Learn how to clean, repair and revive old jewelry pieces so you can wear them or resell them.
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Learn the valuable skills of caring for and repairing your jewelry with this comprehensive guide that will teach you how to revive neglected or damaged costume jewelry, and some pieces of fine jewelry, so that you can wear them again- or even sell for a profit. Inside Jewelry Fix-ups you will find a short history of jewelry, along with information on materials that will enable you to identify the age and composition of popular jewelry types and teach you how to keep them looking like new. With useful information and detailed color photographs on everything fomr clasps to cleaning fluids, restringing bead to restoring vintage rhinestone pins, Jewelry Fix-ups is an essential reference for any jewelry owner. Discover how to: *Clean and care for a wide range of materials *Replace missing necklace clasps, stones, and pin fastenings *Restring necklaces *Convert clip-on earrings to pierced *Add a charm to a charm bracelet *Repair a dented locket *Alter a ring that is too small or too bigAbout the Author:
David McLoughlin trained as an apprentice in London's famous jewelry area, Hatton Garden, benefitting from over 300 years of skills handed down from craftsman to craftsman. David has been designing, making and restoring jewelry for 30 years, working to private commission, for dealers and museums from his workshop in Clerkenwell, England.
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