About Us

On a cloudy August day, many years past, two magpies met and became companions. They made a roost in the eaves of a peculiar house with a bright red door. Together they forayed into the local towns and countryside...ever searching for fanciful string, lustrous pebbles, refulgent baubles. Keen thievery and trickery brought myriad treasures to the capricious magpies' hoard...treasures they used in curious and remarkable ways. Won't you peer into the magpies' keep?

Magpie's Trick is a husband and wife collaboration of jewellery designers from Austin, Texas. Most evenings and weekends find this tiding of magpies secreted away in their little workshop, fashioning their found treasures into things that surprise and delight them.

With the exception of small chain and gallery wire, all pieces of jewellery and components, including clasps, ear wires, charms, bezels, and links are hand-forged by us in our home studio. Inspired by rocks, sticks, and leaves and armed with hammers, saws, and torches, we create original, wearable art.  All materials used are genuine precious and semi-precious stones, sterling and fine silver (and occasionally copper, brass, and gold) which has been oxidized to give our pieces a rustic, vintage feel.

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told.

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