The Magpie's Daughter

Vintage inspired, handmade jewellery.

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).

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.

Thursday 28th January, 2016

Packaging Details

Hexagon detail on packaging from The Manchester Bee Co. I love beautiful packaging, and this is a perfect example.

Friday 22nd January, 2016

Bubble Necklaces

My love of mixed metals continues with these beautifully minimal bubble necklaces.

Find them here.

Wednesday 13th January, 2016

Creature of Habit

New diary time.
From Paperchase

Wednesday 6th January, 2016

New Mixed Metal Hexagons

My lovely little hexagons are now available with contrasting fine silver chain, and silver hooks too if you fancy the set.


 Shop my hexagons here.

Monday 4th January, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year little magpies! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have some super duper plans for 2016.

I spent Christmas day in Catania, Sicily. Such a beautiful place! Orange trees were our Christmas tree.

I'll post more about my trip to have a proper brew first.

Friday 18th December, 2015

Last Post Run of 2015

Last post run of 2015 done! Thank you to all my little magpies for your orders!

Wednesday 9th December, 2015

Christmas Post Dates

To make sure you get your Magpie's Daughter goodies in time for the 25th December please note my last order dates:

UK: Friday 18th December
Rest of the World: Friday 11th December

...and you can also buy in person in my studio right up till Christmas Eve (studio 25 at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre).

Friday 4th December, 2015

Beautiful Booksellers

These beautiful documents are from a Manchester bookseller on Deansgate, at the the turn of the century (1800s to 1900s).  So many gorgeous details.  Look at that scroll, and the signatures, and the font...oh my!

Thursday 26th November, 2015

The Village Haul Winter Fair

Time to get ready for my next fabulous fair! This Saturday in Prestwich for The Village Haul Winter Fair. Always such an awesome selection of goodies, really excited to be there.

Wednesday 25th November, 2015

Simple Pleasures

 Simple pleasures.  Ahh, that's better.

Mug by Man Bee Co.

Tuesday 24th November, 2015

Creative Tourist

Big news!  At the weekend, my little studio was chosen as one of the top 5 studios in Manchester Craft and Design Centre by Creative Tourist.  Such a huge compliment!

Of course, all the studios are amazing, but it's so lovely that our little collective was featured.  Read the full feature here.

Mixed Geometric charm necklace

  Hexagon Row necklace

Studio 25 is:

Me: The Magpie's Daughter - Jewellery
Jane Blease - Lighting and Interiors
Kathryn Edwards - Illustration
Nell - Print Maker and Paper Cutter

Tuesday 24th November, 2015

Busy Weekend!

I had such an amazing time at the Handmade Christmas Fair! My stall buddies Claire and Kate were lovely, we had super nice customers and friends visit...and now it's done I'm missing the busyness and bussle of it all.  Though it is nice to just sit with a cup of for tea for bit. 
My bit of our stand, number X29

Night night GMEX (Manchester Central)