Joie de Vivre jewelry

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I created the love, hope, and joy necklaces together with the thought of them as a complementary jewelry "trifecta". (They are shown all together on the love page, and the joy and hope necklaces are shown on the hope page.) However, each necklace stands on its own as well or better than in a group so each is offered separately.

What makes tourmaline a joy to work with is the superb range of colors available, and usually within the same bead strand! When shopping at the gem show, I'm drawn to the hanks of tourmaline, glowing magenta to dark greeen, and I always a strand or two that show lovely graduation of color, such as found in the faceted teardrops in this necklace. To achieve the long length, I also added some tourmaline rounds and a large smooth nugget. Hand-knotting silk thread between the gemstones helps each one feel distinct as well providing excellent fluidity to the necklace. This enables the wearer to wrap it multiple times and still achieve a necklace or bracelet that drapes well and looks terrific.

Cost: $253.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 30"

Materials:

  • tourmaline gemstone beads
  • sterling silver hook & eye clasps
  • knotted silk thread

Care & cleaning: Jewelry items using knotted silk thread between stones have superior drape but silk thread can deteriorate over time; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or stressing thread. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

The bead components and silk thread are quite strong, but silk thread can be stretched with sustained hard pulls so it's recommended to keep these out of the reach of young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 30" necklace can be worn a number of ways: it can be worn long as a colorful, bohemian accent to an outfit, it can be doubled as a short 15" statement necklace for a top with high to moderate neckline, and it can be wrapped 4x for an outstanding gemstone wrap bracelet.