Historic SoMa District
Downtown Little Rock
Tues - Fri
Professional Pearl Knotting
We have been successfully repairing beaded jewelry for over 20 years and have seen a wide variety of pieces from the most basic bead restringing to the most intricate and unique jewelry reconstruction. We have many happy clients who can now wear jewelry they once thought was lost to them.
Argenta Bead Company is pleased to accept most bead stringing, wire work, pearl knotting and other jewelry repairs that involve beads. Beadchicks do not offer repairs that require soldering, but sometimes we can use our crafty minds to find different ways to fix and repair your jewelry. If not, we have access to a reputable jeweler who does solder.
By definition a repair is the exact reconstruction of an existing, broken or worn-out piece of jewelry. Argenta Bead cannot be responsible for beads that are decaying or falling apart from age or wear. In some cases, when deconstructing pieces, we encounter beads which we are not able preserve. We will recommend another comparable material (or bead) and will reconstruct the piece as close to its original form as we are possibly able. We reserve the right not to accept any repair that we do not feel we can complete satisfactorily. We accept weaving repairs on a case by case basis at an hourly rate of $35 with half of our estimate in advance. The same will apply to other difficult or complex jobs we choose to accept.
Due to the wide variety of beads and materials we will need to see your jewelry before we can give you a price quote. Prices will be confirmed after assessing required repairs. Sometimes, on the spot repairs cost only the price of your replacement parts, see our studio fees list for estimates on some of those quick fixes. Simple repairs are often done the same day while others take a week or two to finish. If you require your jewelry within one day a rush fee of $10.00 will be included. This moves you to the top of our priority list! We are confident you will be pleased with our quality repair service. All work is warranted against defect of materials and/or workmanship for seven (7) days after pickup. Please be certain to inspect your repair with us upon pickup to ensure everything was done to your expectations.
Due to insurance regulations, we are unable to perform repairs on any item with a stated value more than $250.00 or amber jewelry under any circumstances.
We may offer a discount on multiple repairs, depending on the amount of work you need done.
Extra fees may be included if there is design work created by a Beadchick.
Should you wish not to repair your jewelry, it is possible to use the components in a complete redesign. We are happy to let you know what's possible! custom design fees are based upon the work performed. A Beadchick will be happy give you estimated time & materials in a written quote.
Want to learn how to repair your jewelry yourself? We offer private instruction where you can bring in your broken jewelry and learn one-on-one how to bring your jewelry back to life. We teach classes year round and we lend tools at our worktable, sell most necessary materials, and offer friendly staff support.
Below are a just few examples of our most requested repair and custom services, and what we typically charge for them.
Pearl & gemstone knotting
Starting at $1 per bead with a $20 minimum. Additional charges may occur with different styles of knotting or irregular beads
wire wrapped links & beaded chain
Starting at $2.50 per link. Applies to Rosary repair and does include the cost of the wire.
Most necklace length and longer stringing costs are $1.00 per inch, while non-stretch bracelets are a $15 minimum. We will evaluate your beads and decide on a price based on size and complexity.
epoxy glue & clay
Normally Includes cleaning and surface prep of your item. Glue starts at $8 for the first piece, ($1 per additional pc.) while clay starts at $12. No same day service as 2 part products must cure 24 hours.
macrame & crochet
Starting at $2 per inch, includes sliding knots and some other braided fiber techniques..
beaded purses and garments
Shoes and decor also fall under this category. Usually an hourly rate based on complexity and condition of the item.