My little sister called this afternoon, just as I was finishing my last piano lesson: I had offered to look at some broken jewelry, did I have time this afternoon? OF COURSE! I love when my little sister comes over!
We clipped broken bits, replaced jump rings with shiny new ones, and generally jerry-rigged some snazzy jewelry. The only items that required complete re-build were these earrings- they were originally on silver-colored "fish hook" style ear wires. We have no idea what kind of metal they were, but were nasty and corroded. The wire was an uncoated metal, and one earring had crimped pretty badly. She'd been trying to re-form the loop...eh, let's just cut the whole thing apart and rebuild it!
So here they are, with new gold-plated earrings (umm..why is EVERYONE sold out of silver earrings right now? Seriously, I've tried 4 stores), nylon-coated Beadalon beading wire, and new pinch-caps too. I offered to put new beads on too, but she likes these just fine, thanks-very-much *grin*
Thanks for a fun afternoon, sweety!