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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

6 Easy Stocking Stuffers or Just Plain Cool Gifts

The clock is ticking. Christmas is nigh! If you’re feeling stressed to get everything done, let MaJe Gallery come to your rescue. Check out these 6 easy stocking stuffers, which can easily double as just plain cool gifts. To get yours, just reply to this email to order. MaJe even has delivery elves for free local delivery! Email immediately, or call during business hours to get the ball rolling (425-776-3778).

6 Easy Stocking Stuffers

6 easy stocking stuffers like SolMate socks
New colors of SolMate Socks

The first of our 6 easy stocking stuffers is, well, stockings! Okay, socks if you must. SolMate socks are made in Vermont of organic cotton and spandex. Mismatched with care, this company’s motto is “Life is too short for matching socks.” Many of you get these each and every year, making it difficult to remember what you’ve already given. Well, this year, we have three new colors for 2017 on hand, which you can see in this photo here. Of course we also have the tried and true colors available as well. Still just $19.95. Call to order the ones you want in the sizes you want: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large.

6 easy stocking stuffers might include these artistic glass nail files
Artsy Glass Nail Files

If you have not yet used a glass nail file, you are in for a treat. Glass nail files leave a smooth, clean edge to your nails, which is far superior for nail health than the ripping you get from using metal or wood files. The best part, however, is how pretty these nail files are. A unique piece of dichroic glass art is attached to each one. Get one for each of the women in your life! $12 for purse size, and $14.50 for daily size.

6 easy stocking stuffers must always include faux fur accessories from Pandemonium
Faux Fur accessories

Our faux fur headbands, scarves and fingerless gloves are a perfect MaJe Easy Elegance choice for one of the 6 easy stocking stuffers. Super soft, made in Seattle, warm and elegant – what more could a girl ask for? Many color choices still available. Fingerless gloves are $29. Headbands are $18. Skinny scarves are $42.

6 easy stocking stuffers must include faux fur fingerless gloves by Pandemonium
Color choices for faux fur fingerless gloves

Here are some currently available choices in the fingerless glove department. These faux fur options are also available in scarves and hats.

6 easy stocking stuffers might include a lovely new purse by Danny K
Some purse choices from Danny K
You all know someone who loves a new purse, even if that’s not you. Well, then, you’ve got an excellent gift choice for that person among our new collection from Hollywood, California – Danny K!  From small cell phone bags to larger “Maggie” bags, we’ve got you covered! Industrial zippers, water resistant lining, tough upholstery fabrics, adjustable straps – what more could a girl ask for? Priced $9 – $65,
6 easy stocking stuffers must include earrings like these from Shari Both Jewelry Design
Just three choices of Shari Both Jewelry Design

No stocking is complete without at least one pair of earrings. Here are three great choices from Shari Both Jewelry Design. If you’re a regular at the gallery and stop by on Wednesdays, you’ll meet Shari yourself. Ask her about her help painting our walls! Her jewelry is simply elegant. She even has her own page here These three options and many more are currently available – until someone else gets them that is! Don’t wait! Call me right now to reserve the pair you want!

6 easy stocking stuffers might include earrings by Manya Vee
Earrings from Manya Vee

Or perhaps you prefer this style, made by Maje Gallery partner Manya Vee. Simply elegant, this style is both hip and professional, offering an excellent option for a wide variety of situations. Priced $10 – $68.

These items and more, including a huge selection of ornaments,

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wondering when you’ll find us open this last week before Christmas? Well wonder no more! Here’s the skinny…

Open SEVEN days a week!

Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 5
Thursday and Friday, 12/21 and 12/22: open 11am until 7pm
Saturday 12/23: 10 – 5
Sunday, Christmas Eve: 11 – 3

CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day (12/26)

Stay on top of things by following us on Facebook! We’ll do our best to let you know our most recent arrivals there on a daily basis. In fact, we’d love to get a review from you! Click on the “Review” button on the left to post your review permanently! Thanks a HUGE amount in advance!

Thanks very much!

Manya Vee

Exquisite Jewelry Selections For Holiday Gift Giving

Jewelry is our top-selling item every holiday season. Everyone loves a new pair of earrings, or a particularly special necklace. This week, we’d like to show you exquisite jewelry selections for holiday gift giving…or receiving!

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – Fine Jewelry

exquisite jewelry selections like this swiss blue topaz set from Bill Booze
Swiss Blue Topaz set from Bill Booze

This stunningly vivid turquoise blue known as “Swiss Blue” topaz comes from our favorite faceter, Bill Booze. The necklace features a 10 carat AAA-grade gem mounted in sterling silver. The earrings are about 8 carats total weight, also mounted in sterling silver with leverback ear wires. Bill’s 30+ years of faceting expertise bring out the maximum color and sparkle in these stones. You will share moments of beauty with complete strangers due to the brilliant beauty of these stones. The necklace is $600, and earrings are $400. One of a kind, of course. This is a gift you’ll treasure the rest of your life.

exquisite jewelry selections like this monarch opal necklace and earring set by Elyse Clark
Monarch opal pendant and earrings

A photo can’t capture the amazing fire in these monarch opals. You’ll have to stop by to see them in person to see for yourself. I only saw them in photos, but saw the many comments customers made about the opals, so I decided to go for it to see for myself. When I opened the package Monday afternoon, I was blown away. These are simply stunningly gorgeous, and set in a wonderful artistic style by New York’s Elyse Clark. Necklace is $198, earrings are $89. Set in sterling silver.

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – by Manya Vee

exquisite jewelry selections like this one-of-a-kind labradorite set by Manya Vee
Labradorite and Apatite set by Manya Vee

Somehow, I squeezed in some time to create this lovely two-strand necklace and earring set in time for December. I’ve been dreaming about it for about six months, and now it comes to life just for you. I was inspired by the smooth teardrop labradorite pendant that shimmers in shades of blue-green-gray to tease your eyes. I paired it with teal apatite, pyrite and more labradorite along with some sterling silver beads and chain. The short piece is 20″ long while the longer length is about 23″ making it the perfect length to wear with just about everything. I had to make coordinating earrings too, of course. $198 for the set. (SOLD!)

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – Sweet Bows

exquisite jewelry selections like these sweet bows by Shari Both Jewelry
Sweet hand-wrought bows in gold-fill and sterling

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For those of you who like things simple and sweet, take your pick between a gold-fill or sterling hand-wrought bow by Shari Both Jewelry Design. Starting with round wire, Shari forms the shape of the bow, then hammers it to provide strength and resilience. Life’s blows make us sweet and strong – that’s how I think of it. For some reason, that rings particularly true these days. Be feminine. Be strong. Be you. $88 for gold-fill. $82 for sterling. Visit Shari’s special page for more of her wonderful jewelry.

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – Architectural Style

exquisite jewelry selections like this architecturally inspired set by Christophe Poly
Architecturally inspired jewelry

You just never know where your path in life will lead you. For Christophe Poly, his studies in architecture led to small scale sculpture in jewelry! Christophe is our top-selling jewelry artist at MaJe Gallery for his simple, sophisticated, affordable jewelry. This set shown here is among the latest arrivals. In brushed bronze with a cat’s eye stone, it is sure to garner compliments for whomever wears it! Lots more necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings price $34 – $58.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wondering when you’ll find us open these next few weeks? Well wonder no more! Here’s the skinny…

Open SEVEN days a week!

Monday – Saturday: 11 – 5
Sunday: noon – 4
Thursday and Friday, 12/21 and 12/22: open late until 7pm
Saturday 12/23: 11 – 5
Sunday, Christmas Eve: 11 – 3

CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day (12/26)

Stay on top of things by following us on Facebook! We’ll do our best to let you know our most recent arrivals there on a daily basis. In fact, we’d love to get a review from you! Click on the “Review” button on the left to post your review permenantly! Thanks a HUGE amount in advance!

Thanks very much!

Manya Vee

2 Jackets Plus New Jewelry

This week, we have 2 jackets plus new jewelry to share with you!

The weather is cooling down and we’re digging into the back of our closets for sweaters, wraps and light jackets. As queens of layering (that’s what all savvy Northwest women are you know), at least half our closet is taken up with a sweater, jacket or wrap of one sort or another.

To me, that makes it one of the most important elements of our personal style because it is the piece that defines our look on any given day.

Your closet may have a lot of these, but how many are worthy of your current personality?

You may need an update!

The two jackets this week are very different in look. One will appear to the more bohemian among us. The other will appeal to those of us with a more hip, contemporary style.

2 Jackets

2 new jackets like this long tapestry jacket from Color Me Cotton
The Elegant Bohemian

I fell in love with this one immediately. So, as you can guess, one went home with me. What did my beloved spouse say when I walked in with it on? “Well, that’s a Manya jacket if I ever saw one. I guess you’re keeping it.” He loves it too! And now you know: I’m part bohemian.

This is the first of three tapestry jackets from Color Me Cotton that we’ll be getting this year. This is the longest one. It dips longer in the back and has pointed tips in front. Big pockets! Machine washable. $158.

2 new jackets like this zip jacket in dark gray from Color Me Cotton
The Elegant Contemporary

A bit funky, but very cool, this cotton jacket zips up, has lovely big pockets, and a pleated reverse side adding a whole lot of style. Machine washable. $128.

New Jewelry

Shari Both has been hard at work making some lovely new pieces of jewelry. This fall, she’s inspired by the lovely deep blue of lapis lazuli and sapphires. You can see her newest pieces along with her permanent collection on her page on this website.

2 new jackets need new jewelry like these pieces from Shari Both Jewelry
Four new necklaces by Shari Both

See these four pieces individually and purchase your favorite on Shari’s page. You can also enjoy a number of additional pieces from her current collection there.

New things are arriving almost daily, so stop by to check out all the new items in person!

 

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 Holiday Gifts and Clothing for 2016

Hot Holiday Gifts

Hot Holiday Gifts like these glass Christmas trees are affordable and adorable
Glass Christmas Trees are great gifts and home decor

A collection of fused glass Christmas trees like these beauties from Bellingham’s Heidi VanderWerff make hot holiday gifts for friends. Or perhaps you find yourself simplifying your own decor these days. Picture these along your mantel interspersed with some sparkly garland, and you’ve got a simple, lovely scene that only takes a few minutes to put up.

Three sizes include the tall skinny tree (8″), the wide medium tree (6.5″), and the little dude (5″). Each is fixed with a steel rod that fits neatly into an actual tree slice for a sturdy display. At just $22, $20 and $18 respectively, you’re good to go.

Hot Holiday Ornaments

Hot holiday gifts like this pair of fused glass cat ornaments is a sure winner for cat lovers.
A pair of the ever-popular cat ornaments

Calling all cat lovers! A great selection of charming fused glass cat ornaments has just arrived. Made in Illinois by Charlotte Arvelle, there are many combos to choose from, including these two shown here. Fairly large, these are 6″ across. The best part about these is that they are simply too cute to stow away after the holidays. Leave them up all year to enjoy and celebrate the cat ruler in your home!

Hot Holiday Jewelry

Hot Holiday Gifts like this turquoise necklace that can be worn multiple ways.
This turquoise necklace can be worn multipe ways – even as a bracelet

A versatile piece of jewelry adds a great deal to any wardrobe. Check out this beautiful necklace/bracelet by Edmonds’ own Brett Mathewson, shown here in her turquoise version (an amethyst version is also available). Enjoy the video below to see the many ways it can be worn as a necklace, and also wrap it around your wrist multiple times for a very cool bracelet. The $240 price tag includes a number of hand-fabricated sterling silver components. Coordinating earrings also available, making this most definitely among hot holiday gifts!

Click on the image below to watch a video showing multiple ways to wear this.

Hot Holiday Gifts like this piece of jewelry that can be worn multiple ways
Click on the image to watch the video.

Hot Holiday Outfit

Hot Holiday Gifts include this elegant skirt and top
Simply elegant outfit for all your holiday parties

Look your best at all your holiday events this year with distinctive clothing by American designers. The lace blouse shown here (see image below for the full view, which shows black lace over charcoal, but what I have in stock is black lace over black) is by Testimony Los Angeles, which adds graceful charm to whatever you choose to put on the bottom half – even jeans!

Hot Holiday Gifts like this lacey top from Testimony Los Angeles.
Lacey Top by Testimony

The one-of-a-kind skirt features softly moving silver lame in a full circle of fabric for an elegant drape. The stretchy waistband fits sizes 6 – 16 comfortably. Picture strappy sparkly sandals or sexy black pumps, along with this sparkly crystal necklace by Shari Both and you will feel confident and pretty all evening long.

Beaded pendant with chain by Shari Both Jewelry
A new piece by our own Shari Both

Skip the mall this holiday season and keep your money local. Shop in downtown Edmonds, and especially at MaJe Gallery, where your dollars support multiple local businesses: MaJe itself as well as all the artists’ whose work you purchase. What could be better?

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MaJe’s Fall Jewelry Extravaganza – Save 10% This Week

Unique jewelry, made by talented craftsmen in small studios across America, has the ability to capture your distinctive style in a way mass produced items cannot even approach. Thus we offer you our fall jewelry extravaganza at MaJe Gallery, featuring our newest one-of-a-kind arrivals.

The Statement Necklace

Jewelry extravaganza druzy and pearl necklace by Poppy
Druzy with petal pearls – one-of-a-kind necklace by Poppy

Statement jewelry need not be loud or in the style of Carmen Miranda. It need not even be huge. Take this one-of-a-kind necklace by Poulsbo’s Poppy Design. It features a stunning pendant of druzy quartz. Poppy enhanced the pendant with a beautiful strand of petal pearls in rich chocolate with luster of copper and bronze. Wear this with a range of colors including black, brown, brick, charcoal, taupe, olive and more. The high quality pearls will reflect in the color you wear.

Jewelry extravaganza like this Sculptural Necklace by Cheryl Parrott
Sculptural beaded necklace by Edmonds’ Cheryl Parrott

While our first statement necklace is very elegant, the next one edges into the fun category. Our jewelry extravaganza series comes out to play with this unique piece by Edmonds’ own Cheryl Parrott. Using multiple strands of thin wire, Cheryl sculpts glass leaf beads and pearls into “branches”, from which dangles a hand-made raku clay bird in the center. It’s the kind of unusual piece that is sure to elicit admiration from complete strangers. You, too, could be party to sharing a moment of beauty with the world when you wear a piece like this. My favorite way to wear it would be over a white T-shirt with jeans!

The Subtle Necklace

Jewelry extravaganza subtle jewelry like this gray pearl necklace
Small gray pearls are enhanced with a sparkly labradorite bar in the center

Kenmore’s Shari Both has been making feminine power jewelry for many years now. Inspired by the beauty and simplicity of vintage jewelry, Shari channels that inspiration into her designs, resulting in simple yet powerful pieces for a woman who enjoys a subtle approach to her personal power.

This necklace features individually wire wrapped gray pearls on the sides with a row of sparkly faceted labradorite gems on a flat bar in the center. The gray tones let you wear it with anything. This type of necklace would work best with a scoop neckline in any color, as well as something with multiple colors that included a touch of gray or cream.

Jewelry extravaganza necklace of woven beads
Multi-colored woven beaded necklace

This simple, multi-colored woven beaded necklace measures 24″ making it the perfect go-to piece for every solid colored top in your closet. It’s a great length for scoop necks, V-necks, and even turtle necks. It’s multi-colored, yet the colors are subtle enough to work with any background color you’ve got. Made in Mt. Vernon, WA, by MaJe’s newest artist, Gail Thein.

Jewelry Extravaganza’s Bracelet Bravura

When it comes to jewelry extravaganza week at MaJe, bracelets are a big deal. A bracelet can be a more private piece of jewelry in the winter months, because our long sleeves typically cover it up. Yet there it is, making you feel like the strong, confident woman you are. We’ve got a style of bracelet for everyone. Check out these offerings.

A trio of colorful bracelets by Gail Thein
A trio of bracelets from our newest artist, Gail Thein

Three bracelets – similar but for the colors – are also made by Gail Thein, whose woven necklace you saw above. These are such fun, and add some sass to your outfit of the day. Larger beads in two strands, leading into a single strand, and closed with a vintage button.

Jewelry extravaganza bracelet of carved jade and pearls
Carved jade ball with multi-strand pearls

A carved jade ball takes center stage with the triple-strand pearl bracelet by Poppy Design. The neutral tones means you can wear it with many things. The elegant design suits those who enjoy elegance and a touch of class.

Jewelry extravaganza bracelet - double-strand byzantine links.
Double-row silver Byzantine bracelet

This silver hand-linked bracelet is one of those you can put on and just never take off. It goes with everything, is very comfortable, and stays polished if you wear it a lot.

Jewelry Extravaganza’s Earring Fiesta

Our jewelry collection at MaJe Gallery features an eclectic array of earrings. We’ve got something for everyone. Here’s a peak at just a few.

Sterling silver earrings by Manya Vee are part of the jewelry extravaganza
Sterling silver earrings by Manya Vee

Elegant shapes are joined together in this compelling pair of simple sterling silver earrings, made by our very own Manya Vee. Not too long and not too short, these are perfect go-to earrings for everyday. Great for travel too – you only need this one pair for the whole trip!

Jewelry extravaganza earrings in mixed metals
Two artists in mixed metals – two great pairs of earrings

Many enjoy the look of mixed metals these days. Check out these two earrings by two different artists. On the left, we have Portland’s Joseph Brinton and his silver, bronze and copper circles, held together by a pair of gold-fill rings. Light-weight and easy, there’s no wonder this artist does so well with his jewelry!
On the right, we have Christophe Poly’s work. Graduating with a degree in architecture, Christophe went on to fall in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. Using aluminum and bronze, his earrings are light-weight and feature nice movement. This pair has a dark gray cat’s eye stone.

Two pairs of colorful earrings by local artists
Need color? Never fear! Colorful earrings are here!

Silver and mixed metal earrings are interesting and versatile, but sometimes you just want a splash of color, right? Never fear! We’ve got you covered there too. On the left is an olive stone encased in goldtone metal by Seattle’s Jem’s Jewelry. We have a large collection of these little gem drops in a wide assortment of colors. And they’re just $32 each, too!

Need color with a bit of funk? Then look no further than the mismatched sterling wire work of Passiko. Even the glass beads she uses are made on Washington’s peninsula. These range in price from $32 – $48.

With over 20 jewelry artisans from all over North America, enjoy our wide selection as well as our broad price range that starts at $10 and goes up to over $1,000. The largest selection is less than $100.

To get your 10% discount during our Jewelry Extravaganza Week, be sure to mention it before we ring you up!  In this post, the prices you’ll be linked to at PayPal are already listed at 10% below the regular retail price.

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New Fall Gear For You

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

Our new fall gear includes the Cape Blouse from Testimony Los Angeles, which is one of our biggest success stories. Now it’s available in this lovely “ruby” color for fall/winter. Beneath, it’s a sheath dress. Attached is a drapey overlay that’s longer in the back. That overlay is the magic piece, hiding all the extra bits in the middle that you want to hide. The 3/4 sleeves are perfect.

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

Check out these two additional ways to wear the Cape Blouse. On the left, Manya’s wearing it with capri leggings and strappy sandals. On the right, a model pairs it with Testimony’s Elegant Trousers. Another great look is with black boots in the winter.

Fall Gear – Jewelry

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

Jewelry is a great way to complete an outfit, bring it all together. These three new pendants from Seattle’s Jem’s Jewelry might be just the thing. Paired with the ever-growing popularity of gold-tone jewelry, we have a gorgeous labradorite on the left that flashes blues as the light hits it. Same with the Rainbow Moonstone in the center. The abalone on the right reveals blues, purples, magentas and grays depending on how the light hits it. The abalone one has already sold. Mesmerizing. All are on 18″ gold-plated chains.  $65 – $75.

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

Shari Both takes care of our ears with her newest selection of single gem drops in some mouth-watering colors. Sterling silver wire on genuine gemstones. $32 – $34. Stop by to see additional options!

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

Hard-core Seahawk fans will jump at the chance to get this peridot and London Blue Topaz ring! Hand-faceted by our master, Bill Booze, the stones sparkle like crazy! Set in sterling silver, this ring is gorgeous even if you aren’t into football. Blue and green always look great together. Current size is 6 1/2. Not your size? Don’t worry – tell us your size and we’ll make it happen.

Fall Gear For Home

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

Fall also means harvest! Hopefully, many of you will have beautiful tomatoes on your vines as the summer wanes. These beauties were captured by Snohomish artist Suzanne deCillia. Acrylic on canvas and beautifully framed, it measures 24″ x 28″. $400.

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