Ma & Pembum


Frequently Asked Questions


I would like to order a custom item. How does that work?

1. Start by finding a product style that you want.

2. See what options have been used for other products to get an idea of what details you would like (different/additional colors, addition of a long strap, certain pillow dimensions, etc).

3. Click on the Contact Ma & Pembum link at the bottom of any page to start the conversation! We're happy to review the details of pricing with you. Customization options cost an additional 20% and may vary by product.

4. Please allow up to 8-10 weeks for your custom order.

Where do you find your materials?

The pendants and charms on all our jewelry are found in antique stores throughout the country. Each piece is handpicked. The leather comes from tanneries around the world.

Do you use real leather?

Yes, all leather used in our products is 100% genuine.

Is the serving size of ice cream really 1/2 cup?

Frankly, I am appalled at the notion that 1/2 cup of ice cream is the standard service size. I don't care that I just ate dinner; 1/2 cup of ice cream is enough for no one.

Where did the name Ma & Pembum come from?

It's what we called my mom's parents. My grandfather's name was Pembroke, and when one of his first children tried to say it, it came out, "Pembum." I remember thinking as a teenager that Ma & Pembum would make a cool name for a boutique. I never thought I would actually have one!

Have you seen my keys?

Kitchen counter.