The Heart of a Magpie
For me, it began as a child, before the days of pierced ears. I used to pilfer thread from my mom’s sewing basket and string shiny beads. I would then hang my fabulous ‘earrings’ over my ears and parade around the house proudly showing everyone my bling. My family said I took after a long ago great aunt who loved to wear jewelry with sparkle. They called me a Magpie always drawn to the glimmer. Always seeking the shine.
Haven’t you always been a bit unconventional too? A modern-day dreamer never quite mainstream. Beautiful souls we are, prone to coloring with every shade in the box slightly outside the lines.
- Envisioning your life lived just outside the zone where adventure awaits.
- Focusing on your dreams to steer your ship towards new possibilities.
- Embracing the peace of the sea and warmth of the sun.
These are the elements that make you sparkle.
Like you, SS Magpie Jewelry is inspired by the sea. Unique, one-of-a-kind designs that take you back to a perfect day when life was easy and filled with joy. Each piece is hand crafted of sparkling silver to capture the sunlight, semi-precious stones that remind us of the water, and earthy elements to create designs that inspire your beachy, breezy spirit.
I’m Cheryl Fuhs, beach loving mermaid and owner/designer at SS Magpie. Welcome to our journey!
“I wondered if perhaps, in less, there is more.”
In 2010 I succumbed to the wanderlust that kept quietly nudging at me. I had a textbook life. I was “living the dream” some say but inside I knew something was missing. I would put on my heels and yearn for the simplicity of bare feet on the sand. Highlight my hair and muse that if I could just spend more days in the sun it would happen naturally. I wondered if perhaps in less, there is more. A better life. A simpler way. When my husband said “what do you think about selling it all and living on a sailboat” I knew the voice in my heart was right. To live a life where the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. To do something crazy, hard, chaotic, glorious- anything but textbook- was my destiny. Nothing would ever be the same again. I couldn’t wait.
I won’t say it’s all been smooth sailing.
Starting over in a new state. Hitting roadblocks with the refit of our floating home. The reality of life that includes aging parents and health concerns. Some days, I just want to drop anchor and pour myself a sundowner at noon. But then, I remember the joy. The thrill of working to make a dream come to life. The satisfaction of overcoming
challenges. In the hardest of times, I turn my face to the sun, take a deep breath and rediscover the warmth in the journey.
“that perfect day in the sun when you gazed at the sea and quietly whispered "I'm so happy."
So how do you navigate towards your dream? You chart your course and set your intention towards days filled with peace.
I believe we all have the ability to recall those moments when your heart was filled with joy and pure happiness. The days when life is simple, our toes are in the sand and our worries are few. Wouldn't it be nice to feel that every day?
I invite you to join me on this journey. To follow the wind back to that perfect day in the sun when you gazed at the sea and quietly whispered "I'm so happy."
The joy, the peace, the sunshine. It’s the heart of a Magpie.
Always remember, within you is the power to recall those special sun filled days and go back to those moments of joy.
You are a Magpie.
Fill your life with amazing moments and the sea will meet you there.
Cheryl- SS Magpie