Dexter Crossing Newbies
For years, Duncan and her mother, Connie Bade, have been making jewelry and selling it at area craft fairs. Last year, Duncan opened the Jewelry Box inside the business she started ten years ago--the eco-friendly Cleaning Goddesses, headquartered in a house downtown next to Terry B's. In August, she says, her Cleaning Goddesses lease is up, and if the Jewelry Box isn't paying its own rent by then, she'll move the Cleaning Goddesses into the Dexter Crossing spot. If it is, "then I'll decide what I want to do. I get a little tired of all the snow shoveling and all the other stuff we have to do [at the house]. I might just rent another storefront at Dexter Crossing. At any rate, I'll have some options."
When we talked, she hadn't quite finished stocking the Jewelry Box. Supplementing the necklaces and beaded scarves made by Duncan and Bade are a kaleidoscope of inexpensive, glittery bling. The very, very top of the line is a $200 necklace, but there's plenty for under $20.
Jewelry Box Boutique, 7045 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., no phone. Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed. 1-7 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon.