Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The head vs. heart question is a popular theme; from the conflicted character of Shakespeare's Hamlet to Austen's Dashwood sisters to Scott and Fran in "Strictly Ballroom" the idea of leading with one or the other - thinking vs. feeling - intrigues us. As the name of the necklace implies, the point is equivalence; just as eight liquid ounces is the same as one cup, though in different units, the head and the heart are equivalent, though in different language. The analogy of eight ounces:one cup::head:heart is printed on graphic paper. The pendant is solid brass with resin to protect the paper insert from wear and weather, and it's paired with a hand-dyed silk ribbon.

Cost: $46.00 USD

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Length: necklace - up to 36"


  • hand-dyed silk ribbon
  • solid brass 3/4" pendant with resin

Care & cleaning: Remove the pendant from silk ribbon and hand wash silk ribbon in mild detergent. Clean the pendant with a damp washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on brass.

The silk ribbon and pendant are robust and should survive any treatment from young hands. As with all jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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The silk ribbon can be tied or secured a number of ways for great versatility, and it can even be worn as a wrap bracelet.