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!
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.
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Easy elegance is what you find at MaJe Gallery, and our cute spring outfit and jewelry is just one example.
The classic styling of black and white never goes out of style. Bring it into the 21st century with this great combo from four American designers. Testimony’s Victorian jacket in asphalt, a mineral wash black, looks and feels great (purchase below next photo). The Color Me Cotton white bamboo tank top sets the stage for a four-layer Manya Vee Jewelry original necklace set. On the bottom, the Angelrox playsuit is leggings with a skirt, adding another dimension to the layered effect. Looking great was never this easy.
Here’s a closer look at the ever-popular Victorian jacket from Testimony. Made of the highest quality French terry (94% cotton, 6% spandex), it is soft and flexible, as well as machine washable. Paired here with Testimony’s Pocket Pants in the same fabric, these boot cut pants are a hit with everyone who purchases a pair.
Here’s a closer view of the four necklaces in Manya’s black and white series. The lengths are 32″, 26″, 20″ and adjustable 16″ – 19″. This combo looks great on white (shown), black, or any solid color, making it exceptionally versatile. Available as a group or separately. Coordinating earrings also available.
The magnificent art of Bill Booze brings us a citrine collection this month. A large teardrop pendant glows with the radiance of a sunny day, casting sparkly joy on all it sees. Set in sterling, it is among the most charming pendants you’ll see. The coordinating stud earrings are a bit more pale, yet due to Bill’s skill with faceting, throw sparkles all around the room.
A large faceted citrine oval glistens as the light catches the many facets created by master faceter Bill Booze. Set in sterling, this beautiful stone is simply set to best show off the beauty of the stone.
Simple style leads to your cute spring outfit and jewelry every time. Find it at MaJe Gallery!
New deliveries happen almost daily. Be the first to see what’s new so you don’t miss out. Most of our items are one-of-a-kind, or at least one per size. That’s the beauty of working with small studios all across America! Stay in touch by following us on Facebook!
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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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Why? They’re flattering, comfortable, made of soft fabric, wash well, and stand the test of time. Here are three Testimony jackets now available at MaJe Gallery.
Testimony jackets are noted for the simple styling details that transform a plain jacket into something understated and stylish. In the case of the Testimony shrug, the ruched sleeves are so unusual and cool. The shawl collar and rounded hem are flattering to all. Long enough in the back to cover your butt, and it even has pockets! Made of their super-soft French Terry (96% cotton, 4% spandex), it is very comfortable to wear. $148.
Among the various Testimony jackets, the Victorian has been part of the line for several years now. Why? Because it looks so good on so many figures, and can replace the staid blazer in your closet with a much more upbeat look. Now available in “dusk”, a mineral wash navy that looks like denim, the French Terry fabric is much softer and more flexible than actual denim, making it that much more comfortable to wear. $148. This is sold out at the moment, but more will be in soon. Stay tuned!
And now, for those who like a straight hem rather than rounded: the Alexis Blazer. Unusual in Testimony jackets, this has a boxier styling, which some of you have been begging for. Falling just at the hip, the simple details in front turn around for some great lines in the back. Nice pockets, and now available in “dusk”, a mineral wash navy that looks like denim. $178.
Funky New Jewelry
We get to introduce a new artist this week, Lindsey from Portland, OR, with her Luscious Jewelry.
By casting simple components in pewter and combining them in funky way, Lindsey captures the most popular looks in jewelry today. Careful attention to affordable materials means the great prices get passed down to you. For example the 32″ long necklace here is just $39, and the earrings $37.
Layering necklaces is all the rage now, and oh so much fun. Luscious Jewelry makes it easy with these two pieces featuring turquoise disks. Just $38 and $39.
Our motto is Easy Elegance For Life, and our newest items shown here today exemplify it perfectly! Easy to wear over your favorite jeans and T-shirt, all the jackets and jewelry here will set you apart from the crowds with style and class.
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New jewelry from artists old and new gets Apriloff to a great start. Let’s start with this.
New Jewelry – New Artist
Seattle jeweler Liz Lyell incorporates interesting stones with pearls and glass knotted on silk cord. Most have a pendant on wire, with an occasional fused silver link, also made by Liz, such as the one in this necklace. Affordably priced at $68 – $89, we have a great new selection in store, along with coordinating earrings. This one, with it’s gray and black palette, can be worn with just about anything, and it’s just $82. Photo shows the full necklace and clasp, while the enlarged photo on the right shows details.
Pale amethystwith a prehnitesphere are completed with unusual glass beads in the same colorway. The softer colors in this necklace work great with spring and summer wardrobe choices. $68.
New Jewelry – Favorite Artist
Our top-selling jeweler each and every month is Christophe Poly. After studying architecturein college, he fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture.
Christophe’s high design jewelry are simple yet sophisticated. Using aluminum, brass and cat’s eye (dyed fiber optic cable), the low cost of materials makes these expensive-looking pieces quite affordable. All necklaces in the 2-wire style are just $58, with coordinating earrings at just $42. 17″ double cable wire closes with a magnetic clasp. Earring wires are nickle-free surgical steel.
This set features mostly brushed aluminum, with a circle of brushed brass in the center. The stones are dark gray cat’s eye, making this something to wear with anything and everything. 17″ double cable wire closes with a magnetic clasp. Earring wires are nickle-free surgical steel.
Last Chance Opportunity
We had to give you a chance to take advantage of a last opportunity to get one of Testimony’s most awesome jackets – the Long Victorian Jacket.
This statement jacket not only looks good on every body type, it is also soft and comfortable to wear. Made of French Terry (cotton with spandex), the high quality fabric lasts for many years while keeping you looking your best. As artists always do, Testimony is moving on to new styles and leaving this best-seller behind. I have a few left, so if you’ve been waiting on this one, wait no more. Available in mineral wash black, as shown in this photo. Only medium is left at MaJe, but it’s quite possible one or two more are available with the maker. Need it? Let me know and I’ll find out for you.
Stay tuned as new things arrive weekly, full of fun spring items for personal adornament as well as gift giving. Be first to know by following us on Facebook!
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It’s time for a Girls Party at MaJe Gallery this coming Sunday, March 12. Join us from 1 – 4 pm for wine and treats, plus a trunk show from TWO, yes TWO of our favorite lines: Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.
Our sales representative will bring the FULL LINE of Testimony, including all the spring and summer colors. Testimony makes our top-selling jackets…
Testimony Los Angeles
In the “French Terry” category, Testimony’s Reba jacket (on the left) and Long Victorian jacket (on the right) are consistent best sellers all across America. Soft, stretchy fabrics in great colors and even better designs look great on nearly every body type.
Testimony also makes a wonderful line in rayon jersey that includes the “Cape Blouse”, as shown above in the 2017 spring/summer color of turquoise (left) and a charcoal (right.) The ever-popular bolero jacket is a staple for any wardrobe as well. Manya personally has three boleros in different colors.
See the entire collection this Sunday, March 12, from 1 – 4 pm and order exactly the pieces you want in this rare opportunity. Some pieces are available for immediate acquisition. Others can be ordered for an early June delivery.
No party is complete without wine and cheese, and maybe some fruit and other treats on the side. Naturally, we’ll all be enjoying these things while we play with clothes and jewelry by our talented local artisans. Bring your friends and come out to have a good time!
Kristy, our trusty sales rep, will alsobring samples from a new line I’m introducing on Sunday: Zen Knits.
Comfortable, easy elegance clothing in super soft rayon knits let you choose from solid colors or charming prints. Blend a print with a solid to get a great outfit. Affordable, well-made clothing that works on a variety of body types – let us know which pieces you like best. Our sales rep brings the entire line so you can choose the pieces you want, in exactly and color and size you want. What could be better?
Zen Knits produces a delightful line of casual yet elegant clothing (the MaJe Way) that looks great, travels well, washes well, and makes it easy to look great each and every day. That’s our goal at MaJe Gallery after all: Easy Elegance For Life.
In Other News
We had some new arrivals this week, too, that you can order onlineright away.
“Cloud” is among the new colors for spring and summer in the French Terry collection of Testimony Los Angeles. We just got the Reba jacket in this color. It’s a soft gray with just a hint of blue. Perfect with both black pants and jeans, it’s an excellent addition to your closet. Only a small left for now. Want it in a different size? Let Manya know and she’ll order it for you.
A fun shell in rose-turquoise-ivory tones in an “artistic wash” that looks great with the turquoise bolero. Shell sold separately below. Turquoise bolero available separately. Just give me a call.
Need a lighter color? Then pair it with the ivory bolero instead. Shell sold separately below. Ivory bolero available separately. Just give me a call.
Here’s an image of the shell by itself – a perfect fun top for a hot day!
Enjoy these items and more when you join us for our partythis Sunday! See you then.
Resolve to be a bright spot in 2017! After all the tumult and confusion of 2016, we are faced with a choice: feel fearful and anxious, or spread cheer and happiness. I know it’s a cliche, but truly, you can “be the change you want to see” in the world. I hope you’ll join me in that resolution today!
Be a Bright Spot: Smile!
Smiles beget smiles. Just try it and you’ll see. Smile and say hello to strangers and see what happens. Some will smile back and say hello. Others will look confused. Some may snarl back. Whatever happens, you’ll spread a piece of joy out into the world.
Be a Bright Spot – a Spot of Beauty
We all admire nature’s beauty. Try to be a piece of beauty yourself! Say no to the sweatshirt and sweatpants. Put on this instead (and be just as comfy too!).
Testimony pants in “fatigue” and vest in “latte” are made of their soft French Terry. The bamboo top in “brick” fits sizes 0 – 12. Finish it off with a long necklace with a soft green stone. The simplicity of the lines, along with the pretty color combination make this outfit a bright spot of beauty, especially in Seattle with all its black and gray in the winter!
Be a Bright Spot of Fun
The “Reba” jacket by Testimony continues to be the top-selling jacket, and for good reasons: it looks great on many different body types. I’ve got it in all three of these colors right now, including from left to right chocolate, dusk and latte. Made of French terry, this jacket washes up beautifully in the washing machine, which gives it an A+ rating for easy care. Be a bright spot of beauty when you choose to wear this instead of your hoody!
Our newest jewelry collection is from Lizzy James, whose clever designs let you wear each item as either a necklace or a bracelet. On the model on the right photo, you’ll see two separate bracelets as well as a third worn as a necklace. This is in the classic style featuring 4 strands of leather with silver curved tubes that create fascinating movement around your neck.
I have two like this in stock, as well as many other choices. Both are 20″ necklaces, which fit a wrist size close to 6″.
Share a bright spot of fun and beauty when wearing these intriguing pieces of jewelry.
Be a Bright Spot of Silliness
Be a bright spot of silliness by giving these funny cards to your friends on their birthdays. These three new ones just arrived along with a bunch of others, so stop by and stock up so you’re ready when a pal’s birthday comes along. Just $3.95 each.
When you make a resolution to be a bright spot, I know you’ll reap amazing rewards as people in turn become a bright spot for you. Let’s make it a pact for 2017!
Enjoy savings on some holiday items as well as some discontinued clothing items. Save 30% on metal trees and magnets, as well as the blown glass candy canes. Save 25% on discontinued clothing as we prepare for new spring arrivals. (Doesn’t it seem odd to talk about spring when we’ve got a cold snap this week?)
HOURS FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY
We are sooooo lucky! We get to enjoy that favorite of all retailer year-end tasks: inventory!!!! Yes, I’m kidding. Not about having to do inventory, but about the enjoying it part. As such, here are our hours this first week of January:
Monday: 11am – 5pm
Tuesday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: noon – 4
After that, things get back to our normal winter hours of daily 11 – 5, Sunday noon – 4, and closed Sunday.
Happy New Year, everyone!
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