Category Archive: Do Over

Do Over: Sterling and Amethyst Ring

What happened was that I had this Elsa Peretti Open Heart knock off ring. The heart was set on pivots so it would flip over, but it kept coming off. One day, on… Continue reading

The Devil’s Workshop is Moving (and a Do Over)

The Devil’s Workshop, a fine local silversmithing studio, is moving into their new digs at 890 Queen Street West today. Not only do they sell lots of cool jewels, they also teach classes… Continue reading

Do Over: Earring to Pendant Conversion

Here is one of my earliest do overs. I had a pair of oversized concho earrings set with 1.5 carat amethysts. But one of the earrings was broken. So I took them to… Continue reading

Do Over: Brutalist Bracelet Turned Necklace

This was an easy one: Take one broken brutalist-inspired bracelet from the 70s and remove broken panels. Attach one end to a wire choker (available at any bead shop). Pry polished amethyst stones… Continue reading

Do Over: Sterling and Opal Ring

One of the skills I learned when I took a silversmithing course at Organic Metal Gallery was how to bezel set stones. I have reverse engineered this skill a couple of times to… Continue reading

Do Over: Framing Ephemera

I like a nice art. I do like to go to the galleries and take in all the beauty I can. When you go to galleries, artists often leave behind postcards and posters… Continue reading

Do Over: Amber Earrings

It was a good day at the Value Village yesterday. Got a couple of bags of broken jewellery, one of which yielded the sterling silver and amber earrings pictured above. The posts had… Continue reading

Find of the Month: The Greatest Necklace Ever!

It’s a little early for find of the month, I know, but I finally found my Anna Wintour necklace! Mind you, mine is silver set with glass stones, not gold and coloured gems.… Continue reading

Do Over: More Than Meets the Eye

Sometimes you come across a piece of jewellery history — just a piece mind you, not the whole set. In this case I found one beautiful Mexican silver and coral cabochon screwback earring… Continue reading

Do Over: Crane Ring and Key Pendant

The St. Lawrence Market has become my new favourite destination for finding bits of broken old stuff that I can turn into new stuff. Most weekends, there’s at least two dealers selling scrap… Continue reading

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