Hot Holiday Gifts and Clothing for 2016

Hot Holiday Gifts

Hot Holiday Gifts like these glass Christmas trees are affordable and adorable
Glass Christmas Trees are great gifts and home decor

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A collection of fused glass Christmas trees like these beauties from Bellingham’s Heidi VanderWerff make hot holiday gifts for friends. Or perhaps you find yourself simplifying your own decor these days. Picture these along your mantel interspersed with some sparkly garland, and you’ve got a simple, lovely scene that only takes a few minutes to put up.

Three sizes include the tall skinny tree (8″), the wide medium tree (6.5″), and the little dude (5″). Each is fixed with a steel rod that fits neatly into an actual tree slice for a sturdy display. At just $22, $20 and $18 respectively, you’re good to go.

Hot Holiday Ornaments

Hot holiday gifts like this pair of fused glass cat ornaments is a sure winner for cat lovers.
A pair of the ever-popular cat ornaments

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Calling all cat lovers! A great selection of charming fused glass cat ornaments has just arrived. Made in Illinois by Charlotte Arvelle, there are many combos to choose from, including these two shown here. Fairly large, these are 6″ across. The best part about these is that they are simply too cute to stow away after the holidays. Leave them up all year to enjoy and celebrate the cat ruler in your home!

Hot Holiday Jewelry

Hot Holiday Gifts like this turquoise necklace that can be worn multiple ways.
This turquoise necklace can be worn multipe ways – even as a bracelet

A versatile piece of jewelry adds a great deal to any wardrobe. Check out this beautiful necklace/bracelet by Edmonds’ own Brett Mathewson, shown here in her turquoise version (an amethyst version is also available). Enjoy the video below to see the many ways it can be worn as a necklace, and also wrap it around your wrist multiple times for a very cool bracelet. The $240 price tag includes a number of hand-fabricated sterling silver components. Coordinating earrings also available, making this most definitely among hot holiday gifts!

Click on the image below to watch a video showing multiple ways to wear this.

Hot Holiday Gifts like this piece of jewelry that can be worn multiple ways
Click on the image to watch the video.

Hot Holiday Outfit

Hot Holiday Gifts include this elegant skirt and top
Simply elegant outfit for all your holiday parties

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Look your best at all your holiday events this year with distinctive clothing by American designers. The lace blouse shown here (see image below for the full view, which shows black lace over charcoal, but what I have in stock is black lace over black) is by Testimony Los Angeles, which adds graceful charm to whatever you choose to put on the bottom half – even jeans!

Hot Holiday Gifts like this lacey top from Testimony Los Angeles.
Lacey Top by Testimony

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The one-of-a-kind skirt features softly moving silver lame in a full circle of fabric for an elegant drape. The stretchy waistband fits sizes 6 – 16 comfortably. Picture strappy sparkly sandals or sexy black pumps, along with this sparkly crystal necklace by Shari Both and you will feel confident and pretty all evening long.

Beaded pendant with chain by Shari Both Jewelry
A new piece by our own Shari Both

Skip the mall this holiday season and keep your money local. Shop in downtown Edmonds, and especially at MaJe Gallery, where your dollars support multiple local businesses: MaJe itself as well as all the artists’ whose work you purchase. What could be better?

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Holiday Gift Ideas From MaJe Gallery

We’ve got some great holiday gift ideas to share with you this week. We’re unpacking boxes daily, so the supplies are at their peak!

Holiday gift ideas like these new glass ornaments make great, unique gifts.
A trio of new glass ornaments for 2016

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Our most popular ornaments each year are made by local artist Celeste Stuhring, and here are a few of her new designs for 2016. She works her magic with fused glass, often mounted on an aluminum frame like the Santa and Reindeer shown here. The santa is 4″ tall, the nutcracker is 5 1/2″ tall and the reindeer is 5″ tall. The bright colors show up beautifully on your tree.

Holiday gift ideas include rusty trees you can decorate with sparkly magnets
Decorate these adorable rusty trees with sparkly magnets!

Are you joining the growing number of people who are dumping the traditional tree for something simpler? A trio of rusty metal trees might be just the ticket! Decorate these trees with sparkly magnets and cute ribbons for a festive arrangements. Sizes are 12″ ($38), 18″  ($45) and 24″ ($49) tall, which creates a charming visual feast for the eyes. I’m sorry my paypal button isn’t working for this. Please call me (425-776-3778) or reply to this email with your order.

Here’s an image of one with a few magnets.

Holiday Gift ideas include a rusty tree full of sparkly magnets.
An example of one of the trees with a few sparkly magnets.

We seem to in for more than our fair share of cloudy skies and wet weather this year. Here’s the perfect holiday gift idea for someone you know who struggles with that…

Holiday gift ideas like this colorful painting that reminds us to be happy
Cheer up with bright colors and optimistic reminders

Sometimes we need help remembering to choose happiness. What better way than this gloriously colorful painting of a bird who’s just found a french fry? This original mixed media painting is by local artist Julie Terrell. It measures 10″ x 8″ and can be yours for $48.

Personalized jewelry charms in stacked disks
Stacked graduated disks in all sterling or mixed metals

Speaking of perfect holiday gift ideas, time is running out to order your personalized jewelry in time for Christmas. Next Monday, December 5, is the last day to order if you want to be sure it arrives on time, so don’t hesitate any longer! These and other designs can be seen here. Give a unique gift that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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Small Business Saturday Sales at MaJe Gallery

Launched in 2010, Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday’s mad mall craze. Small Business Saturday began to celebrate the myriad small retail shops that make each little town unique.

shop small, shop smart, shop America - it's just around the corner

Since then, it has grown exponentially to see 95 million shoppers shopping at small businesses near them on that Saturday. That number is sure to explode even higher this year.

As MaJe customers, we already know you support local small businesses. Join with us this coming Saturday, November 26th, from 10am – 5pm, to watch that number grow!

To thank you for your efforts, we are offering everything in our little shop at a 10% discount that day. MaJe regulars know we rarely have sales, so take advantage of our specials! Come on down to celebrate the magic of our small shops!

Shop Small in Edmonds

Happily, we’ve got nothing but small shops in Edmonds, so by shopping at MaJe Gallery, you actually support TWO small businesses: MaJe Gallery, as well as the American artist whose work you purchase! Double whammy! Here are some ideas:

Small Business Saturday and save 10% on American-made items like SolMate socks
The ever-popular SolMate socks in two new colors for 2016

Ever since we introduced Vermont’s SolMate socks about five years ago, they have remained one of our most popular gifts. Made of recycled cotton, these socks feature the famous “mis-matched with care” label. You’ll be hard put to find a more fun and more comfortable sock. Persimmon and Midnight, the two colors shown above, are new colors for 2016. We’ve got a full selection of these, plus lots more available in time for Shop Small Saturday.

Glass Is A Great Gift

Small Business Saturday and get unique gifts like this fused glass tray made in Washington
Fused Glass Tray with Holiday Themes



Linda Covey of Renton makes charming fused glass dishes and trays with holiday themes. They sell out every year!  Shopping on Shop Small Saturday means you’re likely to see the largest selection. Perfect for Christmas cookies, or cheese and crackers, at $34 you can’t go wrong.

Small Business Saturday fused glass coaster for Seahawks 12th Man
12th Man fused glass coaster

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Luckily, the Seahawks colors of blue and green are simply a great color combination whether or not you’re a sports fan. This fused glass coaster, made in Woodinville features the Seahawks blue and green colors. Sand-blasted onto the surface is our celebratory “12”, marking us all out as big fans of our favorite team. These are available individually for $11, or buy a set of 4 for $40.

We look forward to seeing you on Shop Small Saturday this year! Please let us know if you want us to offer more items online on a more regular basis. We will listen and make the necessary adjustments.  

Thank you so much for all your support over the years! Let’s make this holiday season one of our favorites!

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Shop Early! Shop Smart! Shop America!

Shop Early – Shop Smart – Shop America!

Avoid holiday stress by getting an early start to your shopping! Better yet, choose Made in America products sold in small shops like MaJe Gallery. Santa gives bonus points to such shoppers for supporting not one, but TWO local businesses!

You can even avoid traffic by shopping online here, and give Amazon a run for its money! Check out these great ideas…

shop early shop smart shop america faux fur accessories
Luxurious faux fur accessories are affordable and lovely

Made in Seattle, super soft and luxurious faux fur accessories make wonderful, affordable gifts and stocking stuffers. A very large selection is currently available at MaJe Gallery, and a small selection right here online.

shop early shop smart shop America buy faux fur fingerless gloves made in Seattle
A trio of faux fur fingerless gloves

See how these look when worn by checking out the photo at the top of this page. Simple, and reversible, these feel so wonderful to wear! Made in Seattle by Pandemonium Hats, a gift of fingerless gloves is perfect for your texting pals. Plus, it means you shop small, shop smart, shop American! Even better, you shop Seattle and Edmonds at the same time!  Woohoo! At just $29, who can say no?

shop early shop smart shop America with faux fur neckwarmers made in Seattle
Looking beautiful was never so easy!

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Complete your outfit with coordinating neckwarmer and hat for a full faux fur look this winter. The neckwarmer simply goes over your head and automatically looks gorgeous without having to figure out how to fold it, or tie it, or make it lie down. It’s a brilliant design, and only $35. In store, we have many of the cuffed pillbox style, as shown on the left and right in this photo. Stop by to get the perfect one for you! Hats are $49.

Affordable Art Glass

Shop early shop smart shop america with Colorful blown glass candy canes
Colorful blown glass candy canes

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I’m always on the lookout for affordable blown glass, so when I saw these delightful candy canes by Robert Kahl of California, I knew I’d hit the jackpot. At $19.95 each, no two are alike. Each comes in it’s own gift box like you see here. Many color combos available, so when you order, give me some suggestions and I’ll do my best.

shop early shop smart shop America with stacked glass trees made in California
A trio of stacked glass trees

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Made in California, these charming stacked glass trees come in FIVE sizes, so you can create the perfect grouping for your holiday decor. These were very popular gifts last year, and we expect that to be true this year as well.  Priced $18 – $68, it fits all budgets too.  What better way to shop small, shop smart, shop American!

Tree sizes are as follows: Tiny Tree is 2.5″ tall. Small Tree is 3.5″ tall. Tall Small Tree is 5.5″ tall.  Wide Large Tree is 6″ tall. Skinny Large Tree is 7.5″ tall.

shop small, shop smart, shop America - it's just around the corner

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner! The Saturday after next, November 26, from 10am – 5pm, avoid the mall and shop in charming downtown Edmonds. We add our own encouragement by offering everything in the shop for 10% off that day! Escape the mall – SHOP SMALL!

And of course – SHOP MAJE GALLERY!

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Sweet Sixteen! Come Celebrate With Us!

We first opened our doors in November 2000. It is now November 2016. That means, yes, we can celebrate our Sweet Sixteen birthday! And we plan to do just that, with you!

HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN

Celebrate our Sweet Sixteen With Us!We’ve gone through many changes in that sixteen years, but have always loved beauty and color. Thank you to all of you for your support over the years. We couldn’t have done it without you!

To thank you, we’re offering 10% off store-wide.

Save 15% if you wear MaJe togs and jewelry!

Sweet Sixteen Celebration includes mulled wine
Manya’s Secret Recipe for Mulled wine

We have some special treats in store for you, including mulled wine made from Manya’s secret recipe!

PRIZES

We’ll have a drawing each hour on the hour throughout the day featuring art like this.

Prizes you could win at our Sweet Sixteen Celebration
Prizes you could win at our Sweet Sixteen Celebration

OUR NEWEST ARRIVAL

One possible way to treat yourself is this very awesome new jacket from Testimony, called the “Emma”. We have it in the favorite “dusk” color at the moment. Very pretty lace at the bottom. Long enough to cover your butt too.

Sweet Sixteen - a new jacket from Testimony called the Emma
Testimony’s newest jacket – the Emma

Please join us for fun and frivolity next Sunday, November 13, from noon – 4, as we celebrate our Sweet Sixteen!

 

Personalized Jewelry Charms – Customize Yours

Personalized jewelry charms are coming to you now at MaJe Gallery. Choose initials or names in a variety of shapes and metals. Order now to get your special customized charm necklace in time for holiday gift giving.

PERSONALIZED JEWELRY CHARMS

"Family Tree" pendant with mixed metal bird charms
“Family Tree” pendant with mixed metal bird charms

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Here’s an example of the “Family Tree” personalized jewelry charms. It begins with an oxidized copper disk with a branch etched onto the surface. Then, add as many tiny bird charms as needed to complete your family tree! 18″ zinc chain included. $50 – $86 for up to three bird charms. These are in-store now, so no need to wait, or just stop by to get the initials you want right now! When ordering online, please indicate the initials you want in the comments box on PayPal, or email me.

Personalized silver disk charm with tiny copper heart
Personalized silver disk charm with tiny copper heart

Get full names rather than simply initials with this 1″ domed sterling silver disk which can hold up to 26 characters (including spaces). A tiny copper heart floats above the names. This personalized jewelry charm includes an 18″ chain in rose-gold plated sterling.  $110. When ordering online, indicate the (1) names and (2) rose gold or sterling chain.

Personalized aluminum charm especially for mom
Personalized aluminum charm especially for mom

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A heavy gauge aluminum disk measures 1.5″ has “MOM” in the center, as she will always be focused on her children, whose names surround “MOM”. This charm holds up to 28 characters (including spaces). Let it become Mom’s favorite key chain, or add an 18″ zinc chain so she can wear it proudly as a pendant. Personalized jewelry charms have never been more fun!

Personalized jewelry charms in stacked disks
Stacked graduated disks in all sterling or mixed metals

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Stacked graduated disks in all sterling silver (left) or mixed metals (right) can tell a story in themselves. Add birthstone crystals for a splash of color to make the pendant even that much more personalized. Price includes 18″ sterling ball chain. Birthstone crystals $10 each.

IN OTHER JEWELRY NEWS…

Two new necklaces by Shari Both
Two new necklaces by Shari Both

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Check out these two subtle and beautiful new pieces composed by our own Shari Both. On the left, sparkly stones wrap around a silver oval frame, topped by a sapphire. An unusual chain mixes with more of the sparkly stones for a cohesive design.

On the right, wrapped labradorite chunks and hand-wrought silver squares and other stones form a lovely whole in oxidized sterling. Beautiful.

Shari is inspired by vintage jewelry and I think we can all see that influence in this lovely new design.

Miniature dried flower pendants by Botanical Creations
Miniature dried flower pendants

Kathryn Sherwood grows lots and lots of flowers in her back yard in Port Orchard. She dries them and then mounts them onto glass cabochons. They come in all shapes and sizes, but these tiny little pendants are a big hit with those who like to wear tiny jewelry. See if you can pick out the Queen Anne’s Lace, Tiger Lily petals, and Forget-Me-Nots! Just $25 including chain.

OUTFIT OF THE WEEK

Colorful artistic rain coats made in Massachusetts by Red Rover Clothing Company
Three of the eight available colors of the awesome rain coat

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Okay, you got me. It’s not really an “outfit,” but it certainly works with any outfit in your wardrobe. We surpassed the record for rain in October and by all counts November is going to be rather wet as well. Now is the time to get one of these lovely, funky raincoats for yourself! Available in purple, lime and red (shown above), you can also choose turquoise, berry (a deep red), pink (a bright fuschia), and for those who prefer a more subtle look, choose one that is all black with just a few red semi-circles around the snaps. $268.

Come on in to get the best size for you (or if you aren’t close enough to stop by, choose one size SMALLER than you normally choose). Trust me. These jackets run large. Indicate your size in the comments in paypal.

To order by mail, simply email me or call 425-776-3778 and we’ll get you all set up!

Stay tuned for more personalized gifts you can choose for the upcoming holidays! I’ll be featuring one in each of the upcoming emails for November. Shop early this year and avoid a stressful December!

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Art For Home, Kitchen, Body – Made in the Northwest

This week, new art for home, kitchen, body has arrived – and it’s made right here in our own backyard! No, you won’t find these items in a mall. Ever. Northwest artists making lovely things for our Northwest lovers.

Art For Home

Art for home, kitchen, body like this panoramic autumnal view of a Northwest scene
Northwest panorama painting with an autumn view

Now retired, former Mukilteo schools art teacher Rolf Oversvee heads out to a great view, gets out his painting gear, and paints the scene. This is a larger painting, measuring 24″ x 48″ – often the perfect size for above a fireplace or sofa. His use of warm and cool tones together create cheerful yet peaceful works that celebrate the natural beauty of our surroundings. $998.

Art For Kitchen

The "Garden Goddess" tea towl by new artist Debbie Tomassi
The “Garden Goddess” tea towl by new artist Debbie Tomassi



We are thrilled to welcome a new artist to MaJe Gallery this week – Debbie Tomassi (from Seattle) brings her linen tea towels to Edmonds. And these aren’t just any tea towels either.  Starting with an original painting, Debbie prints that image onto linen using ink with intense saturation to capture all her glorious colors. Precision is key, so lining up the image properly is just one step in the process. Once printed, Debbie then hand-finishes the edges and seals it all in to create a luxurious, vibrant linen tea towel that will withstand many washings and bring you joy for years to come.

We have five designs in Debbie’s delightful tea towels for you to enjoy. Art for home, kitchen, body likes to offer options!

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Two linen tea towels. “Puss” on the left, “Hello Birdy” on the right

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Here’s a pair of tea towels, sold separately, featuring more of Debbie Tomassi’s vibrant art. Who knew a kitchen tea towel could be so beautiful?

Art for home, kitchen and body includes these two gorgeous tea towels
A pair of tea towels – blue bird and flower festival

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Another pair of Debbie’s cheerful tea towels. This time on the left we have a bluebird belting out a lovely song, while on the right we have a whole crazy flower festival! 100% linen towels are dyed with high saturation, and each towel is meticulously hand-finished. Great quality and just $28 each.

Art For The Body

Art for home, kitchen, body like these unique upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves
Upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves are one-of-a-kind

Everett’s Susie Howell just delivered a dozen fingerless gloves, or “glovelettes” as she calls them. Starting with cast-off cashmere sweaters, Susie repurposes them to make unique wearable art that often includes vintage treasures from her private collection like these lovely buttons here on the moss green cashmere. Just $48. (Update: This pair now sold)

Art for home, kitchen, body like these glovelettes
Black, white and gray glovelettes with vintage trim

Here’s another pair from the new collection, this time in black, white and gray cashmere with a fluffy ribbon trim and another vintage button from Susie’s private stash. Stay warm while looking good this winter! That’s what art for home, kitchen, body is all about. $48.

Dark brown cashmere fingerless gloves with unique trim are part of the art for home, kitchen, body collection
One more pair of cashmere fingerless gloves



A third pair from the new collection of upcycled cashmere glovelettes by Susie Howell. This time, there’s a mix of black and brown with a warm brown ribbon trim at the knuckles. $48.

Art for home, kitchen, body ends with this colorful wrap
Our outfit of the week features the Megan Wrap

We do love our black here in the Pacific Northwest, but a splash of color can be such a lovely thing. Check out the newest wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday. In rich tones of magenta, teal, and olive with accents of charcoal and black, you can throw this on over whatever black basics you have in the closet and turn the day into a sunny one. Made of rayon, it’s machine washable too.

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Harvest Style This Fall at MaJe Gallery

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.

Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader
Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader

Food safe, dishwasher safe, this charming tray, 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.

Harvest Style

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.

Full-length harvest style elegant coat from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s harvest style is found in this full-length elegant coat

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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?

Three new subtle skirts by California's Marcia Bloom
New subtle harvest style skirts by Marcia Bloom.

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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 Jewelry introduces new layered necklaces
Manya Vee’s newest line of jewelry is coordinated layers in different lengths

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

Harvest style outfit in blues
Rhapsody in Blue! Marcia Bloom skirt with navy bolero

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Harvest style includes those moments when the blue sky peaks out from behind all the clouds. That’s exactly what we see in this week’s Outfit Of The Week! We’ve got a one-of-a-kind Marcia Bloom skirt in various shades of blue with black and white accents, paired with a simple black top and a navy bolero. The structured jacket creates a bold contrast to the flowy skirt. The blue theme ties it all together.

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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New Jackets, Scarves Now Here!

Three Great New Jackets

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!

New jackets like this "Reba" jacket, in chocolate brown, made in Los Angeles
The Reba Jacket in Chocolate by Testimony Los Angeles

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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. 

In the new jackets category the Reba jacket is now available in this lovely crimson
Go for the BOLD! Get the Reba in crimson!

Because the Reba is so awesome, we got it in crimson too, 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! Alas, but these are sold out and not available in this color anymore this year. Sorry!

A Very Fall Combo

Also in the new jackets category is this brick top and Mahogany jacket by Angelrox
Fall colors of brick and mahogany in this great pair from Angelrox

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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!

New jackets need new scarves like this soft scarf with its own built-in pocket
This nifty scarf has its own built-in storage pocket!

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This wonderfully soft jersey 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!

Style Tips

New jackets are great, but don't wear a short jacket with a tunic - make sure it's longer than the tunic
Choose the right jacket for your outfit

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 excuse for 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!

MaJe’s Fall Jewelry Extravaganza – Save 10% This Week

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

Jewelry extravaganza druzy and pearl necklace by Poppy
Druzy with petal pearls – one-of-a-kind necklace by Poppy

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.

Jewelry extravaganza like this Sculptural Necklace by Cheryl Parrott
Sculptural beaded necklace by Edmonds’ Cheryl Parrott

While our first statement necklace is very elegant, the next one edges into the fun category. Our jewelry extravaganza series comes out to play with 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

Jewelry extravaganza subtle jewelry like this gray pearl necklace
Small gray pearls are enhanced with a sparkly labradorite bar in the center

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.

Jewelry extravaganza necklace of woven beads
Multi-colored woven beaded necklace

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.

A trio of colorful bracelets by Gail Thein
A trio of bracelets from our newest artist, Gail Thein

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.

Jewelry extravaganza bracelet of carved jade and pearls
Carved jade ball with multi-strand pearls

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.

Jewelry extravaganza bracelet - double-strand byzantine links.
Double-row silver Byzantine bracelet

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.

Sterling silver earrings by Manya Vee are part of the jewelry extravaganza
Sterling silver earrings by Manya Vee

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!

Jewelry extravaganza earrings in mixed metals
Two artists in mixed metals – two great pairs of earrings

Many enjoy the look of mixed metals these 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.

Two pairs of colorful earrings by local artists
Need color? Never fear! Colorful earrings are here!

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.

To get your 10% discount during our Jewelry Extravaganza Week, be sure to mention it before we ring you up!  In this post, the prices you’ll be linked to at PayPal are already listed at 10% below the regular retail price.

Stop by and spend some time examining our great variety! And of course, be sure to follow us on Facebook to be the first to know what our newest arrivals are!

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