If you have children, you know that your jewelry can often meet an untimely death–especially necklaces. It’s not unusual for me to put a broken necklace in a plastic bag until I can get back to it.
Unfortunately, I don’t get back to it very often because small children and loose beads or small pieces are a recipe for disaster. So when I went searching for a specific necklace the other day, I remembered that some of my favorites had met this fate and were still awaiting rescue. It was time to remedy the problem.
After gathering all the broken jewelry I could find, I pulled out my wooden cutting board (with a groove around the outside to keep beads from rolling around) and started opening those bags–after the kids were in bed, of course.
A little E600 and crimping for this one
Restringing this one and adding some beads since I’d lost quite a few when it broke
This one needed to be extended and updated from a choker into a cute ribbon necklace that I’d actually wear
And this beauty is an antique I picked up at a street fair so the old, brittle string had snapped with the slightest tug.
After a couple of hours I emerged from my craft room with several necklaces on (yes, all together) happy that I’d finally sat down to fix them. My evening had been a success because I’d checked something off that list of “need to” items that somehow seems to grow faster than your kids.
What are some of the projects on your Need To Do list that you’ve been avoiding?
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