I have a question....for some time now, i have had on my
bench what i am told is a tortoise shell necklace. the jump rings
holding together the segments are also of the same material. one
jump ring has shattered, the rest have spaces large enough for the
necklace to fall apart (due to the sawing in their production, there
is a significant space in each ring). also, one of the segments has
snapped in two--at the clasp, a "peg and hole" type. i have no
idea where to start with this thing. if any body has any
suggestions, i'm open to them, thanx, erhard.
Hello Erhard,You can fill in the open spot on each link with epoxy.
If you want to get carried away, you can texture and paint the epoxy
when it is hard. Push a link into a non- hardening clay. With a small
tool, push down the open area of the link. Fill this area with the
epoxy. It will not stick to the clay. The shattered link can be
reconstructed in this same way. Have fun. Tom Arnold