Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The charming centerpiece in this 24" necklace is a sea turtle from the artisans at Unicorne Beads in northern California. The sea turtle rests on a small patch of Czech and Japanese glass beads and is flanked by strands of teardrops also from Unicorne Beads. The pieces are made by hand from borosilicate glass (a more heat-resistant glass - think Pyrex) using torches and kilns, and the results are both stunning and strong. Dyed freshwater pearls and a sinuous fishtail silver-plate chain complete this colorful and bold sea-themed necklace. The chain is secured with a sterling silver toggle clasp.

Cost: $157.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 24"


  • Unicorne Beads lampwork glass sea turtle bead
  • Unicorne Beads lampwork glass teardrops
  • Czech glass teardrops
  • Japanese glass fringe beads
  • dyed freshwater pearls
  • silver-plate fishtail chain
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • Power Pro moderate duty braided Spectra Fiber™ cord (30 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 washcloth and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

The beading cord is strong, but this is a heavier weight necklace that should probably be left out of the hands of young ones. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 24" necklace is long and bold and best suited with casual tops in solid colors. It works well with a variety of necklines, from high to low, as well as with cowl necks and turtlenecks.