Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In Muddy Road two monks are traveling and one helps an attractive young woman cross a river (contact with women considered unwise and dangerous). In the analogy woman:cargo::deviation:rule, considering the woman as cargo ponders the role of deviations to the rule. The simple act of helping a person across a river was a kind act but against the rules for the monks. Taken literally, "exceptional" is forming an exception, but more commonly, we use it to describe an outstanding quality such as showing kindness over strict adherence. The pendant is solid brass with resin protecting the underlying paper from most wear and weather, and the ribbon is hand-dyed silk edged with stitching.

Cost: $46.00 USD

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Length: necklace - up to 34"


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

Care & cleaning: Remove pendant from ribbon and hand wash silk ribbon with 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 variable length of the ribbon means the necklace can be worn short or long for maximum versatility; it can also be wrapped around the wrist for a terrific bohemian look bracelet.