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What’s so great about London Blue Topaz over Sapphire?

I’m going to tell you what I love about London Blue Topaz, but I have to reveal my secret first.

I have this perverse goal of refusing to dress like everyone else. If I see 20 of the same item on the rack, even if it’s what I came in to buy, I don’t want it anymore. Why not? Well obviously, because 20 other people will have it too. 20 on a rack means there are 20 on racks in other stores everywhere. That adds up!

The same thing goes for jewelry. I started making jewelry in my teens. I started buying unique jewelry then too. I still have an amethyst ring I got from a silversmith with babysitting money burning a hole in my pocket. I think I was 15 or so.

You know and I know that the “top” stones are diamond, followed by ruby, emerald and sapphire. Well, that may be true, but you know what else that means? Everyone, and I mean everyone has them, or at least one, in their jewelry box. Booooring.

So, this being September, with sapphire as the birthstone, I want to offer an alternative to my like-minded pals – namely – you! And what do I offer now? London Blue Topaz! But not just any London Blue Topaz, oh no. It’s gotta be special, right? And unique, of course.

The Master Faceter

Enter Bill Booze. For over thirty years, Bill has been honing an unusual skill: faceting. It’s so unusual that when I tell you about it in the store, you have to think for a minute. Everyone knows what facets are on a stone. Well, someone had to put them there, right? Nature sure didn’t. That’s what Bill does. He puts all the facets on the gemstones – top, sides, bottom.

But it actually starts a little before that, when he selects the rough stones to facet. His practiced eye can spot a stone of excellent quality even in the rough! His faceting technique is recognized immediately by gemologists, who are very familiar with the same old faceting styles most commonly used. They are always impressed with the quality.

And you, when you look at his gems at MaJe Gallery, you are always dazzled because of how sparkly and beautiful his work is. Bill’s jewelry is so very special because of his years of mastery as well as his love of colored gemstones (i.e. NOT the usual suspects).

What’s So Cool About London Blue Topaz Anyway?

For me, the answer to that question is because it is such a gorgeous teal blue color. Teal happens to be one of the most popular colors among you, my dear customers, in terms of both clothing and jewelry. Why do you suppose that is? Because it looks good on nearly all skin types, that’s why. I think it is a prettier shade of blue that sapphires.

Another reason it’s so cool is that it is easier on your wallet than sapphires. Sure, you can get cheap sapphires just like you can get cheap diamonds. That doesn’t make them of good quality. Top quality London Blue Topaz is more affordable than even mid-quality sapphire.

It’s a nice, hard stone too, with a Mohs hardness rating of 8. That’s important because it means it will stand the test of time.

Finally, London Blue Topaz is a magical mix of nature and nurture. Natural topaz is white, or clear. To get the lovely shades of blue, it is irradiated to achieve a permanent color enhancement. Now you can enjoy this intense color in AA and AAA grade stones, faceted by the master Bill Booze, and set in simple, elegant settings of sterling silver of 14k yellow gold.

I want to show you three rings and three pendants from our current collection. Obviously, they are all one of a kind, so supply is limited to what’s on hand.

Let’s look at some new rings first. Keep in mind that we can re-size any of these rings to fit YOUR finger.

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz Rings

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz faceted by Bill Booze is the best.
7.3 carat LBT in a sterling split band

Set in sterling silver, this large 7.3 carat stone is stunning because of its size and sparkle. Bill Booze learned long ago how to include additional facets on the underside of each gem in order to let you dazzle yourself with the sparkle.  Let us size it to fit you! $425.

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz faceted by Bill Booze is the best.
For you wide band gals

I know some of you like a wide ring band because it makes a bigger statement. This 5.1 carat London Blue Topaz is for you. The rich teal hue of this new stone is very lovely. There’s only one like it. Let us make it your size! $500.

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz faceted by Bill Booze is the best.
AAA grade stone in 14k gold

Let’s end with the ring section with the most spectacular stone. It’s a AAA grade stone because of the clarity and depth of color. Set in 14k yellow gold because it’s so precious, you’ll mesmerize yourself as you gaze at it throughout the day. Let us make it your size! Next time you visit, just take a look at it to enjoy the beauty of this unique gem. $875.

Mesmerizing London Blue Pendants

Since some of you prefer a pendant over a ring, we now have three beauties to show you.

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz faceted by Bill Booze is the best.
Faceted oval London Blue Topaz pendant

The vast majority of faceted stones are round, but this one is oval, hence keeping elegant simplicity a key design element while capturing a unique distinction. Weighing in at 4 carats, the size is small but not too small to avoid notice. $400. 18″ sterling snake chain included.

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz faceted by Bill Booze is the best.
Faceted London Blue Topaz pendant on curved setting

This unique yet simple setting features a smaller London Blue Topaz that weighs in at 3.2 carats. While it has a round faceted stone, the setting is rather unusual because it is on a curved sterling arc. It’s very sweet. $400. 18″ sterling snake chain included.

Mesmerizing London Blue Topaz faceted by Bill Booze is the best.
Another unusual setting for a London Blue Topaz pendant

Need a bit more punch? Check out this 5 carat faceted London Blue Topaz set at the bottom of a sterling teardrop frame. This is the largest stone of the three pendants shown. While still an elegant in size, it stands out more dramatically because of both the larger stone and setting. $460. 18″ sterling snake chain included.

Next week, I’ll introduce you to two cool new jackets from California’s Color Me Cotton. One is the first of three styles of their super popular tapestry jackets. The other is a very cool cotton zip jacket! Stay tuned!

Get a sneak peek at those jackets by following us on facebook!

Thanks everyone, and hope to see you soon!

Manya

How To Take Over a Room

Ever wonder how to take over a room?

Wear red!

Think about it.

  • The red carpet treatment.
  • A red tie on all political candidates.
  • The “lady in red” song.

It captures feelings of prestige, confidence, and even sexiness.

Studies have shown how red influences both the wearer as well as the viewer.  It’s an emotionally intense color. It symbolizes action and courage. It makes the wearer herself feel confident. People stop and take notice.

On the other side of the spectrum, red signifies danger, anger and oppression (think fire trucks and Communism).

So, finding the best balance for the situation is called for. Is a touch of red enough? Or do you need the whole hog – a gorgeous red evening gown? Even choosing the best shade of red makes a difference (think pink vs crimson).

Let’s take a look at some examples, all from MaJe Gallery’s current collection of recent arrivals.

How To Take Over a Room

how to take over a room - wear this wine red jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
Power jacket in wine red

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Testimony’s popular Reba jacket now comes in this gorgeous shade of red: wine. This results in a softer reaction from others (as opposed to the vibrant crimson), yet still commands attention. No one will say this is too manly because of the feminine styling and rich color. This jacket exudes confidence without feeling overbearing. Perfect!

how to take over a room - wear this striking red, black and tan wrap from Inside Out Everyday.
A softer red mixed with black and tan

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This wrap has splashes of red along with black and tan which soften the intensity of this brighter Venetian Red. Wear this over all black in order to cut a stunning figure in any room you care to enter. It’s subtle, yet cannot be avoided.

how to take over a room - wear this cranberry top over a multi-color Marcia Bloom skirt.
Cranberry top over mixed reds and blacks skirt

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Add pizzazz to this mixed-color Marcia Bloom skirt by choosing to bring out the cranberry tones. Sure, you could wear a black top with it too, but wearing the cranberry casts the outfit in a whole new light. Picture it with tall black boots this fall! This is an excellent outfit for weddings, class reunions, or holiday parties. Not only will you be extremely comfortable, you’ll feel generously powerful as the entire room takes notice.

And just for fun…

how to take over a room - wear these awesome SolMate socks called Mars
Newest from SolMate Socks: Mars

Named after the red planet Mars, this newest color palette from our favorite sock company, SolMate, is also called Mars. Paired with turquoise from the opposite side of the color wheel, and accented with black, this fun new color combo is quickly selling out. But never fear! More will come before it’s time to get them for stocking stuffers. Still just $19.95.

We have even more red clothing items to choose from, but you’ll have to stop by to see them in person. I look forward to the visit, and helping you put together the best red outfit for the next situation in which you need to instill confidence in yourself as well as the audience.

Cheers!

Manya

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Four Tops, Three Skirts, Ready for Fall

New this week at MaJe Gallery are four tops and three great skirts. Actually, there are twelve new skirts – each one of a kind. But only three have pictures here. You have to come in to see the rest!

Let’s start with four tops

These are all made in California by Necessitees – a popular brand that’s been around for quite a while. 94% cotton, 6% spandex ensures a long-lasting shirt. Machine washable.

four tops like this cotton crew in ruby from Necessitees
Cotton Crew Neck T in ruby

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We’ll start with the love fall color of ruby. This T-shirt features a crew neck, 3/4 sleeves, and a relaxed fit – perfect to hide any extras in the torso. $48.

four tops like this cotton U-neck in wine from Necessitees
Long sleeve U-neck T-shirt

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Here we have a long-sleeve T-shirt in the beautiful wine color. It features a U-neck that’s not too deep. It’s just right.  This one is more form-fitting. If you like it, but don’t like too form-fitting, choose one size larger than your usual and all will be well.  $39.

four tops like this cotton Morocco neckline in beryl from Necessitees
A beautiful shade of blue

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This neckline is called the “Morocco” – it’s a soft V, a little rounded as it hits the neck. It is particularly flattering. The V is not very deep, perfect to show off you pendant. This is one of the more form-fitting styles, which makes it particularly good for layering. It has 3/4 sleeves in a color called “Beryl” – a lovely blue with a hint of green. $37.

four tops like this cotton Morocco neckline in black from Necessitees
Your favorite black T-shirt

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This is another with the Morocco softened V-neckline, but this time in black. This is one of the more form-fitting styles, which makes it particularly good for layering. It has 3/4 sleeves. It’s sure to become your favorite black T-shirt! $37.

And now for Three Skirts

Marcia Bloom creates funky one-of-a-kind skirts that are extremely comfortable to wear, and a whole lot of fun. Dress them up, or dress them down. Pair your skirt with a solid color top and you are set to go. I’ve seen them paired with a T-shirt and jean jacket for a casual look. Or go for a dressier solid top and a drapey jacket to get more dressy. Pair it with boots in the winter!

four tops might go with one of these one-of-a-kind skirts from Marcia Bloom
Three new skirts for fall

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All of these fall just below the knee. The magic waistband works on sizes 4 – 16. Seriously. People sometimes struggle to figure out how to style themselves with these awesome skirts. Here’s a suggestion.

Four tops could be worn with your Marcia Bloom skirt
One idea on how to wear your Marcia Bloom skirt

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This pretty skirt in shades of blue is another one from the latest collection. I paired it here with a simple black T-shirt (like the one above) and a short Testimony jacket in mineral wash blue. If you’re in Edmonds, you’ll see this on the mannequin in the window for a few more days.

Come on in and try on one of the skirts. I’ll show you several ways to wear it – from casual to dressy. Add a bit of fun to your wardrobe!

Four Tops need a great hat! Check out our newest selection from Nicole Flood, floodclothing.com
New hats! From Portland’s Nicole Flood

We are so pleased to announce a new artist – Nicole Flood from Portland, Oregon. Nicole makes awesome, one-of-a-kind hats from recycled fabrics. We’ve got everything from brights to neutrals, so come on in and choose your favorite. Just $44 each.

Stay in touch by following us on facebook and be first to see what we pull out of the box each day!

Fall Transition: Two Tops, Two Jackets

It’s time for a fall transition, ready or not. Evenings will be getting cooler soon. Are you ready? Check out these two tops and two jackets to help you get there.

FALL TRANSITION – TOPS

fall transition means great tops over leggings like this from Zen Knits
Black, white, tan print tunic

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The soft rayon jersey from Zen Knits feels great yet isn’t too heavy. This fun print in white, tan and black also features pockets in front. Loose in the torso, this top is perfect for hiding those pesky love handles that just won’t go away. Pair with black leggings. Add your favorite black boots when the weather cools down more.

fall transition with a richly hued teal top from Color Me Cotton
Rich teal top with subtle print

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Add some color to your fall wardrobe with this stunning teal top. A shorter length for a non-tunic look, with a subtle abstract print. 3/4 sleeves. 100% cotton. Machine washable. Great over black pants or jeans.

FALL TRANSITION – JACKETS

Fall transition requires a great jacket like this rich gray from Color Me Cotton.
Textured deep gray jacket

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We Northwest women know how a great jacket can complete an outfit. This rich gray textured cotton fabric is not only interesting, but it looks great on. Paired here over a burgundy tank with a black onyx necklace to accent. Simple, elegant, stylish, and oh yes, easy. Machine washable, great for travel. It also has very nice pockets!

Fall transition can be funky with this tie dye jacket from Zen Knits
Funk it up with tie dye

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This fabric is actual tie dye, not a print. Funky black, white and cream tie dye jacket features a sassy peplum back. Light-weight rayon jersey looks great over white, cream or your favorite solid color. Pair it with black leggings or pants for a funky, put-together look. Machine washable, great for travel.

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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!

Hot Stripes At MaJe Gallery

Hot Stripes Are Fun and Bold

Hot stripes are featured in this Megan Wrap from Florida's Inside Out Everyday.
Hot stripes in multi-colored splendor

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The Megan Wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is now available in this colorful striped fabric. Yes, it’s great in summer, but it might also be just the thing for the dreariness of February. Circular hem is shorter in front and longer in back, reducing the appearance of hips. Manya’s modeling it in these photos above showing the variety you can get when pairing it with different colored tops and black leggings.

Hot stripes from Inside Out Everyday's Megan Wrap.
Instead of leggings, how about a blue skirt?

Pair it with a long, blue skirt and white top for a refreshing look that will be perfect for your next outing. All three items now available at MaJe Gallery.

Hot stripes on the diagonal are slimming in this Jude tunic from Inside Out Everyday.
Diagonal stripes!

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Also from Inside Out Everyday is this blue tunic with diagonal stripes and two front pockets. The perfect length to wear with your favorite leggings.

Hot stripes are subtle in the Lynette top from Inside Out Everyday.
Soft and Sassy Lynette Top

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The ultra-light weight of this fabric is perfect for your next hot weather event. The slightly rounded hem is flattering to view. Pair it over black or white as shown here.

Introducing Our Newest Jeweler

When Christine Busch Lyons was still in college she found some old circus animal stamps in her grandparents’ basement one summer afternoon. As an art major with a specialty in metal work she found the stamps inspiring and used them in her work. These charming shapes can now be found at MaJe Gallery in Edmonds.

Hot stripes need accessories like these zirkus shapes
Octopus and Wild Stars Earrings

Light-weight and shiny silver, these are sure to attract admiring comments from complete strangers.

Hot stripes need accessories like the Puss She earrings from Zirkus
The Puss She earrings!



According to Christine, “I had the idea for the PussShe Cat design early one morning when I was half asleep. I got up and did a drawing and told my husband Glenn “we’ve got to make this!” I was so inspired by the Women’s March and the whole “Pussy Hat” phenomena. Also I love the design and quite frankly thought it might sell. Because of what we believe in, a portion of our sales of PussShe Cat jewelry will be going to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Pendants also available.

A new box of the awesome basic T-shirts from Halo is arriving any day now, so stay tuned! Find out first by following us on Facebook!

Not All White Tops Are The Same. MaJe’s Are Great!

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

Not all white tops are the same. Take this fun top from Inside Out Everyday, the Mackenzie!
Simple. Elegant. Fun.

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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!

Not all white tops are the same, like this super fun tequila top from Inside Out Everyday.
White tunic with cami included

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.

Not all white tops are the same. This mostly black top features white trim with tiny black stripes. By Inside Out Everyday.
Black with white-stripe trim in the Ivy Top

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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

Wear a great bracelet with the "not all white tops are the same." These are by Christophe Poly.
Funky new bracelets from Christophe Poly

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)

Not all white tops are the same, nor is jewelry. New pieces from Christophe Poly.
Or how about a signature bracelet and necklace!

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:

Living Royal Stars and Stripes socks
Stars on one side, Stripes on the other

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!

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Art For Home, Kitchen, Body – Made in the Northwest

This week, new art for home, kitchen, body has arrived – and it’s made right here in our own backyard! No, you won’t find these items in a mall. Ever. Northwest artists making lovely things for our Northwest lovers.

Art For Home

Art for home, kitchen, body like this panoramic autumnal view of a Northwest scene
Northwest panorama painting with an autumn view

Now retired, former Mukilteo schools art teacher Rolf Oversvee heads out to a great view, gets out his painting gear, and paints the scene. This is a larger painting, measuring 24″ x 48″ – often the perfect size for above a fireplace or sofa. His use of warm and cool tones together create cheerful yet peaceful works that celebrate the natural beauty of our surroundings. $998.

Art For Kitchen

The "Garden Goddess" tea towl by new artist Debbie Tomassi
The “Garden Goddess” tea towl by new artist Debbie Tomassi

We are thrilled to welcome a new artist to MaJe Gallery this week – Debbie Tomassi (from Seattle) brings her linen tea towels to Edmonds. And these aren’t just any tea towels either.  Starting with an original painting, Debbie prints that image onto linen using ink with intense saturation to capture all her glorious colors. Precision is key, so lining up the image properly is just one step in the process. Once printed, Debbie then hand-finishes the edges and seals it all in to create a luxurious, vibrant linen tea towel that will withstand many washings and bring you joy for years to come.

We have five designs in Debbie’s delightful tea towels for you to enjoy. Art for home, kitchen, body likes to offer options!

Puss-and-Birdy-Tea-Towels
Two linen tea towels. “Puss” on the left, “Hello Birdy” on the right

Here’s a pair of tea towels, sold separately, featuring more of Debbie Tomassi’s vibrant art. Who knew a kitchen tea towel could be so beautiful?

Art for home, kitchen and body includes these two gorgeous tea towels
A pair of tea towels – blue bird and flower festival

Another pair of Debbie’s cheerful tea towels. This time on the left we have a bluebird belting out a lovely song, while on the right we have a whole crazy flower festival! 100% linen towels are dyed with high saturation, and each towel is meticulously hand-finished. Great quality and just $28 each.

Art For The Body

Art for home, kitchen, body like these unique upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves
Upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves are one-of-a-kind

Everett’s Susie Howell just delivered a dozen fingerless gloves, or “glovelettes” as she calls them. Starting with cast-off cashmere sweaters, Susie repurposes them to make unique wearable art that often includes vintage treasures from her private collection like these lovely buttons here on the moss green cashmere. Just $48. (Update: This pair now sold)

Art for home, kitchen, body like these glovelettes
Black, white and gray glovelettes with vintage trim

Here’s another pair from the new collection, this time in black, white and gray cashmere with a fluffy ribbon trim and another vintage button from Susie’s private stash. Stay warm while looking good this winter! That’s what art for home, kitchen, body is all about. $48.

Dark brown cashmere fingerless gloves with unique trim are part of the art for home, kitchen, body collection
One more pair of cashmere fingerless gloves

A third pair from the new collection of upcycled cashmere glovelettes by Susie Howell. This time, there’s a mix of black and brown with a warm brown ribbon trim at the knuckles. $48.

Art for home, kitchen, body ends with this colorful wrap
Our outfit of the week features the Megan Wrap

We do love our black here in the Pacific Northwest, but a splash of color can be such a lovely thing. Check out the newest wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday. In rich tones of magenta, teal, and olive with accents of charcoal and black, you can throw this on over whatever black basics you have in the closet and turn the day into a sunny one. Made of rayon, it’s machine washable too.

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Harvest Style This Fall at MaJe Gallery

Harvest style for your fall decor – like pumpkins from one of our local pumpkin farms as well as in timeless art as found in this new design fused glass tray by Celeste Stuhring.

Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader
Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader

Food safe, dishwasher safe, this charming tray, Celeste contructed it by “painting” with colorful powdered glass directly onto clear glass. She then fused together in a kiln at over 1700 degrees. Perfect for all your fall, harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Complete with a coordinating cheese spreader! Made in Washington.

Harvest Style

And just what do you think you’ll wear to all your harvest activities? Try on some of our stylish designs that we found with you in mind.

Full-length harvest style elegant coat from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s harvest style is found in this full-length elegant coat

Chill winds make longer coats a harvest style necessity for the distinctive Northwest woman. Check out this elegant addition by Testimony Los Angeles – the “Madison” jacket. Notice how you can tie it closed when you wish. But there will be many times you just want to leave it open. Then, simply button the tie onto the central button on the back of the coat for a beautiful finish.

Made of cotton and spandex, not only is it extremely comfortable and elegant, it is also machine washable. What more could a girl ask for?

Three new subtle skirts by California's Marcia Bloom
New subtle harvest style skirts by Marcia Bloom.

You may recall a similar collection of skirts about a month ago, shown here in this very newsletter. Those three are long gone, so we asked Marcia Bloom to create some new ones for us. Voila! These three are part of a lovely new collection of funky skirts that are perfect for your harvest style party attire.

These skirts fits size 6 – 16. Don’t believe me? Stop by for a demonstration. These are not only the most comfortable skirt you will ever wear, they also exhibit a funky style that you can accessorize from casual to dressy, depending on the need and your mood. The jersey fabrics make them excellent travel companions. Nearly all are one-of-a-kind.

Harvest Style Jewelry

 

Manya Vee Jewelry introduces new layered necklaces
Manya Vee’s newest line of jewelry is coordinated layers in different lengths

Manya Vee has been hard at work on a new line of jewelry – Layer It! Coordinated necklaces in a series of four in various color palettes make for fun and versatile pieces that you can wear a myriad of ways.  For your harvest style, check out this series in warm earth tones of browns, ambers and ivories. Each piece is available separately, but the combination packs a real statement. Manya’s been test-driving them for over a week now, and always gets noticed by passers-by.

Priced at $48 – $140, get the entire collection of four necklaces at a 15% discount of $310.

Style Tip: When wearing all four necklaces together, opt for a simple, solid-colored top in an earth tone such as the ivory (left) or chocolate (right) shown here.

Outfit Of The Week

Harvest style outfit in blues
Rhapsody in Blue! Marcia Bloom skirt with navy bolero

Harvest style includes those moments when the blue sky peaks out from behind all the clouds. That’s exactly what we see in this week’s Outfit Of The Week! We’ve got a one-of-a-kind Marcia Bloom skirt in various shades of blue with black and white accents, paired with a simple black top and a navy bolero. The structured jacket creates a bold contrast to the flowy skirt. The blue theme ties it all together.

Complete the look with black tights and tall black boots, and you’ll be the talk of all the harvest parties you attend!

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