Jewelry Repairing – Making The Old New

Some time ago I had a pair of earrings that needed repairing, as the hooks became rusty. I replaced them and did a Do It Yourself Video (DIY video) that would surely help someone with the same problem. I also did a short blog entitled “Replacing Rusted Earring Hooks” and you can check it out here.

Most recently a relative asked me if I could repair some necklaces that were broken. She explained that they were beautiful pieces, with sentimental value and she did not want to toss them out. I found, when I examined them, that they were really nice designs indeed and I jumped at the challenge to restore them. The repairs came out really nice and so I thought I would share them in this blog.

Just check out the before and after photos. Let me know what you think and feel free to leave a comment below.

1. The broken necklaces to be repaired
2. The Jewelry Making Tools I used to repair the necklaces.

3. A close up look at another one of the broken necklaces
4. Necklaces seem to loose their claps after a while.
25. These extra beads were transformed into the necklace below. I also made a pair of matching earrings.
6. When you have extra beads do not toss them out just look how beautiful these extra beads turned out.
10. The four repaired necklaces

Feel free to check out my DIY Video on how to replace your earring hooks.

I grew up seeing my mother on the sewing machine a lot. Our house was always filled with fabric and I was bitten by the sewing bug at an early age. Today, in addition to Photography, I also make accessories and children’s clothing, under the Your Wardrobe Label.