Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Repairing vintage brooches

When vintage brooches need repair it is often the pin that is the problem. It has become detached and is missing or has been bent and broken. It is easy to replace the pins. First choose the correct length by measuring and adding at least 2 mm extra. Suitable for most pin fastenings except riveted ones that need a cross pin. Look at the empty fastening part that holds the pin. If it has dimples that protrude on either side, then use this type of pin. However if there are two tiny holes on either side then this is for a cross pin.  

At Jewels and Finery Craft, we have replacement pins of many different lengths. Available to buy in ones.

Available in a brass colour that is ideal for vintage brooches.