dukecitymamas

Your bauble and doo-dad headquarters.

New Mexico, United States · 62 Sales

dukecitymamas

Your bauble and doo-dad headquarters.

New Mexico, United States 62 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Aug 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

perfect with tee and jeans!

Anonymous on Aug 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Ali rocks!

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About

It was a dark and stormy night.

Just kidding. I got a handmade beaded bracelet from my friend when I was sixteen and just kind of got hooked. I'm old, I've been doing this for about 22 years now, and I started beading before there was the internet, YouTube, etc., and back then, craft stores were for older ladies who played bingo. So I pretty much have had to figure it all out for myself which I think sounds less pretentious than saying I'm a "self-taught beader." I'm just a gal who figured it out for herself, and I'm kind of still doing that.

And by the way, I have nothing against most old ladies who play bingo. I am VERY much looking forward to my old lady future of wearing pink polyester pants and playing bingo with a bouffant hairdo. I did actually play bingo at one of the casinos years and years ago with a girlfriend, and when I went to the bathroom, the mean old lady next to me had stolen the gold dauber that I had just bought at Walgreens and wouldn't give it back. But that's a story for another day.

And by the way, "Mean Old Casino Bingo Lady," in case you're reading this -- karma will come, and it will get you.

Take care, Ali A.

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  • Alison Armstrong

    Owner, Designer, Chief Mama

    I'm originally from Chicago but now make my living in the High Desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico (a.k.a., "Duke City"). I have, a son, a rescue mutt, a full-time job, and a lot of beads which I like to play with in my "spare time."

  • Alison Armstrong

    Owner, Designer, Chief Mama

    I'm originally from Chicago but now make my living in the High Desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico (a.k.a., "Duke City"). I have, a son, a rescue mutt, a full-time job, and a lot of beads which I like to play with in my "spare time."

Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2013
I love it when my customers love their jewelry. Because of that, each pretty little bauble is handmade, packaged and shipped with love and attention to detail so that it arrives quickly and safely at its destinations.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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  • Check
Payment
I accept PayPal, checks, money orders, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express as well as Etsy gift cards. You buy it, you pay for it, I'll ship it out quickly and packed super nice. That's about it. I ship anywhere in the world. Any questions, let me know, yo.
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All items shipped via USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your purchase. Please let me know either through an Etsy convo or via my email (dukecitymama@gmail.com) if you have any concerns. I'm happy to refund your money if an item does not meet your expectations after it is returned to me. I will also cry, because deep down I really am, as my mother calls me, "a delicate doily," and I don't want people to be unhappy with my stuff. But, I'll dry my tears, and we'll work it out.
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"Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run -- there's still time to change the road you're on." --Led Zeppelin