Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Wiley Coyote and the Roadrunner were Saturday morning companions for many years, and even though there are other options in cartoons, I have a soft spot for Looney Tunes. Arizonan Patricia Healey does a great job replicating the shape of an actual roadrunner in her copper creation. Now that I have seen these birds in action, I know they are not to be taken lightly. Watching them snatch and kill their prey with a swift, vicious flick of the head is an eye-opener. Beep, beep! If you're a small critter, run away from these birds for sure. Not only is the roadrunner artisan made, but the rich green glass teardrops are handmade by Unicorne Beads out of Placentia, California. These lampwork beads are special; made from the finest glass and annealed at high temperature for strength and beauty - a fine combination.

Cost: $157.00 USD

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Length: necklace - adjustable up to ~36" (pictures show length of approximately 22")


  • lampwork glass beads
  • patina copper roadrunner
  • copper rings and wire
  • leather cord
  • silk ribbon

Care & cleaning: Clean with warm soapy washcloth and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners.

The components of this necklace can all take a beating: silk, leather, borosilicate glass and copper. Tug away, little one, tug away! Be careful of the roadrunner; the metal edges are smooth but they are still metal edges. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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Not all jewelry - particularly beaded jewelry - work well with all necklines. There is plenty of color and pattern in this necklace so it will appear best with neutral solids. The adjustable length means that it can be paired with a variety of necklines to appear balanced, and it's a fun necklace to wear - beep beep!