Do you want an easy way to repair jewelry? Even vintage jewelry needs a facelift once in and while. My daughter saw this vintage pin at a thrift shop. She knew I would be able to fix it. She decided to buy it and gave it to me for Christmas.
Materials needed to Repair Jewelry Easily
- Painters Tape
- Spray Paint
- Nail Polish
How To Repair Jewelry Easily Instructions
I loved the pin from the moment I opened it. My daughter and I are both dancers. My daughter especially loved the way it said “Mother” on it. I started to fix it, but realized there might be a few others out there that might be interested in the post as well – so I thought I would share. This piece was originally gold & blue, and both colors had worn off in several places. I covered the mother of pearl “mother” with some painter’s tape.
I sprayed the pin with Rust-oleum Silver Metal spray
I sprayed the back first, let it dry, and then I sprayed the front.
I painted the dancer’s dress with blue nail polish.
I am happy with the way it turned out. My daughter was very excited to see the pin all fixed up and ready to wear.
How do you wear pins and broaches?
- Wear it at the top of a collared shirt
- Add it to your favorite scarf
- Wear it at the top or side of a shirt (even if it doesn’t have buttons)
- Add it to your shoes
- Add it to the back a shirt or dress where a clasp or tie comes together
- Put it in your hair
- Wear it as a choker
- Add it to your waist
- Wear it on a jacket
- Add it on the bodice of a dress
- Add it to your hat
- Wear it as an accent on your shirt pocket
- Put it on a bag or purse
- Add it to your belt
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There are many ways to fix broken jewelry. Depending on the repair, I have used E6000 and other glues. You can also use a sodering iron to repair some metal jewelry as well. If it’s something of value, take it in to see what the cost would be to repair it professionally.