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What’s New This Week at MaJe

New this week at MaJe is the Leona jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
The Leona Jacket, front and back view

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.

New this week at MaJe is the Leona jacket, shown here unbuttoned.
The Leona jacket – unbuttoned

Here’s another shot of it unbuttoned, revealing sassy flowing lines in front.

ColorMeCotton top with wavy stripes of black and white
Here’s a great transition top from summer to fall

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!

New this week is this silver beaded necklace
A silver necklace with similar texture makes a perfect finishing piece

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. (Update 11/7: Sorry, but this necklace has found a home.)

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!

New this week are these faceted gem earrings by Bill Booze
Two new pairs of striking earrings by Bill Booze

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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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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