Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In the Zen koan, a man pursued by tigers pauses from certain death to enjoy fragrant, ripe strawberries in his path. "Delicious!" The allegory is simple: we are all that man facing certain death and life offers sweet strawberries, but only if we pause to enjoy them. The sentiment is reflected in the analogy strawberry:tiger::life:death, the sweetness of life in the face of inevitable death. The swirling design is under a glass cabochon on a 1" copper disc pendant that hangs from a 38" rope necklace made of braided silk cords in shades of green.

Cost: $25.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 38"


  • copper pendant with watercolor paper and glaze
  • copper components
  • silk cords

Care & cleaning: Clean with a damp washcloth (do not submerge) and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials 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 long 38" rope necklace can be tied over a variety of materials and necklines for a terrific casual look.