Harvest style for your fall decor – like pumpkins from one of our local pumpkin farms as well as in timeless art as found in this new design fused glass tray by Celeste Stuhring.
Food safe, dishwasher safe, this charmingtray, Celeste contructed it by “painting” with colorful powdered glass directly onto clear glass. She then fused together in a kiln at over 1700 degrees. Perfect for all your fall, harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Complete with a coordinating cheese spreader! Made in Washington.
And just what do you think you’ll wear to all your harvest activities? Try on some of our stylish designs that we found with you in mind.
Chill winds make longer coats a harvest style necessity for the distinctive Northwest woman. Check out this elegant addition by Testimony Los Angeles – the “Madison” jacket. Notice how you can tie it closed when you wish. But there will be many times you just want to leave it open. Then, simply button the tie onto the central button on the back of the coat for a beautiful finish.
Made of cotton and spandex, not only is it extremely comfortable and elegant, it is also machine washable. What more could a girl ask for?
You may recall a similar collection of skirts about a month ago, shown here in this very newsletter. Those three are long gone, so we asked Marcia Bloom to create some new ones for us. Voila! These three are part of a lovely new collection of funky skirts that are perfect for your harvest style party attire.
These skirts fits size 6 – 16. Don’t believe me? Stop by for a demonstration. These are not only the most comfortable skirt you will ever wear, they also exhibit a funky style that you can accessorize from casual to dressy, depending on the need and your mood. The jersey fabrics make them excellent travel companions. Nearly all are one-of-a-kind.
Harvest Style Jewelry
Manya Vee has been hard at work on a new line of jewelry – Layer It!Coordinated necklaces in a series of four in various color palettes make for fun and versatile pieces that you can wear a myriad of ways. For your harvest style, check out this series in warm earth tones of browns, ambers and ivories. Each piece is available separately, but the combination packs a real statement. Manya’s been test-driving them for over a week now, and always gets noticed by passers-by.
Priced at $48 – $140, get the entire collection of four necklaces at a 15% discount of $310.
Style Tip: When wearing all four necklaces together, opt for a simple, solid-colored top in an earth tone such as the ivory (left) or chocolate (right) shown here.
Outfit Of The Week
Complete the look with black tights and tall black boots, and you’ll be the talk of all the harvest parties you attend!
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A great jacket is a wonderful thing since it’s the one thing we wear more than any other and that everyone sees regularly. We’ve got three great new jackets for you this week, so get yourself a great one while the getting is good!
Yes, you’ve seen this before, but it sold out really fast! I just got a few more. This “Reba” jacket is a big hit because it looks so good on nearly everyone. The chocolate brown is a wonderful, rich color, so don’t wait long to get yours! Adding new jackets like this to your closet is a great idea!
At first glance, everyone thinks this fabric is suede. It’s actually French Terry, which is 94% cotton and 6% spandex. Naturally, that makes it machine washable so you can enjoy a great jacket that’s also easy to care for. It doesn’t wrinkle much either, making it an excellent travel companion. The mid-weight fabric is just about perfect for our moderate northwest weather.
Because the Reba is so awesome, we got it in crimsontoo, and what a lovely shade of red it is. A better statement jacket is hard to find, so don’t hesitate if this is the color that speaks to you. New jackets in this color don’t come along often, so seize the moment!
A Very Fall Combo
Check out the lovely color combination here, so reminiscent of colorful fall leaves and bare branches. Angelrox creates coordinates in over 40 colors, so you can get a great combination for yourself. If you look good in fall colors, then look no further! Here we have a “ballet tunic” in brick, paired with a long light jacket in mahogany. It’s great with jeans of course, as well as going dressier as shown here with a camel skirt.
It’s a Scarf! It’s a Pocket!
This wonderfully softjersey scarf not only comes in terrific colors, it also folds right into its own zipper pocket. The zipper is in side seam, so it disappears when you wear it. Use it to store your license, credit cards and a key so you can eliminate the need for a purse on your walks this winter. Now available in black, denim blue, purple and tea tree (the mustard color). Machine washable! A great travel companion, too – use the pocket to store your passport!
We are Northwest women, which means our closet is at least half jackets or sweaters or some type of wrap. As such, there’s no excusefor finishing off your outfit with the wrong jacket. Tunics are here to stay for the mature woman, making it a rather big deal to ensure that your closet has at least one longer jacket. Pairing a tunic with a short jacket, as Manya has fearlessly demonstrated on the left, cuts things off in all the wrong spots. Make sure your jacket or sweater is longer than the longest part of the tunic!
And that’s it for the week of October 10 here in downtown Edmonds! To stay on top of all our latest deliveries, be sure to follow us on facebook!
Unique jewelry, made by talented craftsmen in small studios across America, has the ability to capture your distinctive style in a way mass produced items cannot even approach. Thus we offer you our fall jewelry extravaganza at MaJe Gallery, featuring our newest one-of-a-kind arrivals.
The Statement Necklace
Statement jewelry need not be loud or in the style of Carmen Miranda. It need not even be huge. Take this one-of-a-kind necklace by Poulsbo’s Poppy Design. It features a stunning pendant of druzy quartz. Poppy enhanced the pendant with a beautiful strand of petal pearls in rich chocolate with luster of copper and bronze. Wear this with a range of colors including black, brown, brick, charcoal, taupe, olive and more. The high quality pearls will reflect in the color you wear.
While our first statement necklace is very elegant, the next one edges into the fun category. Our jewelry extravaganza series comes out to playwith this unique piece by Edmonds’ own Cheryl Parrott. Using multiple strands of thin wire, Cheryl sculpts glass leaf beads and pearls into “branches”, from which dangles a hand-made raku clay bird in the center. It’s the kind of unusual piece that is sure to elicit admiration from complete strangers. You, too, could be party to sharing a moment of beauty with the world when you wear a piece like this. My favorite way to wear it would be over a white T-shirt with jeans!
The Subtle Necklace
Kenmore’s Shari Both has been making feminine power jewelry for many years now. Inspired by the beauty and simplicity of vintage jewelry, Shari channels that inspiration into her designs, resulting in simple yet powerful pieces for a woman who enjoys a subtle approach to her personal power.
This necklace features individually wire wrapped gray pearls on the sides with a row of sparkly faceted labradorite gems on a flat bar in the center. The gray tones let you wear it with anything. This type of necklace would work best with a scoop neckline in any color, as well as something with multiple colors that included a touch of gray or cream.
This simple, multi-colored woven beaded necklace measures 24″ making it the perfect go-to piece for every solid colored top in your closet. It’s a great length for scoop necks, V-necks, and even turtle necks. It’s multi-colored, yet the colors are subtle enough to work with any background color you’ve got. Made in Mt. Vernon, WA, by MaJe’s newest artist, Gail Thein.
Jewelry Extravaganza’s Bracelet Bravura
When it comes to jewelry extravaganza week at MaJe, bracelets are a big deal. A bracelet can be a more private piece of jewelry in the winter months, because our long sleeves typically cover it up. Yet there it is, making you feel like the strong, confident woman you are. We’ve got a style of bracelet for everyone. Check out these offerings.
Three bracelets – similar but for the colors – are also made by Gail Thein, whose woven necklace you saw above. These are such fun, and add some sass to your outfit of the day. Larger beads in two strands, leading into a single strand, and closed with a vintage button.
A carved jade ball takes center stage with the triple-strand pearl bracelet by Poppy Design. The neutral tones means you can wear it with many things. The elegant design suits those who enjoy elegance and a touch of class.
This silver hand-linked bracelet is one of those you can put on and just never take off. It goes with everything, is very comfortable, and stays polished if you wear it a lot.
Jewelry Extravaganza’s Earring Fiesta
Our jewelry collection at MaJe Gallery features an eclectic array of earrings. We’ve got something for everyone. Here’s a peak at just a few.
Elegant shapes are joined together in this compelling pair of simple sterling silver earrings, made by our very own Manya Vee. Not too long and not too short, these are perfect go-to earrings for everyday. Great for travel too – you only need this one pair for the whole trip!
Many enjoy the look of mixed metalsthese days. Check out these two earrings by two different artists. On the left, we have Portland’s Joseph Brinton and his silver, bronze and copper circles, held together by a pair of gold-fill rings. Light-weight and easy, there’s no wonder this artist does so well with his jewelry!
On the right, we have Christophe Poly’s work. Graduating with a degree in architecture, Christophe went on to fall in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. Using aluminum and bronze, his earrings are light-weight and feature nice movement. This pair has a dark gray cat’s eye stone.
Silver and mixed metal earrings are interesting and versatile, but sometimes you just want a splash of color, right? Never fear! We’ve got you covered there too. On the left is an olive stone encased in goldtone metal by Seattle’s Jem’s Jewelry. We have a large collection of these little gem drops in a wide assortment of colors. And they’re just $32 each, too!
Need color with a bit of funk? Then look no further than the mismatched sterling wire work of Passiko. Even the glass beads she uses are made on Washington’s peninsula. These range in price from $32 – $48.
With over 20 jewelry artisans from all over North America, enjoy our wide selection as well as our broad price range that starts at $10 and goes up to over $1,000. The largest selection is less than $100.
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New this week at MaJe Gallery is another awesome jacket from Testimony Los Angeles – the Leona. Made with their high quality French terry (94% cotton, 6% spandex), it looks like suede, but is soft and flowy – and machine washable. This jacket buttons at the collar and features two big pockets. Notice the detailing on the back too.
Update as of 9/30: These are now sold out! Sorry! If you still want one, let me know and I’ll do my best to get it.
Here’s another shot of it unbuttoned, revealing sassy flowing lines in front.
Also new this week is this super soft, flowy and flattering top from California’s Color Me Cotton. The unusual fabric feels amazing on the skin. The cut hides all those imperfections in our middle region. It’s long enough to cover the butt in the back. Pairs well with jeans, black pants or tights, or even a long black skirt as shown here.
New This Week at MaJe: Some Fabulous Jewelry!
Having trouble figuring out what piece of jewelry to wear? In this case, we found a beaded silver necklace that’s perfect. The beads have a wavy texture, just like the top. The silver color continues the neutral theme of the top. The different shapes add interest without overpowering anything. The length is also good, meeting halfway between the chin and the bottom of the neckline.
Stay tuned for more tips on how to build your very own versatile jewelry collection! I’ll be offering more tips in future posts here.
In the meantime, here is more new jewelry!
Rich hues are also new this week at MaJe, found in these lovely new earrings by Bill Booze. As you may recall, Bill is a master faceter. That means he buys stones rough, and carefully carves off each little ledge to create every facet. His more than thirty years of experience means 1) his stones are very high quality and 2) his skill brings out maximum sparkle.
On the left we have rhodolite garnets set in sterling silver. On the right is a pair of amethysts from the Four Peaks mine in Arizona with their characteristic deep hue filled with lively red and magenta flashes as the light hits them. These are also set in sterling silver.
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Two ancient natural substances become beautiful contemporary mates in this one-of-a-kind pendant by Bonnie AuBuchon. Amber is fossilized tree resin, has been appreciated for its color and beauty since Neolithic times. Ammonites are fossilized sea creatures, similar to a nautilus. A master metalsmith, Bonnie created a flowing frame in sterling silver to unite the separate elements together. This is just one of our new fall arrivals. It hangs from a black leather cord measuring 17″
Also among our new fall arrivals is new jewelry by Montreal’s Christophe Poly. He studied architecture in college, then fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. One of the most popular jewelers at MaJe Gallery, this is one of the newest pieces in our new fall arrivals. Brushed silver and bronze with aqua cat’s eye stones, it sits on a 17″ double wire necklace with a magnetic clasp. (Update 10/12: Necklace now sold)
Once familiar with the jewelry of Christophe Poly, it’s easy to recognize. This set is composed of bright, shiny silver, with one brushed silver circle on the right side. The lavender cat’s eye gives it a cool mood. Like above, this is also on the 17″ double wire with magnetic clasp.
Also among our new fall arrivals are these fairly subdued skirts from our usually riotously colored skirts by California’s Marcia Bloom. As comfortable as always, these would all look great with your black boots this fall and winter. One size fits 6 – 16. Don’t believe me? Stop by and see for yourself! (Update: These three are now sold out.)
Flummoxed about how to work with your Marcia Bloom skirt? Check out this one here with the lovely fall colors. We recommend pairing Marcia’s skirts with a solid-colored top. Pull the top and bottom together by selecting a second color from the skirt, and wear that as a scarf (or a necklace if you prefer). In this instance, we choose the medium brown from one of the stripes in the skirt and found a top in that color. Here is a Luxe Junkie 3/4 sleeve top in “mocha”. Next, we choose the brightest color in the skirt for the scarf – a rich terra cotta. This is a hand-painted silk scarf by our beloved Birgit Moening. (Update: this exact skirt has sold. However, we have one similar. It’s the same fabric in the body and hem. The waistband is a different fabric. Interested? I can send you a photo.)
Alternatively, wear a solid terra cotta top, and either a mocha or mustard scarf. By selecting higher contrasts, you make a very stylish statement with ease.
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The mornings and evenings are getting cooler. We’re reaching into the back of our closets for those lighter jackets we love this time of year. Check out our latest offerings for your personal September style!
Word signs are a great way to emblazon your walls with things that are meaningful to you. They are terrific conversation starters, too, when visitors ask you why that phrase is special to you.
Word Signs For Home
We just received our first collection of colorful painted wood word signs from Kristen Banks of Colorado. All are available to purchase right here!
This one is larger and in wonderful, bold red! It measures 14.5″ x 12″, perfect for many available spots on your walls.
Is your home the place that’s always full of people, friendship and laughter? Then this is the sign for you! Or make it a gift for your friend whose home is like that! This one, shown here in pear green, measures 12″ x 16″.
With all the amazing gardens in Edmonds, you now have the perfect gift for your pal with that garden you admire. Or maybe that’s you! Either way, word signs like this are such fun to share. This one, shown in yellow, measures 18″ x 11″.
Shout out your intentions to the world! Your house is filled with love, and you are proud of that. This word sign, shown here in teal, measures 12″ x 14″.
Mini Word Signs
Word signs in a smaller format like these are about the best gift you can think of. At just $19.50 each, you can’t go wrong. Check out the current choices!
Need a special gift for a wonderful person? Look no further! This word sign, shown here in cheerful yellow, measures 5.5″ x 8 1/4″.
I bet we all have friends who do yoga. Maybe several friends. And maybe you too! This mini sign measures 6.5″ x 5.5″
Another mini word sign, this time in teal, reminds you to live each day with a positive spin. This measures 9″ x 5.5″.
Where’s your happy place? Is it a favorite chair for reading? Maybe it’s your studio where you create things. For some, it’s the kitchen. Celebrate our unique differences by celebrating YOUR happy place! This mini sign is in orange and measures 7″ x 6 1/4″.
Tiny Word Signs
Let’s go smaller yet with word signs like this cute collection! Each measures 1″ tall x 5″ wide. They sell for $6 each or 3 for $15. Stop by or call to get the best of our current selection.
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The strong contrast of black and white together is a constant classic in clothing. Our new classic black and white tops add a dose of fun to the mix with some swing!
Classic Black and White Is Always a Hit
A black main panel in front and back is flanked by classic black and white stripes as well as dots. The sides are inset, providing some sassy swing to enjoy. These are all sold out now.
For some wow and pizzazz, this classic black and white striped cardigan style wrap features a single button at the top, with lots of flowy fun fabric. Long enough to cover your backside, this plays well with white or black pants and any solid color top. Doesn’t it look great here with red? But picture it also with turquoise or lime or teal or…. Only size small is still available.
Last time we had this specific top in stock, we sold out in 6 days. I’m sorry to say that it is now sold out again! We may order it again. Interested? Let me know. It will help me determine whether or not to do so.
New Jewelry By Manya Vee
Here are two new necklaces by our very own Manya Vee. These are hot off the anvil – just finished a few days ago! They capture two distinctive methods Manya uses to make her popular jewelry.
On the left is one of her handmade 24″ silver chains with gold-fill links interspersed. Each silver link was first fused, and then formed and hammered. The center stone is super cool. It’s called Apache Gold. Mined in Arizona, it has pyrite captured in a black schist base. The pattern of the “gold” within the black is beautiful. It is said to help us substitute negative energy for positive. Who couldn’t use that these days?
On the right is a splendid example of one of Manya’s classic beaded pieces. This one features a sterling and carnelian pendant Manya commissed over 20 years ago (she’s finally parting with it!). Enhanced with carnelian, smoky quartz and black onyx beads, it is 24″ long.
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Great news! In the “new jewelry” category, for all you Joseph Brinton Jewelry fans, even though he won’t be doing art shows anymore, you can still find his jewelry. Where? At MaJe Gallery of course! We are now the exclusive distributor of this artistic and affordable jewelry line from Portland, OR. We have a very large selection right now, so stop by as soon as you can.
More new jewelry comes in the form of the ever-popular sterling rings by Lynnwood’s Bonnie AuBuchon. Bonnie just delivered a large collection with stones like aquamarine, labradorite, turquoise and larimar. Here are three to whet your appetite.
On the left, in that unique and beloved blue, is the larimar in a simple sterling setting and single-row band. Currently sized at 6 1/2, we can re-size it to your needs. In the middle is a fascinating amethyst with lots of white matrix within. Set in a simple sterling bezel with a triple-row band. Currently sized at 7, again, we can re-size it for you if needed. A glowing carnelian is on the right, sized at 5 1/2. The bezel has a fancy edge. The band is a split double-wide, and I don’t need to mention that we can make it your size.
New Art at MaJe
Multiple-award winning artist Donna Jean Perry delivered a new collection of works including this ode to our changing seasons, “New Buds.” While the leaves will fall off soon, never fear! Spring is just months away and new buds will appear on those bare branches. This piece is beautifully framed with an ivory mat and matte black frame that measures 28″ x 22″, so it’s ready to hang immediately.
Outfits of the Week
As we move into fall, our clothing choices are turning autumnal! Check out this gorgeous one-of-a-kind skirt by Marcia Bloom. (Sorry to report that it has now sold. However, other similar skirts are still available.) It’s longer than usual, and sports TWO layers. The top layer is sheer, so she built in a slip. The scalloped hem zigs where the slip zags, while peaking out from beneath in an enticing way. Paired here with an aubergine top by Testimony Los Angeles, you could certainly also wear it with olive green, magenta, terra cotta, black or white. This skirt could easily transition from fall to winter and into spring, therefore adding a versatile skirt to your collection.
In keeping with the colors and mood, I paired it here with a one-of-a-kind necklace by Poulsbo’s Poppy Design. A jade pendant carved into a dragon is the main focus. Coppery-gold coin pearls are punctuated with wavy silver tubes and white glass beads. It’s doubled up here, but could also be worn long at 32″.
Terra Cotta and Eggplant colors unite in this lovely vest-like piece by Olympia’s Pam Wells. Made from vintage silk sari fabric, so it is easy to dress up or down. I paired it here with an ivory top by Testimony Los Angeles, as well as their pocket pants in “sand.” The simple carnelian pendant was made in Seattle by Mary Freiberger. Easy to wear. Easy care. Comfortable and stylish.
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Our new fall gear includes the Cape Blouse from Testimony Los Angeles, which is one of our biggest success stories. Now it’s available in this lovely “ruby” color for fall/winter. Beneath, it’s a sheath dress. Attached is a drapey overlay that’s longer in the back. That overlay is the magic piece, hiding all the extra bits in the middle that you want to hide. The 3/4 sleeves are perfect.
Check out these two additional ways to wear the Cape Blouse. On the left, Manya’s wearing it with capri leggings and strappy sandals. On the right, a model pairs it with Testimony’s Elegant Trousers. Another great look is with black boots in the winter.
Fall Gear – Jewelry
Shari Both takes care of our ears with her newest selection of single gem drops in some mouth-watering colors. Sterling silver wire on genuine gemstones. $32 – $34. Stop by to see additional options!
Fall Gear For Home
Fall also means harvest! Hopefully, many of you will have beautiful tomatoes on your vines as the summer wanes. These beauties were captured by Snohomish artist Suzanne deCillia. Acrylic on canvas and beautifully framed, it measures 24″ x 28″. $400.
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