Valentine’s Gift Guide 2019

Another Valentine’s Day is approaching, the 72nd one for our little gallery in southern Indiana. Time flies – much has changed over the years, but yet so much has stayed the same. Smiling faces walk through our doors, which is why we are still excited to do what we do. So for those at a loss to what to get that special one on V-Day, here’s a few suggestions.


We love these art glass heart paperweights! We have lot’s of heart themed glass that will remind a loved one just how special they are. 45.00 – 65.00

As we mentioned above about Time – these sterling silver watches from Israel as a special way to watch time go by. Beautifully crafted with gemstones. 125.00 – 265.00

A perfect way to display Valentine’s flowers or any garden treasure. These  hand crafted crystalline glazed vases are made in Pennsylvania. Many sizes and colors – along with many other potter’s works. 25.00 – 95.00

For a little more direction in life – a handcrafted compass box by an Illinois craftsman will keep them on the right path. 25.00

We have a wonderful selection of beautifully crafted jeweled boxes – perfect for a tiny treasure or display. Cast from heavy pewter and then enameled and set with crystals. A very special keepsake. 35.00 – 110.00

One of our signature collections is hand crafted in Madrid, Spain. Uno de 50 is the ultimate in distinctive style with rustic, yet sophisticated designs. 65.00 – 345.00

50493389_2298149356885948_8483010745510920192_nAs the largest art glass gallery in Indiana, we love the vibrant colors and infinite designs the artisans create. These sun catcher ornaments are crafted in Canada and are beautiful inside or out. 22.50 – 45.00

48272895_744828735893138_4351609457843634176_nThe mysterious Moonstone is an elegant and distinctive gemstone. We offer rings, pendants and bracelets all accented with Moonstone gems. This spectacular pendant is paired with a natural blue topaz. This example 275.00 others from 50.00

We offer glass creations from around the world. This tree of life bud vase is crafted in Italy and is perfect with a bouquet or without – either way it’s a work of art. 45.00

We always have a changing selection of vintage Native American jewelry. We offer rings, pendants and bracelets of superb quality and accented with genuine gemstones that are not available in new pieces.  95.00 – 345.00

And February E-mail contest winner of $50.00 is… Patricia Jackson!

You too can be a winner! – just subscribe to our e-mail list here.


So there is a sampling of some of the thoughtful gifts we have to offer this Valentine’s Day. We have a gallery full of options to give, or to keep to enrich your life. Looking for something special? Give us a call 812-476-6295 and we’ll do our best to help.



Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th!


It’s that time again! Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th. At a loss for something special for your super special person called MOM?  Take a look at these – each one is hand made and special, just like Mom.

How many meals did she make for you? Well, show your appreciation with one of these vintage silverware frames or wall clocks. Hand crafted in California. 65.00 and up.

Charming pewter boxes accented with sparkling crystals make for an elegant keepsake. We have dozens of decorative boxes in a variety of subjects, like this wonderful Doe and Fawn box  75.00.

Been awhile since you’ve seen your mom? Why not give her one of these nifty handcrafted frames with your picture in it – or confuse her and leave the photo that comes with the frame. Either way, she’ll be happy with one of these one of a kind creations..65.00 and up.


How much color has your mom added to your life? Show her just how much with one of our hand-blown sun catchers. All sizes and colors hand made one at a time, so each is unique – just like Mom! 22.50 to 165.00

Jewelry always works. We have a super selection of mom jewelry. The family pendants are available for 1 to 4 children, single or two parents. Sterling silver with chain – handcrafted in New Mexico. 45.00 Natural Amber Heart Locket in Sterling Silver from Poland 135.00.


We have jewelry – and a lot of colored gemstones and unique pieces. The ones above left are handcrafted by Israeli jewelers from sterling silver and ancient Roman glass 85.00 to 165.00. The vintage Navajo rings on the right feature beautiful natural turquoise – something modern rings don’t offer at this price point. 95.00 – 245.00

For the birdsHave a mom who’s a bird lover? These stained glass birds by a California artist have gathered around a hand crafted clock by a Father & Son workshop in Iowa.Birds 25.00 clock 245.00


Peace and Quiet or Meditation – now that’s something every mom needs from time to time. From Buddhas to Singing bowls, we have something that will calm her nerves. Buddha statues from 9.50 singing bowls from 35.00.

uno de 50 fall collection

Uno de 50 jewelry is created by designers in Madrid, Spain. The unique pieces make a fashion statement and have a rustic, sophisticated beauty that are loved the world over. 95.00 up.


Beautiful art glass has been featured in the gallery for decades. There’s nothing quite like the vibrant colors captured by the glass artist. The heart paperweights on the left are crafted in California and Washington. 45.00 – 65.00 The colorful bud vase in the center is hand made in Italy 45.00. we have art glass from all over the world.

Everyone likes Frank Lloyd Wright – even moms! These FLW inspired card cases and pens are designed in Maui, Hawaii. Not a FLW fan? We have lots of unique designs. Card Case 45.00 Roller-ball Pen 85.00.


Beautiful miniature flowers are preserved in resin and make amazing jewelry works of nature’s art. Handcrafted in Texas. Bracelets, necklaces and earrings. 25.00 to 75.00

If you are so blessed to have your Mother still with you, please take the time to make sure she knows just how special and important she is. The Nance Gallery family wishes everyone a very special Mother’s Day.




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.