Post # 1
I bought a freshwater pearl necklace and love it….the problem lies in the fact that there are three strands and they are twisted which puts too much tension on the clasp and the strands broke off from the clasp. (http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Sterling-Silver-Freshwater-Pearl-Twisted-Necklace-4-mm-8-mm/4268385/product.html) The necklace is strung well, knots between each pearl, but i was wondering how i could remedy this situation and to do so inexpensively!
Does that sound worth it? I have no idea what something like that would cost!
So is anyone in the Philly area that could recommend someone to help?
Post # 3
Not in the Philly area per se (in central jersey!) but I make beaded jewelry as a hobby. I do not string pearl necklaces but I believe that you have to have some sort of protection where the clasp meets the string (i.e. french wire or a bead tip) so the string is not rubbing directly against the clasp and this prevent breakage. Does your necklace have this? I would recommend going on http://beadwork.about.com/ (the beadwork forum) and http://jewelrymaking.about.com/ (the jewelry making forum) at the about.com website and posting your question there. And maybe you can post a pic so people will know what/where the damage occured. I’m hopeful someone (or several someones!) will have very good advice to give you. If you have a bead store in your area, you could take it in to get restrung or ask if they know someone who can re-sting it. If you’re in the Philly area you should have a bead shop – google it. I hope this helps!