MagpieAdornment

The Past is Raw Material for the Future

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Announcement    To view pieces by color, choose the Custom Sorting option. I only make one of each piece, and I wrap beautifully. Houstonians can arrange private viewings. Follow @magpiejewelrydesigns on Instagram to see what inspires my creativity. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS CAN TAKE A FEW EXTRA WEEKS TO ARRIVE. Thank you for your patience--and your support.

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Last updated on May 20, 2022

To view pieces by color, choose the Custom Sorting option. I only make one of each piece, and I wrap beautifully. Houstonians can arrange private viewings. Follow @magpiejewelrydesigns on Instagram to see what inspires my creativity. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS CAN TAKE A FEW EXTRA WEEKS TO ARRIVE. Thank you for your patience--and your support.

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Sales 455
On Etsy since 2014

The Past is Raw Material for the Future

Magpie Jewelry Designs, known as Magpie Adornment on Etsy, combines vintage costume jewelry elements with modern materials to make necklaces and earrings with energy and life.

Designer and maker Kristianna Foye searches for old jewelry and interesting objects in antique markets and estate sales in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. She works with vintage charms, brooches, and beads in combination with modern stones, glass, and tassels. Her sister, Heather manages the business side of the shop.

Every piece of Magpie Adornment jewelry is singular: Kristianna designs and constructs each one herself, and pieces are not repeated. To add further meaning and resonance, each is named based on cultural, historical, and artistic references.

Kristianna finds that the limitations of working with older materials inspire her creativity. She feels that there are so many beautiful things from the past that are no longer worn or enjoyed, and it is a pleasure to use these materials to create something fresh and modern. She is inspired by how colors, shapes, and textures interact and how objects from different eras can affect one another.

Magpie Adornment includes a wide range of necklace and earring styles:

PENDANTS PLUS: vintage pendants are combined with charms, beads, and chains for a dynamic, modern look
CRAZY FOR CHARMS: beaded necklaces (including lariats) with combinations of vintage pendants and charms
OUTFIT MAKERS: color-themed necklaces with vintage and new beads in various colors, textures and materials
BIBS FROM BROOCHES: bib necklaces comprised of vintage brooches
TASSELS RULE: necklaces with tassels Kristianna designed and had made for her exclusive use
SWING INTO EARRINGS: bold chandelier earrings using repurposed vintage necklace clasps, and earrings with mismatched vintage charms and beads
TRIPLE DOUBLES: double-strand or triple-strand necklaces with vintage and modern beads in complementary colors, materials, and textures
LIGHT AND SIMPLE: shorter necklaces with smaller, simpler profiles

Each piece is made lovingly from mostly vintage materials that have a gently worn look, which is part of its unique charm. Enjoy it, and handle carefully.

Please contact us directly if you would like to commission Kristianna to remake your favorite or inherited pieces in modern ways.

All items are shipped from Houston, Texas.

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