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!
Sky blue is an excellent color to include in your summer wardrobe. It’s fresh and clean, and looks great with at least half your closet.
Sky Blue Summer Jackets
The Reba jacket quickly rose to become Testimony’s most popular jacket. Why? Because it’s gorgeous, that’s why! And now, for a limited time, it’s available in this lovely shade of blue called “sky.”
By the way, I also have several pairs of Testimony’s narrow leg “Betty” pant in sky as well…. Don’t wait long if you want some!
Introducing New Artist Kathy Walker
Edmonds watercolor artist Kathy Walker launches a new line of art boxes using her exquisite watercolor paintings. Available only at MaJe Gallery, these meticulously finished boxes feature Kathy’s art both inside and out, as you can see in this box with a drawer and mirror. Each box is signed by Kathy, making it a collectible piece.
The above box in purple and gold measures, when closed, 5 3/4″ long x 4″ wide and 3″ tall.
Here are two more boxes from our collection. These feature a vibrant floral bouquet ready to cheer up any room. Stop by the gallery to see the entire collection! No two alike!
The box on the left is 6″ x 4″ x 1.25″ tall. On the right, it’s 2.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″ high.
A Good Card is a Beautiful Thing
Email is great. Facebook is nice. But receiving a card in the mail is just about the best thing there is! We just opened a box of new cards from our ever-popular line: Slap Happy. Here’s a sample.
And at just $3.95 each, they are a great price too. I’m constantly on the lookout for cards with optimism and humor. There’s enough negativity out there! You won’t find it in our cards.
A new box from InsideOut is expected any day now, so stay in touch. Be the first to see what comes out of that box by following us on Facebook!
Not all white tops are the same. We just got three new ones that are outstanding! They fit our motto of Easy Elegance For Life to a T.
Not All White Tops Are The Same
Three cut-outs at the neck transform a simple, half-sleeve white T-shirt into an elegant yet fun summer top. The Mackenzie Top is made of rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, great for traveling, and a perfect weight for summer. Just $84, and for a while, available in sizes XS all the way through to XL. Stop in to try one on, or go for the gusto and get it right here and now. I’ll ship it to you right away!
A sheer, textured white tunic over a simple cami makes an elegant statement with a dash of sass. Better yet, it’s aptly called the Tequila Tunic! Pair it with jeans for casual, a skirt for a party, or something in between for a day out with your girlfriends. Machine washable and great for travel, this summer top will get a lot of wear and enjoyment. Just $84 and nearly all sold out. Only size large remaining.
Sometimes, black is the way to go. The Easy Elegance of an all black profile will never steer you wrong. Interesting details in the Ivy Top like precision cutouts at the neck and in the sleeves make this stand out from the crowd. As with all Inside Out Everyday tops, this also comes with plenty of room in the torso to disguise extra things we shan’t mention aloud. Available in one each size from Small to Extra Large. Like it? Get your size while you can for just $84.
Fun Jewelry For Your New Top
Our top-selling jewelry artist, Christophe Poly, just sent these super fun stainless steel cuff bracelets for our enjoyment. There’s just one each in stock, so don’t wait! Just $58 each. (Update 7/13: the second from left bracelet has sold. Three more still available)
New and wonderful necklaces with coordinating bracelets by Christophe Poly. Just one each, so don’t hesitate if you like one. Necklaces have a magnetic clasp and are 17″ long. Necklaces $58, Bracelets $48. More styles in stock! (Update 7/13: the black with aqua bracelet has sold.)
Wishing everyone a happy fourth of July! Need some fun socks to wear? Check these out:
Such fun, and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July! These crew socks are just $12. Only 1 pairs left, so don’t wait!
The perfect T-shirt offers many options including sleeve length, neck line, and a wide range of colors. Oh yes, and a great pricetoo, from $32 – $39. Machine washable and dryable. Great for travel. The perfect item to add color (or not!) to your favorite outfit. We’ll be carrying these from here on out, so speak out about colors, sleeves, and anything else so we can get it for you. Current color selection includes azure, salty lime, powder pink, white, lavender and pink lemonade to name a few.
The Most Fun Socks
What do mermaids, fire flamesand ice cream scoops have in common? Well, the most fun socks we’ve ever seen, of course! Check out other styles too like bacon, X-ray and kitty cats. Available in anklets, crew and knee-hi styles, prices are hard to beat: $7 – $18. An excellent gift for the person who has everything.
The perfect summer dress is here! Great choices from Zen Knits, Color Me Cotton, and Marcia Bloom’s one-of-a-kind skirts with matching tops. These will sell fast, so don’t wait!
The Perfect Summer Dress
Zen Knits offers easy elegance in these four great dresses. Check out the details here.
The perfect summer dress in shades of blue and green tie dye is brought to you by Zen Knits. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.
An easy elegance dress in teal! A favorite color of many of you. Also from Zen Knits, this dress is great to be casual, or pair it with jewelry or a scarf to take it upscale. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.
Another perfect summer dress that’s great for all your summer parties. The pink and white pattern is sweet while the design is sexy. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. (Update July: Sold Out!)
If you’re 5’4″ or above, you’ll love this easy elegance dress in color blocks of black, white and gray. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. SOLD OUT!
The Perfect Summer Dress for HOT Weather
The extra light weight cotton fabric in this skirt and top combo make it the perfect outfit for all your summer events that anticipate soaring temperatures. Two layers mean you don’t have to add a slip! 100% cotton, machine washable, in a lovely white and black fabric.
The Perfect Summer Dress – a Skirt!
The one-of-a-kind skirts by Marcia Bloom are a constant best seller at MaJe Gallery. Featuring a full circle of fabric in drapey fabrics, these look good on everyone, and fit size 6 – 16 with ease. Yes, they are “one size fits most”. Shown here with coordinating tank tops from Luxe Junkie, which are also “one size fits most.” They stretch out to fit anyone! This is just a small selection of a new collection, so stop by to see them all. (Update: The floral skirt on the right, paired with the watermelon tank, has sold)
Thanks for catching up with our newest selections! If you see something here you think a friend might like, please send them a link! And be sure to follow us on Facebook to be among the first to know what deliveries we get each week.
Another week has gone by, and it was chock full of deliveries. Here’s a look at our newest tops, purses, and a great grad gift to boot.
Our Newest Tops
The latest tops from Color Me Cotton include this 3/4 sleeve tunic in a great shade of orchid. Side insets flatter the hips and leave breathing room in the torso. The back drapes in a very flattering, feminine way. $86.
This super-soft, textured fabric just flies out the door. It’s the same fabric as the first top. This time, it’s a more simple cut, but still with breathing room in the torso. The fabric has been reversed at the hem and at the end of the 3/4 sleeves. Longer in the back. $84.
This fun new top features a funky geometric pattern of aqua, lime and lavender on a white background. 100% cotton and a great weight for summer. $62.
Our Newest Purses
Beautiful fabrics, exquisitely crafted, our newest purse collection comes from San Francisco: Danny K. We have a wide range of shapes and sizes, including these shown here. Danny K purses have these things in common:
Beautifully woven tapestry fabric
water-resistant nylon lining
edge binding on all exposed seams
indestructible nylon cord/strap
heavy-duty nylon thread
zinc cast buckles and steel rivets
Designed, hand cut and sewn in USA
Great prices! Just $29 – $78.
Great Grad Gift
This lovely, simple necklaces features a sterling charm that says “Follow your heart”. A 24-karat gold-plated infinity link nestles between two faceted garnets on one side, while a tiny sterling heart dangles from the other. Vintage bronze chain. 17″ with lobster clasp. Just $58. SOLD OUT!
Great Gardener Gift
A perfect gift for the gardener in your life, or simply for someone who adores flowers. Okay, that’d be all of us! These are the newest charming votive shields (a candle cup is built right into the back side) from Celeste Stuhring. No two alike, and just $45 each.
New additions have been made to our Shari Both Jewelry page! Check it out and order your favorite!
There are even more new arrivals at the gallery, so stop by and have some fun browsing! Stay on top of deliveries by following us on Facebook!
Green gardens, green style are now yours to be had at MaJe Gallery.
Green Gardens – Green Style
This beautiful mermaid garden art is just what we’re talking about for green gardens, green style. Painted steel with fused glass elements, she sits on a sturdy steel stake so you an “plant” her wherever you want. Made in Washington by Celeste. $78.
It’s time to get planting! As you plant your tomatoes, lettuce, peas, strawberries and other garden treasures, use these artistic fused glass veggie markers as garden art to mark the spot with pride. Just $15 or get 3 for $39.
These days, “green” signifies more than a color – it’s also a lifestyle. Natural fibers are a big part of that, and our newest collection from Zen Knits exemplifies that. Check it out.
Easy to wear, comfortable style makes easy elegance a snap. Our newest collection from Zen Knits is supple rayon knits that in flattering shapes and fun patterns. This top shown here is a great example, with its handkerchief hem and asymmetrical lines. It even boasts a pocket! Machine washable and great for travel, this top along with many others arrives this week! $79. (Update 7/13: Sold out!)
Testimony Los Angeles is our top-selling line at MaJe Gallery, and for good reasons too. Top quality fabric that’s flattering and easy to care for. What more could a girl ask for? Take the bolero we have here. The color for summer is this awesome seafoam – a shade of green that looks good on quite a few of us. And the bolero shape is excellent for those of us who are a little shorter in stature – say 5’6″ and below. Manya is 5’4″ and she has three of these in various colors. The proportions work great with us shorter types. At just $98, it’s a piece you’ll keep in your closet for years. The seafoam color brightens up the summer wardrobe. Wear it with black as shown here, or jeans, or navy, or khaki – lots of options. A simple white or ivory shell is all you need, and our bamboo tank in white is a great option.
I often get asked how to accessorize, so from time to time I offer a tutorial on how to do just that. Take the photo above, of the seafoam bolero over a white tank top and black pants. It’s a very simple outfit, and is just fine all by itself. But look what happens when you add a great piece of jewelry…
Compare the two photos above and see how the addition of the long necklace brings the three pieces (i.e. pants, top, jacket) together with ease. If you’re on the taller side of short, say 5’3″ – 5’6″, this look will be a real winner for you. This particular necklace in one-of-a-kind by Poppy Designs, with green opal stones that are a near perfect match for the seafoam color of the jacket. $115.
Are you shorter, so feel like your jewelry needs to also be shorter? Never fear! This very same necklace can be doubled around your neck and worn as shown here for a lovely effect that works great on those of us with shorter stature. $115.
Stay tuned for more new items arriving weekly by following us on Facebook!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have some great ideas for mom. Check it out!
Ideas For Mom #1 – Personalized Jewelry
Give mom her own personalized pendant with the Family Tree! Start with an oxidized copper circle, etched with a branch. Then, choose the initials of the family members you wish to include, embedded onto tiny birds in copper, brass or silver. Choose the length of chain you want, and presto! A very special, unique gift is ready for action! Birthstone charms also available for $6 each.
Graduated sterling disks can include the full names of her children. Manya herself is stamping these, so you can get yours in 24 – 48 hours. Add birthstone charms, or a tiny heart. Choose your favorite chain length, and voila! A gift mom will cherish for years to come. Add birthstone charms for $6 each.
Just delivered Monday, from Kirkland’s Marcia Beck, this charm necklace with a sterling “Mother”, a sterling heart, a pearl and rose quartz is a sweet gift filled with meaning. On an 18″ sterling chain, it’s the perfect length too.
Ideas For Mom #2 – a Great Hat
In the second category for Ideas For Mom, a great hat not only protects her skin from the sun, but also looks great!
Summer is approaching! I know, it doesn’t feel like it right now, but it will be here before we know it. A fun summer hat like the Biscayne Bowler here can be a sun hat for casual, and also dress up an outfit for a garden party. It has SunGuard woven right into the fabric, which protects skin 50 times more than going without it. This hat is available in navy, red and black. It’s crushable too! $34.
Here’s another wide brim sun hat that’s made of a cotton knit, so is very soft and comfy. It lays completely flat, too, for easy transport. This hat also has SunGuard woven right into the fabric for great sun protection, since our skin cancer rates are quite high. This hat is available in sand and pale yellow. $38.
This next group of hats are similar except for the colors. The “Bali Bucket” hat is a great shape, and the fabric makes it very easy to manipulate the brim however you wish. All four styles are reversible, adjustable and crushable, making them not only good looking, but also versatile. Once again, each has SunGuard woven right into the fabric for maximum protection. $44
Here are two other color palettes it is available in:
The Bali Bucket in pink and white is SOLD OUT.
Ideas For Mom #3 – a Statement Wrap
Our final entry into the “Ideas For Mom” category is a stunning, flowing jacket/wrap. Check it out.
This simple, gorgeous jacket/wrap is made of textured silk and hand-dyed by URU in California. It has independent panels in the front, and a longer panel in the back. Sleeves are nice and wide to continue the drape and flow of the rest of the fabric. Available now in this lovely color, Pacific Blue. Since it is a one-size-fits-all, you don’t have to let that stop you. $225.
So there you have it! Some fun and new ideas for mom to help her celebrate her special day. If you’re a mom and want one of these items, just forward this to the right person!
In other news, don’t miss out on our newest arrivals. We only get small batches of things, and once they’re gone, we usually can’t get them anymore. So stay in touch by following us on Facebook.
Snazzy new tops and scarves arrived this week at MaJe Gallery. Check it out.
Snazzy New Tops
The textured cotton/rayon blend tops from Color Me Cotton always sell out fast. Why? They are snazzy, flattering and comfortable. Take this black and white number for example. Three-quarter sleeves, longer in the back to cover the behind, generous in the torso to hide love handles – what more could a girl ask for? Machine washable too. $89.
Here’s the same fabric, but this time in “zinc”, a blue-ish gray that pairs beautifully with Testimony’s pocket pants in “cloud.” This top is longer in the back, with insets on the side to make room for extra weight in the middle. Full-length sleeves and a scoop neck. Very flatteringon most bodies. Come on in and try one on to see for yourself. Machine washable. $89.
This light weight linen top is great as a top, but you can also wear it like a jacket, as shown here over a white tank top. It’s longer in the back with three quarter sleeves and a lapel collar. Loose fitting, it works great for both purposes. Paired here with a white bamboo tank and the Testimony pocket pants in “cloud.” $98. (Update 7/13: Sold out!)
Snazzy New Scarves
Everett’s Susie Howell finds gorgeousfabrics, cuts them on the bias, then pieces them together to create uniquely beautiful scarves. Cutting them on the bias, they drape elegantly no matter how you choose to drape them on your body. These are six from a new collection of twelve. You have to come in to see the others. No two alike. Incorporating silk, lace, vintage fabrics, specialty fabrics and more, these are wearable works of art. $89. Here are three close-ups and one way to wear them.
This extra-long scarf can be worn a myriad of ways. The black, white and gray fabric make it an especial winner for the northwest wardrobe. Shown here in the “one-twist-two” technique (come in for a demo), it dresses up jeans and a T-shirt, as well as a professional wardrobe. $89. (SOLD)
Wear a lot of black? This snazzy new scarf by Susie Howell will add that splash of happy color. Mixing both warm and cool colors, it is very pleasing to the eye. The bias cut fabrics drape beautifully. One-of-a-kind, $89. Sorry, but this one sold already. Stop by to see other bright scarves by Susie Howell!
Rather than bias-cut pieces, Susie squared these off, interspersing black with soft pinks, and finishing the ends with vintage lace. Gorgeous. $68.
Snazzy new tops and scarves await your enjoyment at MaJe Gallery! Stop by for a visit, or order your favorites right here!
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