New Dress, Tops, Bracelets Now at MaJe Gallery

A new dress, tops, bracelets are here this week at MaJe Gallery, and from the looks of them, you can tell spring is in the air.

New Dress

new dress is the Mila dress in the Paris print by Inside Out Everyday
The Mila Dress in the Paris print

This flattering dress drapes beautifully over the body without clinging where you don’t want it. Soft rayon jersey fabric feels fantastic against your skin. 3/4 sleeves cover the upper arms, while the rounded neckline doesn’t scoop too deeply. If you’re tall like this model, it will be above the knee. For the average height woman, it’s either at or just below the knee. It’s been selling fast so only XL and XXL are left. If that’s your size, get it quick! Just $98. (UPDATE: This print is now sold out. A lovely blue print is coming soon.)

New Tops

Two new tops with spring colors are here for your enjoyment. The first one comes from our newest designer, Marla Duran from Pennsylvania.

new dress and new blouse by Marla Duran
Exquisite Blouse by Marla Duran

Marla Duran’s exquisite craftsmanship enjoys top quality woven rayon fabrics with stunning details inside and out. You’ll enjoy the feel of the fabric between your fingers and on your body, as well as the distinctive extras that make her work stand out. This particular top is one-of-a-kind. Wear it as a blouse or as a jacket. Size medium fits 8 – 10. $275. (Sold – but several other prints available)

new dress and new tunic by Color Me Cotton
Slimming turquoise tunic

The new turquoise tunic features a contrasting fabric at the hem for an enticing detail. The super soft rayon jersey fabric feels soft on your skin. The black threads throughout make this the perfect top to wear over your black leggings or jeans. The length curves longer in the back to gracefully cover your backside. $85.

New Bracelets

With a new dress, tops, bracelets make a grand entrance.

Meet Tony the Fireman! Retired Seattle fireman Tony Tomassi snagged an actual fire pole from a decommissioned fire station and put it to good use.

new dress meets fireman Tony Tomassi
Tony the fireman circa 1988

What does an enterprising retired fireman do with such a pole? Well, make bracelets of course!

new dress needs a new bracelet made from a fire pole
Tony’s bracelets decorate a vintage fire hose nozzle

Tony slices a piece of the fire pole off, stamps words onto the surface, then cuts a section out to make it smaller. He then shapes it into an oval and polishes it up nice and bright. You’ll find 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ widths now at MaJe Gallery, for a unique gift or personal indulgence. Commission your special bracelet today with your own words in the perfect size for just $10 extra. $48, $54 and $58 for in-stock bracelets.

Returning Favorite

A few months back, we got Testimony’s “Coco” jacket in the amazing “poppy” color, a vibrant orange. It sold out almost immediately. We just got a new batch, the last of the season.

new dress needs a great jacket like the Coco jacket in poppy by Testimony
Coco Jacket in “Poppy”

We paired it with dark colors in early spring, but this jacket looks great with so many colors including white, turquoise, periwinkle, lime green, yellow, purple, navy and more. Release your Bold Self and get your poppy Coco jacket today! $154. (Sold out!)

Two nice deliveries are coming this next week, so stay tuned to see them in next week’s Newsletter!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS

Thank you so much to all the soldiers who have given their time, expertise and sometimes their lives to help keep America free. We are so grateful to you!

MaJe Gallery will be open Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday: 11 – 5
Sunday: Noon – 4
Monday: 11 – 3pm (if it’s busy, we’ll be open until 5pm)

Have a safe, enjoyable weekend!

Your Perfect Bag Is Now Here!

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

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!

Skirt + Top + Jacket = Super Summer Outfit – only at MaJe Gallery

Easy elegance is our goal here at MaJe Gallery. Easy sometimes means versatile pieces that look great together and can also be worn with other things in your closet. A great example is this week’s outfit which is a skirt + top + jacket for a wonderful summer outfit you can take anywhere.

Skirt + Top + Jacket

skirt + top + jacket these items from Zen Knits make a great summer outfit
Print skirt, plus coordinating top and jacket

All fabrics are luscious rayon jersey for soft comfort. The periwinkle, mint green and black print in the skirt is full of lively movement. Calm that down with solid coordinating pieces like this periwinkle tank top and a black shrug. Bring some of the green up with a green chalcedony pendant to pull it all together. Get the jacket here, and the skirt and top below.

skirt + top + jacket without the jacket this Zen Knits skirt and tank are a perfect summer outfit
The skirt and tank alone

Here it is without the jacket so you can see everything clearly. This outfit is so comfortably, you might just wear it all summer long! Pair the skirt with a black top, or even mint green. Wear the tank with jeans, or how about your favorite white pants? The versatility is perfect because I know how much you like to be practical.

A Great New Top

skirt + top + jacket is great, but so is this magenta cowl top from Color Me Cotton, AKA CMC.
Magenta!

This particular top looks great on so many different body shapes, and it just arrived in this enticing new magenta shade – just in time for summer! The CMC (Color Me Cotton) cowl top features 3/4 sleeves in a tunic length, making it particularly excellent to wear over black leggings or skinny jeans. It doesn’t wrinkle, making it an excellent choice for travel. Just $89. These never last long, so if you like it, don’t hesitate!

What Else Is New?

In addition to the lovely skirt + top + jacket, I have a new line of purses I think you’ll really enjoy.

skirt + top + jacket needs a great purse to accompany it like these great choices from Vaan & Co
Upcycled leather handbags

Yep, you read that caption correctly: upcycled leather purses exude artistic flare and excellent craftsmanship. This is such an awesome way to make good use of things other throw away, don’t you think? New leather prices consistently rise, making even a simple bag rather expensive. These creative folks found a great way to piece together leather remnants to make durable, stylish handbags that suit your needs well. With a variety of sizes, shapes and number of pockets, you’ll surely find a perfect one for yourself. Priced $38 – $98.

skirt + top + jacket needs a cute bag like this one, the Brisk, from Vaan and Co
The “Brisk Madison” upcycled leather purse

This little cutie is a front and back image of one of the new purses in our upcycled leather collection. It is 8″ high x 6″ wide with an adjustable leather strap that’s also removable so you can use it as a clutch or throw it into a larger bag. Zipper top opens to a spacious inner body that has another pocket. A second outside zipper pocket helps keep everything organized. This is the perfect purse for those who like a small bag. $38.

skirt + top + jacket needs a great upcycled purse like the Harley from Vaan and Co
Upcycled Leather Crossbody

This is another little bag, but a bit larger than the one above. It’s called the Harley. This one measures 8″ high x 6.5″ wide, but it is also 1″ deep offering more room in the interior. In fact, the buckle reveals a small front pocket and an outside zipper pocket. There are two deep pockets inside with a zippered small pocket in the middle. Use the strap for a shoulder or cross-body hands-free situation, or streamline it as a clutch. $58. (SOLD!)

skirt + top + jacket looks great with this mid-size bag from Vaan and Co
Mid-size upcycled leather bag

This beautiful mid-size handbag, the Vivo, features the upcycled leather collage on a durable frame. A wide shoulder strap makes for a comfortable, hands-free solution – or remove it to use the bag as a clutch. The front panel opens to reveal a spacious interior with one zipper pocket and one open pocket.  $98.

Thanks for enjoying our newest arrivals this week at MaJe Gallery. Stay tuned for next week!

April Showers Bring May Sales!

May sales include Malicious Women candles

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 like these white cotton tees made in America

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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Periwinkle Dress and Jacket, Plus New Art

A lovely new periwinkle dress and jacket just arrived and is now available at MaJe Gallery. A luscious blending of purple and blue, periwinkle is a favorite among discerning MaJe customers…probably because it looks good on nearly everyone!

Periwinkle Dress

Periwinkle dress by "Click" a division of Color Me Cotton
Periwinkle dress in linen

Careful pleats in the lower part of the dress create a fascinating shape that in turn moves beautifully as you stroll about. Inspired by a dress purchased in Barcelona, capture the European vibe right here in Edmonds when you wear this dress. And the best part? It is just $98.

Periwinkle Jacket

Periwinkle dress and jacket, jacket this time, from Color Me Cotton
Periwinkle Jacket in cotton knit

Introducing the ultra-soft cotton knit jacket in periwinkle by Color Me Cotton. This lovely jacket is a perfect weight for the Northwest, to keep you warm on the cooler days of spring and fall. Details include a heavy-duty zipper, big pockets and a high, ruched neck. Pleats in the back create a swing effect as well as offer plenty of room in the torso. Machine washable and great for travel. Just $110. (UPDATE: Only one left – XXL.)

Heart Art

Periwinkle dress loves heart art like the Blooming Heart painting by Julie Terrell
Blooming Hearts painting by Julie Terrell

Favorite MaJe artist Julie Terrell just dropped off a new collection of her vibrant art. Keep spring in your heart year round with this one, entitled “Blooming Hearts,” which expresses how I feel about spring exactly. My heart always blooms when I see the flowers pop up here and there even while the rain continues to pour down and the temperatures remain chilly. This original acrylic on canvas painting measures 12″ x 9″, and can be yours for $78.

Periwinkle dress looks great with this original painting by Julie Terrell
“Heart Beat” painting by Julie Terrell

Here’s another original acrylic painting by Julie Terrell. This one measures 10″ x 8″ and offers some sage advice and encouragement to us all. Just $64.

Periwinkle dress needs an optimistic painting like this one by Julie Terrell
“Sunshine Journey” painting by Julie Terrell

“Follow your heart on you unique path…The universe knows the way!” so exclaims this vibrant original painting by Julie Terrell. This one measures 14″ x 11″ and is a perfect gift for a graduate or someone retiring or entering a new, perhaps unknown phase of life. Just $88.

Periwinkle dress needs a Happy Place like this painting by Julie Terrell
“Happy Place” painting by Julie Terrell

This larger painting by Julie Terrell measures 18″ x 18″ and is chock full of good wishes and all the things you might want in a Happy Place to call your own. $198.

Thanks for enjoying our periwinkle clothing and colorful art this week!

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!

New Sparkly Gems Just Arrived!

New sparkly gems are great in rings. Morganite and Smoky quartz faceted by Bill Booze

New sparkly gems just arrived here at MaJe Gallery, to tantalize our eyes.

New Sparkly Gems – Pendants

New sparkly gems like these three pendants by Bill Booze
A trio of pendants

Bill Booze is a master faceter of gemstones. That means he starts off with rough stones like these peridot samples…

New sparkly gems start out like this
Peridot in the rough

Now look at the pendent on the left again, to see the result of Bill’s amazing skill in faceting gemstones to reveal the utmost clarity and sparkle within. Here’s that pendant on to give you an idea of the proportions.

New sparkly gems like this double peridot pendant look even better on a body.
Peridot Pendant Modeled

A larger faceted round peridot is on top, while a smaller one is at the lower end of the arc. Sterling silver setting comes complete with 18″ sterling rope chain. One-of-a-kind. $400.

New sparkly gems like this 6.6 carat garnet in an emerald cut
Emerald-cut Garnet modeled

If you love garnets, you know how unusual it is to find one this large without white or clear inclusions. At 6.6 carats, the clarity and depth of color on this beauty are inspiring. Set in a sterling silver setting, and comes complete with an 18″ sterling silver rope chain. One-of-a-kind. $500.

New sparkly gems like this triple-garnet pendant in sterling silver
Triple-Garnet pendant modeled

An usual sterling silver setting for a trio of faceted round garnets shows that you enjoy beautiful jewelry with a unique character. These pendants are not for the woman who wants to look like everybody else. Includes 18″ sterling rope chain. One-of-a-kind. $400.

New Sparkly Gems – Rings

Even though March is nearly over, with aquamarine as the birthstone, I want to show you this new aquamarine ring from Bill Booze, our master faceter. The pale blue color looks stunning in this sterling silver setting.

New Sparkly Gems like this pale blue aquamarine ring in sterling silver by Bill Booze
Pale Blue Aquamarine ring

The cool hue of this particular aquamarine is enhanced by the coolness of the sterling silver band and prongs. Check it out on my hand…

New sparkly gems like this pale blue aquamarine modeled
The pale blue aquamarine – modeled

This one-of-a-kind ring can be yours in whatever size you need. Just let us know and we’ll make it fit. No extra cost. $400. (Sold Out.)

New sparkly gems are great in rings. Morganite and Smoky quartz faceted by Bill Booze
Pale pink Morganite, and Smoky Quartz

On the left, a pale pink morganite gem faceted by Bill Booze captures the imagination. In the same family as aquamarine (beryl), it is strong and brilliant with lots of sparkly – especially because of the additional facets Bill always adds to the underside of the gems he cuts. A simple sterling setting lets the stone show off its clarity. $400. Available in any size you need.

On the right is a spectacular smoky quartz stone, also faceted by Bill Booze. A very cool setting features an unusual sterling band with a squared-off top and 14k yellow gold prongs. $450. Available in any size you need.

New Sparkly Gems – Earrings

Okay, they’re actually glass that is as pretty as a gemstone. Enjoy these lovely new choices from Passiko.

New sparkly gems might be mismatched glass earrings by Passiko
A quartet of “wacky” earrings by Passiko

Passiko tells the story about these mis-matched earrings she calls “Best Friend” earrings. Why is that? When you have a best friend, you have a lot of things in common…but not everything. Just like these earrings. Individually crafted from heavy sterling wire into beguiling curves and twists, and adorned with a hand-made glass bead by another artist from Washington’s peninsula. One-of-a-kind of course. These four are priced $32 – $38.

Thanks for coming along to see our new sparkly gems – and glass. Stop by to see them in person, and say hi!

Manya

 

Adorn Yourself and Your Home: New Jewelry, Mirrors

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

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.