Joie de Vivre jewelry is an eclectic collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from natural
materials, including precious and semi-precious gemstones, precious metals, freshwater pearls, Swarovski
crystal and other lovely components. The translation, "joy of life", fits the design philosophy:
the pieces are created with true love for the components and zesty living. Pieces are categorized by color, material and
type to help the process of finding just the right piece. There are creative categories relating to
humanities and science, and homage to artisans creating pendants and other components that I love. There's also
an option to subscribe to the latest works and receive cheer throughout the year - what can be better than that!
•• l a t e s t n e w s : s p r i n g 2 0 1 8
I think of a line from A Moveable Feast with the coming of spring: "People were always the
limiters of happiness except for the few that were as good as spring itself". Spring is a season, and it
is also a verb: spring forth and do what needs doing.
S a l e :
As the winds of spring begin to eddy and flow, the time is right for a bit of house cleaning. Visit the
sale page for over 70 items with price reductions of 20%-65%. Move fast
though because just like the winds of spring - w h o o s h - these will soon be gone!
E t s y s t o r e : ofgoodcheer
Although I have long shopped at Etsy, I haven't offered items for sale until now. There's a nice sample of
spirodoodle and smaller scale gemstone items offered in my Etsy store
2 0 u n d e r 3 0 a n d s u b 6 0 :
Although the holiday shopping season is over, the need for good gifts remains throughout the year. To that
end, I'm leaving the
20 under 30 and
sub sixty pages to provide charm jewelry items for under $30 USD or
more gemstone-centric jewelry items for under $60 USD
(price includes free gift wrapping and shipping). Simply add the
gift recipient name and address to the text boxes before adding the item to your PayPal cart.
New additions include "astromech droid" inspired pendants for less than $20 USD!
My approach to Joie de Vivre jewelry is to highlight the beauty of the components themselves.
I look for color and texture combinations that are unusual but complementary, and above all,
I have fun with the designs. My preference is to use natural stones, precious metals and
Swarovski crystal. These components cost more, but my experience has been that the luster and good feel
they bring to a piece of jewelry is well worth the price. I handcraft each piece and most are unique. I have young kids
and wear my designs so I understand the need for durability when it comes to contact with inquisitive hands.
Look for the "Triple T" symbol (Toddler Tug Test) in the product description: a check means the
design is robust to their loving care and an X means the design is more likely to tweak or break.
I've been making jewelry in various forms since high school and experiencing the growth of the handcrafted community has been a delight.
I don't always get to make as much or as often as I would like, but the pieces are made with love and care when
I do sit down to create.