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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here on Etsy--you'll find many more pieces--earrings and delicate chains than what appear on this site.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Turquoise Glass and Antiqued Brass Reading Glass Chains






Here's another gorgeous eye glass chain you just may find irresistible, wired in antiqued brass (naturally hypoallergenic) and turquoise Czech glass beads. Darling.

I hand antiqued the solid brass wire and used solid brass chain in between each bead. This means that it will age in uniform color quite nicely.  Beads are turquoise colored Czech glass squares with gold daisy spacers and Swarovski crystals.

I created 28 inches long but please let me know if you want an alternative length!!

Find out more about this reading glass chain or buy here.
See earrings to complement here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Every Girls Needs Brown-Natural Brown, Don't Look Twice at my Long Boho Brown Agate Pendant and Earrings





Every girl needs brown. That's my assertion. We think of pink and soft feminine colors, but I assert that brown is a wardrobe changer, especially when it's a natural stone like agate. You have to relish the natural markings in agate, now each element was formed through pressure over years of time into an object of beauty. And aren't we like that, too? We're formed in pressure, then with the master hand of the  Craftsman, polished into an object of beauty. Glossy brown hair. Glistening soft brown eyes. Rustic brown cross. Brown is beautiful.

Take this stone for example. See all the natural markings?? I tried to take pictures of both sides as shown on my Etsy site. And...I even made earrings to coordinate for more polished stone beads. Hold it in your hands and appreciate the craftsman who knew each filing that would bring out the natural beauty.

Necklace is 30 inches to the pendant.Chain is antiqued vintage soldered link brass and will wear well.  Let me know at checkout if you'd prefer a different length from the 30 as shown. Stone is 20x40mm in diameter and falls 60mm from the chain.

Take a look at more pictures or buy for y ourself here. I only made one.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Jeweled Eyeglass Chains, Beaded Eyeglass Chains, Reading Glass Chains





I've been wearing "cheaters" reading glasses for a few years now and keep stretching them out by keeping them on top of my head. No more!! I am creating a line of minimal eye glass chains that can jazz up your outfit .... and hold your glasses. Stylish no matter what:)

I hand antiqued the solid brass wire and used solid brass chain in between each bead. This means that it will age in uniform color quite nicely.  Beads are sweet 4-5mm cream gold freshwater pearls with gold daisy spacers and Swarovski crystals. Beads are antiqued brass, all of which is naturally hypoallergenic.

I created 29 inches long but please let me know if you want an alternative length!!

Find out more about this reading glass chain or buy here.
See earrings to complement here or here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Antiqued Silver Minimal Layering Necklace






As an artist, naturally, I love my creations and hope they resonate with others as well. Sometimes I'm delightfully surprised to what degree some of pieces are a "hit" more than others. This long boho pendant has been a best seller in my Etsy shop with orders are a daily basis.

It's possible you like the ease of instant style? Just slide this 30 inch antiqued silver chain over your head and go.  I created a pendant from a hammered antiqued silver oval and a silver filigree diamond piece--a diamond wavy blank and a teardrop, all of which I hung here the chain. My chains are wired adjacent to the trigger style clasp with tiny beads. Minimal and versatile.

Mesmerized, too? Snatch yours up now here. See coordinating earrings here:


Monday, January 7, 2019

Hot Pink Fire Dragon Vein Agate Teardrop Pendant Necklace







This is a fabulous hot pink Dragon Vein Agate gemstone teardrop. Need I sat more? I simply hung it with a bail from an antiqued silver chain. Simple. Timeless. Durable. Pendant measures 2.5" by 1.5". Chain as shown measures 30 inches. 

This is OOAK piece. What you see is what you will get. I also have dark pink Crazy Lace Agate earrings for a full set. I give you choices if you want the kidney wires as shown, longer 2"kidney wires, shorter leverback or traditional fish hooks. 

Buy now on Etsy here






Friday, January 4, 2019

Cultivating, Silver Oak Leaf Earrings




In working with my literary friend Lancia, we collaborated on a line of jewelry which would complement her publication, Cultivating.

This oak leaf represent stability--its longevity and the wide-reaching branches of the tree over many a memory. Oak trees also symbolize longevity, humble beginnings, patience, faith, power, endurance, and strength. From the diminutive acorn, comes so much! Pearls are tangible representations of pain transformed into beauty.

Let these earrings speak to you of the patience needed to plant and cultivate a dream. Often years of what seems to be no movement, but in hindsight we see the maturity.

Light as a feather, these silver oak leaves leaves will glimmer by your ears and you'll hardly be able to feel them they're so light. I added a white Swarovski pearl for a bit of shimmer.  Hung here on surgical steel leverback wires and also antique silver 1.5" kidney wires, you may also choose from a range of earwires below.

Feel free to ask for a different color pearl/crystal! I'll let you know what I have.

Buy here. See coordinating necklace here, https://www.etsy.com/listing/657909473/long-large-silver-leaf-pendant-necklace?

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Writer's Bracelet in Antiqued Silver, Pearl and Blood Red

Winter Charm Bracelet in Gunmetal and Silver, Writer's Bracelet, Cultivating Bracelet, Oak Leaf, Book, Fountain Pen, Red, Gunmetal, Pearl





Working with Lancia to create a winter themed Cultivating bracelet to speak to the writer we developed a charm bracelet which calls out our passions--autumn oak leaves, cream white coin pearls, a silver fountain pen nib, sparking faceted glass beads, a vintage style silver book, a pinecone, all with a drop of red. Rich. I recently began mixing metals in my work and as you can see from the images here, I combined dark black gunmetal and a shinier antiqued silver. Reminds me of a silvery Christmas.

Bracelet measures tip to tip 9 inches and is designed to clasp at your comfort point with the rest dangling down for fun.

These beads have a lovely eye-catching sparkle.

See this lovely creation on your wrist by next week here.