This was a first for me ~ I received an email from a young lady who purchased a Rose Leaf necklace from me at a show, and discovered after she had moved that the leaf had broken. She asked if there was anything I could do to fix it. I told her I didn't think I could, except to replace the casting completely or file the edges down and repaint it, so she requested I try the latter solution and sent it to me.
After I took a closer look, I didn't feel that filing it down would have looked good. If I had both parts, it's much easier to mend - but I did not. So what was I going to do with this now that I had it?
After mulling it over, I decided I would try to rebuild the missing piece with the same material. This is what it looked like...
After I shaped it, matched the paint (that was the hard part!), and polyurethaned it (is that a word?), it turned out very well! Perfect? Not really, but my customer is very happy with it and I am confident that when she wears it, the only two people who will know it's been mended will be the two of us!