Lots of people enter my shop with damaged beaded jewellery. Some pieces are family heirlooms while some are jewellery products which were selected on vacations far away or perhaps in a store. The most popular denominator is really a favorite bit of jewellery is damaged.
Many purchasers enter my shop with damaged jewellery and among the first comments before they take away the jewellery in the bag is “it is a really cheap bit of jewellery, but it is my personal favorite…” Most are wishing this comment can help determine the price of the repair, but that is not how the price of a jewellery repair is decided. There are many factors which will determine the price of a repair. Time, labor and materials are only a three factors.
Sometimes probably the most affordable bit of jewellery may cost more to correct than an costly bit of jewellery. This week a youthful lady arrived to my shop having a waist necklace which was made from hundreds, otherwise a large number of small seed beads. She wanted this item made longer by 3 inches.
She introduced the same piece that they wanted me to chop after which join the 2 together to achieve the preferred length. How big the beads alone was enough that i can pass at work cheap she wanted it became a member of instead of restrung (which could have been the very best repair option) was enough to provide me bead-exploding nightmares. At that time, I had been while finishing another difficult repair, however it was like I had been hearing an inaudible challenge emitting out of this small beaded foe. When you are the bead conqueror that i’m, I required the task and attacked the repair immediately. Pointless to state I repaired the product superbly. 2 hrs later along with a lengthy lecture that went something similar to this, “I’ll never have a job such as this again”. The lecture was lengthy since i repeated it again and again the whole 2 hrs. However I enjoyed the task.