The first time I went into MAJE Gallery was July 2019. My friend and maid-of honor from 34 years ago was visiting for a week from California. We started our adventure in Edmonds and then we were going to be off to the lavender festival in the San Juan I bought the green shirt that I have on and a matching jacket. And my friend bought a handbag (on her shoulder. Since then I’ve been coming back regularly because I love all that Maje gallery and Manya has to offer!
----Gail DeGiulio, 11/10/2020
Congratulations Manya on 20 years! You have been a sparkle in your store since I discovered MaJe Gallery many years ago. I am not much of a shopper, but I often find 'just the right thing" in MaJe Gallery. I think my first purchase was a pinkish red scarf that I was desperate to find for a Christmas choir accent. I had looked everywhere before a frantic trip to Edmonds.
Manya once painstakingly made chin ties for a sun hat that I wanted to purchase to wear where it was sure to be windy. She purchased just the right button and ties, had me come in for fitting, sewed the ties, and voila, my hat was perfect. I think of her whenever I wear it. I've since purchased 3 more sun hats at MaJe Gallery, another for me and one for each of my daughters.
Another memory is that Manya was amazingly patient as I took a long time to waver between two sizes of a fabulous Testimony jacket to wear in London and all around England. The jacket was comfortable and versatile, the travel memories are fabulous, and i can't wait to make more memories in the jacket when Covid is over.
Here is to another 20 years!
--Jane Kinyoun, 11/14/2020
One of my favorite experiences at MaJe Gallery was the purchase of a “rolling wave” pendant. It reminded me of the beautiful waters of Hawaii. To add color, Manya attached a small blue crystal to the wave tip. Hopefully soon, we’ll all be able to visit those places and people we keep in our hearts.
--Cathy Tobia, 11/15/2020
Lived in Edmonds since 1959, wandered to the annual holiday artist event at Columbia Center in year 2000. I was scheduled to have a breast biopsy, my third, the following 3-4 days. Enjoyed a woman's (?) glass jewelry work. Found what I call my Goddess of the Female. When I was writing my check, remember checks?, The artist noticed I lived in Edmonds. She asked if I had been to the MaJe Gallery. I laughed and said I sleep, change cloths and feed Tofu my cat in Edmonds but live down town, at work 5th and Columbia, play on Cpt. Hill and Queen Anne. She told me this gallery celebrating Woman was in DT. I bought the Goddess to protect me during my biopsy. She has! Several biopsies. I love all the art Manya offers. Happy celebration to you and thank you for finding Edmonds as your art home! Thank you also for the mural Society!
--Holly Hedges, 11/10/2020
I had been in Manya's a few times to browse. Back in 2012 I came in and fell in love with beautiful Iolite ring by Bill Booze, I didn't want to lose it and so I purchased it that day since the jewelry is one of a kind. Then in 2015 I visited again. This time my birthday was a couple of weeks prior to my visit. I have always wanted an Aquamarine ring (my birthstone) I saw the most beautiful Aquamarine ring, also by Bill Booze. Manya helped me decide
on the setting and we did a lovely mix of silver and gold on the band. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just sparkles, and I get compliments on it all the time.
Manya is so pleasant and helpful. Congrats Manya on 20 years!!!!
--Sheri Talbott, 11/9/2020
From the first time I entered the MaJe Gallery I felt welcomed, and loved the merchandise. I live in Sequim,WA and can visit only occasionally, but I've never walked out without some treasure. But what I especially appreciate is the personal support Manya offers. She remembers what I love and will send me an email when something she knows will fit my style arrives. She'll put my size and color aside and mail it to me. She has even contacted me when she's making an order for an item I've asked for, and has added my size and color to her order. This kind of personal attention is so special and I very much appreciate it. Thank you Manya.
--Linda Bond, 11/7/2020
It was a pleasure meeting you and enjoying all the amazing things that your store brings. I always feel so welcomed and every time that I come to Edmonds I look forward to stop and say hello, chat with you and check the new things :).
I know that has not been easy this year for you and I truly hope that next year will bring a lot of good changes! Thank you for being resilient and always having a smile for all of us!
--Florina Lazarescu, 11/19/2020