Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The porcelain bead in this 17" necklace of feldspar, wood, and copper beads has coloring and pattern like that used by artist Gustav Klimt in such paintings as "The Kiss." Feldspar is an aluminosilicate mineral that is abundant and widespread and one of the major constituents of igneous rocks like granite. The orange-pink color is these stones is common of orthoclase feldspar containing potassium. Clay-based beads such as the beautifully glazed bead in this necklace may be porcelain or ceramic. Porcelain beads such as this one are formed from more refined clay that is fired to higher temperatures in the kiln, leading to a more glass-like material as feldspar base melts. The clasp is a large copper toggle for ease of fastening.

Cost: $46.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • porcelain bead
  • feldspar beads
  • stained wood beads
  • copper beads
  • copper toggle clasp
  • Accuflex medium duty nylon coated stainless steel wire

Care & cleaning: Clean with a gentle, pH neutral soap and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners as well as sonic cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials and beading cord in this necklace are robust to tugs and pulls from most activities. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This shorter 17" necklace works well with higher necklines such as boatnecks and crewnecks and thinner materials.