Jewelry can have sentimental value beyond just looking pretty and shiny. Necklaces can be passed down in families through generations and we can receive earrings for important life occasions. Whatever story is behind your jewelry, there’s a good chance you don’t want to throw it away or put it aside when it breaks. Instead, you probably want to fix it, but how? We’ve rounded up some awesome jewelry repair tips so you can fix that bling you never wear!
How to fix a broken necklace
It can be very frustrating when you are going out to dinner and your collar breaks and falls on the sidewalk. Sometimes it can be tempting to just throw it away and think all hope is lost (especially if there are pearls involved rolling all over the place on the floor!), But instead keep it and watch this video. You can fix it yourself!
How to repair rhinestone jewelry
Rhinestones are awesome and shiny, but when one falls off the necklace it leaves a gaping whole in your jewelry design that just doesn’t look right. This video will show you how to replace a missing rhinestone in a vintage rhinestone brooch. First, try to find a matching stone, which is difficult, but you can try online stores like Etsy.
How to attach or replace a clasp
This video will show you how to attach or replace a clasp for your necklace or bracelet. To do this, you will need two pairs of needle nose pliers, two small metal rings, and your new clasp.
DIY Accessories – How To Fix A Broken Necklace
In this video, you will learn about some handy accessories that you can use to repair your broken bungee cord jewelry. The person in the video then shows you how to fix it step by step. The next time your stretch bracelet with the beads breaks, you don’t have to throw it away just because it was a cheap sidewalk purchase. Instead, you can easily fix it!
How to repair and polish jewelry
This video will show you how to clean and polish your jewelry, but be prepared: you need more advanced tools than a rag and a little soap. The video is sponsored by JoolTool which is a product you might consider purchasing if you have a lot of parts to fix. If you think you need a new tool, go ahead the Green Monster way and share it with your friends and family. Who knows, maybe you could win the neighborhood jewelry repairer crown and help everyone get back to wearing their worn necklaces again!
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