Joie de Vivre jewelry

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In the Zen koan A Muddy Road, two monks are traveling and one helps a young woman cross a river (contact with women considered unwise and dangerous). They continue traveling until the other monk asks why he did it, to which the first says, "I left the girl there. Are you still carrying her?" The analogy woman:river::burden:journey considers the woman carried across the river as a burden on a journey. What burdens do we carry that are unnecessary? That can be set down on the other side? The copper pendant has a watercolor design ringed with seedbeads around a glass cabochon. The 17" necklace is made of Czech glass rounds and contrasting seedbeads and fastened with a sterling silver toggle.

Cost: $36.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • copper pendant with glass cabochon and seedbeads/li>
  • Czech glass rounds
  • Czech glass seedbeads
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • PowerPro synthetic braided beading cord

Care & cleaning: Do not submerge in water. Clean with a gentle, pH neutral soapy washcloth and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners as well as sonic cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials in this necklace are robust to typical tugs and pulls from young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This mid-length 17" necklace works well with higher necklines and drapes best over thinner materials.