Joie de Vivre jewelry

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The shortness of winter days emphasizes the descent into the darkening twilight, especially for the higher latitudes. However, as this 17" necklace shows, the dark blue-purple of twilight can be lovely. Iolite forms the dark base around which tiny pearlescent seedbeads twine and weave to form a nice homage to the cool blue hues of winter. The necklace can also double as a wrap bracelet (see example of this and other dual-purpose necklace-bracelets on the necklets page).

Cost: $73.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"


  • faceted iolite gemstone beads
  • fluorite beads
  • Czech glass beads
  • Japanese glass seedbeads
  • 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 water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

The beads and cord can withstand toddler tugs and pulls, but care should be taken to avoid grabbing individual strands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 17" necklace can be worn with a variety of necklines, from boatnecks to shallow scoop necks, but the necklace may look out of proportion with deep scoop necks or v-necks.