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