Featured Best way to arrest and repair flaking faux pearls?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Houseful, Mar 24, 2024.

  1. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Had this Coppola E toppo necklace for ages, sorry my memory isn’t so good about posting this so apologies if I have already done so years before.
    Is matching Pearl nail varnish to repair and clear nail varnish top coat to stop the flaking the best way to deal with this? Anybody tried clear drying PVA glue as a top coat to arrest the peeling? @kyratango
    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    If you’ve the patience, I’d say the nail varnish route.
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    not really applicable here (but your always welcome house) but ive got a large plastic container full of simulated pearls in varying qualities that i got in a lot

    so if anybody ever needs some, let me know ;)
    Any Jewelry, Houseful and Ownedbybear like this.
  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charlie, I’ve got an old Quality street tub full of them myself. I’ll often just buy them if they are cheap because they sometimes have a nice silver clasp.
    Ive had another thought, I have gesso around so I could prime with that on the bald bits and then use a pearlescent acrylic paint that I could mix with other colours to match the pearls here better than a nail varnish. It’s worth doing well as these are collectible pieces.
    I will show the results. Thanks.
  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Never attempted to mend fake pearls yet!
    I must find some and give it a try:)
    Your method planned seems good to me!
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