Alterations

Complete customization isn't only for Elizabeth Lassing's unique designs. Almost any piece of jewelry can be re-designed to your liking, whether it's shortening a necklace, adding beads, or even completely transforming a piece from one type to another.


Some examples of alterations include:

  • Shortening a bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings;

  • Adding or removing beads;

  • Substituting clasps or earring findings;

  • Transforming a lonely earring into a pendant or a bracelet charm;

  • Turning an ankle bracelet into a regular bracelet, or vice versa;

  • and still more!


If you have a piece that calls for adjustments to make it comfortable and uniquely yours, ask Elizabeth Lassing how to make it possible! Read on to see examples of alteration services that are available.

Findings Substitution

Jewelry findings - the components that fasten, hook, and dangle our beautiful accessories - are essential to making our jewelry wearable. When our earring hooks are uncomfortable or our necklace clasps break, our favorite pieces of jewelry inevitably find themselves in the back of our jewelry boxes where they remain forgotten for ages.


But findings are easily substitutable for Elizabeth Lassing to bring your piece back to life again. These earrings are an example of such an alteration: these charming red apples and golden hoops were originally suspended from a pair of painful clip on earrings, making the earring uncomfortable to wear. Elizabeth Lassing removed the original clip-ons and substituted golden posts to make the earrings effortless to wear and enjoy!

Style Changes

Many times we possess or find pretty pieces of jewelry that catch our eye, but we find ourselves wishing, "if only it had this, then it would be perfect."


These earrings are a perfect example of such a wish. A mother-of-the-bride needed to find a pair of autumn themed earrings to match her brown and gold gown for her daughter's special day. She found a pair of gold leaf earrings, but if only they were shorter and had some brown pizzazz - then they'd be perfect! Elizabeth Lassing was able to remedy the earrings by shortening the chains and adding lovely brown faceted crystals, allowing the mother-of-the-bride to have her perfect accessories for her daughter's perfect day!

From Earring to Pendant

For all those lone earrings who have been sitting in your jewelry box, this alteration is the perfect way to wear that mismatched earring again. Here is a single, brilliant earring without its match.


But this is no trouble for Elizabeth Lassing! With a few beautiful Swarovski crystals and spherical beads with the complement of a dark chain, this earring becomes a beautiful new lightweight necklace that can be worn for any occasion.

Shortening Necklaces

While necklaces can be very forgiving in length, a necklace that just doesn't fit you right isn't enjoyable to wear. Here was a necklace that was just too long for its owner; the necklace hung almost to the stomach, and it was fastened by a troublesome barrel clasp.


The necklace was shortened so that the most beautiful beads are properly presented, replacing the barrel clasp with a traditional lobster clasp, and the necklace now lays comfortably along the baseline of the wearer's neck.

From Solo to So Many

This example is a perfect demonstration of how a single piece of jewelry can be expanded into something so much more! A lone necklace of beautiful 8mm turquoise pearls was long enough to be draped over the wearer's head, but the piece just wasn't enough by itself.


To remedy this problem, the necklace was shortened to a choker, and the remaining pearls were used to create a matching pair of earrings, a bracelet, and even a ring! This once simple and lonely necklace was turned into a lovely, complete set. This type of alteration is a great option for those pieces of costume jewelry tucked away in the back of your drawer, giving them a new life and style!

Do you have a piece of jewelry that needs to be altered just for you? Contact Elizabeth Lassing to find out how!