The Jewelry Fixer's Quick and Dirty Fixes for Repairing Jewelry + Cool Trade Secrets
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Everyone, particularly anyone who works with jewelry, has a collection of oddball broken bits too good (or sentimentally fraught) to throw away, but too problematic or expensive to fix. So these items sit there, silently accusing you of indifference, year after year.
Join Terri Haag for her web seminar that addresses the right way, the wrong way, and the quick and dirty way to restore or resurrect orphan earrings and other broken jewelry bits for fun and for profit. In this web seminar Terri will going to show you how to quickly and cheaply turn those bits into wearable pieces, using a little epoxy putty, some nail polish, and a lot of ingenuity.
Warning: as the name implies, this web seminar is not about proper jewelry-repairing techniques. It is certainly not for professional jewelers. This is for people with little money and less time, but a lot of imagination. If you have a second hand shop, an Etsy or Ebay store, or just a lot of accumulated bits and pieces you'd like to bring back to life, this is for you!
In this web seminar you'll learn:
- Tips for turning single earrings into pendants, pins, or two matching earrings again.
- How to use epoxy putty and glue instead of solder for joins.
- Techniques for fixing small-gauge chain with eyewire and crimp beads.
- Ways to create faux sets using putty and nail polish.
- And so much more!
Disclaimer: Old and broken jewelry is, by definition, old and broken. Since Terri don't know what you have or what condition the items are in, she is not responsible for additional breakage or other damage if a technique she recommends goes badly in your specific case. All the techniques Terri suggest have been tested and have worked well in the past for a wide variety of objects so she trusts they will do the same for your components.
About the Instructor:
Terri Haag is a writer, art restorer, exhibit designer and artist. Previous jobs include ambulance driver, marketing director, phlebotomist, bartender and publisher. She has ridden in helicopters over glaciers, babysat baby chimpanzees, painted a burger bus in Bali, got married in a Polish salt mine, helped tag great white sharks, fossil hunted in the Great Karoo, and almost died of malaria in Africa. Through all that she wrote more than 65 feature articles on a wide variety of topics for Lapidary Journal, Jewelry Artist, and other international magazines. She lives in Tucson, AZ, with her cocker spaniel, Jemima Jones, and a grumpy desert tortoise named Joe Pye.
Who Should Attend:
- Owners of antique or second-hand shops.
- Jewelry designers who sell on online marketplaces.
- Jewelry Designers who sell on Etsy or other online stores.
- Jewelry designers looking for fast and innovative ways breathe new life into misfit jewelry parts.
- Anyone with a jewelry junk-drawer looking to turn those items into wearable accessories.
NOTE: This is an recorded version of a live web seminar event. You will receive a video download file that is a power point presentation with a voice over containing the inforamtion described above.
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- not what I expected :(
- I too was a little under-whelmed by this "live" seminar. It was a power point presentation at best. lots of technical difficulties ( it started almost 17 mins late)and the sound was horrible. As the previous reviewer said these were techniques I already knew. I still don't know what "trade secrets" we were shown. The epoxy was useful info but that was it. This is the first time I have purchased a seminar and not sure I will buy one again because this definatly not worth the 19.95 I paid. (Posted on 6/2/2015)
- Did not meet expectations
Was not in video form.
Sound quality was poor and questions were not repeated so one was lost in conversation.
Content was lacking.
I am a fairly new beader, but the only thing in the whole thing that I di not already know was a couple of things concerning epoxy.
Have been happy with other classes but not this one. Not worth $19.99. (Posted on 5/27/2015)
- somewhat useful
- I did get some good information that I wasn't aware of, about the epoxy solder. I'll be able to use that to repair jewelry donated at the thrift shop where I volunteer. However, I have to admit I was dumbfounded when the seminar was over and went into Q&A after only 20 minutes. For $19.95 I expected more content, especially since it was described as an hour-long seminar. Terri was fine on her presentation, but there should have been more. BTW, I already did a review right after the seminar. I don't know where it went. I have purchased many Interweave products that I've been happy with, but not this one. (Posted on 5/27/2015)
- Didn't meet expectations
- I didn't find this product very useful. The seminar was on at 3.00 - 4.00am in my region which I knew would be the case but I was hoping that the information it contained, available for 12 months, would be more in depth. Most of the techniques were fairly low-tech eg turning dangles from a pendant into earrings, and were techniques I already knew. I was expecting "trade secrets". I was also expecting to see a live seminar but all I got were still photos and not very good sound quality. I found the section on using epoxy was useful but all in all the product was not worth $19.95. I was disappointed mainly because I usually find most of my purchases from this company to be top quality. I will still buy more of their other products but will not purchase any more live seminars. (Posted on 5/18/2015)