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The Magpie Diaries

Vintage and Venerated

Hanne Andersen Blair Smith gold Jenny Pattrick Jens Hansen new Peter Deckers Pre-Adored silver Tony Williams vintage

Vintage and Venerated

I recently received a number of superb examples of New Zealand designer jewellery and costume jewellery dating from the 1970's to the 1990's.   Several of our most famous goldsmiths are represented: Jens Hansen, of One Ring fame, (who is, unfortunately, no longer with us); Peter Deckers, who has been invited to exhibit in Art Galleries all over the world; Blair Smith, who is also no longer with us; Jenny Pattrick, once silversmith, now acclaimed author; and Tony Williams, one of our top goldsmiths, also exhibited internationally.   These pieces are classics of their kind, moderately priced and very wearable...

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Moving house

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Moving house

Yes, we've just done it - hence the lack of communication.  It's a time-consuming and tiring exercise, selling a house, buying a new one, moving, renovating and all that goes with it.  But I'm back on track and will be posting more, and presenting a whole lot more jewellery on Magpie.Kiwi for you to peruse and purchase.   I've had a number of requests for special items over these last few weeks, and have been happy to arrange and fulfill those orders, so please remember that even if I don't appear to be doing much in the jewellery world I...

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Time flies!

Hanne Andersen danish design gold silver vintage watch

Time flies!

I can't believe it - a whole month since my last post!  Life has been unusually full, and I'm delighted to say that Magpie.Kiwi has helped keep me busy.   Thanks to all those loyal folks who support my fledgling site by shopping on it, and to the those who help out from time to time; writing code, helping with display banners, and supplying me with beautiful jewellery, both new and vintage.  You all know who you are!   Another busy day calls, so this is all for today. x Hanne.

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Sunshine!

Hanne Andersen bracelet earrings Hydrangea Michael Michaud necklace

Sunshine!

Finally today - sunshine.  It's been a very weird January here in the Wellington/Kapiti area, not at all summer as I remember it.  But memory plays funny tricks....  The pohutukawa at the end of the garden is finally flowering, and so are the hydrangeas.  I thought I would add a wee composite image of a Michael Michaud set of hydrangea jewellery for you to enjoy; long necklace, bracelet and earrings.  Scrumptious, and just right to cheer a body up in this rather dodgy weather.  Now off to enjoy the sunshine while it's here. x

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To a Happy 2017

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To a Happy 2017

The Christmas madness is over, and here we are at the start of a new year.  I wonder what 2017 will bring - good things, I hope!  Many people have commented on how awful 2016 was, but don't we say the same about every year that has passed?  Perhaps we should take a look at all the good things in our lives instead of concentrating on the bad. 1. My husband, children, extended family and friends are well and happy - long may it stay that way. 2. Today the sun is shining.  Fact: this year it will rain some days and...

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