Friday, November 27, 2009

10 Gift Ideas for Less Than $250

Our holiday gift list continues with a great selection of items available for less than $250. These items are only available in the gallery. However, if you don't live in town, I can email you photos or work out a convenient way to get you something special.

I also added many new gorgeous fine jewelry items to our 40% off sale display, like these 14k gold sand dollar earrings with blue topaz by Catherine Weitzman. They are now only $195.
Next, for those who seek the perfect color accent for their rooms, consider these Medalion Vases by Rosetree Art Glass. Their unique shallow profile allows them to fit on a shallow mantle piece or shelf. We have several colors available. $210.

We recently added work by Santa Fe jewelry designer, Tana Acton. She creates these unique hand woven cuff bracelets. The one shown features faceted lemon quartz beads. We have them with smokey quartz, amethyst, chalcedony, and pearl, just to name a few. You'd be amazed at how comfortable they are. We also have rings. This lemon quartz and sterling silver cuff is only $138.

Guys are always attracted to dichroic glass. That's what makes the deep metallic colors in this wonderful glass fish sculpture by Rollin Karg. We have a variety of his glass creations. This one sells for $248.
These fluted bowls by Vitrix make a fabulous wedding present, a house-warming gift, or a really special hostess gift. Available in several exciting colors, they sell for only $100. So much impact for so little cash!

Gallery artist, Kristin Gibson, recently brought in a great selection of small paintings featuring vegetable and flowers. This one with the artichoke measures 8" x 8" and sells for $125. There are also wonderful images starting at only $100. All original and perfect for a grouping. This is the second list of mine that Kristin has made, because she creates such wonderful things at incredibly reasonable prices.

Another new jewelry collection we have added this year is these fabulous Sterling Silver museum coin replicas. They make gorgeous and elegant pendants. The one featured here has a bumble bee on the front and a graceful stag on the reverse. The simple pendants run $126, not including a chain. We also have finished necklaces with impressive heavy silver chains with 18k gold accents.

This is also our first year working with Alaskan jewelry designer, Sue Savage, but it won't be the last. We love her colorful, retro jewelry designs. She handcrafts vivid palettes of polimer clay and then handbuilds sterling silver settings for them. We have necklaces and earrings. The set shown below is $80 for the earrings and $62 for the necklace.

A perenial gallery favorite for all occasions is the classic silver jewelry designs created by Cargo Hold. Their Southern Gates collection pleases ladies of all ages. Earrings range from $38 - 76. This large pear-shaped pendant is $89 (not including a chain). Shop early for the best selection, we've got a lot to choose from right now!

Nina Nguyen, pronounced like "nu-win", designs delightful jewelry that she has hand crafted by women's cooperatives she has established in rural Vietnam. As you know, we represent very little imported jewelry, but this is an exception. The quality is great and the fashion sense is off the charts on these dramatic statement pieces. This ring is vermeil (gold plated over sterling silver) and is set with garnet, peridot, amethyst and smokey quartz. The price is $170. The collection ranges from $112 - $138. These can not be sized so stop by the find the perfect one for you!
I h0pe this gives you some inspiration. Give creatively this year and be remembered forever. Please stop by soon and we'll show you some of our other favorites.