Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Despite being separated by continents and centuries, Loki and Coyote share common traits as "tricksters" in the tales they inhabit, using magical transformative powers to impart knowledge, challenge social order and trick the unwary. Carl Jung used archetypes as descriptions of human psychology, and Joseph Campbell used archetypes to identify our common mythology and storytelling. Some dismiss archetypes as consolidations of prejudice perpetuated by oppressive hierarchies, much like fairy tales or morality stories that served to chasten those straying outside social conventions. Patterns of dark and light, opaque and translucent, and large and small are found in these 15" and 32" companion necklaces. Translucent opal rondelles are spaced with delicate Miyuki glass seedbeads, mixed with pale blue dyed quartz and opaque deep blue lapis lazuli. Rough and smooth, dark and light, long and short: the contrast of opposites are like the simple characters pulled from old tales. The short necklace has a sterling silver magnetic clasp and may be doubled as a bracelet, and even the longer necklace with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp can be a multi-wrap bracelet.

Cost: $64.00 USD

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Length: necklaces - 32", 15"

Materials:

  • opal rondelles
  • lapis lazuli rondelles
  • dyed quartz round beads
  • Czech glass beads
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver lobster claw & magnetic clasps
  • Soft Flex nylon coated stainless steel beading cord

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be frayed or severed through hard jerks or prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying cord. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials and cord in this necklace are robust to most tugs and pulls, but care should be taken to prevent hard impacts which can damage the opal. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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These long and short 32" and 15" necklaces can be worn together or apart. The short necklace doubles as an excellent bracelet, and the long necklace works well with a variety of necklines.