Remember that little song from back in the day? While I'm not a fan of patting myself on the back, I do like to try to do something myself first before I ask for help. That being said I ALWAYS seek the help of professionals when dealing with things I care about...like the dry cleaners for my silk items and a local jewelry store for my jewelry repairs and cleanings. Last year a jewelry store which will remain anonymous charged me $50 smackers to re-string a necklace--after shelling out that kind of cash I vowed to try to repair my jewelry on my own first.
This necklace is one of my FAVORITES. I love it. The colors the length everything. I've had it for about four years so when the thin rope holding the beads together started to break, I knew I needed to re-string it. Never done this before, folks! But how hard could it be, right?
|The necklace before its makeover.|
|See where the string is breaking in some areas?|
|This is the thread I bought. Thought it was 30% off, got up to the register and this particular brand wasn't included in the sale. Bummer. |
Then, I just re-tied the clasp to my new string and started stringing the beads. Easy peasy.
Tadah!! Now I have a new necklace.....for only $6.99! Take that, over-priced jewelry repair shop!
While I may not have repaired this "better" than the jewelry store could, it's certainly the less expensive option!
What have you tried to "repair" yourself recently?