You know I love the vintage Egyptian-style bracelet Sandy bought me for my birthday (from Citizen Rosebud’s Etsy shop – go check out her offerings). So of course I wore it to NYC. But at one of our fabulous lunches, I noticed the scarab had fallen out.
My husband is so sweet, he said “Let’s retrace your steps.” I pointed out we’d walked about four miles around the city so far that day, so it wasn’t a practical plan. “Maybe we can find another scarab,” was the next strategy. To find the right size and shape was daunting, though.
|See the awesome Egyptian style scarab in the center? It’s somewhere on the streets of downtown Manhattan.|
So we hatched the idea of substituting another stone in the empty space. Yesterday I went to Karen and Friends Bead Shop in downtown Melbourne (Florida) and yes! They had a nice selection of cabochon stones. The lovely women there even offered me this aquavit stone at no cost, and glued it in with jewelry epoxy. That’s above-and-beyond service.
|After: A different, but still gorgeous bracelet.|
|I mourn my scarab but I love this re-made bracelet.|
Many of you are very creative and crafty. Do you have a jewelry rescue story to share?
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