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'be the change' necklace

by Kathy Bransfield $68.00
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Gandhi's Wise Words

This inspiring necklace features Gandhi's words "Be the change you wish to see in the world," inscribed in sterling silver, with Gandhi's name printed on the other side, along with a 22 kt gold-plated brass pendant representing the Earth. The sterling silver ball chain is 16" L. Handmade by Kathy Bransfield in California.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
13493
Made from
sterling silver, gold plated brass
Measurements
Chain: 16" L, Pendant: .5" dia
Notes
Please be advised: the image shown is larger than the actual size of this necklace, which is approximately the size of a U.S. dime.
  • the maker
Kathy Bransfield

Kathy Bransfield

Kathy Bransfield grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent her childhood climbing trees before starting an art career standing in front of the TV and painting alongside legendary television artist Bob Ross. After graduating from The School for Creative and Performing Arts, she began traveling and selling her own handcrafted jewelry.

She creates meaningful jewelry out of both gold and sterling silver, each a reflection of her complex character, revealing an organic sentiment and creating a modern day heirloom.

"For over 25 years, I have looked to beautiful and powerful words to strengthen me or heal me. And for even longer I have looked to nature to do the same. I think within the jewelry there is a lovely balance of the two merging into one.

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'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE
 
4.0

(based on 254 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (130)
  • Meaningful (93)
  • Unique (92)
  • Good length (82)
  • Versatile (71)

Cons

  • Too short (26)
  • Poor workmanship (19)
  • Lacks luster (15)
  • Too delicate (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (181)
  • Dress up or down (34)
  • Going out (34)
  • Office (33)
  • Business (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (96), Stylish (72), Comfort-oriented (67), Modern (63), Career (61)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (91), No (36)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (18), Self (6), Child (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (20), Christmas or hanukkah (6), Birthday (5)

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4.0

Love!

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from SF Peninsula

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty

Cons

  • Engraving Could Be Clear
  • Poor Workmanship

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

i really liked the necklace. I just wish it was a little larger so you can better read the saying stamped on the disk. But it is readable, and i do like it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
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  • Other

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5.0

Cool stuff

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from Dallas, TX

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cool
  • Good Length
  • Jewelry
  • Meaningful
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Tangles Easily

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

Great graduation gift!

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  • Yes, Yes
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2.0

Chain too small

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from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Meaningful

Cons

  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

The chain was way too short for a normal adult female. We had to buy a longer chain.

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  • Yes, Yes
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  • Other
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  • Other

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1.0

Very Small - Not Well Made

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from Iowa

About Me Grandmother

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Pros

    Cons

    • Chain is cheap
    • Too Delicate
    • Too small

    Best Uses

      Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

      This was going to be a Christmas Present for my Grand Daughter-in-Law but the chain was cheap, it was too small, and the price too high for what it is.

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Fantastic Experience!

      By 

      from State College, PA

      About Me Classic

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

        The necklace is beautiful and delicate. It made a perfect graduation gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        be the change

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        from pierce county, wa

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Office

          Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

          it is very cool and unique.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          3.0

          Graduation Gift

          By 

          from Denver, CO

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

          I thought this was a unique graduation gift. Not sure if the person liked it (she just received it yesterday). My only concerns are that the chain is a little short and it is quite pricey for such a small pendant.

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          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
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          • Other

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          4.0

          Great graduation gift

          By 

          from Jasper, AL.

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

            Our daughter does not wear jewelry at all buuut I wanted to buy her a piece to acknowledge her graduation from high school. I thought that this would be great. Something she can wear at all times, small and meaningful. Giving it to her tonight and will update. So far, we are very happy with our new purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Beautiful

            By 

            from Avon Lake, Ohio

            About Me Career

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Meaningful
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

              My daughter is a LSW/Community Organizer and wore her Be the Change necklace everyday for years. Unfortunately, one of the discs fell off and was lost. To celebrate her new position in the health care field, we purchased the same necklace. It's meaning is significant and I know she will wear it every day. Beautiful, with meaning.

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              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
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              • Other

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Nice idea, but so-o-o tiny

              By 

              from Connecticut

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 'BE THE CHANGE' NECKLACE:

                  I purchased this necklace for my 15-year-old for Christmas; was looking for something different and meaningful. This is both, however both those qualities are diminished by the fact that this necklace is almost miniscule. I read the dimensions online, but I guess in person the reality is that it looks much smaller. It is difficult to even read the inscription on the charm. I am keeping it, even though I think the price does not match its worth, but I would think twice about purchasing this for an adult; this necklace will get lost on a full-grown adult-sized body.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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