I am trying to restring a pendant for a dear friend. It is costume
jewelry but is of great sentimental value to her. It is a Monet
necklace that has a Lucite or plastic insert shaped like a shell.
This “shell” slides into a holder that the bead strings funnel
through. How can I remove this Lucite “shell” without damaging the
piece so that I can run the bead cord through there? I am also
trying to purchase a copy of the Premier Issue of Art Jewelry
Magazine. It came out approximately November 2004 and the publishing
company does not have any back issues. I have attached a picture of
the piece. Thank you.
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