Joie de Vivre jewelry

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There comes a time when the rougher stuff - the earthier stuff - is more appealing than cotton candy dreams or bland metal. Beads are from the earth and sometimes even from the hands of those who shaped them. If one is ready to take on weightier, knobbier beads because those elements too are bound to the ground, then this is a nice mid-length 18.5" necklace. The variscite is a softer, porous stone like turquoise, though these beads have been stabilized and effectively sealed to prevent discoloration. Likewise, the chalk turquoise has been dyed and stabilized for greater uniformity and strength. The large round silver beads and toggle clasp are Hill Tribe fine silver, from the Karen Hill Tribe of Thailand, whose metalsmiths have long made beautiful silver jewelry.

Cost: $88.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 18 1/2"

Materials:

  • variscite rectangle and oval beads
  • dyed chalk turquoise beads
  • yellow turquoise squares
  • dyed coral chips
  • Hill Tribe silver stamped beads
  • Bali silver spacers
  • sterling silver beads
  • Hill Tribe silver toggle clasp
  • Soft Flex heavy duty nylon coated stainless steel cord (40 lb. load test)

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be kinked or broken through hard jerks or severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or kinking cord. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

Although the components are softer materials, they are securely attached to a strong beading cord that should withstand tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 18.5" necklace works well with higher necklines like boatnecks or crewnecks and moderate scoop necks or v-necks.