Monday, May 2, 2011

The Tragedy is Now a Success!

Hey, remember this post, about the chipped ruby in zoisite briolette? I finally made time to try my idea of building up the chip with modeling paste.  What I had on hand was molding paste, often used with stencils.



I sculpted a bit of it onto the broken area, with a piece of wire in the hole.  Then I removed the wire and let the paste dry for about 2 hours.  I proceeded to wrap the stone with sterling silver wire as I normally would and viola!


If you can't tell, the one on the right was the broken one.  The molding paste was white and a bit of it was showing, so I used a black sharpie to cover it up.  I am pretty pleased with these results.

3 comments:

Pricilla said...

No one will ever know. Those stones are stunning.

shari said...

Great fix! I can't even tell!

ShinyAdornments said...

So smart!

ps - and my verification word? reNORTH. How apropos. LOL

Kristy