I posted a couple of weeks back about my re-work project, transforming a 40+ year old inherited brooch into something my friend (it's owner) would wear.
Ta da ... she's done!
I must admit it was a little nerve-wracking when I realised the brooch back was in fact not glued but riveted onto the shell with teeny weeny but really strong rivets! 3 types of pliers and some very careful twisting and pulling later, the back came off in one piece :D - I can't tell you how relieved I was!!
I decided not to fill in the teeny rivet hole as it's part of the history of the shell and testament to the form it used to have. Can you spot it?