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Artcycled Mosaic Jewelry Just Arrived

Artcycled mosaic jewelry just arrived at MaJe Gallery, as we welcome new artist Darcy Thompson to our carefully curated collection of artisans. There’s a fun story about me and Darcy. About ten years ago, Darcy took one my Art Business classes when she was just starting out. At that time, her jewelry needed some honing. Yet she persisted! And now we are so pleased to welcome her!

Artcycled Mosaic Jewelry – Sets

Artcycled mosaic jewelry by Darcy Thompson - a multi-colored pendant/earring combo
Artcycled Mosaic Jewelry – a multi-colored set

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Darcy searches high and low for beautiful pottery pieces with elements that will look good in her jewelry. After carefully cutting the shape out of the pottery, she sands down the edges, then grouts them into a metal base for a classy, beautiful effect. This square pendant is on a sturdy 21″ sterling chain with lobster clasp. Earrings have sterling ear wires. $74 and $48.

Artcycled mosaic jewelry by Darcy Thompson - a black and white set
Black and white Artcycled jewelry

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This black and white combo is a classic that goes with so many of the black items in our closet. It looks great on white, black or any solid color. Coordinating earrings complete the look.  It has a sturdy 21″ sterling chain with lobster clasp. Earrings have sterling ear wires. $90 and $48.

artcycled mosaic jewelry by Darcy Thompson - a set in blues
All blues artcycled mosaic set

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And we all adore blue, making this perhaps one of her most popular color combinations. The circle pendant is on a silver mesh chain that’s adjustable 18″ – 20″ with a lobster clasp. Earrings are on sterling ear wires. $54 and $48.

Artcycled Mosaic Jewelry – Bracelets

artcycled mosaic jewelry by Darcy Thompson - four bracelets
Bracelets of Artcycled Mosaic Jewelry

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Four bracelets with 1 1/4″ square centerpieces are just way too much fun to wear. A large lobster clasp can fit into any loop of the chain for a one-size-fits-all style. Just $48 each.

Our Funny, Irreverent Cards

artcycled mosaic jewelry as a gift? Choose one of our great cards from Slap Happy Greetings.
New cards!

We just got a new shipment of our popular cards with silly and irreverent sayings. You’re never too old to laugh out loud, so spread the joy and give someone a silly card today!

Summer Wardrobe Essentials 2018

One or two new additions can give you the summer wardrobe essentials you need for 2018. Let color play a larger role and relegate black to an accent (but it can be a very cute accent!).

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: Four Tops

This week, we tackle the top half of your body, and present four new tops in great summer hues- at least one of which will strike your fancy. Here’s #1:

Summer wardrobe essentials requires colorful tops like the Rue Top from Inside Out Everyday in Cherry.
The Rue Top in Cherry Red

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From Florida, Inside Out Everyday creates easy-to-wear tops in soft fabrics that you can wear inside your home, or outside as well. That’s where the name comes from. The cherry red “Rue” top boasts an asymmetrical cowl collar that is so attractive. The flattering cut shapes the top without revealing little bulges you want to make invisible. Longer front and back so it covers your butt, wear this top over jeans, or white or black pants or leggings. The soft rayon jersey fabric is machine washable. This top is an excellent travel choice as well.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials include the Stacy top in deep lake blue from Florida's Inside Out Everyday.
The Stacy Top in Deep Lake Blue

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This top is also from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is perfect for those of you who love cooler tones like this deep lake blue, which boasts just a hint of green. It’s such a great color, and perfect not only for summer, but for all year round. A shallow scoop neck doesn’t plunge deep, keeping things modest.  The flattering cut gently shapes the feminine frame while offering extra room in the torso to hide little imperfections. Two pockets in the front add both style and function. Wear this top over jeans, white or black pants or leggings. The soft rayon jersey fabric is machine washable and great for travel.

Summer wardrobe essentials include the ruffle sleeve tee in turquoise by Necessitees
Turquoise Ruffle Sleeve Tee

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The popular ruffle sleeve top from California’s Necessitees is 100% cotton and oh so comfy. Since the ruffle is a 3/4 sleeve, it is easy to wear without worrying about getting the ruffle in everything. The natural fit is perfect for those of us who haven’t quite gotten rid of our winter weight gain yet (hope springs eternal!). The top falls at the hips like a regular tee shirt – it is not a tunic. Machine washable and great for travel, the beach, a summer party, or a day out with your girlfriends. Pair it with your favorite jeans, white capris, or black leggings.

Summer wardrobe essentials include the ruffle sleeve tee in coral by Necessitees
Coral Ruffle Sleeve Tee

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Here’s the same top in coral, to please those among us who prefer warm tones.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: An Awesome Jacket

Us northwest gals have half a closet full of various weights of jackets and sweaters, making us the Queens of Layering. Check out this lovely addition that just came in!

Summer wardrobe essentials include the ruffle sleeve crop jacket in black by Necessitees
Ruffle Sleeve Crop Jacket

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Made in California by Necessitees, this 100% cotton knit jacket is short and sweet, with oh so cute ruffle sleeves at the 3/4 length. The jacket falls right at the hips, and is tailored a bit to flatter the feminine shape. A perfect collar opens to show off your choice of top beneath. Wear any color or print here, and let the top be longer than the jacket to jauntily peek out beneath the jacket hem. Machine washable and perfect for our cooler evenings or air conditioned venues.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: Jewelry!

Shari Both has pulled out all the stops for this stunning necklace featuring various colors of chalcedony.

Summer wardrobe essentials include this blue chalcedony necklace by Shari Both
Chalcedony Necklace by Shari Both




Did you know that chalcedony comes in an array of colors? Shari Both chose hues ranging from blues to lavenders to gold in this necklace of faceted briolettes.  Shari’s careful craftsmanship displays each stone to its best advantage.  Get this beauty today before it disappears! Just $198.

More of Shari Both’s jewelry can be found on her page.

I hope you enjoyed our tips for Summer Wardrobe Essentials for 2018! Stay tuned for even more of them next week!

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Shawls and Wraps Make the Most of your Wardrobe

Shawls and wraps make the most of your wardrobe by expanding the versatility of what you already have. Today, I’ll share two totally different shawls that can be worn multiple ways. The first is perhaps the new addition you’ll wear most often. The second is gorgeous yet simple wearable art.

Shawls and Wraps #1: Versatility

The half-moon rayon jersey shawl by Caron Miller can be worn in a number of ways, yet weighs next to nothing. Perfect for everyday as well as travel, you won’t want to leave home without this from now on.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl by Caron Miller can be worn multiple ways.
The half-moon as Shawl



The Half-Moon Shawl by Caron Miller is not a rectangle. Rather, it’s a half-moon shape which makes it so much more versatile than a rectangle. In this photo, it’s shown as a simple shawl, both open and tied closed. Keep yourself  a bit warmer in an air-conditioned environment or as evening chill sets in. The rayon jersey fabric is soft, washable, and crunchable. Just $58, which makes it a great gift too.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl from Caron Miller can be worn as a scarf or a sarong
The Half-Moon as Scarf and Sarong

The half-moon also works great as a scarf or a sarong as you can see here. Use it over a swim suit at the beach. Throw it on over your yoga gear for the ride home. And even though you can’t see it here, it is also a perfect blanket for any plane or train trips you take. Get your half-moon shawl today! Available immediately in black. Want a different color? Check out Caron’s website and let me know which color you want and I’ll order it for you (Caron doesn’t sell directly to the public). All just $58.

Shawls and Wraps #2: Wearable Art

Patti Barker hails from Friday Harbor and creates award-winning wearable art that is gorgeous, yet easy to wear. We just got four new Circle vests (which you can wear four ways – watch the video on our video page), and here are two of them, shown two ways.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like the turquoise circle vest by Patti Barker
Two of Four Ways to wear the Circle Vest



Using the nuno-felting technique which felts dyed wool directly into dyed silk to become one fiber, Patti creates unique wearable art garments like this. Here are two ways to wear it, but check out two additional ways by watching her video. Each circle vest is one-of-a-kind, and $240.

 

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this silvery-gray circle vest by Patti Barker
The Circle Vest in silvery-gray



This circle vest by award-winning wearable art artist Patti Barker is in subtle silvery-gray tones. As far as shawls and wraps go, Patti’s circle vests are both versatile and stunning. Patti creates a felt pin of coordinating colors for each circle vest. You can use it to pin the vest closed in various ways such as the two ways shown here. You won’t believe how feather-weight light these pieces are, making them an excellent travel companion. One-of-a-kind and $240 each. Watch the video to see all four ways to wear them.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this seafoam shawl by Patti Barker
A nuno-felted shawl-wrap in seafoam



This rectangular shawl was also in the new collection by award-winning artist Patti Barker. I am mesmerized by the incredible colors and textures Patti put into this piece. It is too spectacular for me to leave out of this post. One-of-a-kind. $240.

Great Summer Outfit

If you are size Large or XL, then this is a wonderful summer outfit for you.

Shawls and Wraps need basic clothes beneath like this monocrhome outfit from Zen Knits
Long skirt with matching top

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My mother taught me that a monochromatic look is always elegant. This medium blue skirt and top epitomize comfort and style in one of everyone’s favorite colors. The rayon jersey fabric is super soft, easy to wash, hard to wrinkle, and an excellent companion for warmer days. The flowy skirt has a straight hem with just enough movement to drape gorgeously over the body. The longer tunic top covers hips and upper arms gracefully. Paired here with a one-of-a-kind lariat necklace of blue chalcedony and sterling silver by Poppy Design. Just a few left, so don’t hesitate. Skirt $70, Top $74.

Stay in touch to see a fun reversible dress next week!

Crazy For Summer Dresses

I don’t know what’s come over me lately. We keep getting teased with these sunny days, and then a series of rainy ones will come along again making us evoke the word “June-uary”. It’s sort of making me crazy for summer dresses! Or maybe it’s just making me crazy. Either way, I want to show you some summer dresses, or rather skirts and tops, this week. I love the versatility a skirt and top have over a dress, that allows for more mixing and matching with your wardrobe.

Crazy for Summer Dresses

summer dresses like this Marcia Bloom skirt and Necessitees dolman tank in orchid
Pastels skirt with lavender top

Here we have a one-of-a-kind circle skirt by Marcia Bloom. This is one of her longer skirts with a multi-colored pastel sheer overlay on top of a solid pale plum inner skirt. Fits sizes 6 – 14 with ease. It looks great with a lavender dolman tank from Necessitees, but would also work great with pink, aqua, cobalt, or white. You, too, can get the ruched effect by using a notKnot spiral. The notKnot spiral is great for many uses including the one shown here with a top. It can also be used with scarves, shawls, or it makes a lovely closure on a drapey sweater. Watch the video! The final touch on this particular outfit is a gorgeous necklace by Poppy that has all the colors in the skirt. It’s adjustable 18″ – 20″ and just $95. (Sold Out)

summer dresses like the turquoise 5-tier cotton skirt from CMC or Color Me Cotton
CMC turquoise 5-tier skirt

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If you like a light-weight woven cotton, then the new five-tier turquoise skirt from CMC, aka Color Me Cotton, is just the thing for you. It has small black cross-hatch lines in it that add to the visual interest. Pair it with a white or black top and you’re ready for action. Wear it to the beach with your flip-flops. Change into strappy sandals for a night out on the town. Just $85.

summer dresses like a purple tie-dye skirt with a white dolman tank by Necessitees.
Purple tie-dye with white

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The purple tie-dye maxi pencil skirt by Everett’s Susie Howell is so comfortable, you might never want to take it off. Especially when you pair it with the Necessitees dolman tank in white, the comfort is not only effortless, it is also elegant. The notKnot shows off the fun effect created on a tee shirt. This outfit gets a finishing touch in a 32″ necklace with a rectangular purple stone and a fabulous one-of-a-kind necklace by Bonnie AuBuchon of oxidized sterling, pearl and moonstone.

A New Top too

summer dresses might need a great top like the Rue top by Inside Out Everyday
The “Rue” top in Deep Lake Blue

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A new design by Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is the “Rue” in a lovely deep green-blue shade with a print accent. Super soft rayon jersey feels great against the skin. 3/4 sleeves cover just what we want. A generous cut in the torso hides a lot of sins too. Higher on the sides and lower back and front, the drape on this top is very feminine and sexy. Pair it with leggings, jeans, or many a skirt.

What about my legs?

I am always on the lookout for the perfect pants. Since we are not all built the same, nor do we have the same style, that means finding a variety of styles in quality fabrics you can wear confidently. I am happy to announce two new styles from Angelrox. First, the trouser…

summer dresses like bamboo trousers by Angelrox
The Trouser

Are you tired of low-slung pants? This is your lucky day. The new trouser by Angelrox features a nice, high waist with just a bit of spandex to help keep a smooth line there. Made of a lovely weight of bamboo, this trouser can take you from home, to work, to travel, to a nice evening out. Shown here in black, it is also available in a soft brown called “clay.” Stop by and I’ll show you a swatch. Available in two sizes: S/M (4 – 9) and M/L (9-12). $118.

summer dresses might want some coverage with the base by Angelrox
The “Base” legging

If you prefer leggings, then go with the “base”, also by Angelrox. This also features the high waist that can help create a smooth line for whatever top you wear over it. Made of bamboo, the softness feels fantastic and naturally wicks moisture away from your skin keeping you cool on warm summer days. Available in sizes XS – XL and in 18 color choices from black to ivory and many shades in between. Stop by to see color swatches and to determine the best size for you. Or call or email me and let’s see what we can work out. Just $98.

With basics like the trouser and the base, you can go anywhere and do anything!

Next week, we’ll show you a lovely reversible dress, and bright pink top, and who knows what else? Stay tuned!

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Your Perfect Bag Is Now Here!

Your perfect bag is now here at MaJe Gallery. We’ve been searching high and low for beautiful, functional bags to suit all your needs. From a tough canvas tote for your visits to the Saturday market to a night out on the town, we’ve got your perfect bag here now.

Your Perfect Bag: Danny K

Made in Hollywood, California, these high quality tapestry bags are light weight from the beginning, to reduce wear and tear on your body. Here are four styles in a lovely new blue fabric for summer.

Many other fabric options available at MaJe Gallery.

your perfect bag might be the large zipper or the zipper bag by Danny K Handbags
The large zipper bag and the small zipper bag

If you like a bag that’s more wide than deep, then  your perfect bag might be one of these two. On the left is the Large Zipper Bag, which is 12″ wide x 8″ high and 3″ deep for a spacious inside to hold all your stuff. You can organize it, too, because of excellent pockets such as a full-length zipper pocket on the back exterior of the purse as well as a zipper pocket inside. Two outer pockets are open for easy access to your phone, keys or sunglasses. The 54″ adjustable strap is also removable. (SOLD!)

On the right is the Zipper Bag, a smaller but no less versatile option for those who prefer to carry fewer items. 10″ wide x 7″ high and 2.5″ deep, you can compactly carry quite a lot in this popular gem of a bag. It closes with a zipper and has a full-length zipper pocket on the exterior as well. Another zipper pocket is in the interior, as well as an extra-long adjustable 60″ strap.

your perfect bag might be narrow and deep like the Bella or the cell phone bag by Danny K
The Bella and the Cell Phone Bag

For others, your perfect bag might be narrow and deep like the Bella Bag on the left. At 9″ wide x 10″ high and 2.5″ deep, this is a great-looking bag with excellent function. A full-length exterior zipper pocket is in addition to an open pocket that goes the full depth of the bag, making it perfect for a water bottle or your cell phone. A zipper top keeps everything safe and another zipper pocket on the interior keeps small things in place. Finally, there is a 54″ adjustable and removable strap. (SOLD!)

On the right, the Cell Phone Bag is all you need for a walk. Designed to hold even the new, larger cell phones in the outer open pocket, you see another zipper pocket to hold your keys, credit card or ID nice and safe.  Once again, it features an adjustable, removable strap. For just $24, this is an excellent bag when all you need is the basics. (SOLD!)

Your Perfect Bag For Your Cell

your perfect bag is one of these cell phone bags by Danny K
Cute options for your cell phone

Here are three choices for the Cell Phone Bag: Blue Leaf, Paris, and Meowzer. Dimensions in above paragraph. Just $24. These three have sold, but others are still available in the shop.

Your Perfect Bag: The Perfect Tote

your perfect bag might be a large gorgeous tote like the Joy Tote by Danny K

A beautiful, functional Tote BagFor some of you, your perfect bag is nice and big enough to fit everything you might possibly need on any given day. Carry all your treasures in style with the Joy Tote by Danny K. A secure zipper closure protects it all, while three outer pockets keep those oft-used items easy to access. Coming in at 16.5″ wide x 10.5″ high and 5″ deep, it holds a lot with style. Durable shoulder straps keep it firmly in place, too. Two options now available: the blue/green pattern on the left and the black and white on the right. Just $75 each.

Your Perfect Bag For The Market

your perfect bag might be this strong canvas tote from Eric and Christiopher
Big, Strong Canvas Tote

Not a day goes by without many dogs walking by my front door in downtown Edmonds. As an homage to these wonderful friends of ours, enjoy our new collection of strong canvas totes that are perfect for your Saturday market finds, grocery shopping, or a day at the beach. Each is screen-printed by hand in Pennsylvania. (UPDATE: As of 6/5/18, only the English Bulldog is left. However, a new order is on the way with the other two, as well as many more.)

  • High Quality Large Durable 17″ x 16″ x 6″ Heavy Duty Eco Friendly Canvas Tote Bag.
  • Made to last from All Natural Canvas with Extra Sturdy Double Stitched Edges all around.
  • 100% Designed, Created, and Sourced in the USA.

Perfect Jewelry For Your Perfect Bag

Now, it just wouldn’t be right if we stopped at bags. How about some awesome new jewelry? Introducing international award-winning jeweler Renee Blackwell and her simple, glorious pendants.

your perfect bag needs perfect jewelry like these pendants by Renee Blackwell
Pair of 2-drop pendants

Combining magnificent stones with vintage Swarovski crystals, Ms. Blackwell creates a mesmerizing combination of sparkle and matte. On the left, pale green gaspeite in a matte finish is set off brilliantly with a citrus crystal above. On the right, faceted rhodonite gets a lavender champagne crystal above. All are bezel set in sterling silver with a large bail atop just waiting for a neck ring or wide silver chain. $260 each.

your perfect bags needs a perfect pendant by Renee Blackwell
Vintage Glass pendants

These two pendants by Renee Blackwell feature vintage glass as well as crystals. On the left, a crystal on top sits above a vintage German glass button in black and gold. $390. At the button, hand-painted glass makes a lovely finish. On the right, a vintage glass Chinese button reveals a lovely dragonfly beneath a clear vintage crystal. $375 and $260.

your perfect bag needs a perfect 5-drop pendant by Renee Blackwell
Rare 5-drop pendant

One of the last 5-drop pendants Ms. Blackwell will make, this 5charming statement pendant starts with an aqua blue vintage crystal at the top, followed by amazonite, pearl, sodalite and chrysoprase. Sure to elicit oohs and ahs from friends and strangers alike, this beauty is waiting for the perfect home. $550.

Outfits Of The Week

Not one, but two outfits are offered this week for your enjoyment.

your perfect bag needs a great outfit like this one
Summer Party Outfit Of The Week

Classic, casual and comfortable is the way we like it at MaJe Gallery because that fits our Easy Elegance motto to a T. In this outfit, black/white/gray trousers are a bit wider, which is much more comfortable in warmer weather than clingy leggings of heavy jeans. Pair it with a sassy white top with three cutouts at the neck, a pretty necklace, and a classic Panama hat in soft gray.

your perfect bag needs this great outfit
Evening party or summer wedding outfit

Do you love blue? Me too. For a special summer wedding or evening party, wear this denim blue circle skirt by Marcia Bloom with a white tank top, this french terry “coco” jacket by Testimony, and a one-of-a-kind chalcedony lariat necklace by Poppy Designs.

Summer items are arriving almost daily now, so stay tuned for our next installment!

April Showers Bring May Sales!

HELP!

All the racks are super full. There’s no room for all the elegant new summer items on the way. May sales can help!

Join us for a Spring Party and Sale to solve the problem!

SUNDAY – MAY 6 – 1 – 4PM

Save 20% on everything, and I do mean everything! Even our newest items. Save even more on selected winter items – up to 50%.

Party, of course, means treats and wine too!

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the newest items that are included.

New skirt and top in shades of seafoam

A new collection of the popular circle skirts by California’s Marcia Bloom just arrived, including this awesome one in shades of blue, green and purple. Paired here with one of the popular dolman tanks by Necessitees, and united with a clever use of a notKnot. Normally, this combo would set you back $180. This Sunday, it will drop down to $144!

May Sales include newest skirts, tops and hats
Two new skirts by Susie Howell

Marysville’s Susie Howell brought a new collection of pencil skirts. Some are mini, some midi, and some maxi like these two that also boast the azure dolman tank like the one you saw on the first skirt. Coordinating jewelry ties everything together as does the black and tan Panama hat. Save 20% on all these items too.

May sales include these skirts and tops
More skirts, but with purple

These skirts look great with purple, and believe it or not, the purple top transforms the skirt on the left, which is the same as the one in the photo above. Versatility is awesome! Save 20% on all!

May sales like this skirt, tank, jacket and necklace
Midi Howell skirt

Here’s one of Susie Howell’s midi skirts. Pair it with a coablt tank, a black linen jacket/shirt, and a multi-colored long necklace to tie it all together. Save 20% on everything.

May sales include Malicious Women candles
Candles Make You Smile

A new company from Lake Stevens, WA, produces these highly irreverent candles with 100% organic soy wax and delicious scents. They’ve been here about a week and are almost half gone already. Let’s sell them all this Sunday so I can order more! $19.95 regularly. Sunday, just $15.98. The perfect gift for certain someones. (P.S. don’t forget to read the “Infused with…” part.)

See more treasures to buy on sale on our website from last week’s selections of Easy Elegance.

See you Sunday!

Wear White Now! Tops, Jackets, Jewelry Brighten Up Life

Wear white now! That’s our mantra as our warmer weather and sunny days cheer us all up and make us think of summer. Forget the old rules! Don’t wait until after Memorial Day. Wear White Now!

Wear White Now: Tops

Four white tops are now available at MaJe Gallery. One is sure to be the right one for you!

Wear white now like this cotton dolman tank by Necessitees
White “dolman tank” by Necessitees

The “Dolman Tank” by Necessitees is a constant best seller because it is such a perfect wardrobe basic. The jewel neckline makes it an excellent layering piece, as well as the slightly longer length. Now available in white, black, royal blue, lavender, pink and charcoal, the soft, lightweight 100% cotton fabric won’t pill even after many washings. Great for travel as well as life. At just $32, it’s perfect over jeans, under a jacket or sweater, and every day living. NOTE: This is a body conscious top. If you want a looser fit, order one or two sizes larger than you usually buy.

Wear white now like this 3/4 sleeve raw edge crew neck tee from Necessitees
3/4 sleeve white crew

Do you want to make sure your arms are covered? Then this lightweight 100% cotton tee is for you. 3/4 sleeves and a crew neck look attractive as well as modest. The length is that of a regular tee shirt, ending at the hips. Super soft, washable, great for travel and perfect for every day. Just $37. (Update: Sold out for now.)

Wear white now like this lightweight french terry tunic from Testimony, the Namas T
Testimony’s white french terry tunic

3/4 sleeves? Check. Tunic length? Check. High neckline? Check. Medium-weight fabric? Check. Testimony has done it again, introducing a medium-weight French terry fabric for the summer. The body is smooth knit while the sleeves and hem feature white-on-white stripes to add the perfect amount of visual texture. 100% cotton, machine washable, great for travel and every day. Wear it over leggings, skinny jeans, regular jeans, or even trousers. $98.

Wear white now like the charming Mackenzie top from Inside Out Everyday
The “Mackenzie” top

A trio of cutouts frame the neckline in this delightful top from Florida’s Inside Out. Sleeves reach the elbow while the length falls to the hips, allowing for breathing room in the torso. Dress up your jeans just a tad, or wear it over leggings or a skirt.

Wear White Now: Jacket

This jacket is only available in spring. Last year I only had four to offer, and they disappeared in a few days. This year I ordered a few more. Let’s see how long they last…

Wear white now like this charming zip jacket from Color Me Cotton
White zip jacket from Color Me Cotton

This roomy jacket is made of super soft cotton knit. As you can see from the back view, pleats on the reverse side allow for a lot of forgiveness in our torso region (what love handles?). Strong, industrial zipper won’t get stuck, and two big pockets can carry your keys, phone and ID. These run fairly large, so keep that in mind when ordering. Just $98.

Wear White Now: Jewelry

Wear white now like this mother of pearl and pearl necklace by Poppy Design
Mother-of-Pearl and Pearl necklace

Two views of a one-of-a-kind necklace by Poulsbo favorite jeweler, Poppy. Teardrop mother-of-pearl beads are drilled at the top, creating a lovely cascade when strung side by side. Poppy never does anything routine, so she added a row of white pearls asymmetrically for visual interest. Wear it long or double it up because at 36″, it doubles to 18″. This versatile necklace can be worn with white, black or any color you wish. Just $190. (Update: Sold) Check out the matching earrings below…

Wear white now like these mother-of-pearl earrings by Poppy Design
Mother-of-Pearl and sterling earrings

Also one-of-a-kind, these mother-of-pearl earrings feature a single top-drilled Mother-of-pearl beads topped with a textured circle that dangles from sterling shepherd hook ear wires. Beautiful alone, they also make an excellent set with the necklace above. (Update: Sold)

Mother’s Day Preparation Thoughts

Does your mother love to wear jewelry? Is it getting more difficult for her to clasp her necklaces as she gets older?

If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then the perfect Mother’s Day gift is right here: give her the gift of magnetic clasps on her favorite necklaces. There are two ways to do it:

  1. “Borrow” her favorite necklaces. Bring them to Manya. Have her replace the current clasp with a magnetic one at just $10 a pop. Give them back to your mom on Mother’s Day.
  2. Get a gift certificate from MaJe Gallery indicating the number of necklaces your mother may bring in to have Manya replace the difficult clasp with a simple magnetic one. Give it to her on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a mere three weeks away, so don’t waste any time getting these necklaces to Manya so she has time to make the change in time.

Stay tuned for more Mother’s Day gift ideas next week!

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Elegant Summer Hats Now at MaJe Gallery

Elegant summer hats are now here at MaJe Gallery. Supplies are limited to stock on hand, so don’t wait!

Elegant Summer Hats

Elegant summer hats exemplified by this new collection from Canada's Parkhurst
A trio of elegant summer hats

One of these styles will look good on anyone. Three different profiles fit a range of face shapes, so one will certainly look good on you. Come in and play! Here’s a breakdown of these three.

Elegant summer hats like the Ruthie bucket cloche from Parkhurst
Ruthie Bucket Cloche in blue and white

This woven straw hat in cheerful blue and white straw has a classic shape called the “bucket cloche.” There’s a reason a hat shape becomes a classic, because it looks great on a wide range of women. This features a medium wide brim, a charming bow, and two blue stripes amid a blend of the two colors. As usual, all Parkhurst hats feature SunGuard, which protects your skin 50 times more than wearing nothing. This hat is also adjustable, with a string attached to the inner part to make it exactly the right size for you. Just $34. (SOLD OUT.)

Elegant summer hats like the Sentinel Peak from Parkhurst
The Sentinel Peak

Another one of our elegant summer hats is the more casual, cotton knit “Sentinel Peak,” also by Parkhurst. This is a classy take on the typical baseball cap style, featuring a wider brim, sewn-in layers to add character where a hat band would be, and a coconut shell button to decorate. Manya has several of these in different colors, and always gets compliments when she wears them. Available now in black, medium blue and nut (shown). This hat fits most heads well, except very small heads. If you know your head is small, it will be too big.  Also, as with all Parkhurst hats, it features SunGuard and protects your skin 50 times more than wearing nothing.  $45.

Elegant summer hats always include the classic panama, this time from Parkhurst
The classic Panama hat

Another classic is the Panama hat, with a wider brim that angles down, protecting your face from the sun’s blasts. This two-tone version is especially classy, and is now available in black and white (as shown on the model), pale blue to medium blue (middle insert), and black and tan (right insert). This is also adjustable, with a string inside the brim to get a perfect fit. Another Parkhurst hat, this again features SunGuard and protects your skin 50 times more than wearing nothing. (Update: Sold Out.)

Elegant Summer Hats – Funky Vintage Feel

In our neighbor city of Portland, Oregon, lives creative upcycler Nicole Flood, creator of elegant summer hats made from cast off tee shirts.

Elegant summer hats might be like Flood hats from Portland, Oregon
Flood Hats are uniquely elegant

With a distinctly vintage vibe, these cotton, one-of-a-kind hats feature an elegant design focus on one side of an angled brim. Here’s a shot of ten new hats we just received…

Elegant summer hats might be like one of these unique beauties from Nicole Flood
Ten new hats from Nicole Flood

All our favorite colors are here, from black to gray for the neutral lovers, then turquoise, hot pink and lime green for a splash of color. With no two hats alike, it’s best to come in and try them on to get the one that fits you best. Manya will show you the best way to wear them to get the most of your Flood hat. This is the type of hat you’ll wear all day long, to compliment your outfit of the day. Just $44 each. Machine washable (after all, they began life as a mere tee shirt, never knowing they’d be turned into a fabulous hat later on.)

Elegant Spring Outfit

There’s nothing quite like the elegance of black and white…

Elegant summer hats need elegant clothing to match, like this white top and black vest from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s white top and black vest

Elegant summer hats need elegant clothing to match! Check out these new pieces from Testimony Los Angeles, featuring a lighter weight french terry (100% cotton!) that is ultra soft. The white top has a high neckline, 3/4 sleeves with ruched elbows, and covers the butt. Pair it with this asymmetrical black vest – made of the same ultra soft light weight cotton knit – that comes complete with pockets! Both are machine washable, very light weight and thus great for travel. Manya added both to her wardrobe and has been getting compliments every time she wears them. Top is $98, Vest is $128. Only a few available, then poof! They’re gone. (UPDATE: As predicted, the vests are all gone. I’m ordering more for first week of July. Want one? Let me know and I’ll set it aside for you.)

Lots more spring and summer items are on the way, so stay tuned! I’ll show you what’s new in next week’s post!

Adorn Yourself and Your Home: New Jewelry, Mirrors

Adorn yourself and your home with newly arrived jewelry and mirrors from our local artists.

Adorn Yourself

Adorn yourself with new jewelry by Poppy
Trio of Necklaces by Poppy

Poulsbo artist Poppy creates one-of-a-kind jewelry using a wide variety of unusual components she curates herself. These three are a great example of the variety of materials and styles she creates.

Left: Abalone shell with sterling a carved bone “sun” motif with dyed jade and sterling silver on the sides. Adjustable 19″-20″ with sterling hook clasp. $190

Center: A cheerful multi-colored array of faceted shapes – all Swarovski crystals. The perfect necklace to brighten up either a solid color outfit, or a mixed one. Adjustable 18-20″. $85

Right: Unique sterling pendant drops from aqua Peruvian opal organic chips interspersed with some sterling beads. Adjustable 16-18″ with sterling hook clasp. $195.

Adorn Your Home

 

Adorn yourself and your home with these colorful mosaic mirrors by Zetamari - Angie Heinrich
Cheerful new mosaic mirrors

You can adorn yourself and your home too! These colorful new mosaic mirrors from Seattle’s Zetamari will perk up any room with a happy glow. At just 10″ diameter, it’s easy to find the perfect spot for them. Just $98 each. (Update: The center yellow/orange one SOLD!)

Prefer a more subtle color palette? Check out this new mirror, also from Zetamari:

Adorn yourself and your home with this beautiful taupe mosaic mirror by Zetamari - Angie Heinrich
Beautifully subtle mosaic mirror

Italian hand-made glass tiles with silver foil backing create a subtle glow to this mirror in warm tones that suits many a decorating palette of the Northwest and beyond. This mirror measure 12″ x 15″ for $176. Handmade in Seattle.

Adorn yourself and your home with this photograph of the Edmonds ferry by Karen Ulvestad.
Karen Ulvestad’s “Ferry at Dusk”

We all enjoy watching our ferries come and go each day. Bring it inside your home as well with this lovely rendering of the ferry at sunset, captured by the lens of favorite local photographer Karen Ulvestad. Printed on canvas and stretched on a 16×20 frame, the image wraps around the sides to create a ready-to-hang image for your favorite room. $160.

Also available in a 5×7 greeting card for $4.

Easter Is Nigh!

The Easter bunny has arrived at MaJe Gallery!

Adorn yourself and give someone a solid chocolate Easter bunny from Spokandy
Solid milk chocolate Easter bunny

Since 1913, Spokane’s Spokandy has been making quality chocolate for all to enjoy. For Easter, you can get a delicious solid milk chocolate Easter bunny – complete with baby bunny – right here at MaJe Gallery. This chocolate really tastes like chocolate – not like wax. Just $4.99 each.

Adorn yourself then give a fudge-filled Easter egg to your favorite friend - Spokandy
Fudge-filled Easter Egg

For the avid choc-o-holic, the chocolate fudge filled Easter egg might be the better choice. This lovely is heavy as well as delicious! At just $9.99, it will be a treat to enjoy.

Outfit of the Week

Adorn yourself in Testimony's jersey pants and bolero jacket
Adorn yourself with a splash of color

Adorn yourself in this classic combo featuring two Testimony basics: the Jersey Pant and the Bolero. Manya here has paired these two lovely basics with a hot pink top in honor of spring’s impending arrival. Will you be traveling soon? These two pieces, the trousers and bolero, should definitely go in your suitcase. Comfortable, lightweight, washable, classy, and wrinkles “melt” out when you wear them. Trousers are $89, Bolero is $98. You’ll not only feel great, you’ll look great.

NEW JEWELRY BY SHARI BOTH

Adorn Yourself with this lovely chrysoprase jewelry by Shari Both Jewelry Design
New jewelry by Shari Both

Shari Both unveils a new collection of necklaces and earrings featuring her signature wraps and gem drops. This chrysoprase set as well as several others can be seen and purchased ON HER PAGE.

Click HERE to see ALL Shari Both Jewelry Designs.

Valentines Day Gifts You Can Enjoy

Yep, it’s a mere week away. Have you dropped your hints yet about what you want? Here are some ideas of Valentines Day gifts you can enjoy.

Valentines Day Gifts For Fun

Valentines day gifts to enjoy like these colorful cluster earrings from Seattle's Mary Freiberger - Jem's Jewelry
New cluster earrings from Mary Freiberger (Seattle)

Colorful, sassy and fun, these earrings will pick up anyone’s spirits on these wet, dreary winter days. Here are three from the new collection featuring Swarovski crystals on top, and sometimes below too. Center pair is amethyst – also February’s birthstone! Prices are, from left to right, $60, $54 and $54. Sterling leverback ear wires for security.

Valentines day gifts to enjoy like these colorful cluster earrings from Seattle's Mary Freiberger - Jem's Jewelry
Even brighter cluster earrings!

This trio features even brighter colors of orange, yellow and pink, and magenta with purple. Prices are, from left to right, $65, $48 and $48. Sterling leverback ear wires mean you’ll never lose one! Made in Seattle by Mary Freiberger (Jem’s Jewelry).

Valentines Day Gifts With Hearts

Not all hearts are the same – especially in the hands of artists! Check out these three options that widen the spectrum of expectations.

Valentines Day Gifts to enjoy might be this vintage style heart pendant with a message on the reverse side - by Spirit Lala
Vintage heart pendant with message on reverse

Original artwork by Spirit Lala (yes, that’s really her name) is mounted on a stainless steel base. A special message appears on the reverse side, just for the wearer. Includes an 18″ stainless chain. $28. Just one in stock.

Valentines Day Gifts to enjoy might be this vintage style heart pendant with a message on the reverse side - by Spirit Lala
Long, colorful circle pendant with multiple hearts

Also by Spirit Lala, this shows both sides of another reversible pendant, larger this time, and complete with a 28″ chain. A close inspection reveals a multitude of tiny hearts in a colorful setting, while the reverse is black and white hearts with the word “love” at the top. Wear it either way for double usage! Just $68. Only one in stock!

Valentines Day Gifts to enjoy might be this copper heart and earrings.
The “Guarded Heart” pendant and coordinating earrings

This oxidized copper heart comes on a 28″ ball chain (which can be shortened to any length you wish very easily) is perfect for the edgier woman – you know who you are! Coordinated earrings let you coordinate without being “matchy-matchy.” Pendant is $65, Earrings are $48. Get both for $100 (online deal only). SOLD OUT!

Valentines day gifts to enjoy for the traditional woman - Swarovski crystal heart pendants and earrings
Swarovski crystal hearts – pendants and earrings

Swarovski has been making beautiful crystal jewelry since 1895. This heart crystal set at a jaunty angle is called the “Devoted To U” heart. It is now available in these three colors shown above. From left to right: Red Magma, Crystal AB, Astral Pink (which has a warm, pinkish glow). Get them on 18″ sterling silver chains for $48. Coordinating earrings also available.

It’s Also Amethyst Month For February Birthdays

Combine a special birthday in February with Valentine’s Day love in the form of one of the highest quality amethysts in the world – those from the Four Peaks mine in Arizona. We have pendants, earrings and rings available in many shapes and styles. Check out this lovely ring with an oval faceted amethyst.

Valentines day gifts to enjoy might include an amethyst ring, especially if you have a February birthday
Hand faceted oval amethyst from the Four Peaks mine

Master faceter Bill Booze has been honing his faceting skills for over 30 years, which means he gets the most clarity and beauty out of the gems he cuts. We have a large collection of amethysts, hand faceted by Mr. Booze, that come from the Four Peaks mine in Arizona – producer of the highest quality amethysts in the world. The rich, deep hues of Four Peaks amethysts are alive with dancing tones of magenta and red that mesmerize the eyes. Stop by to see the full collection and treat yourself to a rare and beautiful gem. This ring is set in sterling silver for $450.

Stay tuned for next week to see the beginnings of our spring clothing collection!

Cheers,

Manya Vee