One of my favorite vintage necklaces broke. It was a double strand of white glass beads, with larger beads separated by tiny ones, and two graduating sizes. I was heartbroken but knew I wasn't going to give up.
I restrung the beads. I used Stretch Magic elastic for the necklace and one bracelet. I used copper wire for the other and threw in a few blue glass beads. I even manged to make a set of earrings. I spaced the white beads with small gold glass beads.
The new set is totally different in appearance from the original. I'll have to haunt estate sales and vintage shops to see if I can find another one like the original. But I'm not too bummed because I was able to recycle and re-design.