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About this design:

A while a I made a necklace using Ancient Roman Glass and a rough cut Labradorite cabochon. The design on the stone was a tree of life. A friend of mine purchased it and asked it if could make a bracelet that could double as a chain extender. So this is what I made.

She also asked if she could have earrings too... The earrings needed to be something that kids couldn't accidentally get their fingers caught in and she wanted it to be about an inch and a half long...


Sterling silver wire, Ancient Roman Glass, Labradorite

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  1. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    Love these! Love pieces that are versatile and can be used in more than one way. Love suites of jewelry. Love that you post multiple pictures so we can see the details. Love the excellent quality of your photos. Always love it when you post something! Your technical skills combined with your artistic skills delight my eye and lift my lagging creativity! Please keep posting!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Ditto Zippy’s comment!! I love extenders that can be worn as bracelets. I especially like the unique clasp you made that also doubles as a focal when worn around the wrist. Your work is inspiring to all of us!

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Khristin-what awesome work you do! I love your wiring-did you color your wire or is it gunmetal? I love how you showcase the clasp

  4. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! Your comments have made my day! I’ve had these projects on the back burner for quite a while because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to tackle them… I also design about a thousand times before I actually DO my work.

    Robin, great question! The wire is sterling silver that I put in liver of sulfur to oxidize it and then I put it in my tumbler for about 24 hours to clean and polish it.

    The tumbler is great because it work hardens your metal (if you leave it long enough), it cleans it, and then it also gets the tiny rough bits off. Great investment if you work in metal.

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Your customer had a great idea and you made her wish come true! Love this convertible idea of bracelet or extender. A gorgeous set of pieces!

  6. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I really like all of this. The colors, the texture and I love the clasp! Earrings are just up my alley, too! I think you did a wonderful creation here.

  7. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Beautiful, dear friend! I love those Roman glass beads. The earrings are a great design to take care of her needs. I know she’ll love your additions to her original.

  8. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you so much my friends!

  9. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    I love this clasp. Do you tumble the beaded chain, too, or just the clasp?

  10. kye
    kye says:

    You do such fantastic work. The extender as a bracelet with the clasp as a focal is just amazing. The earrings are so neat. I’m sure your customer is a happy camper.

  11. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Good to see your signature design in this glorious set. I can see why you have a devoted following! You create unique and professionally made pieces.

  12. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Hi! Thank you so much! I love sharing my work with you all!

    Stingray, great question! I make all my chains and clasps. All wirework is mine.

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