Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In Muddy Road two monks are traveling and one helps a young woman cross a river (contact with women considered unwise and dangerous). They continue traveling until the other monk asks why he did it, to which the first says, "I left the girl there. Are you still carrying her?" The analogy woman : river :: burden : journey, represents the woman as the burden the first monk still carries long after the second monk has already set her down. It's a good reminder to release that which is not needed or helpful for the journey ahead. Pendant is 1" turquoise leather with graphic design, and it hangs from a 19" necklace of shimmering Czech glass spaced with delicate Japanese seedbeads. Silver plated hook and eye clasp.

Cost: $35.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 19"


  • leather drop with graphic and glaze
  • Czech glass rounds
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • silver plated brass components and hook and eye clasp
  • SoftFlex nylon coated stainless steel beading cord

Care & cleaning: Clean with a damp washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials in this necklace are robust to tugs and pulls from most activities. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This mid-length 19" necklace wears best with higher necklines with thinner shirt materials.