The Magpie's Daughter

Vintage inspired, handmade jewellery.

Sunday 14th August, 2016

August Photo Challenge

I'm taking a photo each day in August as part of the #augustphotochallenge with Emmycphotography 

Here are a few of the photos so far.


If you want to see all of them please take a peek at my Twitter account, and if you want to take part, just start now and remember to tag in.

Sunday 7th August, 2016

The Hive

I'm a fan of The Manchester Bee Company, a big fan!  And I'm so happy to be part of the Hive!  You can find my hexagon jewellery be following the link.


The Hive showcases carefully selected designers and makers from Manchester and the UK, with items such as jewellery, ceramics and doorstoppers.

Friday 5th August, 2016

Castlefield Market moves to Royal Mills

Some of you might remember that I was a regular at the lovely Castlefield Market before it took a little break.  Well, it's Ancoats!  I'll be there this Saturday at The Royal Mills building, come and say 'Hi' whydoncha?

Friday 22nd July, 2016

Summer in the Studio

Lovely Summery vibes for my studio cabinet, with yellows, golds and a little book of Shakespeare.

Visit Studio 25 at The Manchester Craft and Design Centre, and say hello!

Saturday 16th July, 2016

Arts and Crafts at Manchester Cathedral

This weekend (well Friday and Saturday to be accurate) I had the pleasure of having a stall at the beautiful Manchester Cathedral.
I was lucky enough to be under this beautiful rainbow window and met some lovely people.  Missing my stall buddies now though.  Love you ladies!


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


March flowers.

Thursday 25th February, 2016


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).