Cheeky Crafter Single Clasp 7cm Chain Extender

Colour
Bronze
Copper
Gold (Champagne)
Gold (Rose)
Gold (Yellow)
Gunmetal / Black
Silver (Bright)
Silver (Dark)

Need a little extra length on your favourite necklace or bracelet? A Cheeky Crafter Chain Extender is an easy way to instantly add length right where you need it, in a colour that matches your favourite piece of jewellery. Grab yours today!   

Product Details
Metal(s): Colour-toned zinc alloy.
Clasp(s): 12mm x 8mm Lobster Clasp in matching metal.
Length: Each extender is at least 70mm long, excluding the lobster clasp and the little teardrop on the end. We guarantee you will get at least 70mm of usable length, or maybe even a little more.
Notes:

Please note that I have done my best to match the photographs to the actual colours of the items, but there is always going to be a degree of variance depending on the brightness and tone of the screen that you're viewing the photos on. 

These extenders are made from DIY jewellery findings, which means that you can modify your extender if you want. For example, if you try on your favourite bracelet with the extender and discover you only need an extra 2cm, you can use a pair of pliers to remove the additional length so you don't have it hanging around annoying you.

This is very easy to do, but if you need help then please feel free to email us for guidance. We're always happy to help.

Information: Plated Jewellery vs Colour Toned Jewellery

Plated Jewellery: 

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as plated or electro-plated, that means that it was made out of a strong base metal (like steel, copper, or zinc alloy), and then essentially dipped it in a  softer and less robust precious metal (like gold or silver) to give it a thin layer of precious metal on the outside.

Plating jewellery creates vibrant colours and protects your skin from allergies to the base metal, but the plating will eventually wear away to reveal the metal underneath. 

Colour-Toned Jewellery:

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as colour-toned, that means that the entire piece is made out of the strong metal (like steel, copper, or zinc alloy), and the metal has been dyed to resemble another metal (usually gold).

Colour-toned jewellery generally does not contain any precious metals. Colour-toning usually produces a darker starting colour than plating, but the colour is more reliable and will last for longer. 

The Cake Metaphor:

I like to use the cake metaphor to remember the difference. 

If your jewellery has been plated, it's like a cake with colourful icing on the outside and plain insides.

If you jewellery has been colour-toned, it's like a cake that has been coloured using food colouring instead of icing. 

Why Not Both?

After that cake metaphor, I bet you're asking the same question I was: But I can have coloured icing AND a pretty rainbow cake on the inside! Why can't I have the same in jewellery? 

The answer is that you can! It's quite common for manufacturers to colour tone the base metal of their plated jewellery before they plate it, because that makes it less obvious when the plating starts to wear away.  It will still fade as the precious metal wears away, but the difference is less visible.

But, most manufacturers won't tell you if they've done that, so it's kind of one of those things where you just have to hope for the best. 

Shipping

The rates for shipping this item are:

  • CourierPost - Metro (Non-Signature) - $3.99
  • CourierPost - Metro (Signature) - $4.99
  • CourierPost - Rural (Non-Signature) - $8.49
  • CourierPost - Rural (Signature) - $9.49

Stock for this item is held in New Zealand. Please allow 1-4 days for delivery via CourierPost. 

To keep the costs down, this item DOES NOT qualify for free shipping within New Zealand - at least, not by itself.

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