The Newest Artistic Jewelry at MaJe

You could wear jewelry that a million other women are wearing.  Or… you could wear some of the newest artistic jewelry that just arrived at MaJe Gallery this week. And the best part? Frequently, the price would be the same as you paid for a mass produced item.

Take these popular earrings by Northwest artisan Passiko, for example.

newest artistic jewelry at MaJe includes these "best friend" earrings by Passiko
“Best Friend” earrings by Passiko

According to Passiko, these earrings are like best friends.  Why? Because in the same way that your best friend has many similarities to you, you are also not exactly the same.  Rather, you compliment each other perfectly.

Made uniquely of sterling silver wire and hand-made glass beads (also made in the northwest), no pair is like any other.  More colors and shapes now available at MaJe Gallery.

New Artist Brett Mathewson

the newest artistic jewelry includes this larimar set by new MaJe jewelry Brett Mathewson
Sterling silver and larimar jewelry by Brett Mathewson

For those of you interested in the metaphysical qualities of stones, larimar is said to awaken feminine power and soothe emotions.

The pendant includes a 24″ sterling silver snake chain.  The ring is a size 8.

Bretth Mathewson's "trillium" earrings are among the newest artistic jewelry at MaJe Gallery
Brett Mathewson’s unusual and beautiful “Trillium” earrings

Elegant simplicity characterizes Brett’s jewelry, as seen in her “trillium” earrings. Very light-weight, yet creating a stunning presence on your ears, her “trillium” collection is not only easy to wear, it is also simply beautiful. You can even watch this video about how to put on these lovely earrings.

Master Faceter Bill Booze

Two stunning new rings from Bill Booze highlight his expertise in faceting - the perfect addition to your artistic jewelry collection
Two new rings from our master faceter, Bill Booze

No jewelry collection is complete without at least one ring from Bill Booze. Striking in their simplicity, Bill’s expertise lies in his 30+ years experience faceting colored gemstones. Bill includes additional facets beneath each stone to elicit maximum sparkle in his line of artistic jewelry. Naturally, he chooses only the finest stones to begin with as well.

On the left, we find a large amethyst from the Four Peaks mine of Arizona, noted to be among the finest producers of amethyst in the world. Noted for their deep color, while also having vibrant notes of red and magenta, these are lively stones indeed. This particular amethyst is set in a curved sterling band. Let us know your size, and we’ll get it to you in a size that fits.

On the right, you’ll find three tourmalines: seafoam, sage green, and olive green. What a gorgeous sterling setting it is, too. This is a glorious ring. I do hope you’ll stop by to see it in person. Just let us know your ring size, and we’ll get it to you in that size.

Outfit Of The Week

Our outfit of the week is a bit sassy
Outfit of the week

Marcia Bloom is noted for her funky skirts, and this one is no exception. Marcia can combine the most disparate of fabrics together to create a wonderful combination that is fun and light-hearted. This one-of-a-kind skirt is perfect for summer and is paired here with a lavender Luxe Junkie tank, you could totally change the personality of this outfit by exchanging the lavender tank for a coral, lime green, turquoise, or royal blue one.

And check out that incredible pearl and sterling super long necklace by Poulsbo’s Poppy Design. Wear it double, as shown here. Or triple it. Or quadruple it. Simple fantastic.  Another example of our artistic jewelry, only to be found at MaJe Gallery.

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Introducing Amma Design to MaJe Gallery

Amma Design redefines wearable art. Original art is printed directly onto fabric through a sublimation printing process. The result? Stylish, comfortable knit tops in flattering shapes that turn YOU into a work of art. Collected by savvy women the world over. Made in Los Angeles.

New Amma Design top
New Amma Design top on our favorite model

The red, black and ivory color palette is a huge favorite of MaJe customers. This sophisticated pattern is a feast for the eyes. Pair it with black leggings or jeans.  Get yours quick before they sell out!

Here’s a look at both front and back.

Amma Design top - front and back
Amma Design top – front and back

A couple new tops from Florida’s Inside Out also just recently arrived. You may have seen these before, but only if you had good timing. They sold out really fast!  Don’t miss your chance to get them this time.  Made of super comfortable modal fabric, they are machine washable, and great for travel as well as everyday style.

Two new tops from Inside Out - as cute as Amma Design tops
Two new tops from Inside Out

On the left is the black and white striped “Cindy” top, with just a bit of red accenting the design. This one is flying out the door.  In fact, I’m updating this on 7/29, and all the Cindy tops are gone!  There are still three Roma tops however, in that fabulous shade of green called “pear.”

Perfect with your Amma Design top - a rivoli Swarovski ring!
New multi-colored Swarovski crystal rings with adjustable bands

A new collection of Swarovski crystal rings is now here. Featuring very unusual and fascinating multi-colored crystals, these capture everyone’s fancy sparkling with two or three colors depending on how the light hits the facets.

Adjustable bands fit nearly all fingers.  At just $20, why stop at one? Bring a girlfriend in and choose one for each of you!

New card collection by local artist Mary Klump
New card collection by local artist Mary Klump

Snohomish collage artist Mary Klump creates thoughtful collages with paper and ink.  She then reproduces them to make her charming card collection. In addition to birthday cards, we now have retirement, wedding, congratulations and thank you cards to offer you for all occasions.  Just $4 each, too.  Beat that, Hallmark!

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Wedding Gifts To Cherish

MaJe customers resist buying wedding gifts from the bridal registry.  Why? Because it’s too boring and meaningless.  MaJe customers want their gifts to be remembered and cherished for many years to come.

Enjoy our specially curated selection of wedding gifts for the coming onslaught of summer weddings.

Wedding Gifts like this fused glass tray and bowl
Fused glass tray and bowl

Made in Renton by Covey Designs, this fused glass tray and coordinating “leaf” bowl are a perfect example of a unique, functional art gift. The tray measures 11″ x 9.5″. The bowl is 7″ x 4″ and 1.5″ deep – perfect for a dip for whatever’s on the tray.

Wedding Gifts like this fused glass wall vase with copper
Tassled Vase of fused glass with copper

A particularly stunning piece to help decorate the home of the newlyweds is this wall vase. Made in Mill Creek by Charlton Glassworks, the ancient technique of fusing copper between two pieces of glass is what creates the colors and textures. It can hold water and real flowers if you wish, or a simple dried flower arrangement such as is shown here.

Wedding Gifts like this 10" mosaic mirror
10″ mosaic mirror

This gorgeous mosaic mirror was made in Seattle by Angie Heinrich. Angie studied mosaic making with masters in Italy and Spain. She says the biggest lesson she learned from them was craftsmanship.  You’ll notice the excellent finish work on each of Angie’s mirrors – a testament to her lessons learned. Angie’s mirrors come in a wide range of colors and styles. The particular one shown here uses colors present in a wide array of Northwest home decor.

Wedding Gifts like this space needle candle shield
Space Needle Candle Shield

A lower-priced gift that would be both fun as well as cherished is this fused glass candle shield featuring our beloved Space Needle. A combination of translucent and dichroic glass makes this a compelling art piece that has personality both day and night. Made in Kirkland by Celeste Stuhring, this is another wedding gift to cherish.

Wedding Gifts that are fun to use, like this salad set
Beaded Salad Sets – fun and functional

One of our very most popular wedding gifts are these beaded salad sets. Fun and functional, this is a perfect gift because it’s something unique and special that people really enjoy using, but rarely buy for themselves.  Beaded in Seattle by Chantal Trandafir on high quality stainless steel.

Wedding Gifts like this matching pair of wine glasses
A matching pair of wine glasses for the new couple

For a low cost but effective gift, a pair of stemless wine glasses with heart charms is just perfect.  At $15.95 each, this is both fun and light-hearted.  The glass charms are made or opaque and dichroic glass for a bit of sparkle. Many choices of hearts available in store.  Can’t come in? Let me know and I’ll email you pictures of the current selection.

These excellent ideas are awesome for wedding gifts to cherish. And of course, many more ideas can be found in-store as well, so stop by and check it out!

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Jewelry Is Soul Food

“Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but artisan jewelry is soul food,” according to MaJe Gallery owner Manya Vee. “An artist puts many years of design expertise and craftsmanship into each piece she creates, as well as a bit of her own soul. Mass produced jewelry simply can’t come close,” she concludes.

Here is a selection of jewelry currently available at MaJe Gallery.

Sculptural Jewelry by Cheryl Parrott
Sculptural Jewelry by Cheryl Parrott

In this interesting necklace, Edmonds artist Cheryl Parrott sculpts glass leaves, pearls and gems using multiple strands of tiny wires. The raku bird in the center was made by another artist. Even though this necklace is quite simple, it is also a statement piece, sure to elicit compliments and conversation whenever it is worn. Share a moment of beauty with complete strangers! How cool is that? A great example of how jewelry is soul food.  Coordinating earrings also available. Necklace is adjustable: 18″ – 21″.

This coral and sterling necklace is a great example of jewelry is soul food
Coral and Sterling Necklace

Another stunning statement necklace, this one-of-a-kind piece was made in Poulsbo by Poppy Design. Using dyed coral and articulated silver pieces hand-crafted in Taxco, Mexico, Poppy has created the perfect finishing necklace for a simple outfit. Let the jewelry do all the talking! Adjustable 20″ – 22″.

Sparkly dichroic and crystal bracelets show how jewelry is soul food
Sparkly dichroic and crystal bracelets

Bracelets are particularly nice because it’s the jewelry YOU get to enjoy as well. A new collection of bracelets by local artist Celeste Stuhring featuring dichroic glass centerpieces and Swarovski crystals. On memory wire, they are super easy to put on, too. A fun way to experience that jewelry is soul food.  Many more colors and styles in stock, and no two alike.

Sculptural necklace shows how jewelry is soul food
Turquoise flowers and lime green leaves

Another simpler necklace by the artist who made the first necklace on this page, Cheryl Parrott. In this case, she used hand-sculpted polymer clay flowers and paired them with her signature glass leaves, gems and pearls. Using antique bronze wire and chain, her work has a feminine, vintage vibe. This one is adjustable from 16″ – 19″ in length. Coordinating earrings are also available.

Pearls on Sterling Silver chain - jewelry is soul food
Pearls on Sterling Silver Chain

Long-time MaJe artisan Shari Both (and shop maven on Wednesdays!) makes exquisite yet simple jewelry such as this example here.  A single, large white pearl on a sterling chain that features a tiny pearl on one side, about 2″ up.  Coordinating earrings retain the simplicity.  Classics!

gems in 14k gold are the best way to show how jewelry is soul food
Hand-faceted gems in 14k yellow gold

And of course, we all love a gorgeous ring. Here we feature the incredible craftsmanship of our faceting guru, Bill Booze. This art isn’t found in America much anymore, but Bill has been honing his skill for over 30 years. That’s how he gets so much sparkle into each and every stone he facets. This lovely collection is all set in the same style band in 14-karat yellow gold.  From top left, we have a deep, rich amethyst, a AAA-grade iolite, and an intense red garnet. Just let us know the size you need, and we’ll make it happen.

Is your mouth watering yet?  See? I told you jewelry is soul food!

Stop by to see these and many more examples of exquisite artisan jewelry, made by artisans from all over America!

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