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Repair & Remodel: Existing Beaded Jewellery

Repair or Remodel your broken or damaged beaded Jewellery

I can repair broken strands by restringing.  I offer silk or silkon™ thread for Pearls and softer Gemstones as they protect the delicate beads.  Glass or Crystal beads have sharp edges and I may suggest a remodel of the design using stronger thread or beading wire may be needed.

I can tidy up an existing design if it has damaged sections. The amount of repair will depend on the amount of damage to the original design and if you want to replicate it or remodel the design.

garnet stitched necklace repair @MaxineFaye

Not all Repairs are Major

A simple change of clasp, or earring style may be all you require

Would you like to change a style of clasp.  Do you find the basic lobster style difficult to use?  By adding a toggle or magnetic clasp wearing your jewellery will be easier.

Altering earring wires due to requirements or personal preferences is an option you can choose to change earrings from hook to stud or even lever-back.  I can alter most designs to suit non-pierced ears by using clip-on or screw-on findings.  Ear wires can be changed to surgical steel or niobium (which is physiologically inert and hypoallergenic).

Repair and Remodel Fit for a Bride

A Family Heirloom to Share

The original necklace belonged to the customers Mother and held sentimental value for the family. Inadvertently it had previously been cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner which had damaged much of the nacre coating, causing it to come away from the original glass Pearl beads.

I rethreaded with new Swarovski Pearls, cleaned, and replaced lost crystals in the clasp and added the extra strand which had been broken a long time ago.   Bracelets for the Bride and Flower-Girl (great-granddaughter of the original owner) were made from the salvaged beads of the original design. It is always such an honour to be trusted with items as sentimental as this.

Pearl wedding necklace repair and remodel at MaxineFaye handcrafted beaded jewellery

To Repair or Remodel: This is the Question?

Stretch bracelets are the biggest request for repairs therefore when arranging a stretch bracelet repair, choose between the following options:

  • restrung onto stretch cord as the original design.
  • threaded onto cord or leather and finished with an adjustable slide knot.
  • threaded onto nylon coated stainless steel beading wire with a clasp added.
    • Any beads removed to make space for the clasp or adjustable knot can be remodelled into charms to add to the bracelet, a pendant, or a pair of earrings.

When removing an elastic stretch style bracelet DO NOT pull the bracelet off your wrist, but gently roll it off.  This will reduce the wear and tear on the cord and extend the life of the piece.

Tired, Outdated or Unloved Designs?

Does your existing beaded jewellery need some TLC?

Have you inherited or been gifted beaded jewellery that is just not right for you? Possibly it is too long or short for you?  Consequently, even though you love the piece you are unable to wear it. 
This can be changed!  The piece was remodelled to suit the customer.

Pieces of damaged or out-dated jewellery can be given a new lease on life. I can repair or remodel them so you will be able to wear them again.

Do you want to remodel your beaded jewellery?  Do you have some wonderful ideas of what you would like, but not sure how to go about it?  Have you been making a scrapbook or Pinterest board of designs you like?  Are you ready to get that design created?

Book a Free Consultation to repair beaded jewellery

The initial consultation is both cost, and obligation free.

All costs to remodel or repair the item will be quoted on before you commit to the project. You will be asked to confirm your acceptance of the costs and the design in writing.  The repair or remodelling will not commence until the quote has been accepted and the deposit paid.

Do you have a box of bits and pieces?  Have you lost one of the earrings – did you know I can remodel it into a charm for a bracelet or even a pendant.  Sometimes I may have similar beads and be able to make something suitable.

If you need extra beads or materials for your chosen design, you can either choose from a large range of beads and findings I have available, supply your own or I can order that “certain” bead in for you.

General Repair-Remodelling Charges-2023-MaxineFaye Handcrafted Beaded Jewellery

Discounts are available on eligible orders!

Discounts may be available to Insider Newsletter Subscribers, Loyalty Card holders and offered for Google reviews and multiple or bulk orders. Remember to ask when you contact me for more information or to arrange a consultation. I look forward to working with you and remodelling or repairing your existing loved beaded jewellery pieces.