Joie de Vivre jewelry

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It was so much fun to make the ponderosa pine necklace that I wanted to try another great conifer of the Pacific Northwest: the mighty Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii. Douglas firs tend to prefer a wetter, milder climate than Ponderosa pine, though they are found together in the Cascade mountains and other mountainous areas in the west. Douglas firs can be medium size to quite large (over 300 feet tall) with the needle leaves completely encircling the branch (typical of firs). The female cones are longer and skinny, like pendants, with persistent scales. I used this to create the necklace with leather strips representing the needles that encircle the copper wire "branch" and lovely copper drops representing the dangling of the "cone". The copper wire branch is secured to bright copper open cable chain ending with a toggle clasp.

Cost: $70.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18"


  • copper wire
  • dyed leather strips
  • copper drops
  • copper chain and toggle clasp

Care & cleaning: Store necklace flat when not in use to prevent bending or warping wire. As for cleaning: try to avoid unevenly wetting the leather as this may lead to spotting. The safest method is to use a jewelry polishing cloth on the metal to remove tarnish or use a soapy cloth to clean the metal and avoid the leather if possible.

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 18" 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).