Learn how to clean, repair and revive old jewelry pieces so you can wear them or resell them. Many women have a treasure box filled with pretty things from the past such as faux pearls, rhinestone brooches, pieces inherited from grandma, or fun finds bought on eBay or at a thrift store. Discover how simple it can be to take these pieces and clean, repair and revive them into something wearable or even resalable. Jewelry Fix-ups is packed with practical how-to advice from professional jewelry designer and restorer, David McLoughlin. Filled with useful information on everything from clasp types to cleaning fluids, this essential reference teaches techniques such as simple soldering, and how to use pliers to replace missing pin backs or fix bent earrings. Whether revamping pins or brooches with missing stones or fixing broken necklaces or bracelets, Jewelry Fix-ups also helps the reader to determine when to leave well-enough alone and when to contact a professional restorer.