I bought a gorgeous pair of earrings with great stones, even though the clip on the back of one earring was broken off.
The earrings need to be repaired to be wearable.
The earrings are well-made. It wasn’t the maker’s fault that they broke, of course. Stuff happens.
I see from the signature on the back, EMT within a fish symbol, that the artists who made these earrings are still active and have a website, Teller Indian Jewelry.
I’m unsure of the etiquette here. Would it be polite or okay to reach out to the artists and ask if they would like to repair their own jewelry? For a fee, of course. I would want to pay fairly for their time and work, and pay postage.
Is this something that people do, or is it considered an imposition on the artist, taking away time from their making new work?