Monday, May 17, 2010

You just never know

As a jeweller, you often don't know what you'll be doing that day or what job is going to come in.

Someone recently brought me this 15 year old Zuni bangle. It has tiny pieces of  turquoise epoxied in and after 15 years, the epoxy is breaking down and loosening up. Stones are already missing.

It's not a difficult repair just tiny and time consuming. I have removed the turquoise and epoxy but seeing as    I've decided to reuse the tiny turquoise pieces attempting to get every bit of epoxy off  has been difficult. I couldn't save all of it so I've had to find a perfect color match to add some more pieces.

Now I just need to decide on a durable epoxy and reset them....

Quincy @ Quincy Jewels & Design


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