My friend Jennifer has entrusted me with repairing her grandmother's necklace - one of the only items her grandmother brought with her when she immigrated to the USA. No pressure!
I need advice from the seed beaders out there. I don't want to restring the entire necklace - the braid seems very solid and I would hate to undo it and not be able to recreate it. I thought I could glue the large knots on either end of the seed beads, remove the current end beads and clasp, and trim the excess string.
I would then make a new clasp with wire, looping the wire through the end of the seed beads, and incorporating the large beads currently on the necklace - something similar to this clasp I made.
What do you think?