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Mending costume jewellery

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NanKate Sat 21-Jan-17 21:36:36

Recently two of my favourite necklaces have snapped and the beads scattered all over the floor. On both occasions I have saved the majority of the beads and want to restring them. Do any GN members make or repair costume jewellery ?

If the answer is yes do you get the string/wire for the beads online/craft shop or ironmongers ?

Can anyone suggest a basic book on repairing jewellery please?

kittylester Sat 21-Jan-17 22:23:52

Try googking it, Kate. A friend gets her thread on line but no idea about the supplier.

Andyf Sat 21-Jan-17 22:46:47

I wonder if Hobbycraft would sell it,

Elegran Sat 21-Jan-17 22:52:38

Amazon has thread, beading needles, fasteners, beads, and even a necklace repair kit.

Pammigran Sun 22-Jan-17 08:03:32

What kind of beads are they? Hobbycraft sell various kinds of thread wire or nylon. You will most likely need new fasterns as well. If you look on YouTube there are videos you could follow but it does depend on your beads as well. I've both made and mended lots of jewellery but it wouldn't be easy to describe to you what to do, a video is best. Elegran has given you a good answer too so you could go for that option. Good luck.

NanKate Sun 22-Jan-17 21:47:32

Thanks All just the info I need to get me started. [Flowers]

NanKate Sun 22-Jan-17 21:48:15