Earring replacement

 

Gold earring and replacement
Gold earring and replacement

The partner of the earring on the right disappeared and I was asked to make an earring to match it.  The owner was happy with a standard pin and butterfy fitting.  It isn’t perhaps obvious from the picture but the tube is square section and I could only buy round tube.  The solution is to pull the tube through a square drawplate several times to convert the profile.  The match was good.

Hinge knuckle replacement on bracelet

Bracelet with replaced hinges/ knuckles
Bracelet with replaced hinges

One of the knuckles on the hinge of the clasp had torn through completely and the others were  showing serious wear.  It’s a really heavy bracelt and buts a lot of strain on the hinges.  They were originally thin-walled tube, but I’ve replaced them with proper thick-walled hinge tube.  The hinges should last for years and years now.