Sometimes our delicate components don't make the cross Atlantic trip so well.
I was a little crushed when this heartfelt gift from dear Claire Lockwood arrived in not so great shape.
I was trying to think of some sort of fix and I'm awfully fond of Apoxy Clay for repairs such as this.
I was planning on using the chain as a texture element on my newly formed points but I liked the chain embedded so much that I left it on!
Apoxy Clay is paintable so I was able to to match up the colors with some handpainting.
And here are the other halves of the headpins. I can make two sets of earrings out of this mishap now!
I had some copper hoop earrings that had been kicking around in my studio for years ( bought new and waiting for some clever idea of how to use them)
I finished them off with a couple of little lampwork spacers and patinated jump rings.
So don't despair when your components break sometimes. There are some fixes to see you through.