All was well until we went to an Art Show. While packing up, a whole tray of jewelry was knocked onto the pavement. (I am not saying here WHO knocked it onto the pavement, but it wasn't me. As a side note- I am still married) This necklace was the only casualty. The cabochon cracked right down the center.
|this picture is the cabochon after I removed it|
I liked the necklace, but couldn't really figure out how to save it. The cabochon was both glued in and surrounded by a beaded bezel. I finally decided nothing was lost by trying to replace the cabochon-after all, it was ruined the way it was. I cut out the last couple of rows of the beaded bezel first. But removing the stone was not as easy as I thought it would be. That E6000 really holds well! But I pried it out without damaging too much of the beading. I found another cabochon that worked, rebeaded the damaged bezel, and it looked like it was supposed to be that way!
I really did like the original cabochon better, but I was happy enough with it, and at least it was not a loss.
The next post will feature another "accident"- and a change that I ended up loving!! Till then....