The Magpie's Daughter

Vintage inspired, handmade jewellery.

Wednesday 13th July, 2016

Bring the Outside, In.

Bringing the outside in. Lovely purple scabious from my garden and little vases.  I always think of these flowers as pin cushion flowers, and the bees love them!


Monday 4th July, 2016

New Favourites!

These hammered brass discs are beautifully textured. I saved a pair for myself and they're my current favourites.
 
Available online or in my studio.

Thursday 23rd June, 2016

Todmorden Visit

Bridge detail from a lovely trip to Todmorden with Mamma Magpie.

Todmorden has some lovely industrial and Victorian architecture. Each visit, it's always lovely to see what has changed and what has stayed the same.

Wednesday 15th June, 2016

Today's Post

Parcelling up some lovely things today, including a custom Wedding order and these verdi gris coin necklaces.

Tuesday 31st May, 2016

Mixed Geometric Shapes Charm Necklace

Layered geometric shapes make up this lovely, modernist necklace.
 



Available online or in my little studio.

Monday 23rd May, 2016

Lucky Dips for Jewellery Lovers

I love putting together the little suprises in these lucky dip bags.  Each little bag of suprise goodies includes 3 items, one of which will always be a necklace. The rest might be made up of brooches, earrings, bracelets...ooh how exciting!

Available online here and here.


Friday 29th April, 2016

Final Touches for the Etsy Manchester Creative Wedding Fair

It's set up day at the beautiful Whitworth Art Gallery in preparation for the Creative Wedding Fair.  It's hosted by the Etsy Manchester team and they've been so enthusiastic about everything, it's made me really excited!  It's my first Wedding Fair and I'm so glad to be doing it with such lovely people.

Before I loaded all my goodies into taxi I popped into my familiar Northern Quarter to treat myself to some beautiful froth.

See you tomorrow?
 
 
 Coffee from Fig and Sparrow
Flowers from Northern Flower
Manchester Morse Code necklace by The Magpie's Daughter (me).

Wednesday 20th April, 2016

Sunny Yellow Twine

New sunny yellow twine to pack my online orders with. I do love making my little parcels look pretty!

Thursday 7th April, 2016

People's History Museum

My hexagon jewellery is now restocked at this lovely place.

 PHM, Manchester.

Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Simple Shapes for Sunny Days

Sunny days call for simple jewellery, that can layered and worn easily with everything.  I love these mixed metal bubbles and the minimal geometry of the hexagons.

All available online or in my Manchester studio.


 
 
 
 

Friday 1st April, 2016

April Fairs

I have two fairs this month.  Busy busy! Hope to see you at one, or both, of these.

The first is my regular spot at the lovely Levenshulme market, this Saturday!
 Join the event here on Facebook.


The second is my first Wedding Fair.  Hosted by the Etsy Manchester team, and located in the beautiful Whitworth Art Gallery.  I'm super excited about this one!

 Join the event here on Facebook.




Sunday 27th March, 2016

Happy Easter!


A very happy Easter Sunday to all my little magpies!
 

 Yummy golden eggs from Galaxy

Monday 14th March, 2016

Signs of Spring


This morning was a beautiful Spring morning, still a chill in the air, but beautiful sunshine.  The signs of the season are everywhere.

Some of my signs of Spring:

Sunny mornings
Pegging washing on the line
Crocuses and daffodils in the garden
Switching to earl grey for my tea
Being suddenly drawn to anything yellow
Opening windows
Spying blossom buds on the trees

What are some of yours?


Thursday 10th March, 2016

Vintage Paper Supplies

The postman brought me some vintage goodies!


  
I love the details on this vintage graph paper: teeny tiny lines, rounded edges and lovely ink colour.  
From Present and Correct
These super fun postcard sets fold out, so you get to send several images with one stamp.  So clever.


I'm looking forward to using these in my little collages and collage packs...though I mind end up keeping a few bits for myself.




Thursday 3rd March, 2016

People's History Museum Delivery

Dropped off some hexagon pieces at the lovely People's History Museum this morning. I always stay for a little look around after too.
 
 

Wednesday 2nd March, 2016

March Newsletter Sign-Up

It's nearly time to send my March newsletter. Quick, sign up here, and make me very happy!

Tuesday 1st March, 2016

Daffodils

March flowers.

Thursday 25th February, 2016

Post

Lots of lovely little hexagons posted out today.
Find the full range here.

Tuesday 16th February, 2016

Verdigris Coin Necklaces

I love that each one of these verdigris coin pendants turns out a little bit differently.

Monday 15th February, 2016

Street Art

This lamppost is on your side.
 (Manchester, Northern Quarter).

Wednesday 10th February, 2016

Walnut Necklaces

Beautiful walnut hexagon necklaces now in my online shop.

Friday 5th February, 2016

Valentine's Post

February is for lovers: New glittery heart stickers for my online orders.

Wednesday 3rd February, 2016

Stamp Collector

Beautiful old postage stamp featuring the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.

I love the yellow, and the teeny frame. I'll be adding this to my bookshelf with my old penguin paperbacks.

Monday 1st February, 2016

People's History Museum

I'm so excited that The People's History Museum has chosen my little hexagons as their shop item of the month! Super honored!


Friday 29th January, 2016

New Half Moon Necklace

Newly listed online: minimalist half moon necklace in textured brass.


Buy it here.