Last Easter I went to the island with my best pal Lindsay and we had a fantastic time soaking up all the Victoria loveliness (that I miss SO much since I've moved back to the semi-arid interior)! It turned out that there was a vintage fair going on that weekend in Sidney and I was extra excited to take Lindsay to one of my favourite events! I love checking out vintage goodies and it's even nicer when they are all hand-picked and sifted through so you aren't searching through piles of garbage! Yay! I picked up a few goodies including some vintage accessories and a bizarre triangular milk glass casserole dish (not pyrex - but too cute to leave behind). I always flock towards the super deals and picked up a few items for a dollar or two a piece. When you're shelling out so little for these goodies they often need a little love - and this super quirky necklace was no exception. It was missing a few of the coloured balls but I loved the crazy colour combination and shape so much that I figured I could fix it! It may have taken me almost a year to get to - but now all the bits are in tact and this pendant is ready to add to my outfits! Take a peek:
Ok, so if you look at it really close it's pretty obvious which balls I replaced - but here is a before picture for reference:
I felt like the missing pieces weren't SUPER obvious and I would wear the necklace regardless of its "not quite all there" character (because I can relate to that quite often). Here's another look at the three circles that were missing:
and the fixed pendant once more:
Hooray! It was a pretty simple fix all in all. Fraser made me teeny tiny little balls with some of his war hammer sculpting clay and then I painted them to match. After they dried I just had to glue those babies in and bam! Perfect! Jewelry repair a success! What do you think? Do you ever buy things you plan to fix? How long does it take you to get around to them?