Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

With Valentine’s Day this next Wednesday, we thought a quick suggestion list is in order.

We’ve put together some of our selections that would be sure to please the loves of your life.


Foil Heart

Of course hearts are the symbol of the season. These Red glass hearts are handcrafted with sterling silver on the island of Murano, Italy. Earrings 26.50 – Necklace 50.00


You know he’d be lost without you – but give him a backup with this replica of a Lewis & Clark Explorer compass in wood and brass. 45.00


A hand-blown paperweight by glass artisans in Seattle will be a reminder everyday in the office. 65.00


For something really special we have the wonderful designs from a Madrid, Spain cooperative that are uniquely one of a kind – just like the love of your life. 330.00


The fans of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright will love these authentic designs from the Robbie House. Card case 45.00 Rollerball pen 85.00


We are the largest art glass dealer in Indiana and here’s one of our favorites! This large heart inspired vases is handcrafted by a husband and wife in California. 375.00


Celebrate with style with this matched corkscrew and stopper set in polished rosewood in a presentation box. 45.00


We are known for our unique jewelry offerings, and these are some of our favorites. Sterling silver twin heart necklace, handcrafted in Israel. The heart is crafted from ancient glass that’s dated to over 2000 years old. 165.00


A beautiful lavender African Tanzenite ring mounted in sterling silver. Just one of hundreds of rings we show from mines from around the world. 135.00


Show them how solid your relationship is with something  made from Petrified Wood from Madagascar. Bookends 145.00 Dish 150.00

We have a gallery full of handmade and Fair Trade treasures that’s sure to delight. Visit us and see for yourself. And please – have a happy and love filled Valentine’s Day.




After Christmas Sale!

Time to save on our unique Christmas decorations! We usually don’t discount our Christmas themed treasures, but not this year! We’re expanding our gallery in 2018 and need to make room! Save 50% or more on all of our Santas, snowmen and other decor that will make your Holiday decorating extra special!

Hurry! savings are limited to stock on hand!


Another Facebook Giveaway!

Another Great Nance Galleries Giveaway!
It’s the 1st day of Winter and the next Full Moon won’t arrive until January 12, 2017 – but we’re not waiting around.
You can win this beautiful Moonstone Pendant this Friday, December 23rd at 5:00pm!
Just like this post and share on your Facebook timeline. Add a comment and you’re in for a second chance!

img_2440This elegant pendant is handcrafted from sterling silver and features a beautiful moonstone, presented on a sterling silver Italian chain. Retails for 125.00!

Check below for some other beautiful jewelry ideas.

Just in case he thinks a toaster oven is a great Christmas gift!

img_2453Uno de 50 We are one of a few authorized retailers in Indiana to offer this beautiful jewelry line from Madrid, Spain. Rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces all possess a rustic elegance that is timeless. 125.00- 300.00

img_2465Something vintage and fun? This sterling silver Noah’s Arc pin/pendant is hand crafted in New Mexico. Presented on a sterling silver chain, it’s a one of a kind wearable work of art. 125.00

img_2476These Peridot earrings are vibrant and distinctive. The expertly cut gems make a fashion statement that works will a variety of styles. Sterling silver. 85.00

fullsiringzerenderHere is an unusual Garnet Keepsake Ring from a design that dates back to the 16th century.The sterling silver ring opens to hold a small treasure and is intricately detailed and crafted. 165.00

braceletSomething very unique and a statement piece, this sterling silver bracelet features a goddess mask hand craved from Aventurine and adorned with Amethyst and Peridot. Amazing craftsmanship in this large one of a kind bracelet.650.00

pendantWe have a great selection of colored gem stones in stock. Blue Topaz, Amethyst, Peridot, Iolite, Larimar, Tazanite, Opal and many more!

fullsizerenderLove the beach? This natural shell and pearl bracelet is hand forged from sterling silver and crates an elegant, yet casual style. The fine craftsmanship encases each shell in sterling silver. Beautifully done! 275.00

So if someone needs a hint – there’s still time for Christmas gifting. We have hundreds of beautifully hand crafted pieces waiting to go home with you! Sent them in – We’ll be here till 4pm  Christmas eve.

Don’t forget your coupons! They expire 12/24/16!


We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season. We are so blessed to have your support for 69 years and counting!

This Week’s Giveaway 50.00 Gift Cards

It is the season for giving, so that’s just what we’ll do! This week’s Facebook contest is for $50.00 gift cards for two lucky winners. Just like and share the post – add a comment and you’re entered for a second time! Just in time for gift giving, or for that special gift for yourself. Just look below at what $50.00 can buy at Nance Galleries.


Let’s start with anything in the photo above. The 6″ Sentiment Tree ornaments and hummingbird feeders are hand crafted in Canada. 45.00 each

Mother and child pendant

This “loving Family’ pendant is crafted in New Mexico from sterling silver with 18” silver chain. 40.00


With your $50.00 you can get two of these stainless steel cork screws. They feature solid rosewood handles. 25.00


A fabulous gold plated pewter box is accented with Swarovski crystals, this Faberge – inspired treasure comes with a matching stand. High fired with an enamel glass finish in a brilliant vermilion red.  50.00

Not only do we have egg boxes, we have hand crafted hinged boxes in dozens of different styles and subjects.These beautiful sculptures can hold a special piece of jewelry or cash! Above are holiday themed boxes, an Elephant mother & child and even a Puffin box – all priced at 50.00

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This charming heart pendant is hand crafted from sterling silver and features real tiny little flowers. Hand crafted in Texas with a sterling silver chain.  50.00


Photo frames make great and useful gifts. We have several designs in stained glass – the vine motif frame on the left displays a 4″X6″ photo and is 30.00   The sea shell frame on the right is cast pewter and finished with crystals. Fits a 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ photo. 35.00


Cat lover in mind? This wood puzzle box is hand crafted in Fair Trade workshops in Vietnam. We have a variety of subjects (dogs too) that would delight young and old alike. Beautifully crafted and finished. 30.00 each


The mysteries of the ocean are captured in these art glass jellyfish sculptures. The pieces are amazing in detail and glow in the dark!  35.00 – 50.00


These field jar replica candles feature great fragrances and a unique corked glass bottle. Perfect for a casual space with a sophisticated twist. 18.50 each


A wonderful variety of Italian Glass with a Tree of Life design. Goblets, vases and bowls. 20.00 to 50.00


And we’ll close with a couple of festive Santas. Crafted from porcelain, you could get both with your $50.00 winnings. So make sure you hop over to our Facebook Page and like the post, share it with your friends and you’re in!   Add a comment and your good for two entries. Winner posted on Facebook at 5:00pm Friday, December 16th. Good Luck – And Merry Christmas!

And don’t forget your coupons! These are good through Christmas Eve, so hurry on in!


Questions? Give us a call 812-476-6295

Christmas Gift Guide 2016

It’s here – another Holiday season, and while many are finishing up their shopping, others have yet to begin. Perhaps you’re less than inspired this year – that all this stuff we give to each other is just that, ‘stuff’. May we suggest something a little bit different. Something other than the mass produced, bar-coded do-dads that arrive on pallets from huge factories far away.

Give a gift from the heart & hand.

Here are some gift ideas.

12802997_1104061006294795_5200327819748185367_nArt glass is one of our featured crafts we showcase in the gallery. Like this beautiful vase from a California artist.

window-glassThere is something magical about sunlight streaming through colored glass. These beautiful large hanging glass ornaments from a Canadian art glass shop can make that happen.

img_2331Or some of the most colorful glass vases you will ever see! Hand made one at a time by a southern California husband & wife artisan team.

gouriex-bowlOr how about one of the beautiful wood turnings by an Evansville physician? His work is some of the best in the nation, and they’re hand crafted right here in the city.

meuth-lampThis work is produced right across the river in Henderson Kentucky by a retired businessman. He creates beautiful mosaic wood works of art. Lamps, bowls and vases are meticulously crafted in his home workshop.

img_1924For something useful and beautiful, consider these hand crafted clocks. Many feature tile decorations created by the Motawi Tileworks. These solid wood clocks are hand made in a father & son workshop in Iowa.

img_2042We highlight many Fair Trade items in the gallery as well. These Russian nesting dolls are crafted by small rural village families in the winter months when their farming operations are suspended. The traditional craft brings in income to support their small communities.

Another Fair Trade workshop in India creates some of the finest sterling silver gem stone jewelry. Pieces like the Moonstone Pendant on the left and the  Blue Topaz on the right are a couple from hundreds we have in stock.

monab1Other Fair Trade items are created by women’s cooperatives in India, Nepal and Tibet. Your purchase of these items create opportunities for women and children in developing countries.

Bill Campbell potteryPottery in all sizes and shapes are one of our featured collections. From the purely decorative to the utilitarian – we have a wide selection from potters from all over the country. Above are crystalline glaze pieces from a Pennsylvania artisan workshop.

img_2145We have an eclectic mix of hand made items, like these licensed Frank Lloyd Wright pens and card cases from a design team located in Maui, Hawaii.

img_2325Kaleidoscopes? Yes, we have those too – from workshops in California and Massachusetts.

paintingArt work is also available – we have so much most are displayed on our web site that you can see ~ here~. But this beautiful original watercolor by an Indiana artist hangs in the gallery.

img_2336So if you’re feeling a little uninspired – perhaps this guide will help. The most important gift you can give this time of year is – you-. Your time, your thoughts, your love.  If you do give a gift – make sure it’s one with meaning and thoughtfulness.

And now a reward

If you made it this far, you deserve a ‘perk’. See below for savings! Just let us know at check out and save!

blog-coupons-2016-800-copyWe hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and holiday season! We want to thank each of you for supporting our little corner of the world for 69 years. May the new year bring joy, happiness and health to you and your loved ones.


Another Facebook Contest!

Another week, another giveaway! This week is a beautiful set of Trinity knot Garnet Earrings that retail for 95.00.

garnet-earringsWe have a new source for colored gemstones and these garnet gems are beautiful! And they can be yours! Head over to Facebook and like our page, like the post and you’re in! Add a comment for a second entry. Winner selected at 5:00pm Friday December 9th!

I want to thank everyone who participated in last week’s Mona B recycled bag give away. The lucky winner was Jessica Hillyard. You can be the next winner!

mona-b-winnerSpeaking of Jewelry – we have hundreds of new pieces just in time for Christmas giving! Just take a look at the gift guide below.

citrine-earringsFor example these Citrine and Peridot earrings are beautifully faceted and are a unique but elegant combination. 175.00

tourquoise-ringThis stunning sterling silver ring is hand crafted in New Mexico and features a natural turquoise stone from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona. 100.00

charles-albert-pendantSomething more distinctive? This impressive necklace features Abalone shell paired with large, beautiful gemstones of Amethyst and Blue Topaz. Set in sterling silver. 275.00

lakota-braceletWe have vintage pieces too. This amazing Lakota cuff bracelet features a beautifully hand sculpted sterling silver of an Indian pony and accented with mother of pearl cabochons. A one of a kind piece. 375.00

metorite-pendantWe even have Meteorites! This sterling silver goddess pendant is holding a piece of outer space and is presented on a sterling chain. 175.00

key-pendantBaltic Amber is a gallery favorite, and this Key to My Heart pendant is crafted in Poland with certified amber that is set into a sterling silver key. The perfect sentiment for a loved one. 85.00

opal-ringWe have a new shipment of Opal jewelry! Rings, earrings and pendants all feature opals mined in the Welo region of Ethiopia. The Welo opal is superior to other opals because of it’s durability and strength. Unlike many opals these are solid stones and possess a great deal of fire and color. You have to see these in person to fully appreciate their beauty. 150.00 – 175.00

Want something spectacular? How about an original work of art that you wear! This elegant necklace features an original painting created on mother of pearl by a Russian artist. The painting is set in sterling silver and accented with Kyanite, Yellow Opal, Citrine, Peridot, Blue Topaz and Aquamarine. By a
Connecticut jeweler. 750.00

italian-necklaceItaly is represented with a variety of Millefiori and Venetian glass jewelry. Earrings, bracelets and necklaces are available in a variety of styles and colors. 16.50 – 125.00

fullsizerenderThese New Mexico artisan bracelets are cast from sterling silver and feature Larimar gem accents. The beautiful blue Larimar stones are only found in the Dominican Republic. Rings and bracelets available. 100.00 – 150.00

angel-necklaceAnd for a little divine inspiration, consider this angel wing necklace. Beautifully crafted from sterling silver and accented with a large faceted Amethyst and a drop of Quartz Crystal. 145.00

And a little reward. If you read this far you deserve a reward! Check out the coupons below to make our jewelry, home decor and artisan created works of art even more affordable!

blog-coupons-2016-800-copyQuestions? Give us a call – 812-476-6295

A Mona B Bag Giveaway!

There are perks for being a Nance Galleries customer. As we close the year on 69 years in business, we appreciate all of the support our community has given us. And we love to give back – especially this time of year.

So here’s your chance at one of our new upcycled Mona B bags valued up to 75.00. And since 95% of these handcrafted bags are priced below that number, you’re going to have a hard time choosing from the 60+ styles we have in stock!

Just head over to our Facebook page and like and share the Giveaway post and your in! Add a comment (hopefully a nice one) and we’ll put your name in again. No Facebook? Just send an email to and we’ll throw your name in the hat.

Winner announced on Friday afternoon, December 2nd @ 5:00pm


Here’s a few of our new Mona B bags. These are handcrafted from discarded tent and tarps that have a rustic but classic style. The bags are fully lined and feature sturdy stitching and hardware for years of use. Several customers have purchased one only to return for a second or third. You have to see the quality and value up close to appreciate.

We have a great variety of shapes, colors and styles. So even if you don’t win the drawing you might want to come in and check it out.

Good luck and we’ll see you on Facebook. Winner posted Friday @ 5:00pm!