A Charm of Magpies


  • United Kingdom

“Jewellery, handmade by me”

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About A Charm of Magpies

A Charm of Magpies

Creator of original, handmade jewellery.

Hi, I'm Lizzie and I'm the owner and designer at A Charm of Magpies.
So, why the name? Well, I've been fascinated by magpies since a pair decided to nest in the tree outside my house. I love how they always seem so curious about everything. And of course, like me, they're attracted to bright and shiny things. And they do like to chatter, too! When I learned that a group of magpies was called a 'charm', it was easy to name my new business.
I've been making jewellery as a hobby for a long time. I started way back in the 80's when my friends and I discovered a little shop selling findings and beads. We all made our own earrings for a while. Time moved on and I got a job, although I remained a writer and artist in my spare time, and I started making jewellery out of other things - glass and paper, plastics, wood, resin and plaster of Paris.
Now I'm a full time maker and the best thing about running my own business is that my hobby is now my job. According to the Internet, Confucius said "Find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life". I'm not totally in agreement - I do work hard - but I love it too, even if doing the admin isn't as much fun as designing and making.
Please have a look at the items I've listed for sale in my shop. And please don't forget that, if you'd like me to create something just for you (perhaps a pendant on a longer chain, or a shorter bracelet, or a special colour combination), you can send me a message and I'll get back to you to discuss ideas.
Lizzie x