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Late Summer Party at MaJe Gallery

Our spring fling was such a huge success that we decided to also do a Late Summer Party at MaJe Gallery.

Late summer party at MaJe Gallery August 23, 2017

 

Our two top-selling lines, Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits, are what we’re talking about. What makes these lines so awesome?

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!

Late summer party with treats like the Josephine top from Zen Knits
Transition from fall to winter with this charming tunic.
Late summer party showcases designs like tie dye jackets in black and white from Zen Knits
Need another layer as our evenings get cooler?

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?

Late summer party finds include these three jackets from Testimony Los Angeles
Three new jackets for Fall/Winter 2017

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.

Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy
Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy

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 Plus Party Time

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.

Peridot jewelry starts with the raw uncut gemstones
Raw, uncut peridot stones

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

Peridot jewelry takes form by artisan Bill Booze
Stunning peridot set by Bill Booze



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!

Peridot jewelry ring in sterling silver by Bill Booze
Two views of a peridot ring



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.

Peridot jewelry in 14k yellow gold
AAA grade Peridot in 14k yellow gold



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

Peridot jewelry by Shari Both Jewelry Design
Unique Peridot jewelry by Shari Both

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!

party time at MaJe Gallery this week

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:

  1. Look through the samples.
  2. Find what you want.
  3. Manya will order it in your size.
  4. Pay at 25% deposit.
  5. Most items will arrive the first week of November.

Until then, stay in the know by following us on Facebook!

New Fall Arrivals at MaJe Gallery – Unique Jewelry, Skirts

New Fall Arrivals

 

A new fall arrival is this unique ammonite and amber pendant was made by Bonnie AuBuchon
Ammonite and Amber pendant by Lynnwood’s master metalsmith, Bonnie AuBuchon

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″

New fall arrival - a brushed silver necklace and earring set by Christophe Poly
Christophe Poly necklace and earring set

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)

A new fall arrival: this necklace and earring set of bright silver with lavender cat's eye.
Another set by the popular Christophe Poly

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.

New fall arrivals: more subdued skirts by Marcia Bloom
Fall skirts by Marcia Bloom

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.)

New fall arrivals look great in this skirt, top and scarf
Outfit of the week for the first day of fall

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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September Style Jackets and Jewelry

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!

September Style Jackets

 

September Style Jackets like these tapestry car coats have you looking elegant - even with jeans
These two September Style jackets are just the ticket for fall

One is a statement, the other is more subtle. September style never looked so good! Made in California by Color Me Cotton (CMC), these jackets are both car coat length and feature excellent pockets. The red and black version on the left is not for the faint of heart. A true statement jacket, yet easy to wear and care. It’s selling fast! Only one left, a large, but am tempted to order more. If you’d be interested in that, please let me know and I’ll put you on the list to be sure to get your size.On the right, we have a scrumptious chestnut brown with accents of sea blue, jade and paprika. I paired it here with jeans, but of course it looks great with any color.

September Style Jewelry

September style jewelry like Christophe Poly necklace set featuring brushed bronze and olive green
Christophe Poly jewelry now comes in an adjustable suede cord

Many of you are already fans of Christophe Poly jewelry. We just got a new collection, including this new style necklace on a suede cord (adjustable 17″ – 20″). In brushed bronze with an olive green stone, it’s perfect September style jewelry for your fall outfits. This set has sold, but others are now ready for you to enjoy.

September style jewelry includes these interesting and affordable rings by Christophe Poly
New! Christophe Poly rings!

You asked, and we responded. We now carry the wonderful rings made by Christophe Poly! We currently have these three in stock and are waiting on a back order for more. Stay tuned! These rings are great not only for September style, but also for all year round. Not available online yet.September Style For Home

September style home decor - black glass trays with rusty leaf accents
For autumn parties, this new glass set makes any table look festive

Festoon your autumn table with festive glass trays like these. Black glass is adorned with “rusty” leaves. Made in Renton by Covey Designs. The largest tray measures 7″ x 12″. The four small dudes are 4″ square. The leaves were created by melting powdered glass, enhanced with glass paint, and fused right into the black background. Totally food safe!Evolution Of An Outfit

Add just a few finishing touches to turn pants and a T-shirt into a smashing outfit
A few simple touches can transform mere clothing into an outfit worthy of an Edmonds Girl

Every day, we choose one thing to put on our bottom half, and another to put on our top half. By taking another minute or two, you can make something very simple and transform it into something quite smashing.Check out the three photos above. On the far left, Manya is wearing her red Testimony pocket pants with an oversized white T-shirt. Yes, it’s fine.  But that’s just it. It’s only “fine.”In the middle photo, she added a fabulous big red necklace. That alone puts the bottom and top halves together by bringing up some of that red into the top piece. By adding the necklace with the same color as the bottom half, you’ve brought the two halves together.Now look at the photo on the right. Her red cap puts the finishing touch on this combination, turning it into an outfit that’s sure to elicit admiring glances all day long.Stay on top of what’s new at MaJe Gallery by following us on Facebook!

New Jewelry, Art and Clothing This Week

New Jewelry at MaJe

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.

New Jewelry at MaJe includes the entire line of Joseph Brinton Jewelry
MaJe Gallery is now the exclusive distributor of Joseph Brinton jewelry in Edmonds

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.

New jewelry like these three rings from Bonnie AuBuchon
Three new rings by Bonnie AuBuchon

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

"New Buds" mixed media collage by DJ Perry
“New Buds” mixed media collage by DJ Perry

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

Skirt, Top and jewelry - all new at MaJe
First Outfit 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″.

New clothing by Pam Wells
Terra Cotta “Dragonfly” jacket by Pam Wells.

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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New Fall Gear For You

New fall gear like the Cape Blouse in Ruby
The “Cape Blouse” in the new fall color “ruby.”

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.

Fall Gear like the Cape Blouse can be worn in a variety of ways
Two more ways to wear the Cape Blouse

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

Fall Gear includes these lovely new pendants
Trio of new pendants to add a spark of interest to your fall wardrobe

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.

Fall Gear includes these little drops of color
Single Gem Drops by Shari Both

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 Seahawk fans - a peridot and London Blue Topaz ring!
Peridot and London Blue Topaz ring for your favorite Seahawk fan

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

Ever hopeful gardeners eagerly await the ripening of their tomatoes this fall
Red Tomatoes II – a new painting by Suzanne deCillia

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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Intro to Fall Style 2016

Fall style 2016 is here! New fall fashions are now arriving almost daily.  Check out this week’s intro.

Fall Style 2016

Fall Style launches with the Reba Jacket in Chocolate
The Reba Jacket in Chocolate

Currently Testimony’s most popular jacket – because it’s so flattering on so many different body shapes – the Reba Jacket is now available in this delicious chocolate brown. Alas, we are sold out at the moment. If you’re interested, call (425-776-3778) to let me know and I’ll get one ordered for you. It’s also available in black, mineral wash black, mineral wash navy, and mineral wash crimson.

Fall Style chocolate jacket and pants
Chocolate Reba Jacket and Pocket Pants with a Caron Miller scarf.

In this second image, we’ve paired it with Testimony’s chocolate pocket pants and a terra cotta scarf from Caron Miller. It meets all our style requirements at MaJe: comfortable, stylish, versatile and elegant. Perfect to get fall style 2016 off to a great start!

Fall Style 2016 includes the new Tilda dress from Testimony
Fall Style 2016 includes this dashing dress

Also from Testimony for fall style 2016 in their soft, comfy rayon jersey is this new dress, the Tilda. It’s a sheath dress beneath, with an attached overlay featuring a charming swish down the right side. The overlay magically hides any mid-body extras! Available in this interesting blue shade called “ink.”

Fall style 2016 includes this one-of-a-kind shawl
Unique shawl for fall

Need a splash of elegance for a party?  Or even to add to jeans? This one-of-a-kind shawl by Olympia’s Pam Wells features a vintage cotton print fabric from the 30s.  It’s lined with vintage silk kimono fabric.

SEAHAWK JEWELRY

Fall style 2016 wouldn't be complete without artisan Seahawk jewelry
Jewelry for the Stylish Seahawk fan

Ready or not, football season is upon us. Get ready for the season by selecting some handmade jewelry! Made in Edmonds by Judy Thompson, her necklaces are $32 – $35, and all earrings are $28. Many more choices available in store.

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