Both are the epitome of Easy Elegance, the motto of MaJe Gallery.
Soft fabrics, feminine designs, distinctive looks you don’t see everywhere else. This clothing is for the confident woman who enjoys both looking and feeling great in her own body. Here are a couple examples from Zen Knits. In fact, these two are arriving at MaJe this week!
Top quality rayon knits that flatter your figure and are actually fun to wear. That’s what we promise from Zen Knits.
So what about Testimony Los Angeles?
Living in the Northwest, ladies with style have at least half their closet filled with sweaters and jackets of various weights, lengths, colors and styles. Why? Because we like to look great no matter what the weather gods put in our path. Testimony comes to the rescue with stylish, elegant, feminine jackets for all occasions.
There will be treats! Wine, cheese, crackers, fruit…all the things we love to enjoy will be on hand.
Here’s how it works:
Our sales rep shows samples from the winter and holiday collections from Testimony and Zen
You peruse the options and choose items you want
We take note of your choices
Pay a 25% deposit
Manya orders for you
Items arrive first week of November
That’s it! Meanwhile, all us girls have a blast while keeping ourselves looking awesome!
So come on down and join us next Wednesday, August 23, from 5 – 8 pm to select your favorite items and order them for yourself!
Peridot jewelry is what everyone is looking for these days. Not only is it the birthstone for all you August birthdays, but it is also a beautiful shade of green.
Background of Peridot
Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. While these Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites (only 61 known to date) formed some 4.5 billion years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, was also found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe in 2006, has been discovered on the moon, and detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power.
Artists Make Beautiful Peridot Jewelry
Many of you are aware of Bill Booze, our master faceter. Bill takes the raw stones, as in the photo at the top. He carves off each and every ledge, or facet, to bring out the maximum beauty of the stones. And did I mention how much they sparkle? Bill carves extra facets underneath to get crazy amounts of sparkle. No two alike, and this necklace and earring set here, in its unusual setting, is a perfect example. $700 for pendant, chain and earrings. (It goes up to $900 in September.)
Peridot Jewelry – Rings!
Here are two views of the same ring. This is another incredible peridot featuring the masterful faceting of Bill Booze. It is a large stone weighing in at 5.3 carats. It’s very clear and a yummy shade of green. Currently sized at 7, we can make it your size within 2 weeks. $600.
Go for the gusto with this AAA grade peridot set in 14k yellow gold. This one is the most amazing peridot I’ve ever seen. The color, clarity, size and beauty are a “must see”. This ring is currently size 6 1/4, but we can make it any size you need within 2 weeks. $900.
More Artisan Peridot Jewelry
Long-time MaJe artist, and occasional shop girl Shari Both has been making powerful feminine jewelry for many years now. This peridot set is part of her current collection, which can be found on her very own page right here on this website. This necklace is currently in stock. $110. Shari will make the earrings when you order, to be ready in 10 days. Click here to purchase.
IT’S PARTY TIME!
Mark your calendars! Our End-of-Summer Trunk Show is coming!
Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Where: MaJe Gallery, 409 Main St, Edmonds
What: Our sales rep will be here with winter and holiday samples from both Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.
How it works:
Look through the samples.
Find what you want.
Manya will order it in your size.
Pay at 25% deposit.
Most items will arrive the first week of November.
Until then, stay in the know by following us on Facebook!
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!
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
Jewelry is a great way to complete an outfit, bring it all together. These three new pendants from Seattle’s Jem’s Jewelry might be just the thing. Paired with the ever-growing popularity of gold-tone jewelry, we have a gorgeous labradorite on the left that flashes blues as the light hits it. Same with the Rainbow Moonstone in the center. The abalone on the right reveals blues, purples, magentas and grays depending on how the light hits it. The abalone one has already sold. Mesmerizing. All are on 18″ gold-plated chains. $65 – $75.
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!
Hard-core Seahawk fans will jump at the chance to get this peridot and London Blue Topaz ring! Hand-faceted by our master, Bill Booze, the stones sparkle like crazy! Set in sterling silver, this ring is gorgeous even if you aren’t into football. Blue and green always look great together. Current size is 6 1/2. Not your size? Don’t worry – tell us your size and we’ll make it happen.
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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