Joie de Vivre jewelry

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I'll admit this necklace is not at all practical: the lampwork glass pendants are large and clunky, but oh so fun and unusual! The snake loops beautifully through the paddle shaped foil-backed pendant and they look awesome together - they are simply really, really big (approximately 7" in length). I paired them with a 36" hand-dyed crinkled silk ribbon for maximum flexibility of length adjustment, but even so, they will be unwieldy. The name refers to the famous line from The Godfather 2: "keep your friends close but your enemies closer", and it would be tough to bring a snake much closer to one's heart!

Cost: $38.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 36"


  • lampwork glass pendants
  • hand-dyed crinkled silk ribbon

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

The snake glass pendant can be broken with rough handling so it's recommended to keep this out of reach of young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 36" adjustable length necklace and pendants can be worn with a variety of necklines, though the large scale of the pendants means the necklace will likely look best with a solid t-shirt and a jacket or overshirt to help balance the size of the necklace.