Wednesday, March 13, 2013
These necklaces with bubble map pendants are hand-made and can be custom-ordered.
Do you want to show pride in where you live? You can walk around wearing necklaces that feature maps of Dexter, Chelsea, Ann Arbor and Michigan. "We've had them for about a month now," said Laura Telesco, owner of Nichols & Stafford in Dexter. The teal-beaded necklaces with bubble pendants are hand-made in Wisconsin and cost $42. Nichols & Stafford on Main Street carries other jewelry items, clothing accessories, soaps, home furnishings and more. "There's always something new," Telesco said. She said those interested in map necklaces of other places can place special orders through her.
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Jewelry Box Boutique opened its doors Feb. 1 and features accessories for all ages.
Though most of her customers know her as the "queen of clean," Dexter resident Melissa Duncan is adding jewelry artist to her resume with the opening of her new business, The Jewelry Box Boutique. The business opened its doors on Feb. 1 located inside The Cleaning Goddesses, 7940 Ann Arbor St. "It's the little white house next to Terry B's," Duncan joked. The house is home to a successful team of women who spend their days cleaning apartments, houses, condos and businesses in the Ann Arbor area. In January, Duncan, along with her mother, Connie Bade transformed the main area of the house into a veritable show room for their handmade jewelry. Duncan and Bade have been making jewelry together for more than 20 years — at first just to have …
Friday, December 23, 2011
A Dexter mom struggles to share her clothes and jewelry with her daughters.
My girls and I have hit another milestone. I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s the one where I am rocking in the corner desperately grasping my last few drops of $20 Shimmer lotion from Victoria’s Secret. The milestone where I finally realize I am outnumbered in the "girly" department. The Lord blessed me with two lovely and delightful little girls. They are getting bigger, and their appetites for sparkly, shiny and pretty things are insatiable. Seemingly overnight, they are intrigued with smelling pretty and being sparkly ... and I am searching for new and inventive ways to disguise my things as boring — no sparkle, no fanfare. A simple bar of Ivory soap holds no allure for them. No one told me this would happen so soon. I thought…