Joie de Vivre jewelry
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Watching intricate geometrical designs unfold under pen and Spirograph gears still feels a bit like magic, even as I understand the mathematics behind the hypotrochoids. The Spirograph toy was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and exhibited at the 1965 Nuremberg International Toy Fair, and it was named Toy of the Year in 1967. As with any classic toy, it can reach across ages and generations, and in 2013 it was reissued in the US and Europe. I love the combination of complex lines floating over colorful backgrounds, and these pendants are pieces from the whole that speak to the grace and symmetry.

These spirodoodles are pen and watercolor sketches, some with stamps, protected under resin, non-toxic glaze or glass cabachons. However, it should be noted this protection is not perfect and submerging the pendants in water for more than a few minutes will likely destroy the design. (For example: they will not survive a washing machine cycle.) I've paired them with standard chains and lovely hand-dyed silk ribbons. I recommend the ribbons for joy of color and ease of use! Plus, they make terrific wrap bracelets.

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Aloft
Blink
Breath
Angel
Embrace
Awake
Dreaming
Parachute
Hypotrochoid #1
Hypotrochoid #3
Hypotrochoid #5
Starcatcher
Ritual
Doe
Fawn
Happiness
Holiday

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Spring #2
Kraken
Woodland
Gallic
Small Folk
Teapot

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