Do It Yourself: Easy Jewellery Fixes You Can Handle At Home

Posted on: 12 December 2018

Do you love accessories? Well, jewellery can be such a great addition to your collection. They will come in handy when you want to enhance your look. You can match your clothes with your preferred accessories such as earrings, neckpieces and bracelets. Certainly, the right accessories show how much attention you pay to your outfit and grooming. This is the same level of attention you should give to your jewellery when it wears out or suffer any damage. Some of the worn or damaged jewellery just needs an easy fix that you can do by yourself. Here is a guide that will help you with do-it-yourself jewellery fixes.

Fixing an Elastic Bracelet

Elastic bracelets are popular because they still fit as someone's body changes over time. Sadly, the elastic part often wears, and there is nothing you can do to make it regain elasticity. However, this does not mark the end of your bracelet's life. You need to undo the knots at the end of the worn elastic cord, get a new one and fit the bracelet beads back. Go for round, rubbery cords in the colour that you desire. Polyester cords fitted with elastic rubber cords are another option, but they don't stretch as much as the round rubbery cords. Make a surgeon's knot at one end of the new cord, slip the bracelet pieces into position and wind up with another knot to join both ends of the cord. 

Fixing Broken Neckpiece Clasps

Neckpiece clasps see the most use compared to any other parts. They get weaker s the days go by and may just snap or break one day when you wear the neckpiece. Thankfully, they are an easy fix that you can handle. Buy a similar clasp from the nearest jewellery store. Detach the old one to provide room for your new clasp. Clip the new clasp and open it gently using two pairs of pliers. When the clasp rings split open, slide the beadwork in and squeeze the open-ended ring back together on both ends.

Fixing an Ear Wire

Earwires provides support between your ear and the earring you are wearing. Detach the old wire by undoing the loop holding the ear wire to the rest of the earring. Take note of the shape of the loop. Attach the new ear wire using the same loop patterns that held the old ear wire in place. The piece should be as good as new when you finish.

If you're still having trouble, contact a jewellery repair service near you.