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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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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Here are three choices for the Cell Phone Bag: Blue Leaf, Paris, and Meowzer. Dimensions in above paragraph. Just $24.

Your Perfect Bag: The Perfect Tote

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


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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

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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.

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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Hot Stripes At MaJe Gallery

Hot Stripes Are Fun and Bold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introducing Our Newest Jeweler

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

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

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

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

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

Pendants also available.

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

Sky Blue Summer Jackets and Pants

Sky blue is an excellent color to include in your summer wardrobe. It’s fresh and clean, and looks great with at least half your closet.

Sky Blue Summer Jackets

 

Sky blue is a great summer color like in the popular Reba jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
The top-selling Reba jacket in sky blue

The Reba jacket quickly rose to become Testimony’s most popular jacket. Why? Because it’s gorgeous, that’s why! And now, for a limited time, it’s available in this lovely shade of blue called “sky.”

By the way, I also have several pairs of Testimony’s narrow leg “Betty” pant in sky as well…. Don’t wait long if you want some!

Introducing New Artist Kathy Walker

It might not be sky blue, but this purple art box by Kathy Walker is just gorgeous
Art inside AND out!

Edmonds watercolor artist Kathy Walker launches a new line of art boxes using her exquisite watercolor paintings. Available only at MaJe Gallery, these meticulously finished boxes feature Kathy’s art both inside and out, as you can see in this box with a drawer and mirror. Each box is signed by Kathy, making it a collectible piece.

The above box in purple and gold measures, when closed, 5 3/4″ long x 4″ wide and 3″ tall.

It's not sky blue, but it's as gorgeous as a summer day - two art boxes by Kathy Walker.
Two boxes featuring a floral bouquet

Here are two more boxes from our collection. These feature a vibrant floral bouquet ready to cheer up any room. Stop by the gallery to see the entire collection! No two alike!

The box on the left is 6″ x 4″ x 1.25″ tall. On the right, it’s 2.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″ high.

A Good Card is a Beautiful Thing

Email is great. Facebook is nice. But receiving a card in the mail is just about the best thing there is! We just opened a box of new cards from our ever-popular line: Slap Happy. Here’s a sample.

It's not sky blue, but these are the best cards around.
Three examples from our latest delivery

And at just $3.95 each, they are a great price too. I’m constantly on the lookout for cards with optimism and humor. There’s enough negativity out there! You won’t find it in our cards.

A new box from InsideOut is expected any day now, so stay in touch. Be the first to see what comes out of that box by following us on Facebook!

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

Not all white tops are the same. We just got three new ones that are outstanding! They fit our motto of Easy Elegance For Life to a T.

Not All White Tops Are The Same

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

Three cut-outs at the neck transform a simple, half-sleeve white T-shirt into an elegant yet fun summer top. The Mackenzie Top is made of rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, great for traveling, and a perfect weight for summer. Just $84, and for a while, available in sizes XS all the way through to XL. Stop in to try one on, or go for the gusto and get it right here and now. I’ll ship it to you right away!

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

A sheer, textured white tunic over a simple cami makes an elegant statement with a dash of sass. Better yet, it’s aptly called the Tequila Tunic! Pair it with jeans for casual, a skirt for a party, or something in between for a day out with your girlfriends. Machine washable and great for travel, this summer top will get a lot of wear and enjoyment. Just $84 and nearly all sold out. Only size large remaining.

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

Sometimes, black is the way to go. The Easy Elegance of an all black profile will never steer you wrong. Interesting details in the Ivy Top like precision cutouts at the neck and in the sleeves make this stand out from the crowd. As with all Inside Out Everyday tops, this also comes with plenty of room in the torso to disguise extra things we shan’t mention aloud. Available in one each size from Small to Extra Large. Like it? Get your size while you can for just $84.

Fun Jewelry For Your New Top

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

Our top-selling jewelry artist, Christophe Poly, just sent these super fun stainless steel cuff bracelets for our enjoyment. There’s just one each in stock, so don’t wait! Just $58 each. (Update 7/13: the second from left bracelet has sold. Three more still available)

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

New and wonderful necklaces with coordinating bracelets by Christophe Poly. Just one each, so don’t hesitate if you like one. Necklaces have a magnetic clasp and are 17″ long. Necklaces $58, Bracelets $48. More styles in stock! (Update 7/13: the black with aqua bracelet has sold.)

Wishing everyone a happy fourth of July! Need some fun socks to wear? Check these out:

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

Such fun, and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July! These crew socks are just $12. Only 1 pairs left, so don’t wait!

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New Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves

Summer has arrived!  And with it, some positively gorgeous days here in the northwest. Are you ready for the weddings, parties and events that await you this summer? Check out this lovely dress we just got and add it to your summer wardrobe must-haves list.

Summer wardrobe must-haves includes this party dress
Summer Party Dress

Swirling colors in both cool and warm tones make this an excellent choice for everyone. The flowing layers hide all the little extras, too. Lightweight fabric makes it great for travel as well.

This dress easily makes the transition from spring through summer and into fall.  With proper accessories, it could even make a play for winter.

This summer wardrobe must-haves - the perfect T
The Perfectly Flattering T-shirt

On casual days, you still want to look attractive, right? In that case, here’s another one of our summer wardrobe must-haves. This new top from Color Me Cotton is their usual light-weight cotton fabric in a great shade of blue. Perfect over your jeans or tan slacks. 3/4 sleeves cover the arms. This shape is one of their most flattering styles.

Hand-faceted Amethyst set in Sterling Silver
Hand-faceted Amethyst set in Sterling Silver

This gorgeous oval amethyst, faceted by our master, Bill Booze, is truly stunning. The color is rich and intense. The many facets make it sparkle with mesmerizing joy. Set in  wide hammered sterling band, it currently measure about 6 3/4 in size. But never fear! We can resize it to any size you need. Just let us know.

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New Summer Finds At MaJe

Summer inspires beach-themed jewelry
Summer means beach! Can’t go to the beach, then wear it!

Summer includes lots of time at the beach. How lucky we are here in Edmonds to have a lovely beach right down the street!  When you can’t be on the beach, you can wear elements of it instead.  These pendants, featuring a turtle and a starfish, were made by Judy Thompson, right here in Edmonds too.  Matching earrings available too!

Summer often means a journey
Things to remember on your life journey

If a journey is on your list this summer, here is a lovely, brand new painting by Julie Terrell that is full of excellent advice.  Keep these lovely things in mind as you travel, and as your journey through life.

Jewelry for your summer adventures
Jewelry for your summer adventures!

Summer jewelry often has a softer palette, such as this soft pink morganite. Look at all those facets! It is super sparkly. That’s the touch of our master, Bill Booze, who’s magic touch with faceting creates the most wonderful sparkle in all his gemstones. While this particular beauty found a home in mid-June, we have lots of other colored gemstones by Bill Booze for you to enjoy.  Stop by and have a look!

Summer tank dress for versatility and comfort
A versatile summer tank dress can be dressed up or down, and you remain oh so comfortable

A simple, long, black tank dress is something you can wear almost daily this summer. You can change the look by adding a scarf, or a different piece of jewelry. Wear it with flip flops. Pair it with strappy sandals and a lovely shawl for those special summer events.  It’s a perfect travel piece.

Then, when winter approaches, put a big cozy sweater over it with your favorite black boots, and presto!  You’re ready to go.