I really love old, broken things, found objects and all that kind of stuff. But that means I need to get creative and put my fix it skills to work to repurpose and upcycle these little treasures.

I got this lovely old metal and glass piece that was missing a few drops as you can see here on the upper left. The missing glass doesn’t bother me, but I think the missing drops made it look a little lopsided. 

If I hadn’t been able to fix it, that would have been ok. But I was lucky enough to happen upon a mixed lot of old things in someone’s destash that included two similar pieces with drops on them!

I bought the lot (which also has other good, usable things) only thinking of using parts to fix the larger piece. When I looked at them in person, I saw that they are kind of nice in and of themselves. However, I decided to sacrifice some of the drops from the one on the lower left to fix the original piece. 

Here it is, balance restored. I was really happy to be able to do that. It is a wonderful piece I look forward to making into a necklace. Every time I fix something, no matter how small, it builds my confidence for projects in the future.