Joie de Vivre jewelry

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Pinus ponderosa is one of the most common pines in the Rocky Mountain areas of the United States, Canada and Mexico. It's the first tall pine to appear in elevations above pinyon pine and juniper woodland regions in the desert southwest and high dry plains of the Great Basin. Most subspecies of the Ponderosa Pine have clusters of 3 long curving needles per fascicle (bundle); those are represented by the doubled over copper wire in the necklace wrapped with sterling silver wire. The bundles of "pine needles" are then further wrapped by 14kt gold-fill wire to form an elegant collar of needle bundles. These are attached to a large link sterling silver chain with lobster clasp that allows several inches of length adjustment; though lightweight, the wire needles are stiff and some adjustment may be necessary in order for them to lay flat. Although I was striving for some realism, I did file the copper wire to smoothness to prevent the sharp jabs one experiences with real needles!

Cost: $115.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"-21"


  • copper wire
  • 14kt gold-fill wire
  • sterling silver wire
  • sterling silver chain and lobster clasp

Care & cleaning: Store necklace flat when not in use to prevent bending or warping wire. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

Hard tugs or pulls may bend or distort the wire 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 adjustable 18"-21" necklace can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or collared shirts. It is both a lightweight necklace and stiff, which means it will look its best when paired with a flat front top (one without a lot of volume).