklace as shown falls 18 inches. 

Get your necklace here and add on coordinating earrings here, or you can buy these all alone:)
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Long Boho Vintage Bronze Large Leaf Pendant Necklace, Bronze Leaf Layering Necklace




Long and Boho. Oh, so simple. I hung a bronze leaf from an antiqued brass 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;)

See silver version here.

DETAILS/DIMENSIONS:
Necklace is 30 inches to the pendant. Chain is soldered link antiqued brass and wears very well. Clasp is solid brass. I wired in 4mm brass beads adjacent to the trigger clasp.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

East County Girl High Heel Bronze Cowboy Boot Earrings and Cluster Pendant Necklace





So fun! I live in the east county side of San Diego. We're regarded for being more conservative and loving our beer, boots, Harleys, and Jesus.  Odd combination, I know. I thought I'd create a fun necklace to share with all my gals...

I created a cluster pendant using a vintage bronze double wings charm, a bronze cross, this darling book and a Swarovski 4mm crystal. So charming.

I wired another Crystal a few inches up on the side of the chain as a fun little touch. My chains are 30 inches long and finished with 4mm vintage brass beads adjacent to the lobster style clasp. Msg me at checkout if you need a different length. I can also  change the crystal out to a different color. Just ask!!

Absolutely adorable. I don't even wear boots (because of balance issues) and love these darling vintage bronze boots. So east county San Diego, too.

These earrings are so cute! I simply hung antiqued bronze boots from 1.25" vintage brass kidney wires. From the top of the kidney wires they fall right at two inches. Or choose leverback or french hook wires below.

Use the checkout option to add on the Swarovski crystal or keep the earrings plain.

Get your earrings here now!See coordinating necklace here for the full set!



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rich Cream ~~ Light Gold Swarovski Pearl Dangle Leverback Brass Earrings and Necklace

So rich, my cat would be face-planting in a bowl of cream this golden! Just lovely.






These rich creamy Swarovski pearls are topped with a radiant Swarovski crystal and vintage filigree bead caps and wire wrapped for style. The pearls are so lovely. Feel elegant in your rich pale gold/deep cream Swarovski pearls with a Downton Abbey touch.

Follow the link here to snatch up a pair or two for yourself!! And follow here for the coordinating necklace and style yourself with the whole set.

Pearls are 10mm in diameter. Earrings fall 1.5" from the top of antiqued gold plated brass earwires. Choose your preferred earwire length and style at checkout.

Planning a wedding??? Message me for multiple sets. I'll give you a deal:)


Monday, January 16, 2017






I've been dying to share with you that the most coveted earrings on my site are back!!! I FINALLY found the beads again. Gorgeous blue and gold lampwork glass wired in gold plated brass with a sparking Swarovski crystal for pizzaz. 

Get your pair here, too!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dark Gray Hematite Statement Chain Necklace

Dark Gray Hematite ~~ 




Created from antiqued silver chain and dark gray Hematite gemstones. I wire wrapped a large teardrop to more hematite beads wired up the sides. Necklace measures 30 inches to the pendant.

See more pictures here and get one for yourself today! I only have beads for two necklaces at this time.

Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We're going on a Safari ~~ Patina Elephant Earrings, Patina Elephant Cluster Pendant Necklace

Join me on an African Safari on this unusual cold wet Southern California day! Let's dream of warm and sunny skies, sand that stretches for miles, and exotic culture.






I found delightful patina bronze elephant charms and created a few new pieces of jewelry for you to add to your collection.

See earrings here, See arrow cluster pendant necklace here, and the elephant face and brass rectangle pendant here.




Monday, January 9, 2017

Silvery Black and Pale Pink Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Dangle Earrings in Leverback or Kidney Style





Fire Polished Czech glass with the most interesting finish--silver over black, all with hint of pink. I created with either crystal shadow or pink Swarovski toppings--you choose your favorite and your earwire preference. In love. 

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Verdigris Patina Leaves ~~ In touch with Nature Leaf Jewelry





I found artisan verdigris brass leaves! So simple and pretty. These leaves have great character with natural markings on both sides.

 I hung the leaf on solid brass soldered link chain which measures 30 inches and is finished with a brass lobster clasp. Leaf alone measures 2 inches in length!! Click here to add this beauty to your wardrobe now.

I hung the same leaves simply on solid brass wires. I think the leaves speak for themselves.  Earrings hang 3.25 inches from the top of the kidney wire as shown. Follow the link here to see more pictures and buy these earrings.

Note: I did not patina the leaves myself, but found these already made. Love the veins as they come through.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Verdigris Tree of Life Full Moon and Flying Sparrow Necklace, Verdigris Sparrow Earrings, Verdigris Bird Earrings, Patina Tree Necklace







 I have had a life-long fascination with the moon, especially the full moon. I wanted to create a necklace to capture the mystery of the moon in the evening shadows. So, I applied a verdigris patina to a bronze Tree of Life pendant and a brass sparrow. Next, I wired in a smooth white coin pearl to dangle through the tree branches. Finally, I hung a verdigris sparrow on the chair a few inches up ready to take flight!

The round double sided tree pendant, to which I applied a verdigris patina, is 1.5 inches in diameter. Chain is antiqued brass and will wear very well. I finished the chain with small brass beads adjacent to the lobster clasp. As shown here, the chain measures 30 inches. I added a sealer on top of the patina for durability.

 See necklace here, or click here for coordinating earrings, or here, although these are definitely bigger!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Long Dangle Verdigris Brass Cross Artisan Earrings, Antiqued Gold Verdigris Cross Earrings, Verdigris Earrings






I had no idea when I began this project how beautiful these earrings would turn out.

I antiqued the brass cross with a verdigris patina, buffed it to bring out the gold, then added a pineapple quartz teardrop which I wire wrapped in gold (plated brass) wire to 1.25" gold kidney wires. Stunning.

If it speaks to you, you might want to step up quickly as I only had supplies to make two pair.

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