Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Wood and silver make a cool, smooth base for this 22" necklace with a "Yes I Koan" analogy pendant. The pendant features a shorthand for the Zen parable of a man caught between a chasing tiger and a cliff: strawberry:tiger::life:death. As he ponders his dilemma, he sees luscious ripe strawberries growing nearby. He eats some and they are delicious. In life, amidst tigers and certain death, it's important to see and enjoy the strawberries. The wood beads and silver-plated brass beads are strung on a stiffer, thicker beading wire which keeps a rounder shape during wear. Clasp is a silver-plated brass hook and eye.

Cost: $25.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 22"


  • wood beads
  • watercolor paper pendant set in silver-plated brass with glass cabochon
  • silver-plated brass beads
  • silver-plated hook and eye clasp
  • Accu Flex heavy duty nylon coated stainless steel beading cord

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be frayed or severed through hard jerks or prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying cord. Clean with a warm soapy washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials and cord in this necklace are robust to tugs and pulls from most activities but care should be taken to avoid hard impacts which could damage the wood beads. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 22" necklace is compatible with most necklines.