Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Living in the Southwest with day after day of glorious sunshine, everyday is a holiday from gloom and low clouds. (Of course, that says nothing about the heat which is substantial.) One can sit in the shade of trees and a veranda and drink in the colors and sounds of the vivid blue sky and living desert. (And sweat, if it's between May and October.) Azurite is a softer mineral forming in arid, copper-rich regions like Arizona and Nevada that's often found with malachite in jewelry components, like the chips in this 20" necklace. Amazonite and lapis lazuli beads reinforce the blue, and a spirodoodle in copper complete the theme of freeflowing enjoyment in this relaxed and sunny (and hot) region.

Cost: $88.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 20"


  • copper bezel with resin
  • azurite chips
  • amazonite beads
  • lapis lazuli beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • copper beads
  • copper toggle clasp
  • Soft Flex moderate duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (30 lb. load test)

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be kinked or broken through hard jerks or severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or kinking 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 beads and beading cord should be robust to toddler tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 20" necklace is versatile and can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.