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Sister Clasp Necklace, Hand Braided Cord

150.00
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Sister Clasp Necklace, Hand Braided Cord

150.00

This necklace features a signature sister clasp, subtly spliced onto a length of hand braided cord.  The clasps will naturally hang in the front. 

Brass, Polyester

18" including clasps.  If you would like a different length (up to 30") that is fine; just leave a note at checkout. 

 

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This necklace features a signature sister clasp, subtly spliced onto a length of hand braided cord.  The clasps will naturally hang in the front. 

Brass, Polyester

18" including clasps.  If you would like a different length (up to 30") that is fine; just leave a note at checkout. 

 

 
 

The cord for this piece is hand braided from 8 strands of high-strength waxed polyester thread.  The braiding is done on a kumihimo loom, by yours truly or occasionally by an assistant.  I integrate it with the clasps using a proprietary splice.  The effect is subtle and elegant, and from a functional standpoint tough as nails.  

I fabricated the original pattern for the sister clasp from brass wire.  From this pattern a rubber mold was made.  The clasp is lost wax cast in the USA and hand finished in house.  

When I was about eleven years old my father taught me how to make this kind of closure using bolt cutters and links of chain. They are often used on boats, where they are referred to as sister clips, gangent hooks, or kissing clips.