Redesign of a Treasured Necklace

As much as I love designing jewellery I get more satisfaction from redesigning broken necklaces which have a great sentimental value. Yesterday I was set a new challenge with this broken necklace.

broken necklace

The broken necklace

To add to the brief my customer wanted me to replace the missing beads with colours featured in her favourite handbag.

The handbag image

The handbag ….

I started out by grabbing a selection of additional beads and laying out an idea for the restring.

Initial layout idea image

Initial layout idea

and then just went for it .

The handbag image

The finished piece

It can be worn as one long necklace or doubled as shown in the photo . Do you have some treasured beads which need some TLC ?